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Cindy Crawford biography

Date of birth : 1966-02-20
Date of death : -
Birthplace : DeKalb, Illinois, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2024-01-29
Credited as : Model, actress and television personality, signed to Storm agency London, Pepsi, Richard Gere

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Cindy Crawford: A Supermodel's Journey Beyond the Runway


Cynthia Ann Crawford (born February 20, 1966) is an American model, actress and television personality. During the 1980s and 1990s, she was among the most popular supermodels and a ubiquitous presence on magazine covers and runways, as well as fashion campaigns. She subsequently expanded into acting and business ventures. Named #3 on VH1's 40 Hottest Hotties of the 90s, Crawford's influence stretches from iconic magazine covers to successful ventures in television, film, and business.

Cindy Crawford's Career Highlights:



1983:
- Local newspaper photographer takes her picture while she’s at work in a cornfield, which encourages her to try modeling
- Enters Elite Look of the Year modeling contest, finishes in the top fifteen finalists

1985: Drops out of chemical-engineering studies at Northwestern University to pursue modeling

1986:
- Moves to New York
- Featured on first Vogue cover

1987:
- Appears in print ad for the Gap
- Appears on the covers of British Vogue, French Vogue, and Cosmopolitan

1988:
- Travels to India on a shoot for British Vogue, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier
- Appears nude in Playboy
1989: Hosts MTV’s House of Style
1990: Becomes the face of Halston

1991:
- Signs cosmetics contract with Revlon
- Ellen von Unwerth photographs Crawford with Tatjana Patitz for Italian Vogue
12 DEC, 1991: Marries actor Richard Gere

1992:
- Tapes a fitness video, Cindy Crawford: Shape Your Body Workout
- Named one of People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People
AUG 1993: Featured on the now iconic cover of Vanity Fair in a provocative pose with recently outed k.d. lang
FEB 1994: Featured in Pirelli calendar

1995:
- Becomes Pepsi spokesmodel
- Appears in the "I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" campaign for PETA
- Named one of People magazine’s best-dressed list
MAR 1995: Named the highest-earning model in the world by Forbes, with a reported annual income of $6.5 million
AUG 1995: Divorces Richard Gere
NOV 1995: Plays a Miami attorney in movie Fair Game, alongside Alec Baldwin
OCT 1996: Launches a beauty book, Cindy Crawford's Basic Face: A Makeup Workbook

29 MAY, 1998: Marries Rande Gerber

JUN 1999:
- Appears nude and pregnant on the cover of W magazine
- Has child, Presley, with husband Rande Gerber

SEP 2001: Has second child, Kaia, with Gerber

2002:
- Named one of People magazine’s Most Beautiful People
- Featured on the cover of French Vogue, photographed by Mario Testino

FEB 2005: Appears in British Vogue editorial, photographed by Nick Knight
DEC 2005: Featured on the cover of Maxim
2006: Appears in Liz Claiborne ads
30 MAY, 2006: Signs with IMG

SEP 2006: Threatens to sue French magazine Gala for affirming that she used Botox
SEP 2006: Stirs controversy after letting Kaya pose topless, with a stick-on tattoo on her lower back, for a swimwear-company ad campaign
22 OCT, 2006: Protests with her family against a liquid-natural-gas facility being built off the coast of Malibu
1 FEB, 2007: Launches a new home-décor line with Malibu Designs
MAR 2007: Opens SaraBoo Creek, an artsy retail boutique in Illinois
15 DEC, 2007: Surprises a family in Arizona with a house full of her Cindy Crawford Home collection furniture

JAN 2008: Featured on the cover of Italian GQ
APR 2008: Appears on the cover of French Elle
7 MAY, 2008: Speaks at the DKMS Linked Against Leukemia Gala
NOV 2008: Appears in French Vogue editorial, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

2009:
- Featured in the spring issue of LOOK
- JUL: Featured on the cover of Spanish Vogue, photographed by Alix Malka
SEP 2009: Appears in Harper's Bazaar editorial, photographed by Peter Lindbergh
MAR 2010: Featured on the cover of British Harper's Bazaar, photographed by Cedric Buchet

APR 2010: Featured on the cover of French L'Officiel, photographed by Paul Wetherell
OCT 2010: Featured on the cover of Indian Vogue, photographed by Mark Seliger

Crawford quit modeling in 2000; however, she still appears from time to time in (and on the covers of) fashion magazines in new shoots. She continues to provide celebrity endorsement for a variety of projects. In 2005, Crawford created a line of beauty products with Dr. Jean-Louis Sebagh called Meaningful Beauty for Guthy-Renker. Crawford has admitted to regularly receiving certain cosmetic procedures, including Botox and vitamin injections. She first saw a plastic surgeon at the age of 29.

In 2005, Crawford launched a new line of furniture under the "Cindy Crawford Home Collection" name. This collection is manufactured by HM Richards Inc., and is sold through many retailers including Art Van Furniture and Rooms To Go. She assisted in the creation of the line by directing the designers to include certain features, colors, or styles that fit the needs of families or reflected her own tastes. She also has a furniture line with Raymour & Flanigan and launched another home goods line with J. C. Penney in late 2009.


Crawford was married to actor Richard Gere from 1991 until their divorce in 1995. She married businessman and former model Rande Gerber on May 29, 1998. They have two children, son Presley Walker Gerber (born July 2, 1999) and daughter Kaia Jordan Gerber (born September 3, 2001), the latter of whom has had a successful modeling career.

In August 2021, the couple sold their home in Trousdale Estates, Beverly Hills, for a reported $13.5 million.

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