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Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum was born in Bergisch Gladbach, a small city near Cologne, Germany, in 1973. Her career as a top fashion model and swimsuit star began almost by accident when, on a lark, she submitted photos to a model competition hosted by Petra, a young woman's magazine. Klum won the competition, and signed with Metropolitan, the German modeling agency. After modeling in Europe for a few years to great success, she went to the United States to pursue modeling there, and met with more success, culminating in her relationship with Victoria's Secret. This brought her to the pinnacle of modeling and, in 1998, the coveted cover of Sports Illustrated's annual Swimsuit Issue, cementing her status as one of the world's top models. Along with that came lucrative marketing opportunities, including her own signature lines of sandals, jewelry, and perfume.Like many other models, most notably Famke Janssen, Klum then sought to parlay her fame into a career in Hollywood. She has appeared frequently on TV in the US and in Germany, and has had several small parts in movies, including a cameo playing Swiss bombshell Ursula Andress in the Peter Sellers biopic The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004). Klum is married to British singer Seal and, as of June 2005, was expecting a child with him -- she has a daughter, Leni, with a boyfriend from a previous relationship. While she is best known for her beauty and perfect figure (one of her nicknames being "The Body"), the tall and willowy Klum remains surprisingly down-to-earth for a supermodel - a middle-class Westphalian girl from a small city - and has an endearingly goofy, engaging sense of humor. She is famously close to her father, Gunther.

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Jun 1, 1973 In Bergisch-Gladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Sesame Street 1969-07-21
Latest Project:
Series Project Runway: Threads 2014-10-23

Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 27 nominations.

Known For
Poster of America's Got Talent
Poster of Project Runway
Project Runway: Threads Unknown 2014-10-23
Under the Gunn Unknown 2014-01-16
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
Late Night with Seth Meyers Unknown 2014-02-24
Deal with It Unknown 2013-07-17
Piers Morgan Live Unknown 2011-01-17
After the Runway Unknown 2011-10-06
Parks and Recreation Unknown 2009-04-09
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
America's Got Talent Self - Judge / ... 164 episodes, 2011-2020 2006-06-21
How I Met Your Mother Unknown 2005-09-19
The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Desperate Housewives Unknown 2004-10-03
Project Runway Self - Host 225 episodes, 2004-2017 2004-12-01
American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Fashion Police Unknown 2002-02-27
CSI: Miami Unknown 2002-09-23
Malcolm In The Middle Unknown 2000-01-09
Yes, Dear Unknown 2000-10-02
Sex and the City Unknown 1998-06-06
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Spin City Unknown 1996-09-17
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
The Larry Sanders Show Unknown 1992-08-15
The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986
The Price Is Right Unknown 1972-09-04
Sesame Street Unknown 1969-07-21