Kate Moss' upcoming 40th birthday is to be marked in France by a reality Tv special about her life.

Four days before her birthday on 16 January (14), the model's life story will feature in a documentary to be aired on the Paris Première channel.

Looking for Kate will feature interviews her photographers, fashion pals and mentors and it will also chronicle "some of the darker aspects of the woman whose face is known all over the world".

Moss' career as a top international model and fashion icon began in her teens when she was discovered by Storm modelling agency boss Sarah Doukas as she walked through a U.S. airport.