On Monday morning, Australia woke to the news Annalise Braakensiek had been found dead in her home on Sunday afternoon.
There were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the 46-year-old’s death.
The former model turned entrepreneur died alone in the Potts Point apartment she had purchased in November last year.
Braakensiek, who had Czech and Norwegian ancestry, quickly rose to fame in the 1990s after a photographer scouted her at Sydney’s Bondi Beach when she was just 16 years old.
She soon began modelling and in 1994 she was named Inside Sport’s Model of the Year, and appeared on the cover of the magazine six times.
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The model went on to grace the covers of a bunch of international magazines including the Italian edition of Maxim, and the US edition of Cosmopolitan.
She appeared on the sexiest women in the world list almost 20 times and was considered to be the ultimate 90s It Girl.