Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum born June 1, 1973 in Bergisch Gladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany is a German supermodel, actress, TV presenter, fashion designer, television producer and singer.Heidi Klum became famous after winning a televised modeling contest in Germany at age 18. After finishing school, she accepted the modeling contract she won and worked as a model throughout Europe briefly before moving to the United States. She lived in Miami, Florida with little success acquiring modeling jobs before moving to New York City. She acquired world-wide fame after signing a contract with Victoria's Secret and appearing on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 1998. Since then, she has appeared in many well-known fashion magazines, had several small acting roles in TV shows and movies, and produced and hosted two reality shows of her own: Project Runway and Germany's Next Topmodel. She co-authored a book with Alexandra Postman entitled Body of Knowledge: Eight Rules of Model Behavior (ISBN 1400050286), which gives her biography, advice on how to be successful, and many of her favorite pictures. Klum has been on the cover of most of the well-known fashion magazines including Vogue Magazine, ELLE and Marie Claire. She became widely known after appearing on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and for her work with Victoria's Secret. She has been a spokesmodel for McDonald's, Braun, H & M, and Liz Claiborne, among others. She is currently the latest celebrity spokesmodel for Jordache. In addition to modeling, she has appeared in several TV shows, including Spin City, Sex and the City, and Yes, Dear. She had a role as an ill-tempered hair model in the movie Blow Dry, played a giantess in the movie Ella Enchanted and was cast as Ursula Andress in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. She also had a small cameo appearance in The Devil Wears Prada and The Perfect Stranger.