For a long time, supermodels followed a formula: tall, underfed, bleached-blonde, with coffee-straw legs and a blank, mildly intimidating stare. Then along came Cindy Crawford, the world’s most unforgettable brown-eyed girl. In the nineties, you couldn’t escape her. Besides getting married to Richard Gere, she graced literally hundreds of magazine covers, taking her only flaw—that famous upper-lip mole—and turning it into her most recognizable signature. Crawford combined confidence with a sharp intellect—she’s a former high school valedictorian—and showed a savvy for making risky, but profitable career moves. In 1998, for example, she spurned the advice of her managers and Cindy Crawford nude for Playboy—a full 10 years after her first shoot with the magazine. And in 2011, at age 45, we’d still encourage a third act.
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Cynthia Ann “Cindy” Crawford (born February 20, 1966) is an American model. Her 30 years of success at modeling made her an international celebrity that has led to roles in television and film, and to work as a spokesperson. In 1995, Forbes magazine named her the highest paid model on the planet. Cindy is one of the original five “Supermodels”. 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. Crawford is known for her trademark mole just above her lip, and has appeared on hundreds of magazine covers throughout her career.
Cynthia Ann Crawford was born in DeKalb, Illinois, on February 20, 1966, the daughter of Jennifer Sue Crawford-Moluf (née Walker) and John Dan Crawford. 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.