Until her (auto)biography comes out, this will do.
Lifetime's "Intimate Portrait" series focuses each episode on a well-known woman, giving you a look at her life and career up to now; anyone expecting a "Secret Lives"-type savage expose will invariably be disappointed, not least in the case of Cindy Crawford - one of the very few people dubbed "supermodels" who actually deserves the term, this instalment is narrated by her friend and "Fair Game" co-star William Baldwin, an indication of how non-muckraking this is. (It has to be said that that 1995 movie - which, incidentally, was the first movie I ever reviewed for the Internet Movie Database - did prove Cindy's supermodel status; she survived its reception, but had some pretender starred in it it would have been another matter.)
"Intimate Portrait: Cindy Crawford" doesn't really tell you much you didn't already know if you're a fan of hers, but it does capture the likeability, sweetness and manageable ego that helped Cindy stand out from the pack of models in the late 80s and early 90s, and which even today ranks her head and shoulders above the women called supermodels nowadays (for every Laetitia Casta who's in Cindy's league, there are a load of Gisele Bundchens and Kate Mosses who simply aren't). It may be too rosy for some, but Cindy's generally avoided controversy in her career (in spite of the lesbian rumours, that newspaper ad, etc), so it's to be expected. Cindy's also been cutting back on the limelight since this programme first aired; in interviews she made much of a desire to have a family, and following her second marriage the year this premiered, Cindy's gotten her wish.
She's happy, and I hope she remains so... but her fans would love to see more of her. Time for a new project?
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