Cindy Crawford

Cynthia Ann Crawford, A.K.A. Cindy Crawford, born on February 20, 1966, is an American model and T.V. personality. Crawford is best known as one of the most popular supermodels of the 80s and 90s. She has graced the covers of several magazines and walked countless runways. So, join us to celebrate this iconic model’s special day today!

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Cynthia Ann Crawford

Nickname:

Cindy

Birth date:

February 20, 1966

Age:

56

Zodiac Sign:

Pisces

Height:

5' 9"

Relationship Status:

Married

Net Worth:

$400 million

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Background

Cynthia Ann Crawford, better known as Cindy Crawford, is an American supermodel whose talents on and off the runway set her apart from the others. She’s a Pisces, born on February 20, 1966, in DeKalb, Illinois. Her mother is Jennifer Sue, and her father is Dan Crawford. Crawford grew up with three siblings, and she is of German, English, and French descent. She was in her junior year of high school when she first began modeling. Crawford initially worked with a small modeling agency that was sold to Elite Model Management. By 1983, she entered the Elite’s Look of the Year contest and made the finals. She graduated from DeKalb High School in 1984 and gained a scholarship at Northwestern University, which she attended for one semester before dropping out to pursue modeling.

In 1987, Crawford was seen in the opening credits of “The Secret of My Success,” the Michael J. Fox film. From 1989 to 1995, she hosted and executive produced “House of Style” by M.T.V. In January 1990, Crawford appeared alongside Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, and Tatjana Patitz on the cover of “British Vogue.” She then appeared on more magazine covers like “Vogue,” “W,” “Harper’s Bazaar,” “People,” “Allure,” “Cosmopolitan,” and “Elle.” By 1998, she had made over 500 magazine appearances. Crawford’s career as a runway model has also been extensive as she’s walked for a myriad of designers. Some of these designers include Chanel, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors, Christian Dior, DKNY, Ralph Lauren, Valentino, Calvin Klein, etc. In terms of fashion campaigns and ads, Crawford has done several of them for Escada, Oscar De La Renta, Balmain, Versace, Calvin Klein, Hermes, Pepsi, Maybelline, etc. By 1995, Crawford starred as the lead in “Fair Game,” and in 2000, she quit modeling full-time. She was only seen in fashion magazines after this. In 2005, she created and launched a line of beauty products called Meaningful Beauty with Jean-Louis Sebagh for the company Guthy-Renker. In the same year, she launched the Cindy Crawford Home Collection, a furniture line.

Crawford is and has been a major influence in the fashion and beauty industry. Her ingenious beauty line paved the way for several makeup lines today. For such a talented and successful supermodel and businesswoman, Crawford keeps her personal affairs private. However, she has been married twice. First to actor Richard Gere from 1991 to 1995 and then to Rande Gerber in May 1998. Crawford and Gerber have two kids together, Presley and Kaia.

Career timeline

1990
Her “British Vogue” Cover

Crawford appears alongside other models on the cover of the January 1990 edition of “British Vogue.”

1992
She Stars in a Pepsi Commercial

Crawford stars in the Pepsi Super Bowl commercial at the Super Bowl XXVI.

1995
The Debut Lead Role

Crawford gets the lead role in “Fair Game.”

2000
She Quits Modeling

Crawford quits full-time modeling to pursue other interests.

2005
She Becomes a Businesswoman

Crawford creates a beauty products line, Meaningful Beauty, with Jean-Louis Sebagh.

2016
She Models Alongside Her Daughter

Crawford and her daughter, Kaia, grace the cover of the April issue of “Vogue Paris.”

Why We Love Cindy Crawford

  1. She is super-gorgeous

    Crawford was and still is the most stunning supermodel of her time. Her beauty and appearance are worthy of obsession.

  2. She’s a fantastic model

    Crawford is an excellent model. Her walks and poses are mirrored by present-generation models.

  3. She is hardworking

    Crawford worked hard enough to become the world’s wealthiest supermodel. She managed multiple businesses and a thriving modeling career, which is enough evidence for her work ethic.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. She was a valedictorian

    Crawford was the valedictorian at her high school graduation.

  2. She posed for “Playboy”

    Crawford posed nude for “Playboy” magazine in 1988.

  3. She swears by botox

    Crawford has been frank about her beauty regimen and has revealed that she regularly gets botox shots.

  4. Her daughter is a model

    Crawford’s daughter, Kaia, has a successful modeling career.

  5. Her mole is her most striking feature

    Crawford’s beauty trademark is the mole above her upper lip.

Cindy Crawford FAQs

What is Cindy Crawford’s favorite book?

Crawford’s favorite book is “The Time Traveler’s Wife.”

Was Cindy Crawford ever an engineer?

Crawford was a chemical engineering major at Northwestern University but dropped out to pursue modeling.

Did Cindy Crawford hate her mole?

Crawford has always loved her mole and never wanted to remove it.

Cindy Crawford’s birthday dates

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