Cindy Crawford

Date of Birth
20 February 1966, DeKalb, Illinois, USA
Birth Name
Cynthia Ann Crawford
Nickname
Baby Gia
Height
5' 9" (1.75 m)
Spouse
Rande Gerber (29 May 1998 - present) 2 children
Richard Gere (12 December 1991 - 1 December 1995) (divorced)
Trade Mark
Mole above her lip
Trivia
Son, with Rande Gerber, Presley Walker Gerber born 7/2/99 (Walker is the maiden name of Cindy's mother).
Has been on the cover of more than 600 magazines worldwide, including "Vogue", "W", "People", "Harper's Bazaar", "ELLE" and "Allure".
Spent a short time on welfare as a child.
First modern supermodel to pose for "Playboy".
Owns a piece of Planet Hollywood.
In 1995 was estimated to be worth $6.9 million.
Her production company, Crawdaddy Inc.. was estimated in 1998 to have a net worth of $37.7 million.
A 1997 "Shape" magazine survey of 4,000 picked her as the second (after Demi Moore) most beautiful woman in the world.
Ranked #5 on "Playboy"'s list of the 100 Sexiest Stars of the Century.
Signed a three year exclusive developement deal with ABC in 1997.
Cindy and Richard Gere were married 12 December 1991 by Rev. Wes McPherson at the Little Church of the West, Las Vegas.
Daughter of John Crawford (not to be confused with Johnny Crawford of "The Rifleman" (1958) fame) and Jennifer Susan Walker.
Had one younger brother, Jeffrey, whose life was taken by leukemia when Cindy was 10. Since becoming a model, she has raised millions of dollars for the research and prevention of said disease.
Went to DeKalb High School and one academic quarter at Northwestern University.
Named one of People's 50 Beautiful People [1993]
Was her high school's valedictorian. She also received a scholarship to study chemical engineering at Northwestern.
Injured when her husband swerved his Jeep to avoid hitting a horse. [6 December 1998]
Started modeling at age 17.
Is a gay rights supporter. Supports Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
Was nicknamed "Baby Gia" when she entered the modeling industry because of her resemblance to late supermodel, Gia Carangi.
Was one of the finalists of Elite Model's Management's Look of the Year in 1983.
Daughter Kaya Jordan Gerber born in Los Angeles on 9/3/01, weighing 7 lb. 10 oz.
Was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine in 2002.
Was the inspiration for Prince's song "Cindy C."
Measurements: 34B-22-34 (Source: her first modeling card), 34B-24-35 (in 1992), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
One of the five original supermodels. The others are Claudia Schiffer, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, and Linda Evangelista.
She and her boyfriend, Dekalb High's quarterback, were the prom king and queen at their senior prom. She chose to go to school close to home, but he was scouted by universities in Arizona.
Was invited to Buckingham Palace by the late Princess Diana, when Prince William Windsor had a secret crush on her.
Spokesperson for "Ripley" store in Chile, turning the line "Me fascina Ripley" into a classic among Chilean people.
Was ranked #3 in Channel 5's "World's greatest supermodel".
Was among the guests at Pamela Anderson's and Kid Rock's wedding
Posed for PETA's "I'd rather go naked than wear fur" campaign in 1994. Ten years later, she became a spokesmodel for Blackglama's fur line.
Appeared in a Mario Testino photo shoot for Vanity Fair magazine alongside supermodels Stephanie Seymour, Christy Turlington, Claudia Schiffer, Linda Evangelista and Naomi Campbell. The pictorial covered pages 182 through 193. [September 2008]
Participated in the 3rd Munchkin's Project Pink annual breast cancer awareness campaign to raise money for breast cancer research. The project consists of the donation of celebrity-decorated and autographed bath ducks, put up for auction. [October 2008]
Appeared on the premiere cover of then-boyfriend John Kennedy Jr.'s magazine "George" (September 1995). Crawford was dressed as US President George Washington.
Personal Quotes
The thing I like about my body is that it's strong. I can move furniture around my apartment. I can ride my horse... I can play basketball. It's a well functioning machine.
I don't want to have to be beautiful all the time. I want to be able to look cruddy in my weekend sweats, with a pimple on my face and pimple cream on top of the pimple. The expectation to always be beautiful bothers me.
Fashion and style is just that. Fashion and style. It's not brain surgery.
When I did 'Playboy', I got letters from women who didn't consider it feminist to do nude photographs. I thought the whole POINT of being a feminist was that you got to make your own choices.
[in People magazine, 1/11/93] Even I don't look like Cindy Crawford in the morning.
Even in normal life, I'm not the skinniest model.
[on her return to the runway for Fashion Week in 2002] The other models looked at me with a little too much awe like, "Oh my God, I've been your biggest fan for over 20 years!" And I'm like, "How old are you? Shut up!"
The only annoying thing about being recognized is the whispering. You can hear, "Is that Cindy?" And then they follow me for blocks. I wish they'd just come up and say, "Hi".
One day my girlfriend and her boyfriend and I were sunbathing topless because that's Barbados - you can wear nothing if you want. And the Pepsi guy walks up and with my agent to meet us for lunch. I saw him coming and wondered, Should I put on my top because I have a business relationship with him? I didn't want him to get offended because the rest of the beach had seen me with my top off.
Our sex life has been ruined by the arrival of our first baby. We can't be so spontaneous because we don't want the nanny to hear us. We can't scream and yell like we used to.
I regret that I wasn't wilder. I was working and I was nervous. I was the the one in the corner with the book being responsible.
If I'm comfortable with the photographer, I'll do topless.
I was at dinner in Milan with several big photographers and several of the big models at the time, and there people snorting coke right there. I called my my mom and said, 'I can't do this.'
(on guilty food pleasures) Dark chocolate - it feels like a necessity!
Acting like a slut. If we're shooting bikini bottoms at a hotel, you don't walk topless through the lobby. You cover up until you get to your little area. I'm not an exhibitionist but some models are, and I get embarrassed around them because I think people then think all models are that way.
Where Are They Now
(2006) Hostess of an infomercial for her "Meaningful Beauty" anti-aging skin cream.
(2007) Co-hostess, with Karyn Bryant, of an infomercial for Cindy's "Meaningful Beauty" anti-aging skin cream. Also appearing are Cindy's mother (Jennifer) and sisters (Danielle and Christine), Kelly Lang, Roselyn Sanchez, Mariel Hemingway, Lokelani McMichael, Dorothy Hamill and Valerie Bertinelli.
(2009) Co-hostess, with Valerie Bertinelli, of an infomercial for Cindy's "Meaningful Beauty" anti-aging skin cream. Also appearing are Cindy's mother (Jennifer) and sisters (Danielle and Chris), 'Dr. Jean-Louis Sebagh', Kelly Rutherford, Katrina Szish and Cote de Pablo.