Christy Turlington life and biography

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Christy Turlington biography

Date of birth : 1969-01-02
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Walnut Creek, California
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-03-15
Credited as : Fashion model, Calvin Klein, British Vogue

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Christy Turlington, born Christy Turlington Burns is an American model best known for representing Calvin Klein from 1987 to 2007. She has worked on dozens of modeling contracts with companies including Maybelline Cosmetics and Versace. Turlington starred in her fashion documentary Catwalk and Isaac Mizrahi's Unzipped. She was added on as the fourth model investor, after Elle Macpherson, Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer of the now defunct Fashion Cafes.

Career Highlights:

1982: Discovered by a photographer while horseback riding and signs to small San Francisco agency
1986:
- Stars in Duran Duran's "Notorious" music video
- Featured on the cover of British Vogue
1987:
- Starts modeling full-time with a cover shoot for Italian Vogue with Steven Meisel
- Appears on the cover of Cosmopolitan
- Signs cosmetics contract with Revlon
- Takes up yoga
- Appears on the cover of Esquire
1988:
- Face of Missoni
- Signs contract with Calvin Klein to promote their fragrance line Eternity
1990:
- Becomes a face of Valentino
- Co-stars with Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista in George Michael’s "Freedom" video
- Featured on cover of Vogue as part of the so-called Trinity: Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, and Christy Turlington; they were given the nickname because Steven Meisel frequently booked the three of them together
- Styled as Jean Seberg for a Vogue editorial, photographed by Ellen von Unwerth
- Appears on the cover British Vogue
1991:
- Becomes the face of Chanel
- Appears on the cover of British Vogue
1992: Featured on the cover of Vogue
1993:
- Returns as the face of Chanel
- Ralph Rucci creates a series of Christy Turlington mannequins exclusively for the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Metropolitan Museum of Art calls her "The Face of the 20th Century"
- Face of Burberry fall ad campaign
1994:
- Stars in documentary Christy Turlington Backstage
- Becomes the face of Salvatore Ferragamo and Oscar de la Renta
1995:
- Opens the Fashion Café along with Claudia Schiffer, Elle Macpherson, and Naomi Campbell
1996:
- Becomes the new face of Calvin Klein underwear
- Featured in the fashion documentary Catwalk, by director Robert Leacock
- Father diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer; dies six months later
1998:
- Films anti-smoking PSA
1999:
- Appears in TV commercials for Maybelline
- Signs contract with Estée Lauder
- Graduates cum laude from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University with concentrations in comparative religion and Eastern philosophy
2000:
- Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin photographs Turlington for Louis Vuitton
- Featured on the cover of W
- Launches a line of active apparel called Nuala with the backing of sports giant Puma
2001:
- Featured on the cover of Time magazine (23 APR)
2002:
- Featured on the cover of Vogue doing yoga, photographed by Steven Klein
2003:
- Marries actor/filmmaker Edward Burns in a silk John Galliano gown; Bono acts as father of the bride
- Gives birth to daughter Grace
2006:
- Mario Testino photographs Turlington for Versace
- Appears in Vogue feature "Return of the Supermodel"
- Chosen as the face of the Chloé spring ad campaign in perhaps what is a nostalgic longing for boisterous personality
- Becomes the face of Maybelline, representing Instant Age Rewind Cream Foundation
- Teams up with Magda Berliner to design a new yoga-inspired line
- Cowrites script with husband Ed Burns for Fashion Team drama for Fox television
- Meets with President Bush and Bono aboard Air Force One to discuss the AIDS crisis
- Gives birth to son, Finn
2008:
- Signs contract with Escada
- Karl Lagerfeld photographs Turlington for Chanel accessories and eyewear
- Lands on the cover of Japanese Vogue, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
- Turlington speaks at the National Maternal press conference in Washington D.C.
- Appears in W editorial, photographed by Michael Thompson
- Featured on the cover of V, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
- Featured on the cover of French Vogue, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
- Signs deal with Marie Claire as a contributing editor(7 NOV)
2009:
- Renews contract with Escada
- Featured on the cover of W, photographed by Mario Sorrenti
- Featured in the spring issue of LOOK
- Appears in Italian Vogue editorial, photographed by Mario Sorrenti
- Featured on the cover of Vogue, photographed by Steven Klein
- Becomes the face of Yves Saint Laurent
- Featured on the cover of Italian Vogue, photographed by Steven Meisel
2010:
- Renews contract with Bally
- Featured on the cover of Italian Vogue, photographed by Steven Meisel
- Returns as one of the faces of Louis Vuitton
- Featured on the cover of French Elle, photographed by Mark Seliger


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