Cynthia Ann Crawford (born February 20, 1966) is an American supermodel and actress. Her years of success at modeling made her an international celebrity that has led to roles in television and film, and work as a spokesperson.
Crawford in 2015
Cynthia Ann Crawford
February 20, 1966
DeKalb, Illinois, U.S.
|Known for||Kate McQueen in Fair Game|
Host of MTV's House of Style
(m. 1991; div. 1995)
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
Cynthia Ann Crawford was born in DeKalb, Illinois, on February 20, 1966, the daughter of John Daniel Crawford and Jennifer Sue Crawford-Moluf (née Walker). She has two sisters, Chris and Danielle, as well as a brother, Jeffery, who died of childhood leukemia at age 3. She has stated that her family has been in the United States for generations and that her ancestry is mostly German, English, and French. By appearing in an episode of Who Do You Think You Are? in 2013, she discovered that her ancestors included English nobility and continental royal families of the Middle Ages and that she was descended from Charlemagne.
In her sophomore year at high school, she received a call from a local clothing store regarding modelling work, only to discover that it was a practical joke set up by two of her classmates. However, the following year another store hired a number of high school girls, including Crawford, to work for them (including a fashion shoot). In her junior year, local photographer Roger Legel, whose duties included photographing a different college girl to be that week's coed in the DeKalb Nite Weekly, asked to take her picture for the publication; the result was Crawford's first cover. 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. Elite Model Management in Chicago then started representing her.
Crawford graduated from DeKalb High School in 1984 as valedictorian. She earned 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, Crawford moved to New York City in 1986 and signed with the Elite New York modeling agency.
During the 1980s and 1990s, 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 500 appearances. Crawford has walked the runways for Chanel, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Todd Oldham, DKNY, and Valentino. Crawford also appeared in many fashion campaigns during her career, including those for Versace, Calvin Klein, Escada, David Yurman, Oscar De La Renta, Balmain, Hermes, Ellen Tracy, Valentino, Bally, Liz Claiborne, Hervé Leger, Halston, Anne Klein, Isaac Mizrahi, Blumarine, Guess, Ink, Gap, and Revlon. She has also worked for Omega, Maybelline, Clairol, Pepsi, and Chilean retail stores Ripley (partner of Macy's).
In 1987, Crawford appeared during the opening credits of the Michael J. Fox film The Secret of My Success. Three years later, she appeared alongside top models Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz and Naomi Campbell on the cover of the January 1990 edition of British Vogue magazine. Crawford and the other four models subsequently appeared in the video for George Michael's hit "Freedom '90" later that year. Subsequently, Crawford played the lost love of Jon Bon Jovi in the 1994 video for his version of "Please Come Home For Christmas", "John Taylor" in the 2011 video for Duran Duran's "Girl Panic" (featuring supermodels as the band, including Naomi Campbell as Simon Le Bon), and Headmistress in the 2015 video for Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" as part of a cast including Jessica Alba (Domino), Selena Gomez (Arsyn), and fellow models Lily Aldridge, Cara Delevingne, Gigi Hadid, Martha Hunt and Karlie Kloss (as Frostbyte, Mother Chucker, Slay-Z, Homeslice and Knockout respectively).
The red Versace dress which she wore to the 63rd Academy Awards in 1991 had a major influence on fashion, and many copies and fakes of the dress were produced. In 1992, Crawford—through GoodTimes Home Video and her company Crawdaddy Productions—made an exercise video with Radu Teodorescu named Cindy Crawford: Shape Your Body; although criticised by some for being unsafe, it was hugely successful and led to two equally lucrative followups, Cindy Crawford: The Next Challenge in 1993 (again with Radu) and Cindy Crawford: A New Dimension in 2000; the latter, made with fitness expert Kathy Kaehler and produced not long after Crawford gave birth to her first child, was aimed at new mothers getting back into shape. In 2001, Crawford also made a shorter fitness video aimed at children, Mini-Muscles with Cindy Crawford and the Fit-wits, an animated production featuring the voices of Crawford (who also appears at the beginning in live action), Radu and Kobe Bryant.
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.
Crawford is 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm) tall with brown hair and eyes. Her measurements are 34–25.5–36". 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 Australian advertising campaign for flavoured milk featuring a TV commercial wherein she "licked off" her own mole. During the beginning of her career, the mole was removed from her modeling pictures, including her first Vogue cover. Her resemblance 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 early 1990s, Crawford starred in the Pepsi and Pepsi Stuff advertising. In 1992, she appeared in Pepsi's Super Bowl commercial, aired during Super Bowl XXVI. In 2016, Pepsi released a remake of the commercial, also featuring Crawford. 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." 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 many lesser roles guest starring on TV and as supporting roles, often playing herself. For example, in 2000, she was one of the celebrities (along with Victoria Silvstedt, Anna Falchi and Megan Gale) playing themselves in the Italian comedy Body Guards - Guardie del corpo. In the 1990s, Carol Shaw, her make-up artist, named a lipstick color after Crawford as a part of the Lorac Cosmetics lip-wear line.
In July 1988, she posed nude for Playboy magazine in a shoot by photographer Herb Ritts. In October 1998, Crawford returned to the pages of Playboy for a second nude pictorial, again taken by Ritts.
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. In her forties, she claimed No. 26 in the 2006 Hot 100 issue of Maxim magazine. She was named No. 3 on VH1's 40 Hottest Hotties of the 90s and was named one of the "100 Hottest Women of All-Time" by Men's Health.
Fashion designer Michael Kors summed up her impact:
Crawford quit full-time modeling in 2000 and now appears only occasionally in fashion magazines. She continues to provide celebrity endorsement for a variety of projects. In 2005, Crawford created a line of beauty products with Jean-Louis Sebagh called Meaningful Beauty for Guthy-Renker. Crawford has stated that she regularly receives certain cosmetic procedures, including Botox and vitamin injections. She first saw a plastic surgeon at the age of 28.
In 2005, Crawford launched a new line of furniture under the "Cindy Crawford Home Collection" name. The collection is manufactured by HM Richards Inc. She assisted in the creation of the line by consulting on the features, colors, or styles that fit the needs of families or reflected her own tastes. She also has a furniture line with Raymour & Flanigan and launched a home goods line with J. C. Penney in late 2009.
In 2009, Crawford was one of many celebrities to be photographed by Deborah Anderson for the coffee table book Room 23, produced by philanthropist Diana Jenkins. In addition to appearing in the book, Crawford was the cover model and wrote the dedication.
Crawford returned to modeling in May 2011, appearing on the cover of the May 2011 issue of Vogue Mexico.
Becoming, a book about Crawford's life and career co-written by Crawford and Katherine O'Leary, was published in September 2015.
In September 2017, Crawford, along with models Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Helena Christensen and Carla Bruni, closed the Versace spring/summer 2018 fashion show, which was an homage to the late Gianni Versace.
Crawford was married to actor Richard Gere from 1991 to 1995. After they divorced, she married businessman and former model Rande Gerber on May 29, 1998. They have two children, son Presley Walker Gerber (born July 2, 1999) and daughter Kaia Jordan Gerber (born September 3, 2001). Both of her children went into modeling.
When Crawford was 10 years old, her three-year-old brother Jeff—whom she continues to praise as "the fourth most influential person in [her] life"—died of leukemia. Since becoming a model, Crawford has made childhood leukemia a focal point of her charity work, donating proceeds of her calendars to medical research. Crawford has been a long-time supporter of the pediatric oncology program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where Jeff was treated, stating that she believes he received the best care possible. She is also an honorary board member of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.
In 2007, she became an official supporter of the Ronald McDonald House Charities and is a member of their celebrity board, called the Friends of RMHC. Crawford is on the honorary committee of the California Wildlife Center.
|1990||Awwal Number||DIG Vikram Singh's step mother|
|Fair Game||Kate McQueen|
|2000||Body Guards - Guardie del corpo||Herself and her double|
|2001||The Simian Line||Sandra|
|1992||Cindy Crawford: Shape Your Body Workout|
|1993||Cindy Crawford: The Next Challenge Workout|
|2000||Cindy Crawford: A New Dimension|
|2001||Mini-Muscles with Cindy Crawford and the Fit-wits|
|1990||"Freedom! '90"||George Michael|
|1991||"Voices That Care"||Voices That Care||Part of the choir|
|1994||"Please Come Home For Christmas"||Jon Bon Jovi||As Jon Bon Jovi's girlfriend|
|2011||"Girl Panic!"||Duran Duran||As John Taylor|
|2015||"Bad Blood"||Taylor Swift||As Headmistress|
|1989–1995||MTV's House of Style||Host|
|1996||Muppets Tonight!||Herself||Episode: "Episode 5"|
|1997||Frasier||Dorothy (voice only)||Episode: "Halloween"|
|1998||3rd Rock from the Sun||Masha, one of the invading Venusians||Episode: "36! 24! 36! Dick!"|
|The Secret World of... Supermodels|
|Sex with Cindy Crawford||Host||TV special|
|2002||According to Jim||Gretchen Saunders, manager of a car dealership||Episode: "Cars & Chicks"|
|2004||Headliners and Legends: Cindy Crawford|
|2009||Wizards of Waverly Place||Bibi Rockford||Episode: "Fashion Week"|
|2013||Who Do You Think You Are?||Herself||Season 4, Episode 6|
|2015||Cougar Town||Herself||Episode: "Yer So Bad"|
|The Hospital In The Sky||Herself||Narrator|
|2016||Lip Sync Battle||Herself||Episode:"Zoe Saldana vs. Zachary Quinto"|
| Host of House of Style
Amber Valletta and Shalom Harlow
"(Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection" is a song by American hard rock band Nelson. It was released in 1990 on Geffen Records and backed with "Will You Love Me". The song was based on a crush on Cindy Crawford. The music video features model and actress Judie Aronson who first appears on the cover of a magazine called "Vague", a play on Vogue. The song itself is known for its technical drumming involving syncopation and double bass, and virtuoso guitar soloing.
The production on the single and its B-side, "Will You Love Me", was done by David Thoener and Marc Tanner. It also appears as the first track on Nelson's album, After the Rain. The song is used in X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men. American boyband Natural covered the song for their 2002 album Keep It Natural.16th Golden Raspberry Awards
The 16th Golden Raspberry Awards were held on March 24, 1996, at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel to recognize the worst the movie industry had to offer in 1995. The list of nominees follows, with recipients denoted in bold. For the first time in Razzie history, an actual "winner" showed up to the ceremony and accepted his award: Showgirls director Paul Verhoeven.Beauty mark
A beauty mark or beauty spot is a euphemism for a type of dark facial mole, so named because such birthmarks are sometimes considered an attractive feature. Medically, such "beauty marks" are generally melanocytic nevus, more specifically the compound variant. Moles of this type may also be located elsewhere on the body, and may also be considered beauty marks if located on the face, shoulder, neck or breast. Artificial beauty marks have been fashionable in some periods.Elite Model Look
Elite Model Look (formerly known as Look of the Year from 1983–1995) is a yearly fashion modeling event held by Elite Model Management, an international model management group. It is used to discover and launch female fashion models in the international fashion marketplace, like the similar Ford Models' Supermodel of the World contest. Each year the contest attracts some 350,000 participants from roughly 70 countries in the world, with castings held in over 800 cities. Contestants, typically between the ages of 14 and 22, compete in local contests for a chance to represent their country in the world final.
Notable past contestants include Laurie Holden, Alessandra Ambrosio, Ana Beatriz Barros, Cindy Crawford, Helena Christensen, Dayana Mendoza, Melania Trump, Olga Kurylenko, Diane Kruger, Esther Cañadas, Fernanda Tavares, Frederique van der Wal, Ruby Christine Martin, Gisele Bündchen, Inés Rivero, Isabeli Fontana, Kate Dillon Levin, Lara Stone, Juana Burga, Petra Němcová, Stephanie Seymour, Tatjana Patitz, Ujjwala Raut, Manasvi Mamgai, Azra Akin, Miriam Odemba, Rolene Strauss, Valentina Zelyaeva and Josefina Cisternas.
From 1996 to 1999 the United States finals were recorded to make a television documentary special called The Making of a Supermodel, which aired on E! Entertainment Television. Online, a web television documentary titled Elite New Face premiered on Hulu on November 19, 2012. The series reviewed the 2011 contest, and followed the 2012 contest beginning from the regional castings all the way to the world final and the announcement of the winner. A second season following the 2013 event was also created.Fair Game (1995 film)
Fair Game is a 1995 American action film directed by Andrew Sipes. It stars Cindy Crawford as family law attorney Kate McQuean and William Baldwin as Max Kirkpatrick, a Florida police officer. Kirkpatrick ends up on the run to protect McQuean when she is targeted for murder by ex-members of the KGB with interests in a ship owned by a Cuban man who may lose it in a divorce case being pursued by McQuean.
The film is based on Paula Gosling's novel of the same title, which was previously adapted into the 1986 Sylvester Stallone film Cobra.
Locations used for the film included Coral Gables, Florida, Miami Beach, and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.Gerber (surname)
Gerber (; German: [ˈgɛɐ̯bɐ]) is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
Aisha Gerber, (born 1999), Canadian artistic gymnast
Bob Gerber (1916–2002), American basketball player
Christoph Gerber, Swiss physicist
Craig Gerber (creator) invented 2 Disney animated shows
Craig Stuart Gerber, baseballer
Danie Gerber (born 1958), South African rugby union player
Daniel Frank Gerber (1898–1974) founder of the Gerber Products Company
Ernst Ludwig Gerber (1746–1819), composer and author
Eugene John Gerber (1931-2018), American Roman Catholic bishop
Fred Gerber, American film and television director and television producer
Heinrich Gottfried Gerber (1832-1912), German engineer
Heiko Gerber (born 1972), German football player
John Gerber (disambiguation)
Joseph Gerber (1924–1996), founder of Gerber Scientific
Magda Gerber, pioneer in infant care
Martin Gerber (born 1974), Swiss ice hockey player
Mich Gerber (born 1957), Swiss composer and musician
Michael Gerber (disambiguation)
Mikaela Gerber, Canadian artistic gymnast and UCLA Bruin
Niklaus Gerber (1850-1914), Swiss dairy chemist and industrialist
Paul Gerber (1854-1909), German physicist
Peter Gerber (disambiguation)
Rande Gerber (born 1962), former model, businessman and husband of Cindy Crawford
Rayno Gerber (born 1981), South African rugby union footballer
Ron "Boogiemonster" Gerber, radio host of Crap From The Past show
Sally Gerber, daughter of the founder of Gerber Products Company
Samuel R. Gerber (c. 1899-1987), medical professor, coroner of the Sam Sheppard murder case
Steve Gerber (1947-2008), comic book writer, co-creator of Howard the DuckHerb Ritts
Herbert "Herb" Ritts Jr. (August 13, 1952 – December 26, 2002) was an American fashion photographer and director prolific for his photographs of celebrities, models, and other cultural figures throughout the 1980s and 1990s. His work concentrated on black-and-white photography and portraits, often in the style of classical Greek sculpture, which emphasized the human shape.Heroin chic
Heroin chic was a look popularized in mid-1990s fashion and characterized by pale skin, dark circles underneath the eyes, very skinny body, dark red lipstick and angular bone structure. The look, characterised by emaciated features and androgyny, was a reaction against the "healthy" and vibrant look of models such as Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer. A 1996 article in the Los Angeles Times stated that the fashion industry had "a nihilistic vision of beauty" that was reflective of drug addiction.Juliana Martins
Juliana Martins (born 3 October 1984 in José Bonifácio, São Paulo state) is a Brazilian model. She worked for Sports Illustrated, and contested in the 1997 Elite Model Look. Juliana Martins was labeled the Brazilian Cindy Crawford by John Casablancas when she was thirteen years old .Kaia Gerber
Kaia Jordan Gerber (born September 3, 2001) is an American model and actress, signed with IMG Models. Gerber is the daughter of Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford.Keith Munyan
Keith Owen Munyan Jr. (born April 10, 1961), is an American commercial photographer based in North Hollywood, California, whose client list includes Hilary Duff, Jessica Simpson, and Cindy Crawford. His work has appeared in magazines, album packaging, books, billboards, and calendars.
For fifteen years before he became a photographer, Munyan worked as a model. He has appeared in the television programs Extra, Hard Copy, and Access Hollywood. He was featured on various calendars and on billboards for Budweiser Light and Diet Coke, acted in commercials, and modeled swimsuits. He also modeled nude for Playgirl.List of Vogue (US) cover models
This list of Vogue cover models/celebs 1950–present is a catalog of cover models who have appeared on the cover of Vogue magazine.List of Vogue Deutsch cover models
This list of Vogue Germany cover models is a catalog of cover models who have appeared on the cover of Vogue Germany, the German edition of Vogue magazine, starting with the magazine's first issue in August 1979.Rande Gerber
Rande Gerber is an American entertainment industry businessman and former model. He founded nightlife companies Midnight Oil and the Gerber Group. A bar and nightlife industry entrepreneur, his portfolio has consisted of restaurants, bars and lounges worldwide. In 2014, he launched Gerber Spirits.Red Versace dress of Cindy Crawford
The red Versace dress of Cindy Crawford refers to the red plunge Versace dress worn by Cindy Crawford at the 63rd Academy Awards on March 25, 1991. The dress worn by the model and designed by Versace was a long evening dress in red, with straps and plunging neckline. The model, accompanied by her boyfriend of the time, the actor Richard Gere, presented the Oscar for Best Set Design along with Susan Sarandon. The Oscar red carpet of 1991 represents the first official occasion where Gere and Crawford were shown together as a couple.Rockin' the Corps
Rockin' the Corps was a 2005 concert designed to show appreciation to the United States Marines and sailors returning home from the Iraq War.
The free event was attended by approximately 44,000 active duty military personnel and their families and broadcast by the Armed Forces Radio and Television Network to 880,000 servicemen, servicewomen and civilians at bases worldwide. The show was shot with 12 cameras in high-definition.
Musicians performing include Beyoncé with Destiny's Child, Kiss, Ted Nugent, Godsmack, Darius Rucker with Hootie & The Blowfish and Ja Rule among others. Celebrities appearing include Mary J. Blige, Cindy Crawford, Randy Jackson, Carmen Electra, Alyssa Milano and Sharon Stone, among others.
The show was organized by Support The Corps, a non-profit organization founded by Joseph E. Robert, Jr., a Washington, D.C.-based businessman. Also involved were musician and producer Quincy Jones, music and film producer Spencer Proffer, and music manager Doc McGhee.
On Memorial Day 2005, Yahoo! featured excerpts from the event on their site in a salute to U.S. armed forces. The theatrical release of "Rockin' The Corps" premiered June 26 in Washington, D.C., and on June 27 screenings were held on 150 screens in 75 markets in the United States at Regal, Edwards and United Artists theaters as part of their Big Screen Concert series. A one-year broadcast initiative began over the July 4th weekend on iN Demand, with subsequent television broadcasts, both free and pay-per-view,Rooms To Go
Rooms To Go Incorporated is an American furniture store chain. Based in Seffner, Florida the company operates 226 stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Puerto Rico. The company was founded in September 1990 by Jeffrey and Morty Seaman, when they sold Seaman Furniture Company. According to Furniture Today, Rooms To Go is the 3rd largest furniture retailer in the US.The Simian Line
The Simian Line is a 2001 American improvisational film released in New York City and Los Angeles. It was filmed over an eleven-day period. The ensemble cast includes Harry Connick Jr., Cindy Crawford, Tyne Daly, William Hurt, Monica Keena, Samantha Mathis, Lynn Redgrave, Jamey Sheridan and Eric Stoltz.Unzipped (film)
Unzipped is a 1995 American documentary film directed by Douglas Keeve. It follows fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi, Keeve's then boyfriend, as he plans and ultimately shows his fall 1994 collection. The film put such a rift in their relationship over Mizrahi's depiction that the two broke up over it.There are appearances by supermodels Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista and Kate Moss, as well as many other celebrities and designers from the fashion world and beyond.