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Christy Nicole Turlington (born January 2, 1969) is an American model best known for representing Calvin Klein from 1987 to 2007. She has worked on dozens of modeling contracts with companies including Maybelline Cosmetics and Versace. Turlington starred in her fashion documentary Catwalk and Isaac Mizrahi`s Unzipped. She was added on as the fourth model investor, after Elle Macpherson, Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer of the now defunct Fashion Cafes.
Turlington is an avid yoga practitioner, and studied with Larry Schultz and Johannas Van Vugtin in San Francisco. 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. She appeared on Late Night with David Letterman in 1999 to discuss her schooling. Despite this interest, she has remained a practicing Roman Catholic since childhood. Previously a vegetarian, she has gone back to being a meat-eater. An ex-smoker whose father died of lung cancer, Turlington is also an anti-smoking activist and an ambassador for CARE. Turlington dated actors Roger Wilson, Christian Slater, and Jason Patric. In late 2000 she met actor/director/writer Edward Burns at a Hamptons party and within weeks, the two of them were engaged. After postponing their October 2001 Italian wedding due to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, just blocks from where they lived in New York City, they broke up. The couple re-united and married on June 7, 2003. It was also the 5th anniversary of her father`s death from lung cancer. Despite numerous erroneous media reports, Turlington was not given away by good friend Bono. Bono attended the San Francisco wedding but Christy said, "He (Bono) was there, of course, but I gave myself away. I mean, I was 25 weeks pregnant at the time. Eddie met me halfway down the aisle." Burns and Turlington have two children: a daughter Grace born October 25, 2003, and a son Finn born February 11, 2006. Christy`s sister Kelly is married to Edward`s brother Brian Burns, and together they also have a son born in early 2008. The family resides in New York City, near Ed Burns old loft that was formerly owned by John F. Kennedy Jr. It is not known whether Ed still owns this loft or if it was sold. As of 2009, Turlington was studying for a master`s degree in public health at Columbia University.
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Monte Vista High School, Danville, California
Comparative Religion, New York University (1999)
Full Name at Birth
Christy Nicole Turlington
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María Elizabeth Parker Turlington
Erin Turlington, Kelly Turlington
Print ad for Revlon (1990), Print ads for Versace (1991-94), TV commercial for Maybelline (1999)
Christy Nicole Turlington Burns (born Christy Nicole Turlington; January 2, 1969) is an American supermodel. She first represented Calvin Klein's Eternity campaign in 1989 and again in 2014 and also represents Maybelline. Turlington was named one of Glamour 's Women of the Year in 2013, and was named as one of Time 's 100 Most Influential People of 2014. Turlington gained fame in the late 80s and early 90s as a supermodel and was during the peak of her career as a top designer favourite. She, Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista are called the "Trinity" because of the power and fame that all three gained.
Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Yasmin Lebon, Bono, Claudia Schiffer, Elle McPherson, Tatjana Patitz, Stephanie Seymour, Emily Didonato, Joy Bryant
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United Talent Agency
Print ad for Escada Sport (1994), Print ad for Perry Ellis Shoes (1989), Print ad for Clairol Hair Color (1994), Print ad for Prada Clothing (1994), Print ad for Revlon (1987), Print ad for MaxMara (1995), Print ad for BeBe Clothing (1998), Print Ads for Calvin Klein Jeans (1998), Advertisement for Linda Allard Ellen Tracy (1998), TV commercial for American Newspaper Assn (1998), Print ad for Mondi Clothing (1998), Print ad for Ellen Tracy Eyewear (1998), Print ad for Lancel (1988), Print ad for Missoni (1988), Print ad for Andrea Jovine (1990), Print ad for Mondi Clothing (1997), Print ad for Ellen Tracey (1997), Print ad for Chanel (1994), Print ad for Rena Lange Clothing (1994), Print ad for MaxMara (1991), Print ad for Dolce and Gabbana (1991), Print ad for Kenar (1986), Print ad for Valentino (1990), Print ad for Perry Ellis (1990), Print ad for Calvin Klein Sunglasses (1998), Print ad for Calvin Klein formal wear (1998), Print ad for Nine West Shoes (1997), Print ad for Valentino Coats (1995), Print ad for Salvatore Ferragamo Clothing (1994), Print ad for Express (1993), Print ad for North Beach Leather (1993), Print ad for Oscar De La Renta (1994), Print ad for Laurel Clothing (1996), Print ad for Natalie Acatrini Clothing (1992), Print ad for Anne Klein (1992), Print ad for Chanel (1993), Print ad (France) for DuraSoft (1997), Print ads for Louis Vuitton Handbags (2000), Print ads for Maybelline Express Finish Fast-Dry nail Enamel (2000), Print ads for Linda Allard for Ellen Tracy (1997-98)., Print ad for North Beach Leather Co. (1987-93), Print ad for Dura Soft Clothing (1994-1997), Print ads for National Cancer Society (1998-99), TV commercial for National Cancer Society (1998-99), Print ad for Barney's New York (1987-88), Print ads for Valentino Clothing line (1992-95), Print ads for XOXO Clothing (1996-97), Print ads for Burberry's (1993-94), Print ad for Calvin Klein Eyewear (1996-98), Print ads for Coach Handbags (1994), Print ads for Estee Lauder (1999), Print ads for Maybelline New York's Great Lash Mascara (2007)., Print ads for Escada (2008), (2013) Print ads for Maybelline's The Lifter, lifting foundation as part of the Instant Age Rewind product line, (2013-14) Print ads for Maybelline's Volum'Express Mega Plush mascara
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