Ines Rivero (nee Maria Ines) was born in 1975, in Cordoba, Argentina. Although it wasn’t hard to see her natural beauty, Ines’ mother thought that she lacked the grace of a lady, and therefore enrolled her into “ladies school.”
She made her modeling debut at the age of 14, when she worked in a local fashion show. An agent discovered the now mature and more ladylike stunner at age 16 in her hometown, and one year later, she got another break when she won the preliminary of the Elite Look of the Year contest in Argentina.
Ines had more than the “Look of the Year;” she had the figure and face to make it in the modeling world, and started out appearing in a Giorgio Armani campaign.
Now calling New York home, (Ines is a Ford model in New York and Paris), she has appeared in many advertisements since the start of her career. The ads she has appeared in include H-I-S Jeans, Mossimo, Romeo Gigli, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sky, and Vitamina.
Ines has become an international face, with her cover appearances on magazines like Marie Claire France, Elle Argentina, and Mirabella US. She has also graced the pages of fashion magazines such as Vogue and Glamour.
Already a print model veteran, Ines has also strutted down catwalks for designers such as Herve Leger, Michel Klein, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, and John Galliano (whose dresses she swears by).
Joining the bevy of Victoria’s Secret babes such as Laetitia Casta, Gisele Bundchen and Carmen Kass, Ines is also an “Angel” for the lingerie company. She signed a contract with Cover Girl, sharing the spotlight with Angela Lindvall and Jessica White.
Apart from modeling, Ines proves that she also has vocal chords, after having recorded an album entitled Hasta Siempre and released a popular single about Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara. She also appeared in an Enrique Iglesias video, “Esperanza”.
Besides intense exercising, Ines takes boxing classes, practices yoga, and enjoys riding motorcycles.
As for her personal life, Ines was previously married to French artist, Alixandre de Basseville until 1998, and is presently married to financier Jorge Mora, the father of her child.