Susan Holmes Biography
Susan Holmes (Susan Elizabeth Holmes-McKagan) is an American model, television personality, and fashion designer. She is best known as the public face and founder of her business venture Susan Holmes Swimwear. She is also known for appearing on the covers of Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle and Playboy.
She was discovered at the age of 16, while dining in a restaurant in Manhattan and sitting at a table next to Jodie Foster. Fashion photographer Marco Glaviano approached her and asked if she was a model.
After meeting various top agents, Holmes was accepted by two modeling agencies, Elite and Ford. At the age of 17, Holmes appeared on her first cover of a magazine (San Diego magazine) and also appeared in ads on billboards.
Susan Holmes Age
She was born on 5 May 1972 in Bowling Green, Ohio, United States. She is 50 years old as of 2022.
Susan Holmes Height
Holmes stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches tall.
Susan Holmes Family
Holmes was born in Bowling Green, Ohio to Dr. John Holmes and Judith A. Holmes. Her father is thrice a Fulbright Scholar, and part of the International Advertising Association, World Conference of Education and the United Nations.
Her parents divorced in 1979, and she moved out west with her older brother, sister and mother to San Diego, where Judith taught as an English teacher and San Diego County Office of Education Reading Specialist, helping children with learning disabilities to read.
Susan Holmes Husband | Duff Mckagan And Susan Holmes
She is married to Duff Mckagan an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and author. The couple has been married since 1999.
Susan Holmes Kids
Holmes is a mother of two daughters Grace Mckagan and Mae Marie Mckagan.
Susan Holmes Net Worth
Holmes has an estimated net worth of around $20 million.
Susan Holmes Salary
She earns an estimated salary of about $50000 to $100000.
Susan Holmes Education
She graduated from the University of San Diego High School, was a cheerleader and on the honor roll. Holmes was voted by her class, in the “senior standouts” as the person most desired as “deserted island companion”.
Susan Holmes Career
Holmes’ designer accomplishments stem from a career as an international model. She worked for Chanel, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Versace, John Galliano, Herve Leger, Nicole Miller, Christian Lacroix, Badgley Mischka, Marc Jacobs, and Prada.
She has also appeared in ad campaigns for Escada, Yves Saint Laurent, Revlon, Karl Lagerfeld, Guess, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, and Victoria’s Secret. She was in television commercials for Peugeot (which actually won an award and was filmed by Madonna videographer Jean-Baptiste Mondino).
Holmes then followed with two more commercials, for Triumph and H&M lingerie. She then starred as “the runaway bride” alongside fellow models Kate Moss,Tyra Banks, and Helena Christensen in the British film Inferno!.
Susan Holmes Swimwear
Susan Holmes Swimwear is a swimwear line that Holmes commenced in 1997. Her designs have been worn by celebrities such as Heidi Klum, Kate Hudson, Elle Macpherson, Venus Williams, Stella McCartney and Daryl Hannah.
Holmes was featured in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition and her bikini made entirely of guitar picks donned the calendar and DVD cover. She gives back over 15% after net proceeds to charities.
She received an award from supermodel Niki Taylor, in New York City as “The Swimwear Designer of the Year” at the National Children Leukemia Foundation’s –The Michael Awards in 2008.
Holmes was a creative director, celebrity guest judge and mentor/designer to the aspiring models on America’s Next Top Model (Cycle 11 – You’re Beautiful, Now Change) alongside Tyra Banks.
Holmes’ clothing designs have appeared on TvLand’s “She’s Got The Look”, and she appeared on E! Channel’s Married to Rock which debuted on November 7, 2010.
She was a regular correspondent on Fox News with Shepard Smith, reporting about American Idol. She was given the key to the city of both Detroit, Michigan and Toledo, Ohio from Mayor Jack Ford / Kwami Kilpatrick in recognition her business accomplishments.