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Cynthia Ann Crawford

Also Known As: "Baby Gia"
Birthplace: DeKalb, DeKalb, Illinois, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Private and Private
Wife of Rande Gerber
Ex-wife of Richard Gere
Mother of Private and Kaia Gerber
Sister of Jeffrey Kenneth Crawford; Private and Private

Occupation: American model
Managed by: Gene Daniell
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About Cindy Crawford

Cynthia Ann "Cindy" Crawford is a former American model. Known for her trademark mole just above her lip, Crawford has adorned hundreds of magazine covers throughout her career. She was named #3 on VH1's 40 Hottest Hotties of the 90s. Her success at modeling made her a celebrity that has led to roles in television and film, and to work as a spokesperson.

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Date of Birth: 20 February 1966, DeKalb, Illinois, USA

Birth Name: Cynthia Ann Crawford

Nickname: Baby Gia

Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)


Rande Gerber (29 May 1998 - present) 2 children

Richard Gere (12 December 1991 - 1 December 1995) (divorced)

Trade Mark: Mole above her lip.


Son, with Rande Gerber, Presley Walker Gerber born 7/2/99.

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.

Dated Val Kilmer. [1997]

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 and Jennifer.

She lost her younger brother to leukemia.

Went to DeKalb High School and one academic quarter at Northwestern University.

Did TV commercials for Blockbuster Video from 1994.

She played Jon Bon Jovi's girlfriend in his "Please Come Home For Christmas" music video.

She appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care."

She was the woman in the bathtub in George Michael's "Freedom" music video.

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]

Dated actor John Enos III

Started modeling at age 19.

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)

Wears size 9 1/2 shoe. (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".

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.


Cindy Crawford

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This article is about the former model.

Cindy Crawford Birth name Cynthia Ann Crawford

Date of birth February 20, 1966 (1966-02-20) (age 43)

Place of birth DeKalb, Illinois, U.S.

Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)

Hair color brown

Eye color brown

Measurements 34c"-26"-36" (86-66-91 cm)

Weight 130 lbs (59 kg)

Dress size 8 (US), 38 (EU), 12 (UK)

Shoe size 10 (US)

Spouse(s) Richard Gere (1991–1995)

Rande Gerber (1998–present)


Cynthia Ann "Cindy" Crawford (born February 20, 1966) is a former American model. Known for her trademark mole just above her lip, Crawford has adorned hundreds of magazine covers throughout her career. She was named #3 on VH1's 40 Hottest Hotties of the 90s. Her success at modeling made her a celebrity that has led to roles in television and film, and to work as a spokesperson.

[edit] Early life

Crawford was born in DeKalb, Illinois, the daughter of Jennifer Sue Crawford-Moluf (née Walker) and John Crawford.[1][2] She was discovered at the age of 16 by a newspaper photographer. He noticed Cindy at work during her summer job of detasseling corn and took a picture of her. The photo and positive feedback she received were enough to convince her to take up modeling. She entered the Elite Model Management's Look of the Year contest at 17 and was the runner-up. The Elite modeling agency in Chicago then started representing her.

Crawford graduated from DeKalb High School in 1984, as valedictorian.[3] She won an academic scholarship to study chemical engineering at Northwestern University, which she attended for only one quarter. She dropped out in order to pursue a full-time modeling career. After working for photographer Victor Skrebneski in Chicago, Cindy moved to Manhattan in 1986; she was signed with the Elite New York modeling agency.

In 1987, she briefly appeared during the opening credits of the Michael J. Fox film The Secret of My Succe$s.

[edit] Career

During the 1980s and 1990s, Cindy Crawford was among the most popular supermodels, and a ubiquitous presence on magazine covers, runways, and in fashion campaigns. She was repeatedly and frequently featured on the cover of many magazines, including: Vogue, W, People, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Cosmopolitan, and Allure. A partial count in 1998 totalled over 400 appearances.[4] Crawford also appeared in many fashion campaigns during her career, including those for Gianni Versace, Escada, Revlon, Ink. She has also worked for Omega, Maybelline, and Clairol.

The inaugural issue of George, a short lived political magazine in the 1990s, featured Crawford dressed like George Washington on the cover. In 2005, The American Society of Magazine Editors listed it as the 22nd best magazine cover of the last 40 years.[5]

Crawford is just over 5 feet 9 inches (177 cm) tall, with brown hair and eyes. Her measurements are 34"-26"-35".[6] Crawford's trademark is a mole (or "beauty mark") above her upper lip. She is so closely associated with this physical feature that she appeared in an advertising campaign for chocolates featuring commercials wherein she "licked off" her own mole. During the beginning of her career, the mole was removed from many of her earlier modeling pictures, including her first Vogue cover. Her resemblance early in her career to model Gia Carangi led her to being known as "Baby Gia".

Crawford has also been on TV and in films. From 1989 to 1995, Crawford was host of MTV's House of Style. In the mid-1990s Crawford starred in famous Pepsi and Pepsi Stuff advertising. In 1995 Crawford broke into movies as the female lead in the movie Fair Game. Her performance was panned by critics-- Leonard Maltin commented "In her acting debut, supermodel Crawford makes a good jogger."[7] The film was also a financial failure, with expenses of $50 million and $11 million takings at the box office. In 2001, she costarred as part of an ensemble cast in The Simian Line. Again the film was not successful or critically acclaimed, but Crawford's acting was not criticized. She has had several other minor acting jobs over the years.

In July 1988, she posed nude for Playboy magazine in a shoot by photographer Herb Ritts.[8] In October 1998, Crawford returned to the pages of Playboy for a second nude pictorial.[9]

Crawford has consistently ranked highly on lists of the world's sexiest people. She was ranked number 5 on Playboy's list of the 100 Sexiest Stars of the 20th century. A 1997 Shape magazine survey of 4,000 picked her as the second (after Demi Moore) most beautiful woman in the world. In 2002, Crawford was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People magazine. Even in her forties she claimed #26 in the 2006 Hot 100 issue of Maxim magazine.[10]

Fashion designer Michael Kors summed up her impact:

"Cindy changed the perception of the ‘sexy American girl’ from classic blue eyed blonde to a more sultry brunette with brains, charm, and professionalism to spare."[11]

[edit] After modeling

Crawford quit modeling in 2000. She continues to provide celebrity endorsement for a variety of projects. In 2005, Crawford created a line of beauty products with Dr. Jean-Louis Sebagh called Meaningful Beauty for Guthy-Renker. Crawford has admitted to regularly receiving certain cosmetic procedures, including Botox, collagen, and vitamin injections. She first saw a plastic surgeon at the age of 29.[12]

In 2005, Crawford launched a new line of furniture under the "Cindy Crawford Home Collection" name. This collection is manufactured by HM Richards Inc., and is sold through many retailers including Art Van Furniture and Rooms To Go. She assisted in the creation of the line by directing the designers to include certain features, colors, or styles that fit the needs of families or reflected her own tastes.[13] She also has a furniture line with Raymour & Flanigan and will launch another home goods line with J. C. Penney in late 2009.[14]

[edit] Personal life

Crawford was married to actor Richard Gere between 1991 and 1995. She has been married to Rande Gerber since May 29, 1998, with whom she has two children, Presley Walker (born July 2, 1999) and Kaia Jordan (born September 3, 2001). She currently resides in Malibu, California.

Her brother died at a young age from leukemia, and Crawford has made childhood leukemia a focal point of her charity work, donating proceeds of her calendars to medical research.[15] She is also an honorary board member of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.[16]

In 2007, Cindy became an official supporter of the Ronald McDonald House Charities and is a member of their celebrity board, called the Friends of RMHC.[17] Crawford is on the Honorary Committee of the California Wildlife Center.[18]

[edit] Filmography

[edit] Films

Unzipped (1995)

Catwalk (1995)

Fair Game (1995) ... as Kate McQueen

54 (1998) VIP Patron

Beautopia (1998) ...a critical documentary looking at the world of modeling

Bodyguards (2000) herself

The Simian Line (2001) Sandra

[edit] Videos

Cindy Crawford: Shape Your Body Workout (1992)

Cindy Crawford: The Next Challenge Workout (1993)

Cindy Crawford: A New Dimension (2000)

[edit] Television

MTV's House of Style (1989-1995)

Frasier: "Halloween" (1997)

Sesame Street: Elmopalooza (1998)

The Secret World of... Supermodels (1998)

Sex with Cindy Crawford (1998) ...a one hour TV special about sex in the United States hosted by Crawford

Intimate Portrait: Cindy Crawford (2001)

Sunrise (2007)

Wizards of Waverly Place: "Fashion Week" (2009) as model Bibi Rockford

3rd Rock From The Sun

[edit] References



^ "13 Famous Valedictorians - MSN Encarta". Archived from the original on 2009-10-31.

^ "Television; Sex With Cindy'; TV special explores the sexual state of the union", by Harvey Solomon, Boston Herald, Sept. 22, 1998, p.56

^ "ASME's Top 40 Magazine Covers of the Last 40 Years", American Society of Magazine Editors, October 17, 2005

^ "Profile of Cindy Crawford".

^ "Leonard Maltin's 2009 Movie Guide", by Leonard Maltin, p. 433

^ "Cindy Crawford",, retrieved on March 28, 2009.

^ Rush, George et. al. "IT BARES REPEATING: CINDY IS NUDE AGAIN!", Daily News (online), August 27, 1998.

^ Cindy Crawford of 2006 Hot 100 on

^ "George Clooney steps in to defend Cindy Crawford's husband against sexual harassment claims", by Sara Nelson, (Daily Mail), May 5, 2009

^ Simpson, Richard. "Cindy Crawford: 'My 11 years of cosmetic surgery'". Daily Mail, 24 August 2006. Accessed 14 May 2009.

^ Johnson, Morieka V. "Q&A / CINDY CRAWFORD: Furniture line has 'a lot of me in it'". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 15, 2008.

^ Sivaraman, Aarthi. "J.C. Penney to Launch Cindy Crawford Home Goods Line". Reuters, April 3, 2009. Accessed 14 May 2009.

^ Smith, Nicole. "Crawford raises questions, awareness for leukemia society". DMNews, October 25, 2006. Accessed 14 May 2009.

^ MMRF Honorary Board, Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Accessed 14 May 2009.

^ "Celebrity Friends of RMHC". McDonald's Corporation.

^ "California Wildlife Center to host 'party of the decade'". The Malibu Times, July 30, 2008. Accessed 14 May 2009.

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Cindy Crawford's Timeline

February 20, 1966
DeKalb, DeKalb, Illinois, United States
September 3, 2001
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States