Gilles Francis Charles Bensimon (French: [ʒij bɛ̃simɔ̃]; born 29 February 1944) is a French fashion photographer and the former International Creative Director of Elle magazine. He has also been the photographer on the reality television series America’s Next Top Model.
Bensimon was born in Vic-sur-Cère in Cantal, France. He had advanced dyslexia so his mother said if he did something in art he could express himself better. Living in Paris, France, he joined French Elle in 1967. Two years later Bensimon helped launch American Elle, for which he later photographed Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks, Rachel Williams, Honor Fraser, Yasmin Le Bon, Elle Macpherson, and Beverly Peele.