Claudia Schiffer (born August 25, 1970 in Rheinberg, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German model who reached supermodel status during the 1990s.
Claudia Schiffer began modeling in 1987, after being spotted in a nightclub in Düsseldorf. Weeks later she appeared in Elle magazine.
Within a short time she modeled for Chanel. In the early 1990s she starred in
Guess? jeans ads in North America. She has appeared in a number of motion
Claudia Schiffer was long engaged to, but never married, the magician David Copperfield. On May 25, 2002 she married film producer Matthew de Vere Drummond, born as Matthew Vaughn, son of George Albert Harley Drummond (also known as George de Vere Drummond).
It was widely reported at the time of Claudia Schiffer's marriage that one day she 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 Schiffer 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.
Claudia Schiffer has also appeared in the music video of the band Westlife's cover of Billy Joel's "Uptown Girl", as the titular uptown girl.
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