Estella Warren began modeling at age seventeen, after earning three national championships as a synchronized swimmer. A top model who appeared on the pages of nearly every fashion magazine, Warren was discovered when a Polaroid of her taken at a high school fashion show generated interest with New York agents. Leaving behind the swimming and a possible spot in the Olympic games, Warren headed to NYC to pursue a modeling career. She soon landed career-making campaigns with Perry Ellis and Chanel, appearing in print as the new face of Chanel No. 5.