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Celebrate Kate Moss' 40th birthday with a look back at the supermodel's most memorable moments

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On this day in 1974, Katherine Ann “Kate” Moss was born.

Since being discovered in 1988, the waifish size zero model has ushered in the heroin chic trend of the early ’90s, had a series of high-profile relationships with the likes of Johnny Depp and British rocker Pete Doherty, and partied like it’s her job.

Among Moss’ various highs and lows, some have stood out more than others.

From Calvin Klein to “Cocaine Kate,” click on to see some of Moss’ most memorable moments.


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In 1992, Moss posed with Mark Wahlberg – then known as Marky Mark – for what would become one of designer Calvin Klein’s most famous ad campaigns. “He and Kate couldn’t stand each other,” Klein told Interview magazine in 2013. “She had gone through some difficult times, and it sometimes came through in the work and in the attitude.” Moss’ explanation for her behavior? “I had a nervous breakdown when I was 17 or 18, when I had to go and work with Marky Mark [Wahlberg] and Herb Ritts,” she told Vanity Fair in 2012. “It didn’t feel like me at all. I felt really bad about straddling this buff guy. I didn’t like it. I couldn’t get out of bed for two weeks. I thought I was going to die.”