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Katarina Ambrusova

(1975-12-11) 11 December 1975 (age 47)
Ľubochňa, Czechoslovakia(now Slovakia)
Alma mater Stredna Priemyselna Skola Textilna, Oxford University
Occupation Actress, Model, Publisher
Years active 2002-present
Spouse(s) James Michael Bilella, 2001-? (divorced)

Katarina Van Derham (born Katarina Ambrusova on 11 December 1975) is a Slovak-American model, actress, and publisher. Van Derham is best known for being the longest-serving St. Pauli Girl, playing Bob Saget's girlfriend on Entourage, and being the founder of Viva Glam Magazine.

Early life

Van Derham was born in Slovakia. She has one brother. Van Derham came to the United States in 1998 at the age of 22 with only $500 in her pocket. Van Derham has been a vegetarian since she was 18 and became a vegan when she was 34.

Van Derham was briefly married to Los Angeles native James Michael Bilella, aka James Van Der Ham, which is how she acquired her surname. Since she is a vegan, she often jokes that she did not want the word “ham” to stand alone so she changed the spelling of her last name to Van Derham.


Van Derham's modeling career started in 2002, at the age of 26, when she was discovered by a photographer while working as a waitress in Santa Monica. Van Derham has appeared in over 20 national and international print and TV commercials and over 60 front covers of magazines. Van Derham has also been a spokesmodel for a number of products. Van Derham is the longest-serving St. Pauli Girl with her two year reign. Van Derham was initially chosen using a reader's poll on the Maxim website in 2009. Van Derham also played the Snow Queen in advertisements for Coors beer. .....


Van Derham played Bob Saget's girlfriend in one episode of Entourage. Van Derham also appears in the movie Unbelievable!!!!! as Captain Cheryl Stillwood.

Viva Glam Magazine

In 2012, Van Derham founded Viva Glam Magazine, an online magazine. Its content includes articles on fashion, beauty, wellness, travel, entertainment, and food. VIVA GLAM Magazine supports an ethical lifestyle. It is inspired by classic glamour and old Hollywood, but with an emphasis on modern conscious living. By September 2016, Viva Glam had 4.5 million views a month.

..... In the summer of 2013, the magazine released their first print issue with Canadian Guess model Ashley Diana Morris on the cover. This was the first official cover and this issue was free.

The 90s Girl is a docu-series produced by VIVA GLAM Magazine. It is an intimate look into Van Derham's life and the lives of the VIVA GLAM Magazine team. It airs Wednesdays on the VIVA GLAM Magazine website and YouTube. The average airtime is 20 minutes. Eight episodes have been released. The 90s Girl premiered in 2017.

In 2018, Van Derham started producing a web series called MODELS Talk, which is hosted by Candace Kita and Van Derham. MODELS Talk interviews models on their experiences in the industry.


Katarina Van Derham launched a liquid lipstick collection “Glamour Garden” Limited Edition Lipstick Collection on February 1, 2018. She teamed up with cosmetic brand, LA Splash, to create a four-color liquid lipstick collection made up of original colors. .....



Year Title Role Notes
2020 Unbelievable!!!!! Captain Cheryl Stillwood


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Monk Video Vixen Episode: "Mr. Monk Goes to the Dentist"
2009 Entourage Bob Saget's girlfriend Episode: "No More Drama"
2009 Sports Soup St. Pauli Girl Episode: "Best of Sports Soup"
2013 Kendra on Top Herself Episode: "The Confidence Game"
2015 Leah Remini: It's All Relative Herself Episode: "The Camera Doesn't Lie"
2017-2018 The 90s Girl Herself Series regular; Online docu-series
2018-2019 MODELS Talk Herself Series regular; Online web series
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