Amber Valletta is a fashion icon who has worked with some of the most prestigious names in the fashion world and graced countless magazine covers over the course of her modeling career. After moving to Los Angeles, Valletta found success as an actress and has transitioned seamlessly between modeling and acting over the last 15 years. Her screen credits include “Hitch”, “What Lies Beneath”, and “The Spy Next Door”, along with television roles on ABC’s hit show, “Revenge,” TNT’s “Legends” and ABC’s “Blood & Oil.”
Raised in Oklahoma, Valletta never lost touch with her American Midwest roots, even as she travelled the world as an in-demand supermodel. She has always devoted much of her time to promoting and encouraging environmental sustainability. Valletta considers herself a valued influencer – whose experience and lifestyle matches her principles. “Growing up, all of my enjoyment and entertainment came from being in the natural world,” she explains. “It only makes sense, especially with a child of my own now, to do what I can to protect our world.”
Doing what she can sparked an entrepreneurial spirit within Valletta and eventually led to the launch of Master & Muse. In partnership with Yoox.com, Master & Muse by Amber Valletta became the premier online store for responsibly made fashion offering stylish, cutting-edge fashion created and produced by some of the most socially responsible designers working today. The company’s name is inspired by the many Masters and Muses with whom Valletta has worked over the years, as well as by the many roles she has had the privilege of playing as a model, actress, activist, and businesswoman. Embarking on her latest adventure, Valletta was reminded of the words of Philosopher/Muse Aristotle: “Where the needs of the world and your talents meet, therein lies your vocation.” Valletta is thrilled to have arrived at that very point in her life and career.
Valletta co-founded A Squared Films. Its first project, Driving Fashion Forward, featured a series of documentary shorts for Lexus’ L-Studio on the subject of fashion and sustainability. She serves as a mentor for the CFDA + Lexus Fashion Initiative. She is a Juror on the H&M Global Change Award 2015 and 2016 and serves on the advisory boards for Cradle-to-Cradle’s Fashion +.
Valetta co-hosted the 2016 Copenhagen Fashion Summit together with Derek Blasberg.