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

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Gets Topless Protesters in Her Face

Heidi Klum just got an eyeful of boobies -- and some anti-Heidi messages -- when two topless women ran onstage during the finale of "Germany's Next Top Model."It was quite a scene ... the… READ MORE >

Heidi Klum -- If At First You Don't Drown ...

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If At First You Don't Drown ...

Heidi Klum is either fearless or oblivious ... because for the second day in a row, she took her kids on a water ride ... less than a week after they survived a near-drowning incident. Klum… READ MORE >

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Heidi Klum -- Back in Rough Waters After Ocean Rescue

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Back in Rough Waters After Ocean Rescue

Heidi Klum ain't afraid of no stupid water ... 'cause just three days after saving her son and two nannies from a dangerous rip tide in Hawaii, Klum got back into rough waters ... at Disney's… READ MORE >

- 1418 days ago
Heidi Klum -- I'm Ready to 'X' You

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I'm Ready to 'X' You

Heidi Klum is ready to hit the big red button on "America's Got Talent" -- telling TMZ, she's super excited to judge on the upcoming season ... and Howie Mandel is already taking every opportunity… READ MORE >

- 1449 days ago
Heidi Klum -- I'm Gonna Be a Judge on 'America's Got Talent'

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I'm Gonna Be a Judge on 'America's Got Talent'

"America's Got Talent" just got a lot hotter ... because TMZ has learned Heidi Klum has just signed on to be a fourth judge on the reality TV show ... which begins taping… READ MORE >

- 1450 days ago
Heidi Klum's Magic Helmet Head

Heidi Klum
Magic Helmet Head

Heidi Klum performed a supermodel magic trick Wednesday ... riding bitch with an extremely large helmet and then removing it ... only to reveal a perfectly coiffed head of hair.Heidi was riding… READ MORE >

- 1516 days ago
Heidi Klum -- Hey Seal, Read My Shirt And Weep!

Heidi Klum
Hey Seal, Read My Shirt And Weep!

Heidi Klum has some choice words for her ex, Seal -- and you can see 'em all over her chest (like you weren't looking). Yes, it's Harv's not-so-crazy-relatively-speaking ... Heidi tees… READ MORE >

- 1582 days ago
Heidi Klum and Boyfriend -- Call Me Pumpkin

Heidi Klum, Boyfriend
Call Me Pumpkin

Heidi Klum wanted to make some kind of statement for sure -- aside from the fact that her kids wanted a bunch of pumpkins -- because she hit up the L.A. pumpkin patch Saturday riddled with… READ MORE >

- 1597 days ago
Heidi Klum Brings Bodyguard Boyfriend to Son's Football Game

Heidi Klum
Brings Bodyguard BF to Son's Football Game

Martin Kristen took off his bodyguard cap yesterday and donned his boyfriend one ... cheering alongside GF Heidi Klum at her son's football game in Brentwood yesterday.Three cheers for… READ MORE >

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