Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Helena Christensen blasts rumors

Helena Christensen
Helena Christensen 4, originally uploaded by Dasha McCalister.

Supermodel Helena Christensen has blasted a New York newspaper for implying that she is dating Sean Penn and insisted they are only friends. Christensen was previously linked to Josh Hartnett and Heath Ledger.

"I'm quite honestly getting seriously fed up with being falsely connected with several men on Page Six: Josh Hartnett, Heath Ledger, and now it is insinuated (we all know what 'befriended' means on these pages!) that Sean Penn is another," news sources quoted her.

"There has never been any intimacy between myself and any of these men, and I want this cleared once and for all. I have known Sean since I was in my early 20s and have met his wife several times. He has always been a friend and we have several friends in common. I have always respected his wife immensely and regard her as one of my favorite actresses.”

"Please stop always making up these ridiculous insinuations about myself and all these men. It was very hurtful to myself and Heath when we were wrongly declared a couple, and I'm sick and tired of the Josh Hartnett connection as well. These people were or are close friends of mine, as is Sean Penn," she added. Christensen was a good friend of actor Heath Ledger, and was actually reported to have been heading to his apartment on the day that he died.

Helena Christensen, born on December 25, 1968 in Copenhagen, Denmark, is a Danish fashion model, former Victoria's Secret Angel, and beauty queen, who got in to lime light in 1986 by claiming the title of Miss Denmark at the age of 18. She then represented her country at the Miss Universe pageant. Afterwards, she moved to Paris to pursue a career in modeling. Christensen is also a photographer, and her work appeared in magazines such as Marie Claire and Elle.

Christensen is considered one of the best models of the 1990s. She was in the Victoria's Secret campaigns and also became a spokesperson for Revlon cosmetics.

Helena Christensen is hooked to cheese, and she once admitted, "There've been times when I've bought a whole pound of cheese and walked down the street and eaten it in one go. I think it's incredibly sensual." She loves all cheese, French cheese, Italian cheese, even British cheese, but Danish cheese is the greatest for her.

Christensen has an antiques shop in Manhattan. Also she co-founded Nylon magazine as the original creative director with American entrepreneur Mic Neumann. She has her own designer fashion clothing line Christensen & Sigersen, with long-term friend Leif Sigersen. They also run Butik, a shop in New York.

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