Occupation : Supermodel, Actress
Birth Date : 1 June 1973
Birth Place : Bergische Gladbach, Germany
Nationality : German
Sex : F
Height : 5' 9 1/2"
Relationship : Flavio Briatore (Reanult F1 Team owner; born on April 12 1950, in Verzuolo, Italy) , Seal (British; musician; born on February 19, 1963; engaged on December 23, 2004; married on May 10, 2005), Ric Pipino (hairstylist; married in September 1997, in Stone Ridge, New York; separated in November 2002)
Father : Guenther (worked for a cosmetics company)
Mother : Erna (hairdresser)
Son : Henry Gunther Ademola Dashtu Samuel (born in September 12, 2005 in Los Angeles, California; weighed 8.9 lbs; measured 21 inches)
Daughter : Leni (born in May 2004, in New York; father: Flavio Briatore)
Claim to fame : Victoria's Secret supermodel
Fan Mail :
304 Park Avenue S.
New York, NY 10010
Supermodel Heidi Klum was born in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, on June 1, 1973. During the winter of 1991, while in her late teens, a friend persuaded her to enter a national contest - "Model 92." Over 25,000 girls had entered the contest, and over a series of shows on German television Heidi kept winning the weekly and monthly stages of the competition. In the end she won the contest overall and was given her first modeling job, which she turned down in favor of finishing school.
18 years old and still in high school, Heidi came across an ad for a model competition in her area while reading a magazine. While she was intrigued by the idea, she never even dreamed of the possibility of entering, much less of winning, but her friend had a different attitude and encouraged her to send in some photos
Heidi's first modeling gigs were for the Petrol catalogue. Before heading to the other side of the Atlantic, she modeled in fashion capitals such as Paris and Milan. When she finally did move overseas, Heidi found work in Miami before making the move to the highly competitive Big Apple.
With patience and effort, the work offers started to pour in for Heidi. She appeared in many print advertisements, including: Bonne Bell (which Denise Richards also modeled for), Finesse, Gerry Weber, Givenchy's Amarige, I-N-C, and she hit it big with the Victoria's Secret campaign.
As one of the Victoria's Secret Angels, Heidi made the transition from model to supermodel, joining the ranks of Yasmeen Ghauri, Tyra Banks, Helena Christensen, and Stephanie Seymour.
While Heidi appeared on the covers of such magazines as Bride's, Cosmopolitan, Self, Glamour, and Mademoiselle, none could live up to the recognition Heidi received as 1998's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl, an honor that models Vendela, Elle MacPherson and Tyra Banks had previously claimed.
Having made the move from supermodel to actress, Heidi has appeared as herself several times on the ABC comedy Spin City and hit the big screen with a minor appearance in the feature film 54, as a V.I.P. patron.
Presently signed with Elite Model Management, Heidi continues to model and pursue an acting career, which has blossomed in 2001. She made a cameo appearance in Sex and the City, sharing the runway with Sarah Jessica Parker. She also had a relatively large role in the 2001 comedy, Blow Dry (which she has a lot of experience with, thanks to her family, career and husband).
Known for her down-to-earth personality and her sense of humor (she even yodeled when she first appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman), Heidi married celebrity hairstylist Ric Pipino in 1997. The couple announced their separation in November 2002.