- Date of Birth:
- February 20, 1966
- 5' 9"
Cindy Crawford (born Cynthia Ann Crawford on February 20, 1966 in DeKalb, Illinois) is an American supermodel. Growing up in Illinois, Cindy’s modeling career started when she was discovered, at age 16, when a newspaper photographer took a picture of her. The positive feedback convinced her take up modeling and she entered the Elite Model Management’s Look of the Year contest at age 17. She was the runner up in the competition. Cindy graduated DeKalb High school in 1984 and was the class valedictorian. She was awarded an academic scholarship in chemical engineering at Northwestern University. Cindy attended school for only a single semester, before dropping out to pursue modeling. In the 1980’s and 90’s, Cindy rose to the level of supermodel, appearing on magazine covers, runways and in fashion campaigns. By 1998, she had over 400 magazine appearances. Cindy began her acting career appearing in the opening credits to 1987’s The Secret of My Success. She hosted MTV’s House of Style from 1989 to 1995. Afterwards, she started in Fair Game, following it with a handful of appearances in films, television shows and music videos. In 2000, Cindy retired from modeling and now occasionally appears in fashion magazines. In 2005, she launched a line of beauty projects and her own line of furniture. Cindy appeared as “Headmistress” in Taylor Swift‘s 2015 video for “Bad Blood.” Cindy detailed her life and career in the 2015 novel, Becoming. She announced she’s retiring from modeling after her 50th birthday.
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Cindy Crawford is best known as a supermodel.
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Cindy was married to actor Richard Gere from 1991 to 1995. She married former model Rande Gerber in 1998. They have two children together — son Presley Walker and daughter Kaia Jordan. Cindy’s younger brother died of leukemia when she was 10 and has worked heavily with charities focused on curing that disease.