Tatjana Patitz was a German model and actress who achieved international prominence in the 1980s and 1990s representing fashion designers on runways and in magazines such as Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vogue.
As a finalist in the 1983 Elite Model Look (formerly known as Elite Models’ “Look of the Year” contest) at the age of 17, Patitz was ranked third by Elite Model Management founder John Casablancas based on a Polaroid. Patitz received a modeling contract and relocated to Paris to start her career.
Even though she wasn’t immediately successful, Patitz was working frequently by 1985, and towards the end of the year, she modeled on her first significant cover of British Vogue. She started working with photographer Peter Lindbergh the same year, and the two developed a 30-year working partnership that helped usher in the supermodel era.
Lindbergh noted in his book 10 Women: “Tatjana inspires me because she never strays from who she is. Being around her is usually really enlightening because she is both incredibly soft and strong at the same time, and she knows how to stand up for what she believes. It’s impossible not to respect her and grow to love her a little bit over time.”
Her success in Europe, which included an editorial by renowned photographer Horst P. Horst for the French Vogue’s September 1985 issue, brought Patitz to New York, where she worked for American Vogue and other photographers like Irving Penn, Helmut Newton, Steven Meisel, Denis Piel, Sheila Metzner, and Wayne Maser.
Tatjana Patitz age
Patitz was born on 25 May 1966 and died on 11 January 2023. This means she was 56 when she died.
What killed Tatjana Patitz
Patitz died of breast cancer in Santa Barbara, California
Tatjana Patitz husband: Meet Jason Johnson
According to reports, Tatjana and Jason were married from 2003 to 2009, a period of six years. According to the Daily Mail, she had dated Pierce Brosnan and Nick Kamen in the past.
However, the details of Sarah and Jason’s breakup were kept private, so little is known about the model’s ex-boyfriend.
In 2004, the couple had their son Jonah. He has developed into a model, following in the footsteps of his mother, according to The Sun. Although the young model doesn’t seem to be very active on social media, his mother’s Instagram account contains photos of Jonah when he was younger.