One of the most successful, famous and richest supermodels in the world celebrates its 47th birthday on August 25 Claudia Schiffer… Today she has everything one can dream of: a successful career, world fame, a huge fortune, a beloved husband and three children. But in her past there are many moments that the supermodel does not like to remember now. For example, how she periodically became the object of caustic ridicule. Or about what a grandiose scandal ended her affair with David Copperfield.
The future catwalk star was born in a provincial town near Dusseldorf in a wealthy family of a lawyer and planned to continue her father's business. During her school years, she was an ugly duckling - due to excessive thinness and too tall, she did not enjoy success with the opposite sex. "", - she admitted later.
Thanks to the first place in the physics Olympiad, Claudia received the right to enter the University of Munich without exams, which she was going to do, but then chance intervened in her fate. At a party in a nightclub, the girl was noticed by the director of the French modeling agency Michel Levaton. He invited her to Paris in order to conduct a test photo session. Parents were not happy with this idea, but still succumbed to persuasion.
Now the supermodel does not like to remember her first photo shoot, because it ended in a complete fiasco: in the photo, the girl's face looked too childish and plump, and her hair was too sparse. As a result, the magazines abandoned her photographs. Only two months later she managed to get a meeting with the casting director of the magazine "Elle", and he saw in her a future star. After that, her career took off. Two years later, her photographs graced the covers of all glossy magazines, and advertising agencies fought hard for her.
In the 1990s. Claudia Schiffer has become one of the most successful, famous and wealthy models in the world. She earned up to 50 thousand dollars a day. After signing a contract with Revlon, Schiffer was officially recognized as the highest paid model in the world. She managed to set a record that so far no one has been able to surpass: her face has appeared on the covers more than 900 times, which was recorded in the Guinness Book of Records. The French magazine Paris Match named her a top model among top models. By the age of 27, Claudia Schiffer was already one of the ten most beautiful women in the world. Today her fortune is estimated at $ 55 million.
Surprisingly, one of the most beautiful and successful supermodels often had to endure ridicule. She would prefer never to remember her failure in the acting profession. If the podium submitted to her very quickly, then on the set she was never able to achieve any noticeable success. She starred in more than 10 films, but all directors called her mediocrity. Abel Ferrara, after working with her, made a disappointing verdict: "".
In personal life, too, not everything was smooth. Her name never flashed on the pages of the scandalous gossip until her six-year romance with the illusionist David Copperfield ended in a complete fiasco.Instead of news about the wedding after the engagement announced a few years ago, readers saw a devastating article in Paris Match, which published material about a 6-year contract between a supermodel and a magician. Allegedly, all this time, the losing popularity Copperfield paid Claudia Schiffer a lot of money to play the role of his bride in public.
Both Schiffer and Copperfield denied this version and even sued the publication. However, there is no smoke without fire, as they say. The illusionist's press secretary said that the "contract for love" really existed, but over time, the PR romance turned into a real one. Be that as it may, after this scandal, the engagement was terminated and the couple broke up.
In 2000, the supermodel announced that she was going to marry the millionaire Tim Jeffries, but this marriage also did not take place for unknown reasons. Claudia Schiffer married only in 2002 - to director Matthew Vaughn. The couple had three children, their marriage looked very happy, until in 2011 the family moved to England - away from the persistent rumors circulating in Hollywood that Mutthew Vaughn had become the father of the child of the actress who starred in his film. The director himself did not comment on these rumors, and the supermodel prefers not to raise this topic in her interviews.
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