Angie Everhart was born in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of Ginnie, a homemaker, and Robert Everhart, an engineer. The fifth child of six siblings, having four older brothers and a younger sister, she began modeling when she was 15. In 1987, she graduated from Firestone High School in Akron where she was a cheerleader and school mascot.
Early in her career, Everhart was advised she would never be a top model because she was a redhead. However, she succeeded in her chosen career and posed for numerous publications.