Birth Date: August 25, 1970
Birth Place: Rheinberg, Germany
Height: 5' 11"
Quote: (on turning down appearing nude in Playboy): "It's not that I'm against nudity. I'm German, I'm very open, in Germany
they lay in the park naked. It's just the principle."
(See Claudia nude in Heavenly's Nude Section.)
Claudia Schiffer was born August 25, 1970 in Rheinberg, Germany. She was raised the oldest of three other siblings by her parents, Hienze and Gudrun Schiffer. Claudia was raised in Dusseldorf, Germany to a homemaker mom and lawyer dad. As a child growing up, Claudia did not wish to become a model, rather she wanted to be a lawyer and work in her father's successful law firm.
Claudia's aspirations of becoming a successful attorney came to a halt when she went to a club for a night on the town with her friends in October 1987. A modeling agent, Michel Levaton, spotted Claudia and was instantly taken by her. Claudia flew off to Paris for her first test shoot and a star was born.
Claudia's initial emergence came from the popular cover shot for Elle magazine. Claudia received unbelievable recognition by magazines in Europe and was later selected to be the new Guess? girl in 1989. While she was fulfilling her Guess? ad campaign duties, Claudia managed to appear on five magazine covers in the United States and seven in Europe.
At 5'11" with long, flowing blonde hair and piercing blue eyes, she has appeared on over five hundred magazine covers and her annual calendar is always one of the hottest selling items around. She has made many television appearances throughout her successful career on shows such as Larry King Live, The Tonight Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Beside her television stints, Claudia also appeared in a number of feature films including the most recent, Love Actually, starring Hugh Grant.
Claudia is quite the entrepreneur, having made a personal exercise video and being one of the original founders of the trendy Fashion Cafe (with fellow supermodels Elle MacPherson, Christy Turlington, and Naomi Campbell.)
As for her hobbies, Claudia likes to ride horses, paint, play tennis, read, ski, and dance. This beauty is also fluently trilingual - she speaks German, French and English.
Claudia remains one of the top five supermodels in the modelling industry today. She signed a four-year contract with Revlon cosmetics worth $6 million.
Claudia is currently married to Matthew Vaughn and is expecting their second child later this year.
Claudia Schiffer Filmography
"Arrested Development" (uncredited) .... Balboa Towers Security (1 episode: "Charity Drive" 2003)
Love Actually (2003) .... Carol
"Dharma & Greg" .... Gretchen (2 episodes, 2002)
Life Without Dick (2002) .... Mary
In Pursuit (2001) (V) .... Catherine Wells
Zoolander (2001) .... Herself
Meeting Genevieve (2000) .... Genevieve
Black and White (1999) .... Greta
Friends & Lovers (1999) .... Carla
... aka Friends and Lovers (Philippines: English title)
Desperate But Not Serious (1999) .... Gigi
... aka Reckless + Wild (USA: DVD title)
"Futurama" (voice) .... Herself (1 episode: "A Head in the Polls" 1999)
Beautopia (1998) .... Herself
The Blackout (1997) .... Susan
... aka The Blackout (France)
"Mad TV" .... Herself (Episode #1.17, 1996)
Catwalk (1996) .... Herself
Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1994) .... Aerobics Instructor
Prêt-à-Porter (1994) (uncredited) .... Herself
... aka Prêt-à-Porter: Ready to Wear (Canada: English title)
... aka Ready to Wear
"De tú a tú" (1 episode, February 18, 1993)
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