Mario Testino Bio

(Fashion and Portrait Photographer)

Relationship Statistics of Mario Testino

What is Mario Testino marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce): Single
Is Mario Testino having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Mario Testino gay ?: No

More about the relationship

Mario Testino’s relationship status is single. He has not been rumored to be dating anyone.

Who is Mari0 Testino?

Mario Testino is a Peruvian fashion and portrait photographer.

Mario Testino has also worked as a creative director, guest editor, museum founder, art collector and collaborator and entrepreneur.

He is an established name in the fashion industry, popular for working with very high fashion brands and international magazines.

Early Life, Education of Mario Testino

Testino was born on 30 October 1954 in Lima, Peru to an Italian father, Mario Testino and an Irish mother, Teresa Silva.

He was eldest among six children.

He attended the Universidad del Pacifico, the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru and the University of San Diego to study economics.

In 1976, he went to London to study photography after abandoning his studies.

Mario Testino’s Career

When moving to London, he took a flat in an abandoned hospital near Trafalgar Square and worked as a waiter.

His work first appeared in Vogue in 1983.

Since then he has been unstoppable in the filed. His works are featured in reputed magazines such as Vogue, V Magazine, Vanity Fair, GQ, LOVE, Allure, and VMan.

He has worked with high brands like Gucci, Allure, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Hugo Boss, Mercedes Benz, Michael Kors to name a few.

Eighteen exhibitions and more than 16 books have been published on his work.

In 2007, he formed his own agency MARIOTESTINO+.

In December 2010, Testino was also the official photographer for portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the occasion of their engagement. He has photographed many other royal families in a similar fashion.

Social Works

As the ambassador of Save the Children, he helped to raise funds to build the El Salvador Clinic in the Pueblo Nuevo District, Chincha, Peru.

He helped to raise funds for the Naked Heart Foundation to build a playground in a Moscow children’s hospital specializing in cancer.

In July 2013, Testino opened his first non-profit association in Barranco, Lima.

Testino restored a 13,000 sq. ft. mansion built in 1898, which is home to a permanent exhibition of his work alongside a temporary exhibition space for Peruvian and international artists.

Awards Received by Mario Testino

  • Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, French residences, 2o17
  • Clio Fashion & Beauty Lifetime Achievement Award, 2016
  • Business of Fashion Global VOICES Award, 2016
  • International Center of Photography Infinity Award, 2015
  • Honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire, 2014
  • Best Photographer in the World Award, 2014
  • AmfAR Inspiration Award, 2012
  • British GQ Man of the Year, 2011
  • El Museo del Barrio Lifetime Achievement Award, 2011
  • Honorary Fellowship of The Royal Photographic Society, 2011
  • Moët & Chandon Étoile Award, 2011
  • Queen Sofía Spanish Institute Gold Medal, 2011
  • The Grand Cross rank of the Order of Merit for Distinguished Service in Peru, 2010
  • Walpole Award for services to the luxury industry, 2009
  • ASME National Magazine Award, 2008
  • Commitment Award, 2008
  • Hero Award, 2008
  • The Tiradentes Medal, 2007
  • Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award, 2005
  • Doctor Emeritus of the University of the Arts London, 2004
  • British Style Award, 2003
  • Elle Style Award, 2003

Net Worth and Social Media

Testino’s net worth is $8 million US.

He has 3.8 million on his Instagram and 196K followers on his twitter. He earns more than $30,000 per Instagram post.

Sexual Harassment accusation

In January 2018, Testino was accused by 13 male assistants and models who worked with him of sexual harassment during campaigns in the 1990s.

In March 2018, 18 new allegations came out which described their incidents occurring during or after 2010. Testino has denied all allegations.

Body Measurements

Testino has gray color eyes with gray hair. He is 6 feet and 3 inches tall and weighs around 85 Kg.


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