Cameron Russell was born in Boston, and raised in Cambridge, as the eldest child of Zipcar co-founder and Goloco.org CEO Robin Chase and Goloco Chief Technology Officer Roy Russell. Russell displayed an interest in politics at an early age, and friends who had worked on the Clinton Presidential election campaign arranged a meeting on June 5, 1998 (when she was 10) with Bill Clinton after he delivered a speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His advice to her was to stay in school, get to know as many different types of people as she could, and to understand their dreams and aspirations. She graduated from the Commonwealth School in 2005.
Russell's mother had a friend who worked at Ford Models agency, and Russell decided to sign with that agency in 2004. She later moved on to DNA Model Management in 2006, and is currently represented by Women Management with whom she signed in 2008.
Since beginning her modeling career part-time at the age of 16, Russell has worked with numerous successful photographers including Steven Meisel, Craig McDean, and Nick Knight among others, in such magazines as Vogue, Paris Vogue, Vogue Italia, W, Self Service and Numéro. She has featured in advertising campaigns for companies including Calvin Klein, Armani, Oscar de la Renta, and Yves Saint Laurent.
Russell has featured in runway fashion shows for designers including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Versace, Vivienne Westwood, Ralph Lauren, and Diane von Fürstenberg.
Russell is a vegetarian and currently lives in Manhattan. Although majoring in economics and mathematics at Columbia University, she is an aspiring fiction writer and maintains the blog "Funny and Interesting."
Her younger sister Linnea Russell is featured with her in the newly re-launched Ck One fragrance advertising campaign. Russell is an avid cyclist,and ran the Boston marathon in 2007 as an unregistered "bandit."
In 2009, Russell conceived an idea to have models help campaign against climate change with the 350.org global campaign. Her video, "Supermodels Take It Off for Climate Change", has had hundreds of thousands of views on Youtube.
She studied at Columbia University, majoring in Economics and Mathematics. She previously attended Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, her mother's alma mater, before transferring to Columbia after her freshman year.
I just love her. Her style, her beauty, her pictures(:
she is just great!
i first saw her on H&M magazine, and now she is my idol.
will you marry me?
keep it cameron,