Daniela was born on October 14, 1970, in
Teplice, Czechoslovakia. She grew up in the presence of the Iron
Curtain where there wasn't much of hope of having a successful life.
Daniela had the dream of attending a college and getting her degree
in Education. At the age of nineteen, she was 'discovered'
by Dominique Caffin of the Madison modeling agency while in Prague.
He convinced Daniela to enter a local modeling competition, and
she ended up winning.
Caffin then took her to Paris to sign with the
Madison agency. Daniela was picked out by Paul Marciano, president
and creative director of "Guess" to model in some of the
most memorable advertisements in the company's history. Ellen Von
Unwerth took the photos of Daniela, alongside Claudia Schiffer in
Morocco. Daniela, who is fluent in Italian, Russian, French and
Czech, but only spoke small amounts of English, moved to New York.
Daniela soon appeared on the covers of magazines
such as Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour and Marie Claire. She landed
a major contract with the cosmetics company L'Oreal, and become
their spokesperson and print model. Daniela also entered into a
contract to appear in the famous Victoria's Secret catalogue.
Daniela has made many huge accomplishments, and two of the most
important, she says, were marrying her husband, Tomasso Buti, and
giving birth to their son, Yannick Fausto. Buti, was the former
CEO of the Fashion Café. He resigned from his management
role at the model-fronted eatery amid allegations that he squandered
funds. Daniela called it quits with her husband in 1998 and the
two got divorced soon afterwards.
Daniela feels the most professional achievement
that she is proud of is her appearance in the Sports Illustrated
Swimsuit issue in 1995. She also has her own annual swimsuit calendar.
Daniela says that after her modeling career she plans to settle
into family life and have more children, and maybe become a translator.
She currently lives in the Hamptons and also has
a house in Miami. Daniela is a stunning international super model,
at 5’11” with blonde hair and blue eyes, she looks like
the all-American girl. It is evident that Daniela's beauty has endured
through time and she is going to be gracing the covers of magazines
for years to come.