Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford is an international superstar who is often considered one of the first true supermodels, paving a path for future models and transforming the fashion industry.

Born: February 20, 1966

Place of Birth: DeKalb, Illinois

After graduating at the top of her class in high school, Crawford began working toward a degree in chemical engineering at Northwestern University -- before trading molecules for modeling and dropping out to pursue a career in print and on the runways.

1982: Won the Look of the Year contest held by the Elite Modeling Agency. The same year, Crawford appeared on the cover of Vogue.

1983-1990: Cindy Crawford appeared on over 400 magazine covers including: Vogue, W, People, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Playboy and Allure.

1989-1995: Hosted House of Style on MTV.

1995: Made her acting debut starring as Kate McQuean in the movie Fair Game.

1998: Crawford married husband Rande Gerber, an entrepreneur and night club promoter.

2000: Crawford quit modeling -- however she still appears in the occasional fashion magazine.

2005: She launched the Cindy Crawford Home Collection, a furniture line available in stores nationwide.

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