Christy Turlington


Christy Turlington was born on January 2nd, 1969 in Walnut Creek, California, United States and is the Model from United States. Discover Christy Turlington's biography, age, height, physical stats, dating/affair, family, hobbies, education, career updates, and networth at the age of 53 years old.

Other Names / Nick Names
Christy Nicole Turlington, Turly, Christy Burns
Date of Birth
January 2, 1969
United States
Place of Birth
Walnut Creek, California, United States
53 years old
Zodiac Sign
$18 Million
Social Media
Christy Turlington Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 53 years old, Christy Turlington has this physical status:

Hair Color
Dark Brown
Eye Color
Christy Turlington Religion, Education, and Hobbies
Roman Catholicism
Not Available
Monte Vista High School, Gallatin School of Individualized Study of New York University
Christy Turlington Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Edward Burns ​(m. 2003)​
Dating / Affair
Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Johnny Zander, Wasee Panah, John Taylor (1986), Roger Wilson (1987-1993), Cindy Crawford (1991), Vince Neil (1993), Christian Slater, Jason Patric (1994-2000), Edward Burns (2000-Present)
Dwain Turlington, María Elizabeth
Erin Turlington (Sister), Kelly Turlington (Sister)
About Christy Turlington

Christy Nicole Turlington Burns (born January 2, 1969) 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.

Early life

Turlington was born in Oakland, California, the middle of three daughters born to Dwain Turlington, a pilot for Pan Am, and María Elizabeth (née Parker Infante), a flight attendant from El Salvador. She was raised in the Roman Catholic faith of her mother along with her sisters and continued to practice the religion into adulthood.

She was discovered by local photographer Dennie Cody while she was riding a horse in Miami, Florida, where her father was working as a training captain for Pan Am. Turlington began modeling after school from age 14 to 16 and during summers while she attended Monte Vista High School in Danville, California. After turning 18, she moved to New York City to model full-time, and later graduated from high school. She went back to school in 1994 and graduated cum laude in 1999 from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study of New York University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Comparative Religion and Eastern Philosophy. She continued her studies at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.


During the 1990s, she appeared in Unzipped, a documentary about fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi, and the fashion mockumentary film Prêt-à-Porter by director Robert Altman. Additionally, she was featured in Catwalk, a documentary about her life on the fashion runways by director Robert Leacock. Turlington has appeared on international fashion magazines that include Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, L'Officiel, Tatler, Glamour, Cosmopolitan and Allure.

Turlington has been featured in advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Prada, Valentino, Versace, Louis Vuitton, Bally, Jason Wu, Max Mara, Escada, Michael Kors, and Maybelline. She also appeared in two music videos. Fellow model Yasmin Le Bon got her husband Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran to feature Turlington in their "Notorious" video in 1986, at the age of 17. In 1990, singer George Michael drew inspiration from Peter Lindbergh's January 1990 British Vogue cover (which features Turlington, Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, and Tatjana Patitz) for his "Freedom!" video. The video featured all top 5 female models along with their top 5 male counterparts, lip-syncing the song. The video was shown during George Michael's 2008 concert tour while he sang. She was added on as the fourth model investor, after Elle Macpherson, Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer of the now defunct Fashion Cafes.

In honor of Turlington's 40th birthday, W magazine put together a collection of notable images from her career, from runway shots from the late eighties to today. In 2008, casting agent James Scully said regarding Turlington:

Turlington was one of the faces to land in one of the fourteen covers of V magazine September 2008 issue. Each cover boasts a head shot of a famous model, either from the new crop of leading models or the supermodel era, it was lensed by duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.

She featured in the Bally spring/summer 2009 campaign alongside Oriol Elcacho.

Turlington Burns closed the Autumn Winter 2019 walk for fashion designer Marc Jacobs.

In the 2000s, she has become a partner in a variety of business ventures: an ayurvedic skincare line, Sundari, and two clothing lines produced by Puma, an active women's clothing line; and a women's yoga-wear line.

She has contributed writings to Marie Claire, Yoga Journal, and Teen Vogue along with contributions to the Huffington Post. She has also contributed to NBC’s Today Show as a guest correspondent, which included reporting on the status of girl’s education in Afghanistan in early 2002 and an interview with H.H. Dalai Lama at his home in Dharamshala, India.

She was also 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.


Christy Turlington and daughter Grace Burns match in black at W Magazine's 50th anniversary party, October 13, 2022
Christy Turlington enjoyed a girls night out with her daughter Grace Burns at W Magazine's 50th anniversary party in New York City on Wednesday. The legendary model, 53, and the budding starlet, 18, matched each other in chic black ensembles. The iconic Christy opted for a black leather mini dress while her mini me went with a strapless frock.

Dianna Agron and Christy Turlington lead the way at Through Her Lens: Chanel Filmmaker's Luncheon, September 20, 2022
Dianna Agron and Christy Turlington displayed their own ideas of office chic as they arrived for the Through Her Lens: Chanel Filmmaker's Luncheon in New York City Tuesday. Dianna, 36, looked sophisticated in a belted camel leather coat with wide lapels and large pockets, pairing it with black and camel slingback shoes. The Berlin, I Love You director pushed the sleeves up to her elbows and carried a black square purse.

Roxanne Lowit dies at 80: Cindy Crawford and Linda Evangelista lead tributes, September 19, 2022
The beloved American fashion photographer Roxanne Lowit has died at the age of 80, a representative confirmed on Instagram last week. 'We are very sad to say we lost a remarkable woman today,' shared her rep. Lowit was also on hand to witness the rise of the supermodels in the 1990s, with some of her most memorable images featuring Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, and Christy Turlington, among others. Tributes to New York native Lowit have poured in from leading figures across the creative industry, including Crawford and Evangelista.
Christy Turlington Tweets and Instagram Photos
22 Jul 2022

We found our golden light tonight, didn’t we Mama?

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24 Jun 2022

Message for SCOTUS #bansoffourbodies

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