Born: 25 August 1970
Birthplace: Dusseldorf, Germany
Best known as: Teutonic supermodel for Guess Jeans
Model Claudia Schiffer was one of the best-known blondes in the world for a time in the 1990s. Like Anna Nicole Smith
, Schiffer got her first American exposure as a Big Blonde in glossy print ads for Guess Jeans. Unlike Smith, Schiffer parlayed her appearances into a career as a top print model. Her classic German looks and classic German business savvy made her an international star. She's made occasional film appearances, notably in Zoolander
(2001, starring Ben Stiller
) and Love Actually
(2003, with Liam Neeson
), and she served in 2006 as the public face of a national economic campaign called "Germany -- Land of Ideas."
Schiffer was the longtime girlfriend and fiancee of glam magician David Copperfield; the two broke up in 1999. She married film producer Matthew Vaughn in 2002; their son Caspar was born in 2003, and daughter Clementine was born in 2004.
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