CHRISTY TURLINGTON Biography - Craftmen, artisans and people from other Occupations


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Name: Christy Turlington                                                           
Born: 2 January 1969 Walnut Creek, California, U.S.                               
Christy Nicole Turlington (born January 2, 1969) is an American model best known   
for representing Calvin Klein fragrances since 1987. She has also worked on       
various campaigns for Maybelline Cosmetic and Giorgio Armani, has appeared in     
several films about the fashion industry and was a co-founder of the now defunct   
Fashion Cafe.                                                                     
Turlington was born in Walnut Creek, California, the middle of three daughters     
born to Dwain Turlington, a pilot for Pan American World Airways and a flight     
attendant from El Salvador, Maria Elizabeth.                                       
She was discovered by Dennie Cody while horseback riding in Miami, Florida,       
where her father was working as a training captain for Pan Am. Turlington         
began modeling after school from age 14 to 16 and during summers until she         
graduated from Monte Vista High School. After graduation, she moved to New         
York City to model full-time.