In the 1980s, German model and actress Tatjana Patitz rose to international fame.

Fashion designers were portrayed in the 1990s on the catwalks and in publications like Elle, Harper's Bazaar, and Vogue.

One of the "Big Five" supermodels, Patitz starred in George Michael's 1990 music video "Freedom! '90."

On 11 January 2023, Patitz died of breast cancer, in Santa Barbara, California, at the age of 56.

Patitz, who rose to fame in the 1990s, became one of the decade's most prominent supermodels.

Patitz was born in Hamburg in 1966, to an Estonian mother and a German father.

Her family soon relocated to Sweden, where she entered a contest at the age of 17.

She was just one face among a sea of supermodels for Vogue's 100th anniversary cover in 1992.