Former Vogue Cover Star Nastasia Urbano, Who Once Earned Millions Modeling, Is Now Homeless
"I had everything, I was living like a queen," the 57-year-old says of her once-glamorous life
A former Vogue model, who spent her days starring in high-profile campaigns, partying with Hollywood’s biggest stars, and making millions of dollars, is now living on the streets.
Nastasia Urbano seemingly had it all: beauty, fame, riches — but that all came crashing down when her marriage failed she says, forcing her to now sleep in Spanish bank foyers, according to el Periódico.
In her prime, as a top model in the 1980s, Urbano had it made. She modeled for high-profile brands including Revlon and Yves Saint Laurent as the face of their iconic Opium perfume, the local outlet reports.
“I did all the magazines, I was loved by everybody. I was given a million dollars a year for only 20 days of work, for three or four years,” Urbano, 57, told the Spanish publication.
“I was having dinner one day with Jack Nicholson, the following day with Andy Warhol or even Roman Polanski or Harrison Ford,” she continued. “I was in parties with Melanie Griffith, Don Johnson, and Simon and Garfunkel.”
At one point in 1985, she was even planning to attend Madonna and Sean Penn‘s wedding. “David Keith was invited and I was dating him at that time but that day, we got up with a hangover and couldn’t get up,” she recalled to el Periódico. “I had everything, I was living like a queen.”
Urbano, who claimed she was the “first girl to sign a multimillion-dollar contract to advertise clothes,” now says all that money is gone.
“Money has never been my goal in life and when I’ve had it, I’ve been generous,” she told el Periódico.
Urbano, who is a mother of two adult children, told the outlet that she now struggles with depression.
“I want my children to see me well, I want to recover as a person to be okay, so they can be proud of me,” she said.
“They are adults and they have their lives and they do what they can for me, but I try not to disturb them.”
Friends have also tried to help by offering her a place to stay from time to time, but the one-time cover girl says she does not like to be a burden.
“I’m tired of surviving and asking for money,” she told el Periódico. “The people around me move away, they all leave, and I’m not surprised.”
“Now I’m [staying] at the house of a friend, Toni, who is an angel,” she continued. “But I can not settle there, it’s always for a while. In a few days, when I leave that house… I’ll be with my cart, my four things and [wonder] where I’m going to sleep… I want to live, not survive.”