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Overview (4)

Born in Walnut Creek, California, USA
Birth NameChristy Nicole Turlington
Nicknames Turly
Christy Burns
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Christy Nicole Turlington Burns is an American model, charity-founder and campaigner, and filmmaker. She represented Calvin Klein's Eternity campaign in 1989 and again in 2014, and also represents Maybelline. Turlington was named one of Glamour's Women of the Year in 2013, and, in 2014, was named included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world. Turlington initially attracted fame in the late 1980s and early 1990s as a supermodel. Grace Coddington, the long-time creative director of American Vogue magazine, has described Turlington as "the most beautiful woman in the world." In 2010, Turlington founded Every Mother Counts, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. Every Mother Counts informs, engages, and mobilizes new audiences to take action and raise funds that support maternal health programs around the world. It was founded after the completion of Turlington's documentary, No Woman, No Cry, a film about pregnant women and their caregivers in Tanzania, Bangladesh, Guatemala, and the United States. In 2013, Turlington directed the documentary film Every Mile, Every Mother, which explores Every Mother Counts' participation in long distance running to highlight distance from healthcare providers as barriers to women receiving quality care

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Family (2)

Spouse Edward Burns (7 June 2003 - present)  (2 children)
Parents Turlington, María Elizabeth
Turlington, Dwain

Trivia (48)

Appeared in the nude for a PETA poster stating, "I'd rather go naked than wear fur".
Face is inspiration/model for mannequins in the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Was co-owner of Fashion Cafe in New York City. [1996]
On of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People [1993]
(1987-1991) Dated Roger Wilson
Collects pottery.
Has been on the cover of nearly 1,000 magazines since 1987 including Vouge, Allure, Harper's Bazaar, Esquire, and Elle.
Sisters, Erin and Kelly.
Had Roger Wilson's initials tatooed on her ankle, but got it altered to a rose.
Attended Monte Vista High School in Danville, CA.
Is an anti-smoking activist.
Announced that she has early stage emphysema from her 10-year smoking habit. She quit smoking in 1995. [2000]
Announced engagement to Edward Burns [2001]
Spokesmodel of Calvin Klein.
Spokesmodel of Maybelline.
Spokesmodel of STRENESSE.
Her father is American and her mother is from El Salvador.
Is bilingual (speaks English & Spanish).
She and Edward Burns welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Grace (b. 25 October 2003)
One of the five supermodels. The others are Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and Linda Evangelista.
Went back to school in 1994 and graduated cum laude in 1999, from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study of New York University (NYU), where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Comparative Religion and Eastern Philosophy.
Is a Jivamukti (ashtanga) Yoga enthusiast
Used to order Kentucky Fried Chicken Original Recipe for her lunch during modeling shoots for Cosmopolitan magazine
Has a dog named "MicSpic" in honor of her Hispanic and her husband's Irish backgrounds.
Despite being a huge yoga enthusiast and majoring in eastern philosophy, decided that she was going back to her Catholic roots and go back to eating meat.
Graduated from NYU with a degree in Comparative Religion and Eastern Philosophy (1999)
Was ranked #6 in Channel 5's "World's greatest supermodel".
Diagnosed with emphysema in December 2000. She smoked up to a pack of cigarettes a day between the ages of 13 and 26, with a two year break.
Wore a silk-and-lace cap sleeved Galliano gown in her June 2003 wedding to Edward Burns.
Son, Finn, born January 2006.
Appeared in a Mario Testino photo shoot for Vanity Fair magazine alongside supermodels Claudia Schiffer, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell. The pictorial covered pages 182 through 193. [September 2008]
Spokesperson for Balenciaga.
Due to her collaborative shoots with fellow models Linda Evangelista and Naomi Campbell under photographer Steven Meisel's direction, the girl trio became known as the "Trinity," epitomizing fashion of the day.
One of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. [April 2014].
Holds a Master's Degree in Public Health from Columbia University.
An Ambassador for Product Red.
In 2005, began working with the international humanitarian organization CARE and has since become their Advocate for Maternal Health.
In 2015, she signed an open letter which the ONE Campaign had been collecting signatures for; the letter was addressed to Angela Merkel and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, urging them to focus on women as they serve as the head of the G7 in Germany and the AU in South Africa respectively, which will start to set the priorities in development funding before a main UN summit in September 2015 that will establish new development goals for the generation.
In September 2010, she participated in a CARE Learning Tour to Ethiopia to investigate the work being done to reduce maternal deaths.
Completed to the 2011 New York Marathon.
Completed to the 2013 New York Marathon.
Practices Jivamukti Yoga.
Was an initial product tester for the Apple Watch launch in 2015, participating in the press conference and allowing them to film a segment featuring her use of the Apple Watch to train for a marathon.
Is a member of Mother's Day Every.
Is a member of White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood.
Appeared with supermodel friends Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Tatjana Patitz and Cindy Crawford in George Michael's music video "Freedom 90" as directed by David Fincher and photographed by Jeff Cronenweth.
Finished the 120th Boston Marathon in 2015 with a time of 04:09:27.
Finished the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon with a time of 03:47:53.

Personal Quotes (5)

I have a beer belly.
I love fashion, but I'm not obsessed with it.
You can usually tell when I'm happy by the fact that I've put on weight.
Not all models are meant to be actors.
After one particularly grueling season at the couture shows in Paris in the summer of '94, I decided that was it. I came home and applied to NYU.

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