Cynthia Ann Crawford–more commonly known as Cindy–is an American model. During the eighties and nineties, Crawford was among the most popular supermodels, and a near-ubiquitous presence on magazine covers, runways, and in fashion campaigns.
She was repeatedly and frequently featured on the cover of many magazines, including Vogue, W, People, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Cosmopolitan, and Allure. A partial count in 1998 totalled over 500 appearances. Crawford has walked the runways for Chanel, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Todd Oldham, DKNY, and Valentino, amongst others. Moreover, she has also appeared in many fashion campaigns during her career, including those for Versace, Calvin Klein, Escada, David Yurman, Oscar De La Renta, and Balmain.
Crawford has consistently ranked highly on lists of the world's sexiest people. She was ranked #5 on Playboy's list of the '100 Sexiest Stars of the 20th Century'. A 1997 Shape magazine survey of 4,000 picked her as the second (after Demi Moore) most beautiful woman in the world. In 2002, Crawford was named one of the '50 Most Beautiful People' by People magazine. In her forties, she claimed No. 26 in the 2006 Hot 100 issue of Maxim. She was named No. 3 on VH1's '40 Hottest Hotties of the 90s' and was named one of the '100 Hottest Women of All Time' by Men's Health.
She quit full-time modelling in 2000 and now appears only occasionally in fashion magazines, but continues to provide celebrity endorsement for a variety of projects. In 2005, Crawford created a line of beauty products with Jean-Louis Sebagh called Meaningful Beauty for Guthy-Renker.
In 2005, Crawford launched a new line of furniture under the Cindy Crawford Home Collection name. The collection is manufactured by HM Richards Inc. She assisted in the creation of the line by consulting on the features, colors, or styles that fit the needs of families or reflected her own tastes. She also has a furniture line with Raymour & Flanigan and launched a home goods line with J. C. Penney in late 2009.
In the same year, Crawford was one of many celebrities to be photographed by Deborah Anderson for the coffee table book Room 23, produced by philanthropist Diana Jenkins. In addition to appearing in the book, Crawford was the cover model and wrote the dedication. In 2011 she returned to modelling, appearing on the cover of the May 2011 issue of Vogue Mexico.
In 2015, she co-wrote Becoming, a book about her life and career. Two years later, Crawford, along with models Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Helena Christensen and Carla Bruni, closed the Versace S/S 18 fashion show, which was an homage to the late Gianni Versace.