Claudia Schiffer

Model and Actress

Claudia Schiffer is a German model and Creative Director of her clothing label. Schiffer rose to popularity and became a household name during the early 1990s as one of the world's most successful models. In her early career, there were many comparisons drawn to her resemblance to Brigitte Bardot. She has appeared on more than 700 magazine covers and continues to front global campaigns for luxury fashion and fragrance houses.… Read More

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1970 Birth Born on August 25, 1970.


1987 16 Years Old She originally wanted to become a lawyer and used to work in her father's law firm. She later dropped these aspirations when, in October 1987 at 17, she was spotted in a nightclub in Düsseldorf by Michel Levaton, the boss of Metropolitan Model Agency who signed her up to become a model. … Read More


1994 23 Years Old Schiffer has appeared in a number of films and music videos. Her first appearance in film was in the children's movie Richie Rich in 1994 and then starred opposite Dennis Hopper and Matthew Modine in The Blackout. … Read More
1995 24 Years Old With fellow models Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, and Elle Macpherson, Schiffer was joint owner of a chain of restaurants called the Fashion Café in 1995.
1997 26 Years Old In 1997 Copperfield and Schiffer both sued Paris Match after the magazine claimed their relationship was a sham, that Schiffer was paid for pretending to be Copperfield's girlfriend and that she didn't even like him.
1998 27 Years Old …  From her appearances in a 1998 Citroën advertisement she allegedly earned £3 million. … Read More
1999 28 Years Old 1 More Event
…  After a nearly six-year engagement, in September 1999 they announced their separation citing work schedules.
2000 29 Years Old Following her break-up with Copperfield, she had a short relationship with art dealer and Green Shield Stamp heir Tim Jefferies until 2000.


2002 31 Years Old 1 More Event
On 25 May 2002 she married the film director Matthew Vaughn in Suffolk. … Read More
2004 33 Years Old In 2004 a Canadian man was accused of harassing Schiffer, also at her mansion in Suffolk. … Read More
As well as endorsing luxury brands, Schiffer has appeared as the face of high street retailers including Mango and Accessorize, and had her ears pierced for the first time specially for the 2006 Autumn/Winter Accessorize campaign.


Schiffer was a judge on Fashion Fringe in 2011.
2012 41 Years Old In 2012, she posed again for Guess black and white ads marking the brand's 30th anniversary.
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