Petra Němcová (Czech pronunciation: [ˈpɛtra ˈɲɛmtsovaː]; born 24 June 1979) is a Czech model, television host and philanthropist who founded the Happy Hearts Fund. In 2017, the Happy Hearts Fund merged with All Hands Volunteers to create All Hands And Hearts – Smart Response, with Němcová assuming the role of co-founder and vice chair.
She is currently signed with Next Modeling Agency and has contracts with the likes of Max Factor and Cartier.
(December 26, 2004) Had to hang on to a tree for eight hours when tsunami hit Phuket, Thailand where she has been vacationing. She suffered multiple broken bones and internal injuries. Her boyfriend, photographer Simon Atlee, has been killed by the waves.
Named #76 in FHM magazine’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006” supplement. (2006).
Began modeling at age 15.
Speaks Czech, Slovak, Polish, Italian, English, and a little French.
Was engaged to English Actor Jamie Belman.
(December 27) Recovering in a hospital near Phuket, Thailand from injuries suffered when a tsunami plowed into the resort where she was vacationing with her boyfriend, fashion photographer Simon Atlee. Atlee was still missing as of December 28.