Heidi Mount channels French sex sirens in Elle magazine.

Heidi Mount channels French sex sirens in Elle magazine.

Heidi Mount brings French flair and sensuality to the March issue of Elle magazine, in a stunning photo spread highlighting 2013 fashions from the likes of Balmain, Giorgio Armani and Versace. Yet, she’s so very American.

The Salt Lake City, Utah native, 25, shows off her versatility in the photo spread, where she also models designs by Carolina Herrera and others.

Mount, who stands just shy of 5’10” tall, is an industry veteran who started modeling in 2003 at 16.

She’s walked runways at all the major fashions shows around the globe for such brands as Michael Kors, Bottega Veneta, Sonia Rykiel, Versace, and Valentino. She has appeared in campaigns for Chanel, Prada and Bally.

Heidi Mount Exudes Sensual French Flair

She is known for her face and statuesque beauty and was asked by Karl Lagerfeld to appear in the 2011 Pirelli Calendar, exclusively published for the tiremaker’s best customers. It’s almost always features nude photos of the world’s top models.

Lagerfeld has had his eye on her ever since she opened for him at the the Chanel spring 2009 ready-to-wear show during New York Fashion Week.

After being signed by Ford Models, Mount’s career skyrocketed following her debut for Yohji Yamamoto’s Spring 2004 collection. She slipped below the radar in 2007 to get married to hairstylist Shawn Mount and she had a son Liam.

She and Mount separated after three years and finalized their divorce this year. Mount has been working her way back in circulation and really deserves to be ranked among today’s top supermodels.

In her Elle shoot, she channels ’60s French sex sirens Catherine Deneuve and Brigitte Bardot in front of photographer Catherine Servel. Lori Goldstein styled the shoot with hair by Ward Stegerhoek and makeup by Alice Lane.

Check out Heidi’s photos and be sure to follow TheImproper for all the latest fashion trends.