But amazingly it looks like time has stopped for the age-defying supermodel as she showed off her amazing figure on holiday in Italy.
The Danish beauty, 42, looked as trim as ever in a multi-coloured floral bikini as she worked on her tan on the island of Ischia.
Hot to trot: Helena Christensen shows off her slim frame in a multi-coloured bikini as she enjoys a dip in the Mediterranean as she holidays in Ischia, Italy
Despite her age and become a mother to son Mingus in 1999, Christensen appears just as slim as she did during the height of her supermodel fame in the Nineties.
The model-turned-photographer is vacationing on the island off the coast of Naples during the annual Ischia Global Festival.
When she turned 40 two years ago, Christensen insisted turning middle-aged wouldn't mean she covered up.
She told Elle magazine: 'I have no problems with showing my body. I’m Danish. Everyone’s naked on the beaches. We don’t really give a s***.’
Chillaxing: The 42-year-old topped up her tan on a sunlounger during the festival
However, she admits she hates the term 'supermodel' - previously describing it as 'silly and cartoonish'.
Christensen is just one of a host of stars attending the eight-day festival, including Gerard Butler, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sting, Eli Roth and Karolina Kurkova.
Scottish star Butler has been named Actor Of The Year - seven years after he was named New Actor Of The Year at the same festival.
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