Christy Turlington biography 2022

Supermodel Christy Turlington

Christy Turlington biography

Born on January 2, 1969, in Walnut Creek, California, USA, her initial interest was not in the Fashion industry; instead, Christy had an undeniable passion for horses and horseback riding.

 By 13, her encouraging father entered her in local competitions. She continuously trained in Coral Gables, where she grew up with her 2 sisters. A man named Dennie Cody discovered Christy Turlington. Cody took notice of her beauty, although she did not realize what a potential model she could become.

As with most protective parents, her mom and dad were hesitant to let Christy go into the modeling world, but after some urging, they gave Christy their acceptance.

 She was hired instantly by a local agency, and her first shoot was for a succession of advertisements for a store chain called Emporium Capwell. It wasn't long before more jobs came pouring in for American Beauty. Miami's fashion world familiarized itself with her flawless face, and fashion agencies demanded her for their shoots in no time. It wasn't long before word about Christy reached New York, and Eileen Ford offered Christy a job in Paris.

 Her first photo shoots in Europe were unsuccessful, and Christy returned to the USA. At about the same time, models like Stephanie Seymour, Cindy Crawford, and Linda Evangelista began getting noticeable attention. It was evident that after years of the "blonde" look, brunettes had become the "in" thing in the fashion industry.

 In 1985, when Christy Turlington was still only 16 years old, Eileen Ford, who refused to give up on her potential for stardom, sent the budding babe to New York's most prominent magazines and photographers. After appearing in Vogue magazine in the US, Christy returned to high school to complete her education before continuing her career as a model.

 In 1987, her modeling career finally shot into high gear after doing a cover shoot for Vogue Italy. After she graced the cover of that magazine, the best photographers began knocking on her door. Designers such as Chanel, Christian Lacroix, Gianni Versace, and Azzedine Alaia requested new fresh faces for their fashion shows.

By this time, Christy was considered a supermodel, and in 1989, she signed a contract with Calvin Klein and began representing his perfume, Eternity. Maybelline asked Christy to describe their cosmetics line.

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. This organization helps the poor in the small Central American country that was her mom's homeland. Christy participates in several other volunteer organizations, including Fashion Targets Breast Cancer and PETA.

 Education-wise, Christy attended UCLA and the Gallatin School at New York University, where she received her degree in philosophy and literature, specializing in Eastern philosophy. In her life, Christy most notably dated actor Jason Patric and is still seen in advertisements worldwide. 

last updated October 2022

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