Claudia Maria Schiffer (born 25 August 1970) is a German model and fashion Designer. She is one of fashion's top models in the 1990s and together with other models like Naomi Campbell und Cindy Crawford she dominated catwalks in the 1990s.
Schiffer was born in Rheinsberg in germany. She attended the Catholic elementary school St. Peter and later the Amplonius Gymnasium. Originally, she wanted to become a lawyer and work in her father's company, But at age 17 she was discovered in a discotheque in Düsseldorf by Michel Levaton, head of the French modeling agency Metropolitan ..
She was modeling for fashion labels such as Mango and Accessorize and appeared on more than 400 magazine covers (for example on Playboy, Elle and Vogue)
On the occasion of her 50th birthday, Schiffer got a Barbie doll edition inspired by her. The limited edition doll is meant to showcase Schiffer's most memorable fashion moments .
Awards and honours
- 1991: Bambi – Shooting Star
- 2006: Women’s World Awards – World Style Award
- 2017: Bambi
- "Claudia Schiffer: Legendary 90s German supermodel turns 50". DW Akademie. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
- "Claudia Schiffer gets her own Barbie doll for her 50th birthday". TAG24. Retrieved 29 October 2020.