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Supermodel Claudia Schiffer starred in a campaign for Guess jeans, and appeared on the covers of more than 500 magazines, including Vogue and Rolling Stone.
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Of her turn in the 1999 film Black and White, for example, a rather harsh New York Times reviewer wrote, "In the case of poor Claudia Schiffer, the German supermodel, who plays Dean's lover, the movie stops to applaud her efforts to wrestle English to the floor and pin it."
In 2010, Schiffer turned 40, an age at which many models have long since been forced to retire. Just months before her 40th birthday, however,
Schiffer won the Elle Style Awards trophy for Model of the Year. She has the freedom to be as choosy as she likes with her projects, but isn't ready to retire just yet. "The most important thing is that you take the profession very seriously, because it is a business," Schiffer said of her approach to modeling. "If you really want to make it, you have to give it your all. And well, I work everyday. You work weekends. You work holidays. And you just - that is your passion and that's what you want to do."
After broken engagements with magician David Copperfield and entrepreneur Tim Jeffries, Schiffer married the film director and producer Matthew Vaughn in 2002. The couple has three children. The family resides in England.
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