Carolyn Murphy biography
Bio:Murphy was born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and grew up throughout Northwest Florida, spending most of her childhood in a trailer park there. At the age of 15, she was spotted by Mary Lou Nash, owner and operator of Mary Lou's Models, a modeling agency. Nash saw Murphy's potential and soon she was modeling in local ads and magazines throughout Florida and Alabama. After she graduated from Choctawhatchee Senior High School, Murphy moved to Milan to further her modeling career. Her career kicked into high-gear when she bleached her hair platinum blonde for a photo shoot, ruining her hair and causing it to fall out. Because of this she had to get a short hair cut which made her popular with many top photographers and soon she was in major magazines such as Harper's Bazaar and Vogue and was named VH1/Vogue's "Model of the Year" at the 1998 Fashion Awards. Murphy is featured on the cover of the 2005 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, as well as the 1999 cover of Vogue's "Models of the Millennium." She has also posed for the 2002 Playboy calendar. She is currently the face of Estee Lauder, replacing Elizabeth Hurley as the company's primary female spokesmodel. She also started an acting career with the role of "Dubbie the Blonde" in Barry Levinson's Liberty Heights in 1999. She also attended St. Mary's Catholic school in Fort Walton Beach, Florida from kindergarten to 8th grade.
She previously dated model Mark Vanderloo. In 1999, Murphy married surf shop owner Jake Schroeder, whom she met while on vacation. She gave birth to their daughter, Dylan Blue, on December 28, 2000, and the three posed for Vogue as Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love, and Frances Bean Cobain. Murphy and Schroeder split in 2002. Since then she has dated Incubus frontman, Brandon Boyd. The couple reportedly split in August 2005 after it was reported that Boyd spent too much time touring with his band.
In July 2007, earning at an estimated total of $5 million in the past 12 months, Forbes magazine named her sixth in the list of the World's 15 Top-Earning Supermodels. As of 2007, she is still one of the industries most in demand and succesful models, she shot fall campaigns for, 7 for all Mankind, Anne Klein, Lord & Taylor, Estee Lauder, and Tiffany & Co.
Campaigns:7 for all Mankind, Angela Cummings, Anne Klein, Bergdorf Goodman, Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein 'Contradiction' fragrance, Celine, Cento X Cento, Cesare Paciotti, Chloe 'Innocence' perfume, Coach, D&G, DKNY, Dolce & Gabbana, Escada, Estee Lauder 'Pleasures', 'Beyond Paradise', 'Intense Pleasure', 'Beautiful', 'Youth Dew Amber Nude' and 'Pleasure Exotic' fragrances, Et Vous, Fendi, GAP, Gucci, Harry Winston, Istante, Jantzen, Lagerfeld, Laurel, MaxMara, Missoni, Prada, Richard Tyler, Tiffany & Co., Trussardi, Valentino, Versace, Versus, Zara
Covers:Vogue (France, US, Germany, UK, Italy, Australia, Greece, Japan, Mexico, Spain), Elle (France, UK, US, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Sweden), L'Officiel, Glamour, Sports Illustrated, Sports Illustrated Simsuit Edition, Marie Claire, Ragazza, GQ, Woman, Frank, i-D, Tatler, W, American Photo, Allure, Harper's Bazaar, Self
Fashion shows:Byblos, Cerruti 1881, DKNY, John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, Sonia Rykiel, Trussardi, Yohji Yamamoto, Alessandro Dell 'Acqua, Alberta Ferretti,Bill Blass, Badgley Mischka, Carolina Herrera, Costume National, Chloe, Dolce & Gabbana, Daryl K, Eric Bergere, Ellen Tracy, Fendi, Gianni Versace, Genny, Gucci, Isaac Mizrahi, Iceberg, Jil Sander, Martine Sitbon, Missoni, Moschino, Narciso Rodriguez, Oscar de la Renta, Richard Tyler, Sportmax, Todd Oldham, Trussardi, Versus, Chanel, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Valentino, Ralph Lauren, Versace, Balmain, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Anna Sui, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs