Natalia has the face of a child, but those huge, deep-blue eyes are the eyes of a woman. As she holds your gaze, you feel that even though she is only 20, she has seen more of the sadness of life than you ever will. Recently Mario Testino told American Vogue that she has the eyes of ‘a lioness’, and I know what he means.“ – The Telegraph, 2003

natalia vodianova by paolo roversi in his studio, 2003