- The Skinny - 20130808 - Greta Cavazzoni

Host Africa Engo talks with supermodel and super mom Greta Cavazzoni about baby fat and much more on this week's THE SKINNY.

Born and raised in Modena, a small city in northern Italy, Greta was discovered at a modeling competition in her early teens.  She has graced the covers of Spanish, Italian, British, and German Vogue, French Elle, German Elle, Grazia, Amica, Russian GQ, and has appeared in campaigns for Valentino, Versace, Les Copains, Christian Dior, Laura Biagiotti and Tommy Hilfiger. She has also appeared on numerous catwalks in Paris, Milan, London, Tokyo and New York for a wide selection of top fashion designers including Armani, John Galliano, Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Bill Blass, Ralph Lauren, and Oscar De La Renta.

While pursuing her modeling career, Greta discovered a new love: Acting. She studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York City with Marilyn Fried.  After appearing in Robert Altman’s “Prêt-à-Porter” and hosting MTV Italy’s “House of Style” in 1999, she landed her first big role in the Italian romantic comedy “Ogni lasciato e’ perso” with comedian Piero Chiambretti.  More recently, she played the lead female role in the feature film "Oliviero Rising" opposite Vincent Gallo.  Due to her acting commitments, she maintains homes in New York City and Rome.

Greta recently launched her first handbag collection which she designs and produces.