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Christy Turlington

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Christy Turlington on the cover of TIME

Christy Turlington (born January 2, 1969 in Walnut Creek, California) is an American supermodel best known for representing Calvin Klein fragrances since 1987. She had also worked on various Maybelline Cosmetic campaigns. Giorgio Armani has used her talents to display his designs on the runway. She is also co-founder of the Fashion Café.

Turlington hails from Danville, California. She is an American with El Salvadorian roots.

An ex-smoker whose father died of lung cancer, Turlington is an anti-smoking activist. Smoking is Ugly (http://www.smokingisugly.com)

She is married to the actor-filmmaker Edward Burns. They have one child.

Author of one book, Living Yoga: Creating A Life Practice (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0786868066/qid=1115654073/sr=8-1/ref=pd_csp_1/103-9941295-1118235?v=glance&s=books&n=507846). She has been practicing Yoga for almost 15 years.

A Bio Documentry was done of her life on the Fashion Runways by director Robert Leacock, titled Catwalk (http://imdb.com/title/tt0112646/?fr=c2l0ZT1kZnxteD0yMHxsbT01MDB8dHQ9b258ZmI9dXxwbj0wfHE9Y2F0d2Fsa3xodG1sPTF8bm09b24_;fc=2;ft=21;fm=1). The Documentry was filmed in 1993 and premiered in 1996.

Christy appeared in the hit documentry about fashion designer Issac Mizrahi, titled Unzipped (http://imdb.com/title/tt0114805/) and the Fashion mockumentry film, Prêt-à-Porter (http://imdb.com/title/tt0110907/) by famed director Robert Altman.

Christy started three successful business ventures. A skincare line, Sundari (http://sundari.com/). And a two clothing lines, sponsored with Puma (http://puma.com/pindex.jsp). Nuala (http://nuala.puma.com/), a Active Womens Clothing Line and Mahanuala (http://www.mahanuala.com/) a Womens Yoga-Wear line.

Christy's modeling career accomplishments are a long list. Numerous million dollar contracts like Maybelline, Chanel & Calvin Klein. She is one of only a few models to appear on the cover of 300+ magazines. Although she is accredited of being one of the most successful Supermodels in history, Christy has rejected the label of Supermodel out of respect. She is also widely respected in the fashion industry as one of the friendliest and most professional models in he business.

Christy became apart of a band of models in the Supermodel movement in 1988 along with Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Stephanie Seymour and Tatjana Patitz. Christy along with Naomi and Linda were frequently booked together and then became know as the "Trinity". Formed by fashion photographer Steven Meisel & model agent Gerald Marie (Linda's then Husband). The true Trinity were Christy, Yasmin LeBon & Gail Elliott.fr:Christy Turlington de:Christy Turlington it:Christy Turlington

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