Christy Turlington Biography
(American Model and Humanitarian)
Birthday: January 2, 1969 (Capricorn)
Born In: Walnut Creek, California, United States
Christy Nicole Turlington Burns is an American model, philanthropist and documentary filmmaker, best known for becoming the face of Calvin Klein’s Eternity fragrance in the 1980s. She began her modelling career at the age of 14 and appeared on the cover of ‘German Vogue’ in 1987. At 18, she dropped out of high school to become a full-time model and moved to New York City. Two years later, she became the new face of Calvin Klein. At 22, she walked the runway for Versace along with four other models, who collectively started the fashion phenomenon, later known as ‘supermodels’. At the age of 30, she went back to school and earned a B.A. degree while continuing her modelling career. She has so far appeared on more than 500 magazine covers and has walked the runways for some of the world’s top fashion houses. In 2013, she founded her organization ‘Every Mother Counts’, which aims at improving maternal health and preventing deaths during childbirth.