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Name: Carolyn Murphy                                                                 
Born: 11 August 1975 Fort Walton Beach, Florida                                       
Carolyn Murphy (born on August 11, 1975) is an American model.                       
Murphy was born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and grew up throughout Northwest       
Florida, spending most of her childhood in a trailer park there. At the age of       
15, she was spotted by Mary Lou Nash, owner and operator of Mary Lou's Models, a     
modeling agency. Nash saw Murphy's potential and soon she was modeling in local       
ads and magazines throughout Florida and Alabama. After she graduated from           
Choctawhatchee Senior High School, Murphy moved to Milan to further her modeling     
career. Her career kicked into high-gear when she bleached her hair platinum         
blonde for a photo shoot, ruining her hair and causing it to fall out. Because       
of this she had to get a short hair cut which made her popular with many top         
photographers and soon she was in major magazines such as Harper's Bazaar and         
Vogue and was named VH1/Vogue's "Model of the Year" at the 1998 Fashion Awards.       
Murphy is featured on the cover of the 2005 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue,       
as well as the 1999 cover of Vogue's "Models of the Millennium." She has also         
posed for the 2002 Playboy calendar. She is currently the face of Estée Lauder,     
replacing Elizabeth Hurley as the company's primary female spokesmodel. She also     
started an acting career with the role of "Dubbie the Blonde" in Barry Levinson's     
Liberty Heights in 1999. She also attended St. Mary's Catholic school in Fort         
Walton Beach, Florida from kindergarten to 8th grade.                                 
In July 2007, earning at an estimated total of $5 million in the past 12 months,     
Forbes magazine named her sixth in the list of the World's 15 Top-Earning             
As of 2007, she is still one of the industries most in demand and successful         
models, she shot fall campaigns for, 7 for all Mankind, Anne Klein, Lord &           
Taylor, Estee Lauder, and Tiffany & Co.                                               
Murphy was asked to pose as Grace Kelly for Town & Country's November 2007 'A         
Tribute to Grace Kelly' issue due to her striking resemblance to the fashion