Happy Birthday, Cindy Crawford

 
Today we wish our favorite pre-millennial mega model a very happy 49th birthday (no, we didn’t believe it either). The beauty marked babe took the modeling world by storm during the late ’80s and ’90s by gracing the covers of every top magazine out there ultimately leading her to both television and film careers. Fashion designer Michael Kors, hit the nail on the head when is comes to the total impact Ms. Crawford has had on the world, “Cindy changed the perception of the ‘sexy American girl’ from classic blue eyed blonde to a more sultry brunette with brains, charm, and professionalism to spare.” Lets help her celebrate by taking a look back at a memorable and accomplished career.

Happy Birthday, Cindy Crawford

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Pretty as can be in the pink headscarf featured in a 1987 issue of Harpers Bazaar.

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Already the face of the major designer, Escada, in the beginning of her modeling career in 1988.

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A candid moment of the gorgeous gal singing country in 1989 shot by Arthur Elgort.

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Cindy Crawfprd strikes a pose with fellow super models Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz and Christy Turlington for a 1990 issue of British Vogue.

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Miss Crawford turned head is this famed red Versace gown at the 1991 Academy Awards. The dress was such a fashion influence that many copycats were made to resemble the look.

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Crawford took every teenage boy in America by storm with her iconic 1992 commercial for Pepsi.

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Shape Your Body was made in 1992 and kicked off Cindy’s workout video success.

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Famed photographer Herb Ritts captured Cindy frolicking on the beach in an evening gown in 1993.

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In the early 90’s Crawford was an MTV VJ for the television show House of Style.

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In 2001 Cindy hit the big screen and costarred in the in the movie The Simian Line.

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Oddly, Cindy Crawford makes for a fantastic George Washington because in 2005, this cover from the late JFK Jr’s title was recognized as the 22nd best magazine cover of the last 40 years. This was also the year that Forbes named Cindy the highest paid model in the world.

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In 2005, Crawford launched Cindy Crawford Home Collection her line of furniture.

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Cindy partnered with a dermatologist to create her own line of beauty products and cleansers, Meaningful Beauty, and continues to grow her line each year.

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Crawford took a break from model retirement in 2011, appearing on the May cover of Vogue Mexico.

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After decades of modeling, she is still stunning in the 2012 editorial shoot for Tatler.

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Another stunning red carpet look for Cindy; however, this time in 2013 at the Cannes Film Festival in a Roberto Cavalli gown.

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In fall of 2015, Cindy will release a book celebrating her turning 50 years old.