Born in the heart of pizza capital, Rome, she was noble descent and was arranged to marry another.
She also appeared on the covers and in the editorials of other fashion magazines such as , , , , , , , , , , , , and French Revue des Modes.
Due to her success rate with the company, the European and Russian branch of Mavi decided to make her the global face of the brand.
She is the first Victoria's Secret Angel and the second Brazilian figure to join the Tussauds star lineup, after soccer star.
Lima became a girl in 2000, appearing in that year's fall ad campaign.
In 2010, Lima was ranked No.