Cindy Crawford biography
Bio:Cynthia Ann Crawford was born February 20, 1966, in De Kalb, Illinois. She was discovered by chance by a newspaper photographer, who noticed then 16-year old Cindy at work during her summer job of detasselling corn and took her a picture of her. The photo and the positive feedback surrounding Cindy's photogenic talents were enough to convince her to quit her day job and take up modelling.
Thanks to two summers of modelling, represented by Elite Model Management in Chicago, the All-American beauty proved to also have brains -- she traded in the glamorous life a model (at least temporarily) to study chemical engineering at Northwestern University, on scholarship.
During the 1980s and 1990s, Cindy was among the most popular supermodels, a ubiquitous presence on magazine covers, runways, and in fashion campaigns. In July, 1988, she became the first modern supermodel to pose nude for Playboy magazine, in a shoot by photographer Herb Ritts. In October, 1998 Crawford returned to the pages of Playboy for a second, more revealing nude pictorial. That issue was one of the magazine's all-time biggest sellers.
From 1989 to 1995, Crawford was host of MTV's House of Style. In the mid-1990s Crawford starred in famous Pepsi and Pepsi Stuff advertising. In 1995 Crawford took her first movie role in Fair Game. Her performance was panned by critics, and the film was a financial failure, with expenses of $50 million and $11 million takings at the box office. She has had several other minor acting jobs since then, none of which have been commercially or critically successful. The closest she has come to a commercially successful acting job has been her series of exercise videos.
She has been featured on the cover of many magazines, including Vogue, W, People, Harper's Bazaar, ELLE, Cosmopolitan, and Allure. Cindy also appeared in many fashion campaigns during her career, including those for Gianni Versace, Escada, Revlon, Ink. She has also worked for Omega, Maybelline, and Clairol. Of her, famous designer Karl Lagerfeld has said: "She is a classical beauty and the all-American dream girl." She was nicknamed "Baby Gia" when she entered the modeling industry because of her resemblance to the late supermodel, Gia Carangi.
In 2005, Cindy created a beauty product with Dr. Jean-Louis Sebagh called Meaningful Beauty for Guthy-Renker.
Campaigns:Anne Klein II, Bally, Capezio Bags, Cindy Crawford fragrance, Citroen, Dormeuil, EAS AdvantEdge, El Corte Ingles, Ellen Tracy, Enrico Coveri, Escada, Foster Grant, Gap, Gianni Versace Couture, Grosvenor Furs, H, Halston, Herve Leger, Isaac Mizrahi, JH Collectables, Josie, Kathleen Madden, Keds shoes, Laura Biagiotti, Levante, L'Oreal, MCM, Moulinex, North Beach Leather, Omega watches, Pepsi, Pizza Hut Cheezy Crust Pizza, Revlon, Revlon 'Fire & Ice', Sportmax, Swish Jeans, Umberto Ginocchietti, Valentino, Versace, Weight Watchers, Windsmoor
Covers:(Multiple editions in multiple countries, in total more than 400) Vogue, Cosmpolitan, Elle, Glamour, People, Playboy, Harper's Bazaar, Mademoiselle, W, Self, Marie Claire, Allure, Women, Flare, Moda, FHM, Sky Magazine, Loaded, Red, Esquire, Vanidades
Fashion shows:Versace, Chanel, Christian Dior, Valentino, John Bartlett, Todd Oldham, Roberto Cavalli, Esteban Cortazar