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Heidi Klum

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Heidi Klum was born in Bergisch Gladbach, a small city near Cologne, Germany, in 1973. Her career as a top fashion model and swimsuit star began almost by accident when, on a lark, she submitted photos to a model competition hosted by Petra, a young woman's magazine. Klum won the competition, and signed with Metropolitan, the German modeling agency. After modeling in Europe for a few years to great success, she went to the United States to pursue modeling there, and met with more success, culminating in her relationship with Victoria's Secret. This brought her to the pinnacle of modeling and, in 1998, the coveted cover of Sports Illustrated's annual Swimsuit Issue, cementing her status as one of the world's top models. Along with that came lucrative marketing opportunities, including her own signature lines of sandals, jewelry, and perfume.Like many other models, most notably Famke Janssen, Klum then sought to parlay her fame into a career in Hollywood. She has appeared frequently on TV in the US and in Germany, and has had several small parts in movies, including a cameo playing Swiss bombshell Ursula Andress in the Peter Sellers biopic The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. Klum is married to British singer Seal and, as of June 2005, was expecting a child with him -- she has a daughter, Leni, with a boyfriend from a previous relationship. While she is best known for her beauty and perfect figure (one of her nicknames being "The Body"), the tall and willowy Klum remains surprisingly down-to-earth for a supermodel - a middle-class Westphalian girl from a small city - and has an endearingly goofy, engaging sense of humor. She is famously close to her father, Gunther.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Topless Vacay with Younger Boyfriend

Heidi Klum's new boyfriend, 27-year-old Vito Schnabel, went topless yesterday as he palled around in the ocean with Heidi in Tulum, Mexico.Oh, did we mention SHE WAS TOPLESS TOO?!?!?!?Schnabel is… READ MORE >

Heidi Klum -- Nightclub Face Sucking ... With 27-Year-Old BF [PHOTOS]

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Nightclub Face Sucking With 27-Year-Old BF

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Heidi Klum
Best Chiquita EVER!

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Lady Gaga -- I'm Just Like Heidi Klum ... OLD AND WRINKLY

Lady Gaga
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Lady Gaga stole a page right from Heidi Klum's fashion playbook last night -- strolling New York City dressed as an old, feeble lady ... only problem is when Heidi did it, it was a Halloween joke.… READ MORE >

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If supermodel turned television host Heidi Klum was saved onto a floppy disk and given a pair of played out white wayfarer sunglasses she'd turn into the '80s stuttering electronic character Max… READ MORE >

- 1148 days ago
Heidi Klum and BF -- Couples House Hunting ... Scoping Katy Perry's Mansion

Heidi Klum and BF
Couples House Hunting Scoping Katy Perry's Mansion

Heidi Klum and her rebound guy are getting super serious ... like, buying a house together serious ... and one of the places they're checking out is Katy Perry's L.A. mansion, TMZ has learned.… READ MORE >

- 1150 days ago
Heidi Klum -- God Breast America

Heidi Klum
God Breast America

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- 1186 days ago
Heidi Klum -- Gets Topless Protesters in Her Face On 'Top Model' Stage

Heidi Klum
Gets Topless Protesters in Her Face

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