Born: 1 June 1973
Birthplace: Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
Best known as: Host of TV's Project Runway
Heidi Klum is one of the best-known international fashion models of the 1990s and 2000s. Already popular in America with fans of the Victoria's Secret catalog, Klum made a bigger splash when she appeared on the cover of the 1998 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. She co-starred in the movie Blow Dry (2001, with Josh Hartnett and Rachael Leigh Cook) and made regular appearances as herself on the Michael J. Fox sitcom Spin City. In 2004 she began hosting the cable TV series Project Runway, a reality show in which budding fashion designers compete with each other and are judged by a panel of experts led by Klum.
Extra credit: Klum became an American citizen in 2008... She married the British soul singer Seal (real name Sealhenry Samuel) in May of 2005.
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