Frankie Rayder


Frankie Rayder was born on January 26th, 1975 in River Falls, Wisconsin, United States and is the Model from United States. Discover Frankie Rayder's biography, age, height, physical stats, dating/affair, family, hobbies, education, career updates, and networth at the age of 47 years old.

Other Names / Nick Names
Heidi A. Rayder, Francesca, Frankie
Date of Birth
January 26, 1975
United States
Place of Birth
River Falls, Wisconsin, United States
47 years old
Zodiac Sign
Frankie Rayder Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 47 years old, Frankie Rayder has this physical status:

Hair Color
Dark Brown
Eye Color
Frankie Rayder Religion, Education, and Hobbies
Not Available
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River Falls High School
Frankie Rayder Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Not Available
Dating / Affair
Mark Ronson, Roman Coppola, Nicolas Cage, Flea
Charles Rayder, Lynn Rayder
Missy Rayder (Younger Sister) (Model), Molly Rayder (Sister), Robbie Rayder (Brother). She also has 1 other sister.
About Frankie Rayder

Francesca "Frankie" Rayder (born Heidi A. Rayder; January 26, 1975) is an American model who appeared in the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show four times and in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue twice.

She has an extensive portfolio of covergirl appearances for numerous high fashion magazines and was once a VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards for Model of the Year nominee.

She has performed in many runway shows and has been featured in numerous print ad campaigns.

At the peak of her fame, she was an it girl according to The New York Times and GQ once named her the Sexiest Woman in the World. She is well known for her print work for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues (including the 40th Anniversary), The Gap holiday ads (along with her sisters), a Godiva Chocolatier ad campaign and the 50th anniversary Ann Taylor ad campaign.

She has appeared on the cover of US Vogue, Vogue Paris, Vogue Italia, British Vogue, German Vogue and Vogue España. Rayder was engaged to Red Hot Chili Peppers bass player, Flea, with whom she has one child.

After giving birth in 2005, she took a hiatus from modeling until 2008.

At first, she only returned to print work, but she has also returned to runway modeling in 2009.

In her comeback, she achieved a Vogue España cover in February 2009.

She has a younger sister, Missy Rayder, who is also a fashion model.

Early years

Rayder was born in River Falls, Wisconsin, where she was known as Heidi Rayder. As a teenager, she moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, a large city close to her home town, where she was first approached by a model scout who spurred her interest in the industry. Her first major success came in 1992, when she met photographer Steven Meisel. Meisel booked her for a photo session, which became the first of many. Rayder's first session was soon featured in the magazine Italian Glamour. She is a graduate of River Falls High School, where she played for the basketball team, and she began her modeling career with Caryn Modeling & Talent Agency in Minneapolis. She worked at a golf clubhouse in her youth. She was given the stage name Francesca to seem more exotic.

Career highlights

Rayder made her Paris runway debut on the 1997 fall runway for designers like Chanel, Christian Lacroix, and Dries van Noten. In 1998, she was in high demand and her booking prices were sometimes bid up to $25,000 by clients hoping to pay her enough to cancel other appearances. In 1999, she became the face of Givenchy and Meisel photographed her for Dolce & Gabbana and Versace ad campaigns. In the fall of 2000, The New York Times referred to her and her sister collectively as the famous Rayder Sisters. At the same time, it also described Frankie as an it girl.

In 1999, she became the face of Givenchy. During New York Fashion Week 1999, Rayder was booked solid for four or five shows a day for designers such as Marc Jacobs, Badgley Mischka, Daryl K, Tommy Hilfiger and John Bartlett in typical day. In 2000, she was one of the top-priced models. That season she modelled in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Later that year she was a nominee at the 2000 VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards for Model of the year along with Gisele Bündchen, Carmen Kass, Angela Lindvall, and Maggie Rizer, but Kass was the winner after defending-winner Bundchen withdrew to host the show.

In 2003 she became the face of Chanel. Rayder worked New York Fashion Week for top designers for several years. During the 40h Anniversary Swimsuit Issue shooting, Stewart Shining photographed Rayder. Rayder is, along with Cheryl Tiegs and Melissa Keller, one of several models associated with Minnesota who have made a name in the Swimsuit Issue. She has also appeared in 1999, 2000, 2002, and 2003 Victoria's Secret fashion shows and a cameo role in the 2001 movie Zoolander. In the early 2000s, GQ named her the Sexiest Woman in the World.

In 2004, she was one of the featured models (along with Linda Evangelista, Patti Hansen and her daughters Alexandra and Theodora Richards, Twiggy, and Beverly Johnson) in the 50-model 50th Anniversary Ann Taylor ad campaign photographed by Annie Leibovitz. Rayder was also mentioned in the press for several months for an ad campaign for Godiva Chocolatier. In 2005, she appeared in ads, which also included models such as Sophie Dahl, and Anouck Lepere, where the models posed lovingly with chocolate goods for Valentine's Day in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Elle. The promotion was for chocolate products that came with a "lottery" ticket that potentially could give the buyer 52 pairs of Manolo Blahnik shoes, including one custom-designed by Blahnik himself. The ads began receiving publicity in the fall of 2004.

Between 2004 and 2009, Rayder took a hiatus from runway modeling. She returned to the stage in New York in February 2009 for the Fall 2009 show. She had previously made a return to print work in fall 2008 advertisement campaigns for both Stella McCartney and Roberto Cavalli and for the 2008 Gap holiday campaign. Rayder also became part of The Gap's United States and Japan 2009 spring/summer campaigns. As part of her comeback, Rayder performed covergirl work for the February 2009 Vogue España and one of fourteen alternative covers for the September 2008 V magazine.

Personal life

Rayder has three sisters and one brother; her father was still living in River Falls in 2004.

In 2002 Rayder was falsely linked to Nicolas Cage after his relationship with Lisa Marie Presley ended and when she was dating his cousin Roman Coppola. Her relationship with Coppola was widely chronicled and serious; that year, she was close to marrying the son of Francis Ford Coppola by some accounts. Early in her career, Rayder and her sister Missy lived across the street from each other. They were featured together on the May 2000 cover of Harper's Bazaar. The Rayder sisters (along with a third sister named Molly) appeared in holiday advertisements for Gap as siblings in 2003 to the tune of "Put a Little Love in Your Heart". In later years, the Rayder sisters appeared in Gap holiday advertisements as a pair.

In 2004, Rayder started dating Red Hot Chili Peppers' bass player, Flea. In January 2005 the couple publicly announced their engagement. On October 26, 2005 Rayder gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Sunny Bebop Balzary. Flea's bandmate, John Frusciante, is Sunny's godfather. The song, "Hard to Concentrate" from the Red Hot Chili Peppers' 2006 album, Stadium Arcadium was written by Anthony Kiedis as a wedding proposal for Flea and Rayder. Rayder and Flea lived together in Malibu, California before separating.

In the September 2010 issue of ‘’C’’ magazine, Rayder is featured with a group of women friends known as "The L.A. Ladies Choir" which meets at her and Flea's house in Los Feliz. The article goes on to mention that Flea is her husband and that he joins the women's group playing bass. The choir's group is coming out with their first album in September named "Joyfully."

Rayder is a knowledgeable Boston Red Sox fan, and she is also a Green Bay Packers fan. Rayder has volunteered her time for programs for youth in the arts. Rayder has a tattoo on her back.


Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, 59, steps out with pregnant wife Melody Ehsani, 42, in New York, August 27, 2022
Flea and his pregnant wife Melody Ehsani made a colorful couple as they stepped out in New York on Friday.  The Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist, 59, sported bright pink hair and carried his guitar on his back, while his streetwear designer wife, 42, covered up her growing bump in a white T-shirt and graphic pants as they strolled through Manhattan's SoHo area. Ehsani announced her pregnancy in an Instagram post on July 31. This will be the couple's first child together and Flea's third.