Schiffer grew up with three younger siblings in Rheinberg on the Lower Rhine. As a child, it was her desire to become a lawyer in the law firm of her father later. In 1987, she rejected her plans to study law when she was in Dusseldorf at the discotheque Checker's Michel Levaton, CEO of Metropolitan modeling agency discovered.
Then Schiffer was invited to sample recordings to Paris, which was followed by a photographed by Ellen von Unwerth photo series for the magazine Elle. Getting attention reached Schiffer with a series of photographs for the denim brand Guess Jeans. She entered 1988 with the support of Karl Lagerfeld the catwalk for the first time ( for Chanel ) and made in the same year, the High School. Lagerfeld himself described Schiffer as his muse and is still professionally connected with her. 1989 Schiffer was the first time on a Vogue Cover, Herb Ritts photographed her for the October issue of Vogue UK, in May 1990, she first appeared on the German Vogue and was thereafter for ten years next Tatjana Patitz and Nadja Auermann the best-known model from Germany. In the following years Schiffer graced over 500 covers of famous magazines in the world, including Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Harper 's Bazaar, Playboy and Elle. She was the first model that was depicted on the cover of Vanity Fair, the music magazine Rolling Stone and the prestigious New York Times.
As an advertising star she was the mid to late 1990s exclusively for Revlon, Pepsi, Ebel, L'Oreal, Citroen, H & M and Victoria 's Secret contract. More recently, she worked mainly for luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Dom Perignon and Dolce & Gabbana.
Schiffer was for all the major fashion houses on the catwalks in Paris, Milan and New York. Your days Gage in 1995 was DM 25000-75000
Together with other top models of her generation, Cindy Crawford, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Elle Macpherson and Christy Turlington, she founded the now enclosed Fashion Café in New York. Schiffer was also known by refusing to be photographed "topless". In the industry it was considered reliable and disciplined.
Film and Television
In 1997, Schiffer was the first time in a major role as an actress in front of the camera once in the comedy Richie Rich, she had only a brief cameo in 1994. She played the female supporting role of Susan in Abel Ferrara's film Black Out. In the thriller against anyone suspected ( In Pursuit ) she starred opposite Daniel Baldwin one of the major roles. In 2003, she appeared in a small role in the movie Love Actually ... ( Love Actually ) with.
In 1995 she received on RTL II, entitled Claudia Schiffer - Close up your own talk show, where she conducted interviews with the likes of Dennis Hopper. The mission, however, was canceled after only one episode.
In the U.S. sitcom Dharma & Greg, she had two episodes, 2002 in a minor role.
Since the 1990s, it was in almost all major television shows worldwide guests, including Larry King Live, Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Wetten, dass. ?.
On April 10, 2013 boatman signed a contract with the ProSiebenSat.1 Media Group for the ProSieben show " Fashion Hero " - a talent show in which they support the participating fashion designers in the role of a mentor. The show will be hosted by Steven Gätjen.
Claudia Schiffer was engaged for two years with the U.S. magician David Copperfield.
In May 2002, she married the British film producer and director Matthew Vaughn. Together they have three children, a boy and two girls. The oldest son was born on 30 January 2003 to the world, the first daughter on 11 November 2004. On 14 May 2010 she brought in London their third child, a girl, was born. Shortly before she was heavily pregnant posing on the German edition of Vogue magazine.
Since her marriage she is officially called Claudia De Vere Drummond, because Vaughn is not her husband's last name right.
Claudia Schiffer's private fortune is estimated according to Forbes Magazine 250 million U.S. dollars.
She speaks German, English and French.
A picture book entitled Claudia Schiffer - totally private, she published in 1995.
In 1996, she published Claudia Schiffer - Perfectly Fit, three fitness video cassettes that reached the bestseller lists in the USA.
Claudia Schiffer supported the campaign Make Poverty by she plays along in the television ad of the campaign. In addition, she is involved as a member of the UNICEF Arts and Entertainment Support Committee and entered for the Fund in a video for a worldwide campaign against AIDS.