Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar Pistorius' slain girlfriend, was a model, law school graduate, entrepreneur and advocate for the empowerment of women.
The 30-year-old was set to give an inspirational talk today at a Johannesburg school before being shot dead. Pistorius has been charged with murder.
She was overshadowed last year by Pistorius, a double amputee who became an Olympic track standout, holding his own against all odds - and the world.
But Reeva Steenkamp was a celebrity in her own right, having been among FHM magazine's 100 Sexiest Women in the World for two years running.