Christy Turlington Biography
Christy Turlington (Christy Nicole Turlington Burns) is an American model, humanitarian and filmmaker born on 2nd January 1969 in Walnut Creek, California, U.S. She has presented Calvin Klein’s Eternity campaign and Maybelline. She is the founder of Every Mother Counts, a non profit organization devoted to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother.
Christy Turlington Age
Christy was born on 2nd January 1969 in Walnut Creek, California (49 years as of 2018)
Turlington’s father is European-American and her mother is from El Salvador. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area with her sisters Erin and Kelly. Her mother worked as a flight attendant.
Christy Turlington is one of America’s most successful models. Best known for her work for Maybelline, she has appeared on more than 300 magazine covers.
At the age of 14, Turlington was scouted by a local photographer Dennie Cody while out riding her horse with her sister in 1983 in Miami, Florida. She began modeling after school from age 14 to 16 and during summers while she attended Monte Vista High School in Danville, California. After turning 18, she moved to New York City to model full-time, and later graduated from high school. 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. In 2009, she enrolled at Columbia University to do a Masters degree in Public Health.
Modelling alongside Linda Evangelista and Naomi Campbell, Turlington graced the January cover of British Vogue in 1990, photographed by Peter Lindbergh. The supermodels were then cast for George Michael’s video, Freedom! ’90. This was not Turlington Burns’ first music video – she had starred in the Duran Duran video, Notorious, in September 1986.
Declared by the Metropolitan Museum of Art as the “Face of the 20th Century,” Turlington was considered part of the supermodels clique of the 1990s, which includes Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, and Linda Evangelista. In fact, she, Campbell and Evangelista were sometimes referred to as the “trinity” of models during this era. The trio even appeared together in singer George Michaels’ video “Freedom! ’90.”
Turlington became the face of Calvin Klein in 1988 for the brand’s signature fragrance, Eternity. Her name eventually became synonymous with the company particularly after working alongside Mark Vanderloo for the 1995 campaign. Turlington went on to return as the face of the brand in May 2014, this time alongside husband Ed Burns. The campaign was shot by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matatin for the brand’s 25th Anniversary Edition bottles. Calvin Klein supported Turlington’s charity Every Mother Counts through the campaign as 100% of the proceeds from US sales of the perfumes were donated for one week.Christy Turlington
Her father was a pilot for Pan American World Airways. Following the loss of her father to lung cancer in 1997, she set up the award-winning campaign smokingisugly.com, a website designed to raise awareness of lung cancer.
Late 2009, Turlington became the muse behind Yves Saint Laurent’s autumn/winter 2009 manifesto, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
In 2010, Turlington founded the non-profit organisation, Every Mother Counts (EMC).The charity aims to help stop preventable deaths which occur worldwide due to pregnancy problems. The following year, she ran the New York Marathon to raise money for the organisation. Turlington directed and narrated the documentary No Woman, No Cry in April 2010, which previewed at the Tribeca Festival. The film documented maternal health issues within Guatemala, Bangladesh, Tanzania and the United States. Recognised for her philanthropic efforts, Turlington was selected to take part in the Citizens of Humanity film series, Just Like You, in 2013.
In January 2014, Turlington became the global ambassador for Imedeen’s beauty supplements. Turlington premiered her second film Every Mile, Every Mother, on May 2 2014. The film depicts the Hood To Coast Relay, a 200 mile race across Oregon.
Now in her forties, Turlington remains in demand as a model. She is a spokesperson for Maybelline cosmetics line as well as a brand ambassador for Imedeen supplements. Turlington still appears in fashion magazines as well.
Christy Turlington Off The Runway
Off the runway, Turlington has explored many different business ventures over the years. She was the co-founder of Fashion Café along with such other models as Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer. Turlington also branched out into skincare with Sundari, an ayurvedic skinclare line. A devoted fan of running and yoga, she also developed an active women’s clothing line for Puma. Turlington appeared in the fashion films Catwalk, Unzipped, and Pret-a-Porter.
An advocate of health and humanitarian issues, Turlington is an anti-smoking activist (her father died of lung cancer), a yoga enthusiast, and a maternal health advocate. In 2010 she debuted No Woman, No Cry, a documentary exploring maternal health around the world, which she directed. Around this time, she co-founded Every Mother Counts, a non-profit organization that aims to educate people on maternal mortality. Turlington is currently pursuing a master’s degree in public health at Columbia University.
Christy Turlington Age
Turlington was born on January 2 1969.
Christy Turlington Husband
Turlington married the actor Ed Burns in San Francisco in 2002, wearing a dress by Galliano. It was then that she adopted the surname, Turlington Burns. U2 frontman Bono, who shared a 1992 cover of British Vogue with her, walked her down the aisle.Christy Turlington With Husband
Christy Turlington Children – Christy Turlington Kids
Turlington has been married to actor-filmmaker Edward Burns since 2003. Before Burns, she had been romantically linked to actors Roger Wilson, Christian Slater and Jason Patric. Turlington and Burns have two children together—a daughter, Grace, born in 2003, and a son, Finn, born in 2006. Her sister Kelly is married to Burns’ brother Brian Burns.
Christy Turlington Yoga
Turlington first began learning yoga in 1988, a practice which now plays a central part in her spiritual wellbeing and health. This inspired the launch of Nuala, a yoga clothing line in collaboration with Puma in the year 2000. Yoga enthusiast Turlington posed in the Rooster position on a Time cover in October 2001.
Christy Turlington Net Worth
American model Christy Turlington has an estimated net worth of $18 million in 2012. She is best associated with Calvin Klein which she worked for two decades, from 1987 through 2007. In the past, she received modeling contracts from Versace and Maybelline New York. Throughout her entire modeling career, Christy Turlington has appeared on the covers of 500 magazines.
In 2010, she founded the “Every Mother Counts” (EMC), an organization that seeks to prevent the occurrence of preventable deaths which are associated with childbirth and pregnancy.