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
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 Her contract ended at the end of the year 2000 and she has been
replaced by a younger spokesmodel.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
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