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Cindy Crawford

Cindy CrawfordAKA Cynthia Ann Crawford

Born: 20-Feb-1966
Birthplace: DeKalb, IL

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Matter of Dispute [1]
Occupation: Model

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: House of Style

Cindy Crawford is an aging supermodel with a mole (or "beauty mark") above her left upper lip. She has said she was uncomfortable with the mole through childhood, and considered having it removed, but beauty experts now praise the blemish as the facial distinction that makes Crawford recognizable.

As a child she wore braces, and lost a younger brother to leukemia. As a teenager, her parents divorced. She dated her high school's starting quarterback, got straight-A's, and was her class valedictorian. Crawford scored perfectly on her college calculus exams and earned a scholarship to study chemical engineering at Northwestern, where she dropped out after less than one semester. Almost immediately, she began working as a model, and she soon blossomed into one of the first "supermodels". The work is not without its perils. Crawford has complained of developing a rash and small scabs from putting on and taking off up to 250 different skin-tight swimsuits in one afternoon.

"In my work," Crawford says, "I've realized that Cindy Crawford is a product. I decide how to use that image. It's a business." She has served as celebrity spokeswoman for Revlon, Pepsi, Omega watches, 24-Hour Fitness, Clairol Nice N' Easy, among numerous other products. She has marketed her own fragrances, including Cindy Crawford Joyful, Cindy Crawford Waterfalls, and Cindy Crawford Feminine. She also has a line of skin care products called Meaningful Beauty. In 1994, she posed with several other supermodels for the famous anti-fur campaign, "I'd rather go naked than wear fur". Ten years later, following a well-paid change of heart, she became the celebrity spokesmodel for Blackglama, famous maker of mink stoles and other fine furwear.

From 1989-95, she hosted MTV's House of Style. Crawford has also worked occasionally as an actress, most memorably earning disastrous reviews starring opposite William Baldwin in 1995's Fair Game.

[1] While she has never announced her sexual preference, her marriage to Richard Gere was widely whispered to be a publicity ploy to hide his and her homosexuality. Crawford was caught by paparazzi kissing Christy Turlington behind a New York nightclub in 1991.

Father: John Crawford
Mother: Jennifer Moluf
Brother: Jeffery Crawford (d. 1976 leukemia)
Boyfriend: John Enos III (actor)
Girlfriend: Christy Turlington (reportedly dated in 1991)
Husband: Richard Gere (actor, m. 12-Dec-1991, div. 1995)
Boyfriend: Val Kilmer (actor, dated in 1997)
Boyfriend: Rande Gerber (bar owner, m. 29-May-1998)
Son: Presley Walker Gerber (b. 2-Jul-1999)
Daughter: Kaya Jordan Gerber (b. 3-Sep-2001)

    High School: DeKalb High School (1984)
    University: Northwestern University (one semester)

    Planet Hollywood
    amfAR National Council
    Endorsement of Clairol
    Endorsement of Foster Grant
    Endorsement of Kellogg Special K (2000)
    Endorsement of Pepsi (1996)
    Endorsement of Pizza Hut
    Endorsement of Revlon
    Posed Naked for Playboy
    Laser Eye Surgery
    Birthday: Elizabeth Taylor (1992)
    Birthday: Miley Cyrus (2008)
    Risk Factors: Smoking

    America: A Tribute to Heroes (21-Sep-2001) · Herself
    We Married Margo (25-Jan-2000) · Herself
    The Simian Line (15-Jan-2000)
    54 (28-Aug-1998)
    Catwalk (16-Feb-1996) · Herself
    Fair Game (3-Nov-1995) · Kate
    Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert (20-Apr-1992) · Herself

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