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Name: Cindy Margolis                                                                   
Born: 1 October 1965 Los Angeles, California                                           
Cynthia Dawn "Cindy" Margolis (born October 1, 1965) is an American glamour             
spokesmodel and actress.                                                               
Margolis was born in Los Angeles, California of Jewish heritage. According to           
an interview in Playboy, her career began with a business class project on             
greeting cards at California State University, Northridge, where she produced           
cards with a photograph of herself wearing lingerie and including her phone             
number. Her modeling career took off when agents started asking about the               
woman on the cards. She has modeled in advertising for companies such as Reebok,       
Vidal Sassoon, Coors, Frederick's of Hollywood, Hanes, and Sunkist. She was Miss       
Makita Power Tools 1986 and did appearances at woodworking trade shows.                 
Margolis is married to restaurateur Guy Starkman. Following in-vitro fertility         
treatment, she gave birth to a son Nicholas Isaac in 2002. Twin daughters               
Sabrina and Sierra were born in 2005 via a surrogate mother.                           
Among late night television viewers, she is best known as an infomercial co-presenter   
including work with Tony Robbins and Don Lapre. Margolis also appeared briefly         
as one of Barker's Beauties in 1995 on the game show The Price Is Right. She was       
a sexy, killer fembot in the movie Austin Powers. She had a late night Saturday         
talk show in 2000 called The Cindy Margolis Show, which was filmed in Miami             
Margolis emerged as a star in the early days of the Internet. She was named             
Yahoo! Internet Life magazine's "Queen of the Internet" from 1996-1999. She also       
found her way into the 2000 Guinness Book of World Records as a result of being         
the "most downloaded" person in 1999 – a statistic that has no way of being           
accurately measured. At the age of 34, the peak of her popularity, she was             
downloaded 70,000 times in a span of 24 hours.                                         
In November 2005, Margolis teamed up with the World Poker Tour to become the new       
hostess for Chipleaders. In an April 2006 interview with The Washington Post,           
Margolis discussed her nude photo session for the December 2006 issue of Playboy,       
saying that she had posed for Playboy many times in the past, but never full           
frontal nude. She cited her good looks at age 40 and wanting to be an                   
inspiration to mothers and women her age as the reason she chose to finally pose       
nude. "It will be fun to go up against the 20-year-olds and show them that they         
don't have anything on me!" she told the AP. In an interview with EXTRA she said       
that Desperate Housewives had been an inspiration for her as it showed that             
mothers her age can also be fit and sexy. Margolis' nude pictorial was published       
in the December 2006 issue of Playboy. A portion of the proceeds from issues           
sold will go to a charity for which Margolis is a spokesperson, Resolve. The           
charity aims to get fertility treatment better covered by insurance companies.         
A portion of the sales of her issue went to her charity, the Cindy Margolis Get         
a Download of This Fertility Fund. She was very proud to have posed, stating:           
Me, of all people, the ultimate girl next door, the one who made it by not             
taking off her clothes. And now my crowning achievement is doing Playboy and           
being comfortable in my own skin.                                                       
In spring 2006, Margolis was winner of NBC's Celebrity Cooking Showdown. She           
teamed up with renowed celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck to win both the first round         
and the final round. In November of 2006, Margolis signed an exclusive poker           
representation agreement with Tropical Poker. Margolis has become a highly             
sought-after poker player and will represent Tropical Poker in the press, media         
interviews, poker events and appearances, as well as at the 2007 World Series of