Cindy Crawford Biography

Cynthia Ann Crawford was one of four children born to John and Jennifer Crawford in DeKalb, Illinois.

BIOGRAPHY

Cynthia Ann Crawford was one of four children born to John and Jennifer Crawford in DeKalb, Illinois. Her brother, Jeffrey, died of leukemia soon after Christmas when she was ten. Her parents later divorced when she was sixteen. She graduated first in her class from high school and went on to study chemical engineering at Northwestern University. She reportedly quit a $4 an hour job shucking corn and left college in order to take a chance on a part-time modeling job in Chicago.

Her risk paid off. Crawford became one of the first major "supermodels" and has appeared on over 400 magazine covers. Her first job was as a spokesperson for Pepsi. She chose not to restrict her career to modeling and became the host of "House of Style" on MTV. She has produced her own workout videos, CINDY CRAWFORD/SHAPE YOUR BODY and THE NEXT CHALLENGE. She is also the author of a book, CINDY CRAWFORD'S BASIC FACE.

Crawford donates both her time and energy to breast and ovarian cancer research and the Leukemia Society of American in memory of her brother. Half of the money from her calendar sales goes to organizations for leukemia research.



She is currently married to Rande Gerber with whom she has a son, Presley Walker Gerber.

CHRONOLOGY

1966 She was born in DeKalb, Illinois. (February 20)

1976 Her brother, Jeffrey, died of leukemia soon after Christmas.

1982 Her parents divorced.

1983 She was a finalist in Elite Model Management's Look of the Year competition.

1986 She moved to New York City.

1988 She became the first supermodel to pose for PLAYBOY.

1991 She married Richard Gere. (December 12)

1993 She was named one of PEOPLE magazine's Most Beautiful People.

1995 She and Richard Gere divorced.

1998 She married Rande Gerber. (May 29)

1999 Her son, Presley Walker Gerber, was born. (July 2)

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