Birth Date: June 1, 1973
Birth Place: Bergische Gladbach, Germany
Profession: actress, model, perfume company owner
Husband/Wife: Ric Pipino (hairstylist; married in September 1997, in Stone Ridge, New York; separated in November 2002)
Born June 1, 1973, in Bergische Gladbach, Germany, Heidi Klum catapulted to the supermodel scene when she got the cover of Sports Illustrated's 1998 Swimsuit Issue as an unknown at the time. All this came as a disappointing shock to Caprice Bournet, the supermodel who assumed she had the cover wrapped up. Ever since, Heidi has been flooded with work, the 5'9 35-24-34 vixen had not even thought of modeling until a friend coaxed her into entering a modeling competition called Model '92, after winning several rounds on her way, she eventually was crowned. She then signed a 3 year contract with Metropolitan and has grown ever larger in the modeling scene with each successive year. Heidi was involved in the well publicized Victoria's Secret internet broadcast, largely hyped but much too grainy and miniature to appreciate any of the girl's beauty. 1999 brought another appearance in the SI Swimsuit Issue and also brought Heidi in front of the TV camera's with a 3 episode role in Spin City, in which she played Michael J. Fox's love interest. The year before she saw a bit part in the movie 54, based on the old New York nightclub, Studio 54.