luni, 4 mai 2009

We were French WAGs: The beautiful wives and girlfriends of French footballers

France have always had a fascination beautiful women. We love looking at them, talking about them, talking to them, fantasizing about them, writing about them, being envious of them. They have been the cause of wars (like Helen of Troy), the muses for paintings, causes for heartbreak and longing, subjects of poems and worshiped models. Plus, it is certainly no secret that the French especially love to admire female beauty (I mean, look at their smoking hot First Lady - Carla bruni). Now add into this mix football—Europe’s (and the world’s) most popular sport— with its highly paid and famous athletes and their often stunning female companions and you have a surefire combination. French + football + hot women = hell yes. That being said, it is no surprise that when it comes to the beautiful women who are married to or dating French footballers (known affectionately as WAGs—an acronym for wives and girlfriends), the public just can’t seem to get enough of these babes. Here are some of the hottest WAGs of French footballers.

Noemie Lenoir


This French born model and actress of Trinidadian heritage started her career with French cosmetics giant L’Oreal in 2001. Since then she has modeled for Victoria’s Secret, Sports Illustrated (Swimsuit edition), Gap and other major fashion houses and labels. She married French footballer Claude Makelele and consistently makes international lists as one of the most beautiful WAGs in the world.

Adriana Karembeau


This Slovakian and Czech beauty is probably best known as a model for Wonderbra and is well-known around Europe for her Wonderbra billboard ads that went up around the continent. Adriana Karembeau is also famous for being married to French footballer Christian Karembeau—and for looking really good in the stands cheering him on.

Nicole Merry


This stunning and statuesque beauty was once married to French football star Henry Thierry (though the couple divorced in September). The couple met while filming an ad for French car company Renault in 2005, when the tall, lean brunette must have captured the attention of the famous footballer. Claire and her ex-husband have one child, Tea, together and although they are no longer married Claire still looks smoking hot in a bikini.

Beatrice Trezeguet


Young French and Juventus striker David Trezeguet’s smoking hot blonde wife, Beatrice has become a new favorite French WAG. The stunning young woman is a favorite in the French tabloids.

Linda Evangelista


Although this former supermodel is technically no longer a French WAG, her relationship with French footballer Fabien Barthez was highly publicized during their 3-year courtship from 1998-2000. However, Evangelista was a famous beauty in her own right long before she met the famous French athlete. Along with Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell, Evangelista was once considered part of “The Trinity,” which helped spark supermodel mania during the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Jude Cisse


This Welsh hairstylist’s beauty must have captured the eye of her famous footballer husband Djibril Cisse, who is known a bit as the Dennis Rodman of the soccer world because of his penchant for horrendous clothing, tattoos, unusual hairstyles and over-the-top accessories. However, as bad as Djibril’s sense of style might be, this lack of taste certainly does not seem to carry over when it comes to women and his wife Jude is often photographed with another hot WAG, Alex Curran.

Nadege Gallas


Although Nadege recently married French football star William Gallas, the couple met in France as teenagers. Nadege’s stunning and exocitic looks are also as good as her cooking, which ranges from spicy West Indian dishes to Moroccan food. When not cooking or cheering on her husband at his matches, Nadege is often seen paling around with fellow WAG Noemie Lenoir.

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