The term “supermodel” rose in popularity in the ’80s and ’90s, giving us icons like Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, and Naomi Campbell. Today, “supermodel” describes the rare breed of model who has achieved worldwide success and becomes a personality outside of the modeling world. The 2000s, while it gave us some terrible fashion trends, did birth a new generation of these supermodels, particularly ones with savvy entrepreneurial and philanthropic qualities. One look at Liya Kebede or Natalia Vodianova and you’ll see what I mean.
Like the ladies before them, the supermodels of the 2000s have changed and are changing the history of fashion. Get a quick low-down of the top 15, ahead.
This article originally appeared on Marie Claire.