Daria Werbowy was born in Krakow, Poland in 1983 and emigrated to Toronto, Canada with her family at the age of 3. Daria signed with the Toronto modeling agency Susan J. Model & Talent Management at the age of 14. It wasn't until she signed with IMG that she began to gain attention from the fashion industry.
During her first season she was quickly named the face of Prada and was also featured on the covers of W, Italian Vogue, V. One of her most memorable shoots was her 2004 American Vogue shoot with iconic photographer Helmut Newton, his last before his untimely end from a car accident. Steven Meisel who booked her for her first 2 Vogue Italia covers and for the Prada campaign is another key photographer in her life. She currently holds the record for opening and closing the most shows in one season.
Her clients have included such brands as Prada, Missoni, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Lancome, David Yurman, Dior, Valentino, Hermès, and Roberto Cavalli, and she has appeared on magazine covers and editorials worldwide. In 2004, Daria signed a coveted contract with Lancome (estimated to be about a $1 million a year) and in 2011, was in her 7th year with the company.