NAME: Cindy Crawford|
BORN: February 20, 1966 in DeKalb, Illinois and grew up in DeKalb and Chicago. Cindy was raised in the farming town of DeKalb, Illinois (her dad, an electrician, and her mom, a hospital lab worker, married when they were teenagers).
DISCOVERED: Elite's "Look of the Year Contest" 1982 (she was 17), which she lost.
INCOME: Approx. $9 million (U.S.)per year. Her rate is $10,000 a day for editorial work.
RÉSUMÉ: The most commercial model of her time, Cindy has appeared on more than 400 magazine covers (Cindy got her first Vogue cover in the 80's, which prompted her to move to New York from Chicago.) Cindy starred alongside William Baldwin in 1995 movie "Fair Game" (it bombed.) Did TV documentary show called "Sex with Cindy Crawford" for ABC (it also bombed.) Cindy was in a series of Pepsi commercials in the late 90s. She hosted MTV show 'House of Style' for 6 years. Modelled for Versace and has an Ellen Tracy ad campaign. Has seven calenders and two exercise videos which have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide. Owns own company: Crawdaddy Inc. which only deals with managing her career. She will have a lead role in 'Baywatch', which is scheduled to become a movie. Has her own jewelry line.
Cindy been spokesmodel for Revlon cosmetics since she was 23. She made $3 million per year through her Revlon contract for 20 days of work per year. Her contract ended at the end of the year 2000 and she has been replaced by a younger spokesmodel. "It's a new era. We're moving with the times and we need a new face to reflect that." says a Revlon spokesperson for the New York Post.
FAMOUS FOR: Being the biggest "supermodel" EVER. The mole just above her lips on the left side of her face (earlier in her career she was told she should remove it!). Was married to Richard Gere for 3 years. Cindy has appeared in two issues of Playboy magazine.
HOME: Cindy has an apartment in New York City's Upper East Side and a $1.8 million Spanish-style mansion in Brentwood, California. Has cottages in Westchester, New York and a beach house in Malibu, Cottages. She lives in the same New York City apartment as Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington and Winona Ryder.
SWEETIE: Wed on May 29, 1998 to Rande Gerber. Cindy and Rande went barefoot at their small (100 guests) wedding at the Ocean Club on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. She had son (Presley Walker) with Rande in 1999. Before Rande, Cindy was married to Richard Gere for 4 years (1991-1995).
OTHER: Perhaps the most famous of all supermodels, Cindy has been modelling for 25 years. She has recently limited herself to 4 magazine covers per month. She was frequently rumoured to be a lesbian, especially after appearing on the cover of Vanity Fair shaving lesbian KD Lang. On May 6, 1994, the London Times published a full page advertisement in which Cindy and Richard Gere proclaimed their heterosexuality. It cost Cindy and Richard $30,000. Cindy has an ulcer.
Images of Cindy Crawford are copyright © left to right: Cindy Crawford, GQ magazine, 1998 Revlon