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Christy Turlington

Turlington at the premiere of 27 Dresses, 7th January 2008. Photo by Luke Ford.
Date of birth January 2, 1969 (1969-01-02) (age 39)
Place of birth Walnut Creek, California, U.S.
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Hair color Brown[1]
Eye color Green[1]
Measurements 34-23-36[1]
Dress size 4 (US); 34 (EU)[1]
Shoe size 10 (US); 41 (EU)[1]

Christy Nicole Turlington (born January 2, 1969) is an American supermodel best known for representing Calvin Klein fragrances since 1987. She has also worked on various campaigns for Maybelline Cosmetic and Giorgio Armani, has appeared in several films about the fashion industry and was a co-founder of the now defunct Fashion Café. 27 Dresses is an upcoming (2008) romantic comedy from Twentieth Century Fox, directed by Step Ups Anne Fletcher, and starring Katherine Heigl and James Marsden. ... is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Walnut Creek is the name of some places in the United States of America: Walnut Creek, California Walnut Creek, North Carolina Walnut Creek, Ohio Also note that there are other places named Walnut. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... For the RuPaul song, see Supermodel (You Better Work). ... This article is about the corporation Calvin Klein Inc. ... For the Chuck Berry song, see Maybellene. ... This article is about the fashion designer. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... The term fashion usually applies to a prevailing mode of expression, but quite often applies to a personal mode of expression that may or may not adhere to prevailing ideals. ...

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Early life

Turlington was born in Walnut Creek, California, the middle of three daughters born to Dwain Turlington, a pilot for Pan American World Airways and a flight attendant from El Salvador, María Elizabeth.[2][3] Walnut Creek is a suburban community located several miles east of the city of Oakland in Contra Costa County, California, United States. ... Pan Ams seaplane terminal at Dinner Key in Miami, Florida, was a hub of inter-American travel during the 1930s and 1940s. ... Flight attendant in an Embraer ERJ 145 LR of PBair, Thailand In aviation, flight attendants — also known as Cabin Crew, stewards, air hosts/hostesses, or stewardesses, — are members of a flight crew employed by airlines to ensure the safety and comfort of the passengers aboard commercial flights. ...


She was discovered by Dennie Cody while horseback riding[1] in Miami, Florida, where her father was working as a training captain for Pan Am.[4] Turlington began modeling after school from age 14 to 16 and during summers until she graduated from Monte Vista High School.[5][1] After graduation, she moved to New York City to model full-time.[5] For the Roman class, see Equestrian (Roman) A young rider at a horse show in Australia. ... Miami redirects here. ... Monte Vista High School is a four year public high school in Danville, California. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


Career

Turlington has several accomplishments in the modeling industry, having had numerous million dollar contracts with companies like Maybelline, Chanel and Calvin Klein. Although she is known as one of the most successful supermodels in history, Christy has rejected the 'supermodel' label. She is widely respected in the fashion industry as one of the friendliest and most professional models in the business. In 1988, Christy along with Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Elle MacPherson, Claudia Schiffer, Stephanie Seymour and Tatjana Patitz became known as the first supermodels. Photographer Steven Meisel booked Christy, Naomi and Linda frequently and together they became known as the "Trinity". For the Chuck Berry song, see Maybellene. ... The House of Chanel, more commonly known as Chanel, is a Parisian fashion house in France founded by Coco Chanel (b. ... This article is about the corporation Calvin Klein Inc. ... Linda Evangelista (born May 10, 1965 in St. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Naomi Campbell (born May 22, 1969) is a British supermodel. ... Elle Macpherson (born 29 March 1964) is an Australian businesswoman, supermodel and actress. ... Claudia Schiffer (born August 25, 1970[2]) is a German supermodel and actress, who reached the height of her popularity during the 1990s. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Tatjana Patitz (born March 25, 1966) is a model and actress. ... Steven Meisel (born 1954) is an American photographer, who obtained popular acclaim with his photographs of friend Madonna in the latters 1992 book Sex designed by Fabien Baron and for his work in US and Italian Vogue. ...


During the 1990s, she appeared in Unzipped, a documentary about fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi, and the fashion mockumentary film Prêt-à-Porter by famed director Robert Altman. Additionally, she was featured in Catwalk, a documentary covering life on the fashion runways, by director Robert Leacock. The documentary was filmed in 1993 and premiered in 1996. The film followed Christy and her fellow models Naomi Campbell, Yasmin Le Bon, Kate Moss and Carla Bruni as they jetted around London, Milan, Paris and New York during Spring Fashion Week. It included rare footage of what goes on behind the scenes at big shows including fittings, parties, shopping and catfights. The film was shot in black and white and color, and featured many top designers at work like a young John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld and Gianni Versace 4 years before his death. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Isaac Mizrahi (born October 14, 1961) is an American fashion designer. ... Mockumentary (also known as a pseudo-documentary)[1], a portmanteau of mock and documentary, is a film and TV genre, or a single work of the genre. ... Prêt-à-Porter (English: Ready to Wear) is a 1994 satirical black comedy written, directed and produced by Robert Altman and shot during the Paris, France, Fashion Week with a host of international stars, models and designers. ... For other persons named Robert Altman, see Robert Altman (disambiguation). ... Naomi Campbell (born May 22, 1969) is a British supermodel. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Not to be confused with Kate Mosse. ... Carla Bruni Tedeschi (born Turin, Italy, 23 December 1967), is an Italian supermodel, songwriter and singer. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Milan (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of France. ... This article is about the state. ... A Fashion Week catwalk Vogue editors Anna Wintour and André Leon Talley during New York Fashion Week A fashion week is a fashion industry event, lasting approximately one week, that allows fashion designers or houses to display their latest collections. ... John Galliano CBE (born January 28, 1960, in Gibraltar) is a British - Gibraltarian fashion designer. ... Karl Lagerfeld (born Karl Otto Lagerfeldt on September 10, 1933) is widely recognized as one of the most influential fashion designers of the late 20th century He has collaborated with a variety of different fashion labels, with Chloé, Fendi and Chanel the most notable. ... Gianni Versace (December 2, 1946 – July 15, 1997) was an Italian designer of both clothing and theater costumes. ...


Turlington also appeared in two music videos. Best friend and fellow model Yasmin Le Bon got her husband Simon LeBon of Duran Duran to feature Christy in their 'Notorious' video in 1986, as well as the album cover. In 1990, singer George Michael drew inspiration from Peter Lindbergh's January 1990 British Vogue cover (which features Christy, Naomi, Linda, Cindy and Tatjana) for his 'Freedom' video. The video featured all top 5 female models along with their top 5 male counterparts, lip-syncing the song. Simon John Charles Le Bon (born October 27, 1958) is the lead singer and lyricist of the pop band Duran Duran. ... Duran Duran are an English rock band notable for a long series of popular singles and vivid music videos. ... For other persons named George Michael, see George Michael (disambiguation). ... Peter Lindbergh, born Peter Brodbeck(* 23. ...

Christy Turlington I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur campaign poster
Christy Turlington I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur campaign poster

She has appeared on over 500 magazine covers and has been featured in several professional photobooks, including Peter Lindbergh's '10 Women', Arthur Elgort's 'Model Manual', Herb Ritts 'Man/Woman' and Karl Lagerfeld's 'Off the Record'. In 1993, she posed nude for PETA's anti-fur campaign. Also in 1993, her face was used on 120 mannequins created by Ralph Pucci for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, causing her to be called the 'Face of the 20th Century'. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Peter Lindbergh, born Peter Brodbeck(* 23. ... Arthur Elgort (*1940 in New York) is one of todays most famous fashion photographers, who has become especially known for his work as Vogue photographer. ... ... Karl Lagerfeld (born Karl Otto Lagerfeldt on September 10, 1933) is widely recognized as one of the most influential fashion designers of the late 20th century He has collaborated with a variety of different fashion labels, with Chloé, Fendi and Chanel the most notable. ... People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals logo People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is an animal rights organization based in the United States. ... A wooden mannequin For other uses, see Mannequin (disambiguation). ... Metropolitan Museum of Art New York Elevation The Metropolitan Museum of Art, often referred to simply as the Met, is one of the worlds largest and most important art museums. ...


More recently, she has become a partner in three successful business ventures: an ayurvedic skincare line (Sundari) and two clothing lines produced by Puma: Nuala, an active women's clothing line; and Mahanuala, a women's yoga-wear line. Ayurveda (आयुर्वेद Sanskrit: ayu—life; veda—knowledge of) or ayurvedic medicine is a more than 2,000 year old comprehensive system of medicine based on a holistic approach rooted in Vedic culture. ... For other uses, see Puma (disambiguation). ... For other uses such as Yoga postures, see Yoga (disambiguation) Statue of Shiva performing Yogic meditation Yoga (Sanskrit: योग Yoga, IPA: ) is a group of ancient spiritual practices originating in India. ...


On August 11, 2006 Women's Wear Daily reported that Turlington signed a multiyear contract with Maybelline, marking her return to the company that made her famous with its 'Maybe She's Born With It' ad campaign. is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Womens Wear Daily is an influential fashion-industry trade journal founded by Edmund Fairchild. ...


On the issue regarding the statement of Claudia Schiffer that the supermodel was dead, Turlington agreed saying, "It's over, it's over, it's over,". "It was fun, but now I just wish it would go away. The name supermodel? I hate it."[6] Claudia Schiffer (born August 25, 1970[2]) is a German supermodel and actress, who reached the height of her popularity during the 1990s. ...


Personal life

Turlington is the author of Living Yoga: Creating A Life Practice (ISBN 0-7868-6806-6). Owing to this interest in Eastern religions she went back to school in 1994 and graduated cum laude in 1999 from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study of New York University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Comparative Religion and Eastern Philosophy. Despite this interest, she has remained a practicing Roman Catholic since childhood.[7][8] Previously a vegetarian, she has gone back to being a meat-eater.[9] An ex-smoker whose father died of lung cancer, Turlington is also an anti-smoking activist.[10][11] Religions, sects and denominations Note that the classification hereunder is only one of several possible. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Latin honors are Latin phrases used to indicate the level of academic distinction with which an academic degree was earned. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... The Gallatin School of Individualized Study (generally known simply as Gallatin) is a small college within New York University. ... New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in New York City. ... A B.A. issued from the University of Tennessee. ... The Major religious groups of the world. ... Eastern philosophy refers very broadly to the various philosophies of Asia, including Indian philosophy, Chinese philosophy, Persian philosophy, Japanese philosophy, and Korean philosophy. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... For animals adapted to eat primarily plants, sometimes referred to as vegetarian animals, see Herbivore. ... Lung cancer is a disease of uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. ... Activism, in a general sense, can be described as intentional action to bring about social or political change. ...


Christy has dated actors Roger Wilson, Christian Slater and Jason Patric. On June 7, 2003 she married actor/filmmaker Edward Burns and was given away by good friend Bono.[4] Burns and Turlington have two children: a daughter Grace born October 25, 2003 and a son Finn born February 11, 2006. The family resides in New York City. Sophie Wilson, formerly Roger Wilson, is a British computer scientist. ... Christian Slater(born August 18, 1969) is an American actor. ... Roger Ebert, Peter OToole, and Jason Patric at the 2004 Savannah Film Festival. ... is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Edward Burns Jr. ... For other uses, see Bono (disambiguation). ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


Allusions in art and media

  • I am Christy Turlington I am the Word is a short story by Tom Junod published in Esquire magazine in November 1997 (Volume 128, Issue 5).
  • Name mentioned during a schoolyard argument between two girls in the film American Beauty.

August 2005 issue of Esquire Esquire is a mens magazine by the Hearst Corporation. ... American Beauty is a 1999 drama film that explores themes of romantic and paternal love, freedom, sexuality, beauty, self-liberation, existentialism, the search for happiness, and family against the backdrop of modern American suburbia. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Christy Turlington in the Fashion Model Directory
  2. ^ Benson, Richard. Yogi bared. Telegraph, March 12, 2003. Retrieved 2008-02-15.
  3. ^ Belleza no significa no tener arrugas ("Beauty doesn't mean you don't have wrinkles"). Para Ti Online, April 3, 2007. Retrieved 2008-02-15.
  4. ^ a b Whitworth, Melissa. Christy Turlington: the outsider. The Daily Telegraph, September 23, 2007. Retrieved 2008-02-15.
  5. ^ a b Seeber, Michael. Christy Turlington: Beauty and Balance. Psychology Today, July/August 2007. Retrieved 2008-02-15.
  6. ^ New York Fashion Week: In the front row source: www.telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved September 17, 2007
  7. ^ Turlington, Christy. (2003). Living Yoga: Creating A Life Practice (pp. 110-112). ISBN 0-7868-6806-6.
  8. ^ Simpkinson, Anne. The Model Yogini: Beliefnet catches up with Christy Turlington. Beliefnet. Retrieved 2008-02-15.
  9. ^ Turlington, Christy. (2003). Living Yoga: Creating A Life Practice (pp. 235-236). ISBN 0-7868-6806-6.
  10. ^ Turlington, Christy. (2003). Living Yoga: Creating A Life Practice (pp. 85-90). ISBN 0-7868-6806-6.
  11. ^ http://www.smokingisugly.com/main.html Retrieved 2008-02-15.

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Christy Turlington - Celebrities and Religion - ReligionFacts (741 words)
Christy Turlington was born to a Catholic mother from El Salvador and a Protestant American father in California on January 2, 1989.
At the age of 18, Christy Turlington began the practice of Yoga after being impressed by "the discipline and the respect and the quietude" she observed in a Yoga-practicing friend.
Christy Turlington also donates money to the American Foundation for El Salvador, an organization for the poor in the small Central American country that was her mother's homeland, and participates in volunteer organizations including Target Breast Cancer and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
Christy Turlington Biography (560 words)
Born on January 2nd, 1969, in Walnut Creek, California, Christy Turlington's initial interest was not in the Fashion industry, but rather, Christy had an undeniable passion for horses and horseback riding.
Christy Turlington was hired instantly by a local agency and her first shoot was for a succession of advertisements for a store chain called Emporium Capwell.
Christy Turlington is an advocate for helping poverty-stricken individuals as she donates all the proceeds from her calendar to the American Foundation for El Salvador, an organization that helps the poor in the small Central American country that was her mom's homeland.
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