Kate Moss can be easily defined as the queen of the runway, inspiring millions of girls through the 90s and throughout her career in the world of style.

She became the muse of some of the greatest fashion designers such as Alexander McQueen and Calvin Klein, having posed for the world’s biggest fashion houses from Fendi, Balenciaga and Dolce & Gabbana.

With a career spanning four decades, the British beauty, the older sister of Lottie Moss, was named one of the world's 100 most influential people in 2007 by Time magazine and snagged the coveted title of Sexiest Woman from a variety of top fashion rags.

It’s impossible to choose from the iconic supermodel’s catalogue of stunning snaps, but let’s take a look at a few of the icon's most striking pics as she celebrates her 48th birthday.

Playboy cover

The supermodel can be seen sporting the brand’s famed bunny ears and black leotard as she poses for the cover of Playboy magazine’s 60th anniversary edition.

Kate completed the look with heels and a fluffy tail front the coveted shoot in what the mag called an "unprecedented" 18-page spread.

The then-39-year-old looked hotter than ever in honour of Playboy's diamond birthday, which also included a Q&A with legendary Welsh singer Tom Jones.

Playboy's editorial director, Jimmy Jellinek, couldn't be more thrilled to have Moss help celebrate the famed men's mag's big occasion.

He said at the time: "Having Kate Moss, a global icon and the most important supermodel of the past 25 years, appear on our cover makes this issue the perfect way to launch Playboy's next 60 years."

Naked photo shoot

The mother-of-one underscored just how confident she feels in her body when she posed nude for tanning giants St Tropez.

The gorgeous model shows off her toned, tan bod while looking seductively at the camera as she lounged on her stomach by a pool with sprawling blue skies and seas visible over the curves of her figure.

She also posed poolside in a plunging white swimsuit for the shoot.

Kate became the face and body of St Tropez for their first-ever global advertising campaign back in 2013, with the brand’s CEO Michelle Feeney saying: "Kate's fashion icon status is important to us but now her growing number of beauty campaigns proves that her appeal as a beauty icon resonates with confident women across all age groups globally.

"Not only is she beautiful but she has this amazing attitude."

Catwalk stunner

A young Kate Moss showed off her enviable figure on the runway back in 1995 as she modelled a skimpy pink bikini top and skirt on the catwalk.

The model stunned onlookers at the fashion show and went on to carve out one of the most successful modelling careers of all time.

The British model later posed for fashion giants Fendi, Burberry and Balenciaga and secured her place as an icon when she became a brand ambassador for Calvin Klein.

Front row fashion

Fashion icon Kate kept it classic in this stunning silk powder blue shirt with tailored pants when she attended the Dior Homme Menswear SS Show in 2020.

The stunning star attended the show in Paris with her daughter Lila and spent time chatting with The Beckhams as they ogled the latest designs on the catwalk.

Kate and Lila, who is also making her mark in the modelling world, also sat front row at the Longchamp Spring/Summer show in New York City alongside Kendall Jenner and Julianne Moore.

Shimmer looks

Kate Moss proved she was a fashion icon once again when she modelled a grungy gold coat for Karl Lagerfeld as part of the 1996 Spring-Summer ready-to-wear collection in Paris.

She teamed the edgy look with a pinned up-do and heavy colourful makeup but ultimately become synonymous with the "heroin chic" aesthetic of the 1990s due to her slim frame and pale skin.

Kate went on to brand the term “awful with no positive interpretation”

The stunning star continued her shimmer look when she wore a silver cocktail dress at the Diamonds Are Forever fashion show at Syon House in west London in 1999.

It's fair to say she's been the diamond of the British – if not global – fashion industry for years.

Lovely in leather

In 2013, Kate attended the British Fashion Awards drinks reception in a slinky leather dress, that featured a plunging sweetheart neckline.

She smiled as she shrugged off her fluffy cream-coloured jacket, which slipped down her shoulder and trailed behind her.

The Croydon-born beauty smiled as she let her good looks dazzle onlookers and the photographer.

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