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Born: August 25, 1970 (age 44), Rheinberg
Biography: Claudia Schiffer was born August 25, 1970 in Rheinberg, North Rhine-Westphalia. She began modelling in 1987, after being spotted in a nightclub in Dsseldorf. Weeks later she appeared in Elle magazine. Within a short time she modelled for Chanel. In the early 1990s she starred in Guess? jeans ads... ... Show More
Biography: Claudia Schiffer was born August 25, 1970 in Rheinberg, North Rhine-Westphalia. She began modelling in 1987, after being spotted in a nightclub in Dsseldorf. Weeks later she appeared in Elle magazine. Within a short time she modelled for Chanel. In the early 1990s she starred in Guess? jeans ads in North America. In more recent years, she has starred in advertising campaigns for brands such as Mango and Accessorize. From 1994 to 1999, Schiffer was married to the American illusionist,David Copperfield. They first met in 1993, when Schiffer attended one of Copperfield's shows and he invited her on stage to participate in his Flying illusion. Later in the same year, she joined Copperfield on an appearance on live German TV. During this appearance, Schiffer assisted Copperfield in a traditional Thin Model version of the famous stage illusion, Sawing a Woman in Half, with Schiffer being sawed in half by Copperfield and the shows host, who used a large two-person saw to cut her in half. Having sawed Schiffer in half and separated her halves, Copperfield then tickled her feet, causing her to scream with laughter and complain (in German) that she was ticklish. While she was still in two pieces, she was interviewed by the show's host, who asked her what it felt like to be sawed in half. Copperfield then asked her out on a date and, after she agreed, he finally put her back together in one piece. Shortly after this, they became engaged, and married the following year. While they were married, and when not otherwise occupied with her modelling work, Schiffer often joined her husband in his stage shows as a special guest assistant in a number of illusions. During the show, she would be levitated high into the air, made to vanish and re-appear, and finally sawed in half. Following the end of her marriage to Copperfield in 1999, Schiffer became romantically involved with the heir to the Green Shield Stamp empire, Tim Jeffries. On May 25, 2002 she married film producer Matthew de Vere Drummond, n Matthew Vaughn, son of George Albert Harley Drummond (also known as George de Vere Drummond). It was widely reported at the time of the wedding that one day Schiffer could become the Countess of Oxford because her father-in-law was in line of succession to the Earldom of Oxford and Mortimer. She is disqualified on two counts: Matthew's illegitimacy would bar him from any succession and George Harley Drummond is not in line for succession as he is not descended from the male line. Claudia and Matthew have two children: a son, Caspar Matthew De Vere Drummond, born in London on January 30, 2003 and a daughter, Clementine, born in London on November 11, 2004.Unusually, she didn't get her ears pierced until she was 35, when she had them pierced specially for the photoshoot for her 2006 Accessorize advertising campaign. Her contract for the campaign included an additional payment to cover the need for her to pierce her ears so as to be able to wear the pierced earrings she was required to model during the photoshoot. Show Less
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