She turned heads posing in a swimsuit alongside Tyra Banks in a 1996 edition of Sports Illustrated.
And after giving birth to four children over the last 12 years, supermodel Valeria Mazza is still in marvellous shape.
The 39-year-old was spotted emerging from the sea in Punta Del Este, Uruguay in a floral bikini yesterday.
Looking good: Former Sports Illustrated supermodel and mother-of-four Valeria Mazza looked marvelous in a bikini to spend time with her family on the beaches of Uruguay yesterday
In shape: The blonde Argentine flaunted her flat tummy and toned legs
The blonde Argentine flaunted her flat tummy and toned legs as she frolicked in the sand and sea with her young family.
The 5'10 beauty had a ball larking about with her gorgeous mini-me daughter Tatiana.
After enjoying a refreshing dip in the sea, her youngest son Benicio dutifully handed his mother a towel.
Mommy and me: The 5'10 beauty had a ball larking about with her gorgeous daughter Tatiana
Mini-me: Tatiana looks like a mini version of her mother
Later Mazza soaked up the sunrays with her husband Alejandro Gravier and the rest of her children.
The six-strong clan appeared to also be joined by another family.
Mazza was first discovered when she was just 16-year-old by an Italian hairstylist.
But it was her infamous 1996 Sports Illustrated cover with Tyra Banks that made her a household name and helped her rise to supermodel status.
What a gentleman: After enjoying a refreshing dip in the sea, her youngest son Benicio dutifully handed his mother a towel
Family time: Later Mazza soaked up the sun rays with her husband Alejandro Gravier and the rest of her children
Mazza went on to star in campaigns for Guess jeans and also presented the famous San Remo Music Festival in Italy.
Over the span of her career she has graced the covers of Glamour, Elle and Vogue.
Mazza married Gravier, an Argentinian businessman, in 1998.
The couple went on to have four children, including three sons; Balthazar, 12, Tizano, nine, and Benecio, six and a daughter, Tatiana, three.
Famous cover: Mazza's 1996 Sports Illustrated cover with Tyra Banks helped make her a household name and rise to supermodel status