Cheryl Tiegs Biography, Age, Young, Spouse, Today And Sports Illustrated

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Cheryl Tiegs Biography

Cheryl Tiegs is an American model and fashion designer. She was often described as the first American supermodel.  Cheryl is well known for her multiple appearances on the covers of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and TIME and for her 1978 “Pink Bikini” poster, which became an iconic image of 1970s pop culture.

Cheryl Tiegs Age | How Old Is Cheryl Tiegs

Cheryl was born on September 25, 1947 in Breckenridge Minnesota U.S. She is 71 years old as of 2018.

Cheryl Tiegs Height

Cheryl stands at a height of 1.78 m.

Cheryl Tiegs Family | Cheryl Tiegs Young

Cheryl was born in Breckenridge, Minnesota, U.S..  She is the daughter  of Phyllis and Theodore Tiegs, an auto-assembly lineman turned funeral director. In 1952 Cheryl and her family moved to Alhambra, California, in 1952. As a senior at Alhambra High School Tiegs posed for a swimsuit ad for bathing suit manufacturer Cole of California; the ad, which appeared in Seventeen, launched her career as a model.  Cheryl enrolled as an English major at California State University, Los Angeles, but left college before her junior year to pursue her career.

Cheryl Tiegs Spouse | Cheryl Tiegs Children

Cheryl has been married and divorced four times. Her first marriage was to advertising executive Stan Dragoti  from 1970 to 1979, her second was to  photographer Peter Beard from 1981 to 1983. Her third marriage was to  aspiring actor Anthony Peck (1990–94) who is also a son of actor Gregory Peck, and her fourth marriage is to yoga instructor Rod Stryker from  1998 to 2001. Cheryl has three sons: Zackary, with Anthony Peck, and twins Theo and Jaden, who were delivered via surrogacy during her marriage to Rod Stryker.

Cheryl served on the board of the Earth Conservation Corps.

She lived in Bel Air, California. However she placed her home on the market in May 2015 for $15 million.

Model Cheryl Tiegs

Cheryl’s break as a model came when she was 17 years old after the editorial staff at Glamour saw the Cole’s bathing suit ad. Bypassing the traditional in-person meeting, she was booked on a shoot in Saint Thomas with Ali MacGraw, which resulted in her first Glamour cover. Later that same year, Tiegs made the covers of Seventeen and Elle. Subsequently she appeared on the covers of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, among others.

Cheryl was the first model to appear twice on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue,but in 1978 she significantly raised her profile, when she posed in a fishnet swimsuit. She additionally made the cover of People four times, and did three covers for TIME, most notably for the “All-American Model” cover story in 1978.

A year later,Cheryl was signed to a reported $1.5 million two-year contract with Cover Girl cosmetics, then the biggest contract ever.  She was inducted into the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue’s 40th anniversary “Hall of Fame,”in 2004 and was included on People’s 2008 50 Most Beautiful People list, and Men’s Health Magazine’s 2012 “100 Hottest Women of All Time” feature.  In 2001 she posed in a bikini for the cover of More, and earned considerable praise for breaking age barriers related to fitness, fashion, and beauty.

In 1990 a doll in her likeness was created as part of the “Real Model Collection,” which additionally featured Christie Brinkley and Beverly Johnson. She established “Cheryl Tiegs Sportwear,” in 1995,which sold exclusively on QVC. Cheryl also developed a line of wigs and hair accessories for Revlon.

Cheryl was a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice in 2012,  with proceeds from her participation benefiting the Farrah Fawcett Foundation.  She has appeared on NBC’s Just Shoot Me, Oxygen’s Girls Behaving Badly and in a recurring role portraying herself on Family Guy.

Cheryl hosted a 13-part travel adventure series, Pathfinders: Exotic Journeys for the Travel Channel, appeared as a judge on the ABC reality show True Beauty, and was a regular guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Additionally, Cheryl has frequently appeared on The Today Show, Access Hollywood, Extra, and The Dr. Oz Show. Her film credits include Vincent Gallo’s The Brown Bunny and Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story with John C. Reilly. Tiegs created and was featured in Sports Illustrated’s exercise video “Aerobic Interval Training.”

Cheryl Tiegs Today | Cheryl Tiegs Now

Cheryl is the spokeswoman for Renewal: A Time for You.  This is a program created by Deepak Chopra which offers practical advice on healthy lifestyle changes for women in transition.  Additionally, Cheryl is the spokesperson for Cambria, a producer of natural quartz surfaces.

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Cheryl Tiegs photos

Cheryl Tiegs Fishnet

Cheryl, describes herself as a “simple girl”. She did not think modeling was something that would happen to her. In fact, even during the shoot of the famous fish net swimsuit, which significantly raised her profile in 1978, she “woke up, put on some mascara and the palish pink lip gloss and off they went with the photographer to the location.”

So naive was she to the world of fashion that she decided to take a dip in the water because the heat was getting to her. “It was so hot,” she claims, adding that neither her, nor the photographer could have predicted the overwhelming response that the photos which were clicked afterwards received.

The fishnet photo-shoot, nonetheless, gave her career the boost that was completely unheard of at the time, and which came with a reported $1.5 million two-year contract with Cover Girl cosmetics, then the biggest contract ever. However, it did not come until she made the bold choice of moving to the fashion capital New York all by herself.

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