Cindy Crawford is the second of three girls and four children.
Her parents, John and Jennifer, now divorced. Brother Jeff was
four years younger than Cindy, died of leukemia at when he was
age 4 and Cindy was 8. Older sister, Chris, has always lived in
the Chicago area as a teacher. Younger sister Danielle has worked
in the peace Corp and worked most recently as production assistant
on Cindy's film 'Fair Game'. She also appears in the film as a
waitress. She now works on a dude ranch in Colorado. Before becoming
a megamodel, Cindy detasselled corn, won a chemical engineering
scholarship, and scored perfectly on her college calculus exams.
Cindy attended Northwestern University but never graduated. Graduated
Valedictorian of DeKalb High with a 4.0 avg.
Cindy Crawford's life is the classic rags to riches
tale. Well, almost. No overnight sensation, it was rags or rather
the clothing trade, that brought her to the rather lofty financial
level as the highest paid, and probably the single most widely
recognized supermodel. Commanding somewhere in the neighborhood
of six to nine million dollars last year alone. Cindy was the
spokesperson for Pepsi for a while, and her commercial introducing
Pepsi's new look was a finalist for Advertising Age's "The
Best Awards 1991." Her picture has graced the covers of over
four hundred major international magazines. As the host of MTV's
"House of Style," satellites beam Cindy and her world
of fashion to the farthest reaches of the globe. Celebrating its
Fifth Anniversary this year, "House of Style" remains
one of the most popular shows on MTV. Crawford recently hosted
her first special for the network which featured a behind-the-scenes
look at "Melrose Place," "Saturday Night Live"
and the White House as well as interviews with Shaquille O'Neal
and Rosie O'Donnell. She's has also done at least calendars (including
a new for 1996) and of the profit, half (I believe) goes toward
fighting leukemia, and she has put out two exercise videos. Has
a three year $3 million contract with Revlon. Appeared in print
ads for JH Collectibles and Capezio Bags, and also in a series
of lingerie posters for Hennes & Mauritz in Europe. The Norway
police was forced to tore many of them down because they feared
drivers were being too distracted. She is also the jewelry fashion
spokesmodel for Kay Jewelers, part of the Sterling family of fine
jewelry stores, which will launch a signature collection bearing
her name soon. She has said she feels too old for runway modeling,
and wishes to cut back to part time modeling. When first starting
out Cindy was called "Baby Gia" after now dead Gia Carangi,
the main difference being that Cindy was wholesome and Gia died
from her lifestyle. The resemblance between them in the early
years is uncanny. Appeared topless in the July 1988 Playboy. Quote:
"I don't mind if someone thinks a picture of me decorates
their wall nicely. It's weird when you think what people might
be doing to it. But if you just the way I look can make someone
feel good, that's a pretty easy way for me to bring them some
pleasure. I just don't want to hear about graphics details,you
She was married to actor Richard Gere in Dec '91
at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas, by Rev. Wes McPherson.
They using wedding bands twisted from chewing gum wrappers. Cindy
said , during an interview, they planned on having a child soon.
Those plans, now of course canceled. Cindy is frequently rumored
to be bisexual, and having an affair with Christy Turlington.
In '91 they were photographed while kissing behind the Roxy nightclub
in New York. The rumors have intensified since Cindy appeared
on the cover of Vanity Fair shaving k.d. lang, a confirmed lesbian.
On May 6, 1994, the London Times published a full page advertisement
in which Cindy and Richard Gere proclaimed: "We are heterosexual
and monogamous and take our commitment to each other very seriously".
It cost them $30,000. The move to producing came for Cindy in
1992 with the highly successful "Cindy Crawford/Shape Your
Body Workout." In addition to starring in the exercise video,
which developed with personal trainer Radu, Cindy also served
as an executive producer. Topping Billboard's Health and Fitness
charts since its debut in October of 1992, the video has sold
more than 2 million copies in the United States alone. Amazed
at overwhelming response the workout tape, Cindy and Radu did
it again with a follow-up release entitled "The Next Challenge."
No surprise, true to form this tape also became a winner. The
video is comprised of one complete workout program that features
a "cross-training" approach to total body workout rather
than the "circuit training" approach of the first video.
The same company who made the last 4 calendars has
brought out the Cindy Crawford 1994 European Edition Calendar
which has various pics taken from her last four calendars. Also,
there is another calendar produced by an English firm which is
of fairly poor quality (its only 12 month while the European Edition
is 16 months). [Addresses for the two companies, CULTRE SHOCK
and DAY DREAM CALENDARS, are in the addresses section the supermodel
FAQ.] In 1992, Crawford hosted two specials for Fox TV "Concert
for Life" dedicated to the memory of Freddie Mercury and
broadcast live from Wembley Stadium, and "Stuntwomen World
Tour '92," an exciting look at Hollywood's stuntwomen.
Cindy has apartments in New York City and Bel Air,
California. Has cottages in Westchester, New York and a beach
house in Malibu. She lives in the same New York City building
as Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington and Winona Ryder. Dividing
her time between New York and Los Angeles, Cindy Crawford is hard
at work building her career from coast to coast when she's not
starring in major motion pictures.
Forget about spring turning a young man's fancy
to thoughts of love. It seems that the chill of winter has had
quite a romantic effect on several Hollywood couples. For example,
New York's Daily News reports that the on-again, off-again relationship
of Val Kilmer and Cindy Crawford is apparently very much on. So
on, in fact, that some guests in the Bel-Air Hotel can supposedly
bear witness to the couple's passion. "You could hear the
moans from their suite," says an unnamed source at the hotel.
"For three days, Cindy and Val barely came up for air. The
only thing they took time out for was room service." Well,
they have to keep their strength up, after all. . . . Val and
Cindy aren't the only passionate stars. People magazine reports
two recent tales of P.D.A. (public displays of affection) by celebrities.
Longtime couple Jerry Seinfeld and his much younger girlfriend,
Shoshanna Lonstein, were spotted cozying up together at a recent
art fair in Beverly Hills, while newlyweds Sean Penn and Robin
Wright were caught in a deep kiss before Bruce Springsteen's October
25 concert in Santa Barbara. Okay everybody, time to let out that
collective sigh. . . .