"Even I don't wake up looking like Cindy Crawford," said Cindy, authentic beauty with a mole above the left side of her lips. Brown hair with brown eyes, Cindy Crawford was first spotted on a corn farm. Quickly fascinating everyone Cindy strutted across advertisements for Revlon, magazine covers, catwalks and eventually TV and the big screen. Cindy is not only physically perfect but also academically brilliant. She won a scholarship in engineering but later dropped her studies to pursue her modeling career.
Cindy, who made a name for herself among contemporaries like Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss, later delved into acting, notably costarring with William Baldwin in the film Fair Game (1995). She also gained fame on TV being the host of MTV's House of Style.
The public can also see Cindy, with her status as supermodel and multi million dollar chattels, able to keep her feet firmly on the ground. She is a joiner of several charity organizations including those that help leukemia patients and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Cindy gives something back.
On a more personal level Cindy is frequently rumored to be bisexual since a rumor of an affair with Christy Turlington surfaced and after her posing with lesbian singer K.D. Lang. As a supermodel with authentic beauty that mesmerized both men and women, Cindy has been romantic linked to the celebrity stars Robert De Niro and Val Kilmer, was married to actor Richard Gere and is currently married to former Ford model turned entrepreneur Rande Gerber.
Childhood and Family:
An Illinois native, Cynthia Ann Crawford would later be known as Cindy Crawford. Born on February 20, 1966 to divorced couple John Crawford and Jennifer Crawford, Cindy Crawford had one brother, Jeffery Crawford, who died of Leukemia when Cindy was just 10 years old.
As an adult pretty Cindy stands 5' 9" inches tall with the measurements of 34B-24-35 and was once married to Pretty Woman's sexy Richard Gere (married December 1991). Under high pressure of rumors questioning Crawford's sexuality and in spite of being named the Sexiest Couple Alive by People Magazine, the couple filed for divorce in 1995. Commenting on the bisexual rumors and their sexual life, Cindy and Richard had stated, "We are heterosexual and monogamous and take our commitment to each other very seriously."
After relationships with several celebrity figures, Cindy later married former Ford model, restaurant and nightclub business owner Rande Gerber on May 29, 1998. The couple happily welcomed the birth of their first child, son Presley Walker Gerber, then two years later their daughter Kaia.
Into the Camera
Accidentally discovered while working on a corn farm at the age of 16, Cindy slipped in to modeling gaining her breakthrough as a Look Of The Year finalist of the Elite Model Management in Chicago. Departing to New York with this accomplishment and her mole trademark, Cindy did not waste time establishing herself as a model. Within a couple of years, Cindy was able to walk the runways with other supermodels like Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer and Linda Evangelista.
Cindy created memoirs as the first modern supermodel showcased in Hugh Hefner's Playboy Magazine in 1988. Posing topless Cindy commented, "I don't mind if someone thinks a picture of me decorates their wall nicely. It's weird when you think what people might be doing to it. But if just the way I look can make someone feel good, that's a pretty easy way for me to bring them some pleasure. I just don't want to hear about graphic details. You know?"
Playboy magazine named Cindy as one of its top ten Sexiest Stars of the Century in 1998. Cindy also gained a few raised eyebrows for posing for a Vanity Fair cover with lesbian singer K.D. Lang.
An astute businesswoman, Cindy commercially markets anything from swimsuit calendars to exercise videos, invested in the profitable Planet Hollywood and founded her own company, Crawdaddy Inc. Crawford signed multi year contracts with well-known companies such as Revlon, Pepsi, and Kay Jewelers. She's posed for advertisements for JH Collectibles, Capezio Bags and did lingerie posters for Hennes & Mauritz in Europe. Cindy continued to enlarge her business and career by publishing her book, Cindy Crawford's Basic Face: A Makeup Workbook.
Possessing an excellent shape and fit body, Cindy, alongside her private trainer Radu, marketed fitness and aerobic videos beginning in 1992. The video debut of highly successful Cindy Crawford/Shape Your Body Workout hit the top of the Billboard's Health and Fitness charts and has sold more than 2 million copies in the United States alone. Cindy and Radu followed up the video with The Next Challenge.
Understanding that the life span of a model is often short, Cindy made the step to television hosting MTV's House of Style (1989 -1995). Cindy also worked as a host for the 1992's Fox TV's Concert for Life, a show devoted to the memory of Freddie Mercury, and the Hollywood's Stuntwomen World Tour '92. Cindy also made appearances in Later (1997), 3rd Rock from the Sun (1998) and then hosted ABC's Sex with Cindy Crawford (1998). Crawford produced Presley's First Year, a series about her son's growth, for Good Morning America. Cindy also has hosted a "behind-the-scenes" look at Melrose Place, Saturday Night Live and the White House. She has interviewed such celebrities as Shaquille O'Neal and Rosie O'Donnell.
Though her film Fair Game (1995) was not well received, Cindy kept working and can be found in the documentaries Unzipped (1995), Catwalk (1995), and Beautopia (1998) as well as having a small part in the films The Secret of My Success (1987) and Sesame Street: Elmopalooza.
Cindy has walked the finest of runways, decorated magazine covers hundreds of times, endorsed merchandise, and has risen to the very top with her enduring beauty. In 1995 Crawford was named the highest paid model by Forbes magazine. Cindy triumphed over Elle Macpherson to become the world's best-paid model in the 1990's.
Passionate about being the mother of two children, Cindy, in October 1999, released her own online store, babystyle.com. About motherhood and her new store she said, "When you're pregnant you don't feel like dragging around everywhere and trying things on so I found buying off the Internet worked well. There are some good clothes on there. You just have to look."
People Magazine: Most Beautiful People, 1993.