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BIOGRAPHY

Linda Taylor  – International Top Model, Actress, Producer, Humanitarian, Activist, Philanthropist


Linda Taylor, also known under Linda Croitoru as is her birth name, was born and raised in Romania. 

She has studied Physics at University of Bucharest and speaks six languages. Her career started back in 1999 as a TV hostess in ‘Super Bingo’ at  PRO TV,  a Media Pro Pictures division followed by hosting  ‘The Weather’ on the daily NEWS  program for the same channel, PRO TV.

At the time, Linda then twenty years old Transilvanian girl, was already popular on the TV screen and no later than expected, she became one of Romania’s best top models. Her success ranged from runways, to TV commercials, prints, campaigns, billboards, editorials, interviews, music videos such as Holograf, Krypton, Vank, to name a few.

The big screen break though came when she had been discovered by the Italian movie director Franco Zeffirelli, who chose Linda for his movie ” Callas Forever ”  while shooting in Romania with  Jeremy Irons and Fanny Ardant  as the leads.

With her timeless natural beauty, Linda’s career as a model, flourished internationally as well. Contracts from all over the world, called for her work. From Europe, to Asia and back and forth, Linda has traveled the world and has worked worldwide from the runways of the worlds top fashion capitals such Milan and Paris, to fashion magazines and campaigns, in more than twenty countries.

Year of 2004 Linda joined Elton Jhon’s AIDS fundraise campaign in Vienna, among other International top models like Iman, Alek Wek, Erin O’Conner, and walked down the runway for Gian Franco Ferre’s haute couture line.

Same year, Linda’s unique beauty was portrayed by artist Claudia Kusznirczuk, and exposed in her art exhibition in Vienna. Since then, nine more portraits of Linda’s were requested and sold out throughout the world . Artist Kusznirczuk often says ” Linda is my all time inspiration, because of her originality. She is my muse, my Prima Donna. ”

Other artists, such as world known painter Fabian Perez, had been inspired by Linda’s unique beauty and placed her his muse too.

Year of 2009, Linda receives the US President’s Volunteer Service Award.

A bronze medal and a National Honor from the White House, recognizing her volunteer services with UNICEF USA, by signing the Presidential Initiative to Accelerate Child Survival petition, asking president Barack Obama to take the lead in the fight for child survival.

Year of 2010, Linda joins The Light School Uriri -Kenya, as the Director Advisory, Partnerships and Fundraising. Light School is a not for profit school for orphans and vulnerable children prefecture in Uriri District, Kenya. The purpose of the school is to provide safe living and learning environment for orphans and vulnerable children to give them food, clothing and basic education.

Same year she books GUESS by Marciano and her first role in a independent feature film ‘The Sinatra Club’ (2009) followed by campaigns for such LA based high fashion designers such as Sue Wong. Ms Sue Wong publicly called Linda her muse.

”I chose as my muse, the beauteous Linda Taylor — one of my favorite Haute Couture European models as she embodies the quintessential image of the Sue Wong Goddess–an archetypal woman who fully channels the true essence of Eve–the ultimate Goddess as Eternal Enchantress. Linda has a dark, lush and gorgeous beauty, with a trace of the forbidden Temptress as she is Transylvanian and grew up right under the shadows of Dracula’s castle–a true vamp/goddess indeed! ”

The following year Linda was seen on her first New York Times Square billboard in ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ campaign by Sue Wong.

Los Angeles Confidential Magazine portrays Linda under ‘Personalities Power Players – Model Citizen: ’‘ Linda Taylor came from unexpected beginnings to achieve success in the fashion world. ” 

OK! Magazine titles Linda as ”Linda Croitoru aka Linda Taylor, an OSCAR Romanian girl!”

Renown legendary photographer Douglas Kirkland, when discovered Linda and shooting with her says  ” Well, Linda is more than just a model. She is that beauty that creates MAGIC.  The camera really loves Linda and that’s really true. I have always been inspired by great beauty like her. I am moved and inspired all the time, and this is what she is!”

Year of 2010, Linda joins The Light School Uriri – Kenya, as the Director Advisory, Partnerships and Fundraising. Light School is a not for profit school for orphans and vulnerable children prefecture in Uriri District, Kenya. The purpose of the school is to provide safe living and learning environment for orphans and vulnerable children to give them food, clothing and basic education.

In 2010, Linda Taylor is welcomed by Rett Syndrome Research Trust as a Professional Advisory Council Member leveraging her global resources to build a community of concerned advocates in helping raise funds to find a cure and reverse Rett Syndrome. ”I promise you now that I will not stop until we REVERSE this terrible syndrome.”

In addition, Linda plays an important key role in developing new business opportunities for Rem Entertainment‘s core business of film production as well as finding co-financing partners for new projects.

Year of 2011 Linda is starring in her first lead role in a first Aromanian language feature film ever written ”I’m Not Famous But I’m Aromanian” (2013).

October 2011 Linda is part of the RSRT ‘Hope For Hannah’ gala fundraise event, Los Angeles, where half a million dollars were raised for the RSRT scientific research programs.

In 2012, Linda is featured as the lead girl in TRAIN ‘Drive By’ music video, directed by Alan Ferguson.

September 2012, Linda is playing an important key role in support to The Brent Shapiro gala fundraise event, Los Angeles, event that raised over half a million dollars for the foundation’s mission.

October 2012 Linda is on the RSRT Board of Committee ‘Hope For Hannah & Gaby’ gala fundraise event, Los Angeles. Event where almost half a million dollars were raised for the RSRT research programs.

January 2013 Linda booked Kia Sorento 2013 SUV, national TV commercial, billboard, print and internet.

February 2013, Linda partnered with Just Cause Entertainment, a CG cinematic and motion capture studio, based in Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles, to develop a few projects together.

• CITIZEN HEARING ON DISCLOSURE – Five Day of Hearing on Disclosure in Washington D.C. with over 30 hours of testimony regarding the evidence on the Extraterrestrial presence.

• TRUTH EMBARGO (Documentary) Based on the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure event.

• THE ULTIMATE ENERGY SHOWDOWN (TV Series)

• FOOD FOR THE SOIL, SOIL FOR THE FOOD, Eve Branson’s Book, Sir Richard Branson’s mom, (Animated documentary)

Besides her accomplished world wide seen modeling work, Linda Taylor serves as a liaison between those in need and those who can help. Her intellect, integrity and dynamic leadership has benefited lots of communities, both as a professional fundraiser and as an active volunteer.

Linda has served in leadership positions and has been actively involved with numerous non-profit organizations including UNICEF USA, NRDC, United Nations Foundation, Consumers Union, Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Feeding America, Bill Clinton Foundation, Union of Concerned Scientists, Sierra Club California, ONE, Center for Environmental Health, Save Darfur, The Alliance for Climate Protection, Oceana, Elton John Aids Foundation, World Vision, Amnesty International, UCSF, Playing For Change, Save the Children, Creative Visions, Healthy Child Healthy World, Sojka Foundation, The Brent Shapiro Foundation, Not For Sale, Linda’s Voice, Rett Syndrome Research Trust, The Light School Kenya.

Throughout her long run in the entertainment business, Linda has encouraged her colleagues and beyond, to become involved and serve as leaders and mentors for the philanthropy.

A passionate supporter for human and children’s rights, global warming and environmental causes, Linda is dedicated to raising awareness through her endless support and charity work.

‘I recognize the spirit of giving as the highest spirit one can ever achieve. My greatest joy in life, is Loving and Giving.

 I’m committed to creating positive changes in myself and others. I want to be able to step up and make a powerful, positive, and lasting difference. We must bring out the greatness that lies within ourselves, and I want to be able to inspire myself and others to DO, to BE, and to GIVE more.”

Linda embracing Hannah ( Hannah is diagnosed with Rett Syndrome )

Linda by Claudia Kusznirczuk

Linda by Claudia Kusznirczuk

Linda by Claudia Kusznirczuk

”Lovers” by artist KoKa, Greece 2009

”Linda under the light” by Fabian Perez

”Linda” by Fabian Perez

Experience – Additional information

* Year 1999 is where everything started for Linda. She was studying Physics at the University of Bucharest and it is the year of the ”the discover” of what Linda Croitoru a.k.a. Linda Taylor is today.

It all started one random day, in her local town where she was born Campina, while waiting at the train station, on her way to college. She was approached by two scout girls who offered Linda a cover photo shoot job for a teenage magazine then called ” Liceenii’. Days later and Linda was seen on her first ever cover of a magazine.  With that photo shoot,  Andreea Tanasescu , well known a Media Pro Pictures agent came along, bringing Linda under her team of professionals.

* Year 2000 – Linda signs a two year exclusive contract with most popular Romanian TV channel – PRO TV,  a MediaProPicutres division. She starts immediate work on a LIVE format program, called  the ” Super Bingo Show ” .

* Year 2001 – Briefly, Linda also joined the ”Weather”  news program, for the same channel Pro Tv, Romania followed by her first acting performance in ”Focul si Apa” TV Spot, a promotional video for the new seasonal PRO TV channel . Same year Linda was chosen to star in music videos for: Holograf, Krypton and Vank

She made guest show appearances in LIVE TV Show ”The Badea Show”, Antena 1 Tv, Romania

Linda features in her first big screen movie ”Callas Forever” directed by Franco Zeffirelli , Romania

* Year 2002 – Linda joins for the first time, the Milan and Paris fashion week. Same year, Linda travels to Asia due to her requests for catalogs and TV Commercials . Jobs to follow such as :

”Estone Galaxy” campaign, Seoul, Korea

”Lexus” campaign, Seoul, Korea,

Fashion shows, catalogs, covers, only few to mention

* Year 2003 – National campaign/billboards running throughout Romania, such as:

”Jolidon” lingerie, Romania

” Coca – Cola ”, Romania

”Capy -Tempo ” (Coca Cola division), Romania

” LaDorna” TV Commercial, Romania

* Year 2004 – Assignments in countries like Italy, Germany, Austria, Turkey, Cyprus, Greece to name a few :

”Body One” campaign Paris, France

” Adidas ” campaign Istanbul, Turkey

” Yards ” campaign Istanbul, Turkey

” Lilies ”  campaign Istanbul, Turkey

” Piyafest ” biscuit TV Commercial, Istanbul, Turkey

* Year 2005 – Work and assignments from Dubai, to Singapore, Tokyo, Malaysia, Indonesia, Italy, Romania .

” Areej ” beauty & cosmetic department, campaign, Dubai U.A.E.

” Charles Worthington ” London campaign, Dubai U.A.E.

” Mercedez Benz” campaign, Dubai U.A.E.

” Burj Dubai ” campaign, Dubai U.A.E.

” Japengo ” campaign, Dubai U.A.E.

” Tang ” , ”Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina” campaign, Dubai U.A.E.

” Madinat Jumeirah ” campaign, Dubai U.A.E

” Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa ” campaign, Dubai U.A.E.

” Singapore Jewelry Festival ” campaign, Singapore

” Fashion Week” present at all major catwalks, Singapore

” Triumph ” Lingerie, TV Commercial campaign , Singapore

” Sony Cyber ” campaign , Singapore

* Year 2006 –  Italy , Linda is present at ”Alta Moda” Rome Fashion Week  , followed by a campaign for ” Ferretti ”  , Rome, Italy.

Guest TV appearance on ”Femeia Conduce”  Euforia Tv

October 2006 Linda moves to HOLLYWOOD, CA, United States.

She studies acting with Brian Rise at ”Brian Rise Acting” school on Fountain Ave. Los Angeles, and works on her accent reduction with well known Hollywood’s star voice coach Bob Corff at  Bob Corff at Borb Voice Studio.

* Year 2007 – Linda enters SAG ( Screen Actors Guild ) due to her first national US TV commercial, for Pantene hair care shampoo . Other jobs to follow such as:

”Schwarzkopf -Magnetik” campaign, swimsuit catalogs, editorials, fashion shows, photo shoots and music video for Fall Out Boys.

She is given lead roles to audition for movies like Mortal Kombat , Starship Troopers 3 , etc

* Year 2008 – Linda is emotionally affected by her beloved father’s death.

* Year 2009  – On the catwalk for LA Fashion Week, though she travels for work back and forth between US and Europe.

Same year Linda starts to be a constant activist and an advocate for UNICEF USA, and  NRDC  (Natural Resources Defense Council ) ,  getting more and more involved with the philanthropic world and NGO’s alike.

In Greece Linda makes a TV guest appearance on ‘Ev Zyn’  TV show, hosted by Irini Marazioti, well known Mediterranean Diet  Nutritionist and public figure, where Linda talks diet, lifestyle, well being and share stories from behind the catwalk.

Her public appearance in Greece, from TV, magazines, catwalks, print, music videos and billboards made Linda a respected loved public figure across the country.

In US April 2009, Linda receives from the White House the President’s Volunteer Service Award  – a National Honor recognizing her volunteer services with UNICEF USA, by signing the Presidential Initiative to Accelerate Child Survival petition, asking president Barack Obama to take the lead in the fight for child survival.

Linda Taylor, President's Volunteer Service Award, Bronze Medal, UNICEF USA (2009)

Linda Taylor, President’s Volunteer Service Award, Bronze Medal, UNICEF USA (2009)

Same year Linda features in ”The Sinatra Club” (2009), the unknown story of mobster John Gotti.

Linda shoots for GUESS MARCIANO


Linda Taylor for Sue Wong

In 2010, Linda starts collaborating with distinguished LA based fashion designer SUE WONG  and since then she has been chosen as Sue Wong’s Muse

 ”Eat, Pray, Love” campaign by  Sue Wong  with billboard on the New York Times Square, New York City.

Linda seen on billboard for ”Eat Pray Love” campaign by Sue Wong, on New York Times Square, New York City

”I chose as my muse, the beauteous Linda Taylor — one of my favorite Haute Couture European models as she embodies the quintessential image of the Sue Wong Goddess–an archetypal woman who fully channels the true essence of Eve–the ultimate Goddess as Eternal Enchantress. Linda has a dark, lush and gorgeous beauty, with a trace of the forbidden Temptress as she is Transylvanian and grew up right under the shadows of Dracula’s castle–a true vamp/goddess indeed! ” ~ Sue Wong


In Greece, Linda stars in music video ‘Emena Thes’ by  Sakis Rouvas, one of Greece’s most popular singer.

Hollywood, Los Angeles 2009, Linda is discovered by legendary  – iconic world known photographer Douglas Kirkland .

Marilyn Monroe by Douglas Kirkland, 1961

Known for his acclaimed beauty portaits from Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Coco Chanel, Katharine HepburnCharlie ChaplinBirgitte Bardot, Paul Newman, to Michael Jackson and ‘Thirller’ , ‘Titanic’ , ‘ Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’,  ‘Out Of Africa’ , ‘Moulin Rouge’  to name a few, where a beautiful friendship ever since, was born between the two of them while shooting together.

Linda Taylor -Douglas Kirkland photo shoot, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA 2011

Linda Taylor, Douglas Kirkland photo shoot, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA 2011

Linda Taylor – Douglas Krikland photo shoot, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA 2011

When Douglas is asked what he thinks of Linda’s modeling career, he simply replies ” Well..Linda is more than just a model. She is that beauty that creates MAGIC.  The camera really loves Linda and that’s really true! ”

Beauty Portrait by Douglas Kirkland, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles


Douglas Kirkland photography, Linda Taylor photo shoot. Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles CA

Douglas Kirkland photography, Linda Taylor photo shoot. Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles CA

November 2010LA CONFIDENTIAL Magazine  is portraying Linda under Personalities Power Players – Model Citizen. ‘‘ Linda Taylor came from unexpected beginnings to achieve success in the fashion world. ” showcasing Linda’s great success as an international top model as well as a renown humanitarian and a philanthropist.

Summer of 2011, Romania – Linda books her first feature film as a lead in ‘I’m Not Famous But I Am Aromanian’, first Aromanian film ever written. Directed by Toma Enache

I'm Not Famous But I'm Aromanian starring Linda Croitoru

‘I’m Not Famous But I Am Aromanian’ starring Linda Croitoru. Directed by Toma Enache

‘I’m Not Famous But I Am Aromanian’ starring Linda Croitoru. Directed by Toma Enache

‘I’m Not Famous But I Am Aromanian’ starring Linda Croitoru. Directed by Toma Enache

‘I’m Not Famous But I Am Aromanian’ starring Linda Croitoru. Directed by Toma Enache

‘I’m Not Famous But I Am Aromanian’ starring Linda Croitoru. Directed by Toma Enache

While in Romania shooting ‘I’m Not Famous But I Am Aromanian’ , Linda sits down for an interview with OK! Magazine.

OK! Magazine, Romania – Linda Croitoru aka Linda Taylor

In US, 2012 Linda is starring in the new music video TRAIN ‘Drive By’, directed by Alan Ferguson.

January 2013, Linda is shooting KIA Sorento 2013 SUV, national TV commercial ( TV, Internet & Print ). Directed by Brad Scott, Nate Watkin at Definite Productions, Los Angeles, CA.

KIA national TV commercial, Linda Taylor

KIA Sorento SUV, national TV commercial, Linda Taylor, Los Angeles, CA 2013

2013 Kia Sorento, SUV, Linda Taylor, campaign , national TV commercial

2013 Kia Sorento, SUV, Linda Taylor, campaign , national TV commercial

Linda’s measurements

Height : 178cm – 5’10”

Weight: 53kg  – 123lbs

Bust:   90cm  – 34B

Waist: 60cm –  24”

Hips:  90cm  –  35”

Dress/Clothes size:  2-4

Shoes size: 39 – 9

Worked With Agencies

Elite Miami, Look Models Singapore, Wiener Models Wiena, Yoshie Inc. Tokyo, Action Greece, X-Ray Models, Pro Mod Germany, Woolee Models Seoul, MRA Models Romania, Fashion Agency Turkey, Bareface Dubai, VUE Models , NTA Talent Agency,  LA Models & LA Talent, Venture IAB, Los Angeles CA.

Media Consultant & Representative – Elliot Mintz

Linda’s Personal Quotes

” I wish I could fly but I can’t, so i’m just going to work harder to my way up there… ”

” Funny little things called…people. ”

” True Love is all that it takes, everything else comes naturally. ”

” Be honest to yourself and you’ll be truly amazed by your own being. ”

” Keep your head up straight, always walk in proud, never doubt your posture. ”

” Trust your own feelings. Only this way you can succeed. ”

” Everything happens for a GOOD reason, always.”

” I am in love with angels. ”

” I love this life to much to leave it pass by me, without noticing it. ”

” Compassion is my only description. ”

” Be here, be now. Be present, live with an open heart.”

”Laugh more for it is the music to your soul.”

Linda in Baileys TV Commercial 

Linda and Sakis Rouvas in music video ‘Emena Thes’ 

Linda Taylor starring in music video TRAIN ‘Drive By’




13 Comments leave one →
  1. Bagus Andrianto permalink
    October 27, 2012 7:58 pm

    hard to believe … I’m from Indonesia. Starting from a video clip titled Train Drive By, I was fascinated by beautiful women model video clips, which made ​​me curious. I’ve never felt this way. Finally, after looking and keep looking on the internet, until I got to this blog, it turns out Linda remarkable woman, not only beautiful, but also travel and extraordinary accomplishments. Amazed and of course I am very proud of the beauty and personal Linda. I wish I was given the opportunity to meet directly with Linda. But that’s impossible. Linda is the perfect female figure ….. hopefully traveling Linda will continue to be happy …

  2. Ana Maria permalink
    February 14, 2012 1:47 pm

    Bravo Linda si felicitari. Your neighbor from childhood from Urleta..Good luck!

  3. February 15, 2011 8:10 pm

    Well done.. Keep up the good work!

  4. Andrew J. Natale permalink
    January 21, 2011 10:33 pm

    Linda,
    Your heart, mind, compassion and beauty are truly a gifts from God. Who knows what great things are yet to come from you?

  5. October 8, 2010 10:38 pm

    You are such an inspiration for all of us Linda :o)

  6. Arash Nikou permalink
    October 21, 2009 4:12 pm

    I travel a lot, I meet many nice people; but I never met such a nice person
    like Linda! Linda is an Angel and I am proud to know such a great person!
    Arash

  7. August 1, 2009 10:17 pm

    By far the best person I’ve ever met. =) Either that means you are a truly special person or I have to meet more people… lol jk You are in a league of your own kid.

    All The Happiness In The World,
    Josh

  8. May 24, 2009 11:42 am

    I have just had the opportunity to get to know you better. Nothing here surprises me, for I knew you were special. You have extended your enthusiastic appreciation of my art as you approach everything in life and have given of your friendship to others. You are a very special person, Linda. I’m pleased you came to my booth at the Beverly Hills Affaire in the Garden. See you at Laguna Beach Art-A-Fair this summer.
    Laurie Smith

  9. Liwanag Angeles permalink
    April 9, 2009 2:31 am

    I went through all about you. You really are a person with a good heart. Your choice of concentrtion..feeding the children is a very good cause and more blessings will come back to you..

    Linda, I am very sorry to hear that you lost your Dad last year. I know how it feels..I lost mine in 2007. I will always love you.. Restez gentil or moi!!!!More power!!!

  10. Mona permalink
    April 5, 2009 11:29 pm

    Dear Linda,
    We were collegues at the college and i’m really happy that you are “at the high level”. We are happy for you.
    Speram sa aflam mai multe de tine si in tara. Te pup
    Mona

  11. March 20, 2009 10:49 am

    Dear Linda,
    I came across your blog today, went through almost every page, I feel, a very philosophical angle lives within you.

    The selection of your qoutes is just stunning.

    regards,
    kashif

  12. Toni permalink
    February 11, 2009 8:19 pm

    Linda….molto di piu’ che una semplice modella.Good luck Linda!!

  13. Theo permalink
    February 11, 2009 2:15 am

    If the world had half the kindness and love and respect for life you have, we would all be living in a better place!

    May God bless you always and forever!

    Kalimera!

    Theo

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