Claudia Schiffer

Date of Birth
25 August 1970, Rheinberg, Germany
Height
5' 11" (1.80 m)
Spouse
Matthew Vaughn (25 May 2002 - present) 3 children
Trivia
Owns the chain of Fashion Cafe restaurants with Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Elle Macpherson.
Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world. [1991]
Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world [1990]
Was engaged to magician David Copperfield (1994 - 1999).
Spokeswoman for breast cancer.
Volunteers for UNICEF.
Engaged to Green Shields Stamp heir and playboy Tim Jeffries. [1999]
Engaged to producer Matthew Vaughn [end 2001]
30 January 2003, Son, Caspar Matthew De Vere Drummond, born weighing 7 pounds.
Measurements: 33 1/4-25-36 (begining model 1990), 35C-24-35 (self-described). 35 1/2C-24 1/2-35 3/4 (1996 model card), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
Presented Prince William Windsor with a polo trophy in 2002.
9 November 2004, she gave birth to a healthy baby daughter, Clementine, in London. The baby reportedly weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces.
One of the five supermodels. The others are Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and Linda Evangelista.
Her children are: Caspar and Clementine.
Is fluent in French.
Loves Prada.
Loves dogs, especially German Shepherds.
Had a craving for curry during her first pregnancy.
Was ranked #5 in Channel 5's "World's greatest supermodel".
Holds the record for the supermodel with the most magazine covers, gracing over 900.
After being discovered in a Düsseldorf night club at the age of 17, she went to Paris and started modeling for Chanel, where she became Karl Lagerfeld's favorite model.
June 1992: At the personal request of Sting, she participated in the "Rhythm Of Life Fashion Charity Gala" at London's Grosvenor Hotel, to raise money for the Rainforest Foundation alongside the world's top models including Kylie Minogue, Yasmin Le Bon and Naomi Campbell.
Has a home near Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.
She's the oldest of four children. Claudia has one sister named Ann Carolin and two brothers named Stefan and Andreas.
Daughter of Gudrun Schiffer, a housewife, and Heinz Schiffer, a lawyer. Her father died on July 24th 2007.
When she signed up to front the Autumn/Winter 2006 Accessorize advertising campaign, her contract included an additional payment to cover her getting her ears pierced for the first time in her life.
She first met magician David Copperfield when he invited her up from the audience at one of his shows to take part in his "Flying" illusion. Shortly afterwards, when they appeared together on German TV, they performed a version of the famous "Sawing a Woman in Half" illusion where she was apparently sawed in half by Copperfield. After she had been "sawed in half" and the two halves of the box separated, Copperfield tickled "her" feet, causing her to laugh and complain (in German) that she was ticklish.
Appeared in a Mario Testino photo shoot for Vanity Fair magazine alongside supermodels Christy Turlington, Stephanie Seymour, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell. The pictorial covered pages 182 through 193. [September 2008]
Appeared semi-naked in the September 2008 issue of Vanity Fair magazine alongside supermodels, Stephanie Seymour, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell. Photo shoot was conducted by Mario Testino whose career was launched when Evangelista commissioned him to photograph her for the cover of a German issue of Vogue magazine.
While engaged to magician David Copperfield, she sometimes appeared as a special guest assistant in his stage shows, taking part in a number of illusions including being levitated, made to disappear and reappear, and beheaded by a guillotine. She also took part in an illusion called "Clearly Impossible", in which she was sawed in half inside a glass-sided box which was never covered at any time during the illusion.
Since getting her ears pierced in 2006, her favorite earrings have been a pair of diamond studs given to her by her husband.
Announced that she and her husband, Matthew Vaughn, are expecting their third child. The baby is due in May 2010.
Second daughter was born on May 14, 2010 in London.
Although she continues to be known as Claudia Schiffer for professional purposes she has, according to papers filed in the UK as part of 2003 legal proceedings against a man accused of stalking her, officially taken her husband's name. As a result, her full legal name is now Claudia de Vere Drummond.
Personal Quotes
I know one day I'll be considered too old. I think 40-year-old women actually look more healthy and fit than some girls in their 20s. I've met women who have way better bodies in their 40s because they've been working on them for all these years.
"I actually don't meet very many men because they are, I guess, afraid to approach me or think that I'm from another planet." - on turning 30, to the German magazine Stern
(on turning down appearing in Playboy in the nude): "It's not that I'm against nudity. I'm German, I'm very open, in Germany they lay in the park naked. It's just the principle."
I always wanted to be less tall. When I was at school I was the same height as all of my girlfriends and then suddenly I was turning 12 and almost overnight I got really tall. I became the height I am now from one day to another... and everyone else stayed short. Boys don't want to be seen with a girl that is taller than them. It was totally isolating because I was different from my friends.
I used to work every single day and travel round the world. I worked weekends, I never took one second off. When I met my husband I said, "You know what, this is important. I'm not going to work weekends any more." And when I had kids, I became even more careful. Modelling work is fine because you can do one day here, two days there, you're never long gone.
I love being pregnant. You can do whatever you want. You don't feel guilty, because I used to feel guilty about having a day off. And, you know, something really strange happened to me. Before my pregnancies, I was someone who had to watch their weight.
I love wearing flat shoes, but I am not one of those girls who walks around in sweat pants and sneakers. I think I have something going on with shoes. Flat shoes. I buy them in several colors at once. High heels are for work and they have always been uncomfortable for me. I'm amazed when I see mothers wearing high heels. If your kids run off you can't run after them.
I just love to shock people. Yesterday my friend said, "What a great top, is it Stella?" I said, "No, it's Mango, £25." I'm never head-to-toe in anything. I like to mix things from Prada, things from Marc Jacobs. But, you know, you can spend several thousand pounds on something, wear it for one day and the button falls off. I get really pissed off when you spend so much money.
I love my engagement ring. It is the only thing I wear to bed!
(On finally having her ears pierced) At first, it felt a bit strange to have them done, but I soon got used to it. Now, I really love them and keep wondering why I waited so long to have them done.
I'm not really a big jewelry person - never have been. Normally, all I wear is my wedding ring, a watch, and a small cross on a chain around my neck. Of course, now I've got pierced ears, I'll often wear earrings too, but not always. If I do, its usually a pair of diamond studs my husband gave me, although if I'm feeling especially bold, I've got some big hoops I love to wear too.
The first time David sawed me in half, I did feel quite nervous. But it was a lot of fun to do, and I didn't feel a thing as he sawed through me and pulled me apart. Now, being sawed in half is definitely my favorite part of being in David's shows.
Where Are They Now
(June 2004) Expecting her second child with husband Matthew in November 2004