Debra Shaw Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Debra Shaw is an American top model, actress, and singer who took the modeling industry by storm in the 90s. She has walked for many high-end brands such as Christian Dior, Gianni Versace, Givenchy, and Valentino. She has also walked the ramps for some of the most well-distinguished designers like Alexander McQueen and Karl Lagerfeld. Debra has also been featured on the cover of several magazines including Vogue Portugal and L’Officiel Spain. She is also a talented singer who goes on performing in concerts throughout Europe.

Born Name

Debra Shaw

Nick Name


Sun Sign


Born Place

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


Paris, France




Debra studied design before pursuing her career in modeling.


Model, Actress, Singer


Debra Shaw is represented by –

  • Red Model Management – New York
  • Metropolitan / M Management – Paris


Gospel, Jazz, and Neo-soul








5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm


56 kg or 123.5 lbs

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Afro hairstyle

Shoe Size

10.5 (US) or 41 (EU) or 8 (UK)

Brand Endorsements

Debra has done endorsement work for several brands such as –

  • Atelier Versace
  • Felipe Varela
  • Ixus by Canon
  • Patty Shelabarger
  • COS
  • Mugler
  • Manish Arora

Best Known For

  • Modeling for several top designers such as Gianni Versace, , , and Pierre Balmain
  • Starring in Martine Dugowson’s comedy-romance film Portraits chinois in 1996
  • Being featured on the cover of several magazines including Vogue and L’Officiel

First Fashion Show

She debuted at the Ready to Wear – Spring/Summer 1993 fashion week. Debra walked the ramp for French designer Martine Sitbon.

First Album

She released her first album titled Debra’s Dream in June 2015.

First Film

Debra made her theatrical film debut as a model in Robert Altman’s Prêt-à-Porter in 1994.

First TV Show

Debra made her first TV show appearance in The Show.

Personal Trainer

She practices yoga as a hobby which is a good way to find inner-peace and remain calm even during stressful days.

Debra Shaw Facts

  1. She was born in Philadelphia but brought up in New Jersey.
  2. In 1996, she was featured in the music video of ‘s Fast Love.
  3. Prior to starting a career in modeling, Debra wanted to work as a fashion designer.
  4. She wore one of the last dresses designed by Gianni Versace prior to his assassination on July 15, 1997.
  5. In January 2019, Debra was listed on’s “Industry Icons” list.
  6. For her inspiration in modeling, she looked up to people who had a unique style. Some of the models were Ziggy, Debbie Cobb, Yvette Prescott, and Tammy Echols.
  7. Before becoming a model, she worked as a saleswoman in a mall. A model spotted her and suggested that she should go to Paris and become a model.
  8. One of her unspoken talents is singing. She enjoys listening to music genres such as gospel, jazz, and neo-soul and found her musical inspiration from artists such as Sandra St. Victor, Carleen Anderson, N’dambi, Mica Paris, Maysa, and Soul singer Ledisi.
  9. She has often been compared to singer-songwriter Jill Scott for the talents that she shares with Jill.
  10. Debra once threw up on designer Gianfranco Ferrè’s shoes while trying to make to a trash can across the room.
  11. Her hobbies are doing yoga, going bike riding, and playing tennis.
  12. Debra supports causes Life Ball AIDS charity in Vienna, Austria and Orange Babies AIDS charity Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  13. Follow her on , , and .

Featured Image by Debra Shaw / Instagram


Facts of Debra Shaw

  • full nameDebra Shaw
  • Date of Birth November 14, 1977
  • Age 45 years 6 months
  • Horoscope Scorpio
  • Lucky Number 4
  • Lucky Stone Garnet
  • Lucky Color Purple
  • Best Match for Marriage Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces
  • weight56 kg
  • height5 ft 11 in

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