But Karen Mulder was virtually unrecognisable as she relaxed on the beach in St. Barts alongside her daughter, Anna, on Sunday.
Swapping the world of fashion for life as a model mummy, the 44-year-old beauty looked miles away from her former days as a catwalk queen as she kicked back on the white Caribbean sands.
Model mummy: Former supermodel Karen Mulder was virtually unrecognisable as she enjoyed a day at the beach in St. Barts with her seven-year-old daughter AnnaAnd although it's years since she was in her heyday, the Dutch star was still in possession of a supermodel figure as she showcased her enviable physique in a skimpy black string bikini.
Gone were Mulder's trademark long blonde locks and in their place was a head of shaggy ash-blonde curls as she soaked up the Caribbean sun on the idyllic white sands.
Model mummy: The 44-year-old was lavishing attention on her little girl, making sure she was protected from the harsh Caribbean sun with a bottle of SPF
Doting: The Dutch beauty has swapped the fast-paced world of fashion for life as a model mummy
Yummy mummy: Karen welcomed daughter Anna into the world in 2006, but the identity of her father is not widely knownDoting on her seven-year-old daughter, Anna, the former fashionista lavished attention on her little girl as she worked away building sandcastles on the beach.
The adorable youngster was protected from the sun's powerful rays in a two-tone pink surf top and a cute lilac visor, while mummy Mulder was on hand with the sun lotion to ensure she didn't get burnt.
Later in the day, the star returned to the beach for some well-deserved relaxation time, lapping up the sunshine as she reclined on a sun lounger in a tiny white bikini, which flaunted her enviable washboard abs in all their glory.
Fun in the sun: The former fashionista kept a close eye on her little girl as she played in the perfect white sand
Sun-soaked break: Gone were Mulder's trademark long blonde locks and in their place was a head of shaggy ash-blonde curls as she soaked up the Caribbean sun
Enviable figure: The Dutch star proved she was still in possession of a supermodel figure as she showcased her enviable physique in a skimpy black string bikini
Mulder suffered a tumultuous time since rising to fame alongside Naomi Campbell and her fellow suppers in the Nineties.
After entering the modelling industry at the tender age of 15 when she won the Elite Model of the Year contest in 1985, the blonde bombshell enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame.
Supermodel strut: The former catwalk queen was still in possession of the runway walk which helped her to command thousands of pounds for a day's work at the height of her success in the modelling industry
Chilling out: The model later enjoyed some well-deserved relaxation time, lapping up the sunshine as she reclined on a sun loungerShe soon saw her career go stratospheric, and before her 18th birthday had walked the runway for Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Versace, and Armani.
Mulder returned to the catwalk in July 2007 for the Dior Autumn/Winter 07/08 Couture Collection in Paris, modelling alongside Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Helena Christensen, Amber Valletta, Shalom Harlow, and Stella Tennant.
The identity of Anna's father is still not widely known.