Queen of Internet
A Los Angeles native, model, actress, TV/radio host Cindy Margolis is best known as the most downloaded woman in cyberspace, which led to her being named “Queen of the Internet” by Yahoo Internet Life magazine (1996-1999). The largest selling poster model in the world, Margolis launched her modeling career on her own and, so far, her familiar face has decorated numerous magazine covers and appeared in commercials for Reebok, Vidal Sassoon, Coors, Hanes and Sunkist.
Margolis is also popular among her fans on the small and big screen. Having appeared in many TV shows, Margolis became the star of her own series “The Cindy Margolis Show” (2000), a talk show that took viewers to South Beach Miami so they could watch late night beach parties. She is also set to play a role in the forthcoming TV film movie Lingerie Bowl (2006). As a movie actress, Margolis stepped into the blockbuster realm with the 1997 hit Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. Her film credits include the sci-fi movie Earth Minus Zero (1996), the comedy Chairman of the Board (1998), Sol Goode (2001) and the horror-crime Dead Above Ground (2002).
Off screen, Cindy Margolis was listed as Details magazine’s “Sexiest Woman of the Year” (1999), one of Forbes’ “Top 100 Celebrities” (1999 and 2000) and one of People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People” (1998). Margolis initially denied ever posing nude. However, after Hustler Magazine published her topless pictures she did at the age of 19, Margolis confessed to her hot photos and gave the reason she did them was because she was young and needed the money.
Childhood and Family:
On October 1, 1968, Cynthia D. Margolis, who would later be famous as Cindy Margolis, was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Her attention was far from the modeling industry until her college years when she took a college business course. First, she appeared on the cover of her own greeting card line. Cindy’s career took flight as she received attention from modeling agents. Later on, she added acting and hosting to her endeavors.
Animal devotee Cindy met restaurateur Guy Starkman on a blind date and she fell in love with him. Later on, the couple got married and welcomed their first child, son Nicholas Isaac, on June 10, 2002. She then gave birth to twin daughters, Sabrina and Sierra, on July 17, three years later.
The Cindy Margolis Show
Blonde bombshell Cindy Margolis began her modeling career on her own. It started when Margolis had a class project that dealt with greeting cards for a college business course. She took the idea further and created her own greeting card line with her image on them. With strong commitment, persistence and creativity, Margolis made the company score a huge success. Her door to enter the fashion industry was opened when agents took notice of the greeting card cover girl.
Margolis was soon in high demand. She appeared in a number of advertisements for such companies as Coors, Reebok, Vidal Sassoon, Hanes, and Sunkist. Venturing on television as a Barker Beauty, a hostess on the game show “The Price Is Right,” Margolis was seen acting and appeared in such shows as “Married...with Children” (1992), “Murphy Brown,” “Baywatch” (1993), “Baywatch Nights,” “In the Dark” and “Head Over Heels.”
Margolis has also found increased fame in cyberspace. Her popularity as ”Queen of the Internet” started when Warner Brothers’ Extra (1995) featured a television segment on Cindy. The audiences could go online simultaneously to see some of her most popular pictures. Margolis’ image was downloaded to the rush of fans logged on to the Internet every 10 seconds. As a result, she was named Yahoo Internet Life magazine’s “Queen of the Internet” (1996 to 1999). She was later inducted into The Guinness Book of World Records 2000 Millennium Issue for having been downloaded 70,000 times in a period of 24 hours.
While enjoying the triumph in cyberspace, Margolis went on to pursue her modeling career. She became the first and only supermodel to appear in three foremost swimsuit issues in 1997. In February, she graced the cover of “Sport” and “Muscular Development” swimsuit editions and also appeared on the “Inside Sports” swimsuit issue for her fourth year. Also in 1997, Margolis appeared as Fembot, an enticing robot, on the hit movie Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, starring Mike Myers and Elizabeth Hurley. Her first foray into the cinematic industry was as a pizza girl in a sci-fi movie directed by Joey Travolta, Earth Minus Zero (1996). Commenting about her role in Austin Powers, Margolis said, “Yeah, baby! I didn’t get to keep the pink baby doll outfit, but I wish I did because people are always telling me I should wear it.”
After the box office smash, Margolis was featured as a tennis instructor in the Alex Zamm-helmed comedy film Chairman of the Board (1998).
A familiar face among TV, internet and film audiences, in 2000, Margolis had the opportunity to host her own “The Cindy Margolis Show,” a show which brought the audiences to South Beach Miami to watch late night beach parties. She also produced and hosted “In Your Dreams with Cindy Margolis,” a series of specials on E! On the wide screen, Margolis appeared as Angie in the feature comedy Sol Goode, starring Balthazar Getty, and got her first major role in the Stephen J. Cannell-scripted Dead Above Ground (2002). The crime-horror film also starred Corbin Bernsen and Keri Lynn Pratt.
Keeping busy with several television projects in 2005, Margolis will soon appear alongside Trishelle Cannatella, Adrianne Curry, Jasmine Dustin and Willa Ford in the upcoming made-for-TV movie Lingerie Bowl (2006).