Today is 45 years old one of the legendary supermodels of the 90s-Blonde Claudia Schiffer. Throughout his career, the model appeared on the covers of more than 900 glossy publications! And in the early 2000s, Forbes estimated the state of the shiff of already $ 55 million. To date, like 20 years ago, Claudia Schiffer is included in the list of the most influential top models in the world. And let’s remember how it all began.
The future star of the catwalks of Claudia Schiffer was born on August 25, 1970 in a large family in the small German city of Rainberg. The Schiffer family was large, in addition to Claudia, the eldest daughter, three more children grew and brought up in it – the brothers Stefan and Andreas and sister Anne Caroline. Claudia’s mother, Gudrun, devoted herself to the family and was a housewife, and her father, Hinz Schiffer, was a rather successful lawyer, so that a large family did not pierce and lived by the standards of that time with dignity.
Despite the fact that Claudia was born in Rainberg, she grew up in Dusseldorf. In childhood, Claudia dreamed of following her father’s footsteps and become a good lawyer. Already at the age of 15, having won the mathematical Olympics, she was automatically enrolled in the prestigious University of Munich University. Claudia studied diligently, spoke well in several foreign languages, but because of high growth and thinness it was a white sheep among her classmates. As she later said, at a young age she dreamed of being lower, because teenage boys did not want to meet with a girl who is a cut above them.
“I felt terribly lonely because I was different from my friends.”.
However, as it always happens, the future life and plans of Claudia changed the case. At the age of 17, in one of the nightclubs of Dusseldorf, she met with the director of the Metropolitan Model modeling agency – Michel Levaton. He, looking at Claudia, persuaded her to go to Paris for trial shootings. Having received primary education, after long thoughts and fluctuations, Claudia moved to Paris.
Claudia Schiffer’s path along the career ladder was not so smooth. Agents of fashion houses did not want to cooperate her: yes, of course, she has a bright appearance, she could become a queen of catalogs, but Klaududi was not suitable for the role of the top model of Claudia. When, it would seem, luck turned away from the German, fate gave Claudia another chance. In 1988, Schiffer appeared on the cover of French Elle. And it was an unrelated success! Claudia’s model career rushed rapidly up. Cooperation proposals flowed. In 1989, Claudia Schiffer starred for the popular glossy publication Cosmopolitan, and later won the supermodel title. The apotheosis of grandiose success was cooperation with fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel Fashion House.
In the early 90s, a slender and high blonde with blue eyes signed a contract with one of the leading cosmetic companies at that time-Revlon.
Already rich and famous she collaborates with the most prestigious fashion houses – and Valentino, Dolce&Gabbana, Versace, Jil Sander, Ralph Lauren and others. Takes part in a variety of advertising campaigns.
In 1995, according to the authoritative publication Paris Match, Claudia Schiffer became the most beautiful girl in the world. And in 1997, the model signed a contract with the French company L’Oreal Paris. It is worth noting that Claudia to this day is the face of a line of hair care products – Elseve.
Having become popular and popular Claudia Schiffer is not limited to advertising, it is shot in cinema and video clips, releases its own series of video tutorials Claudia Schiffer’s Perfectly Fit. It is after this that the chifffer becomes a real media face: it is invited to a variety of talk shows and awarding ceremony. For each working day, Claudia Schiffer received a little more than $ 50 thousand.
Linda Evangelist, Karl Lagerfeld and Claudia Schiffer
Having become famous, Claudia was in no hurry to flaunt personal life. Her romance with the famous illusionist David Copperfield lasted about six years. In almost every show, Claudia assisted her beloved magician: either she lay down under a sharp saw, then soared in the air, causing general bewilderment.
“The first time David sawed me in half,” Schiffer will say later, “I was terribly nervous. However, all this was pretty fun, besides, I did not feel anything at all when he sawed my body and divided into two halves. Now this trick is my beloved David show “.
After a long relationship with David, Claudia was noticed surrounded. But their relationship lasted too little.
In 2003, after 19 months of acquaintance, Claudia Schiffer married a British producer and film director Matthew Vaugh, by the way, the son of Count George Albert Harley de Dramond. On the wedding day, the young husband decided to make Claudia a very original gift – instead of the wedding ring, he gave her … a turtle. Yes, Claudia was unlikely to forget such a gift.
Today, the Schiffer-Won pair is raising the son of Caspar Metei Dramond and two charming daughters-Clementine and Kosim Violet Drammond . A large family lives in London and is very happy.
High heels, constant shooting and a frantic model rhythm are already of little interest to Claudia. She rarely takes part in the filming, trying to spend as much time as possible with children. And when a free minute is given, Claudia loves to play tennis and ride a horse.