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Claudia Schiffer

Real name: Claudia Schiffer
Birthdate: August 25, 1970
Status: Dating
Partner: Tim Jeffries

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Biography

Claudia Schiffer was born in Rheinberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, which is a small town just outside Düsseldorf. She was born to Gudrun Schiffer and her lawyer father Heinz Schiffer. She has two brothers, Stefan and Andreas, and one sister called Ann Carolin.

During her modelling career, she has also released four exercise videos, entitled Claudia Schiffer's Perfectly Fit, which were successful and reached the bestsellers list. Schiffer has hosted the French Fashion Awards and the World Music Awards in Monaco.

With fellow supermodels Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, and Elle Macpherson, Schiffer was joint owner of a chain of fashionable restaurants called the Fashion Café in 1995. Schiffer remains a prominent figure in German society and helped present and carry the trophy with Pele during opening ceremonies at the 2006 World Cup. She also presented Prince William with a polo trophy in 2002.

Schiffer was engaged to the magician David Copperfield for about six years until 1999. They first met at one of Copperfield's stage shows, where he invited her on stage to take part in his 'Flying' illusion, and he then subsequently sawed her in half during a joint appearance on German television. Following the end of her engagement to Copperfield, she met and had a relationship with Tim Jefferies.

On 25 May 2002, she got married to the film producer Matthew Vaughn. Instead of an engagement ring, Vaughn bought her a tortoise. On her wedding day, many journalists and 200 onlookers gathered to see her in her wedding dress. She was married in St. George's church in the villiage of Shimpling. The wedding reception was held at Schiffer's Elizabethan mansion.

Schiffer and Vaughn have two children together; son Caspar Matthew, (born 30 January 2003) and daughter Clementine de Vere Drummond, (born 11 November 2004). They all now live in London. During spare time, Schiffer enjoys horse riding, painting, playing tennis and skiing.

Schiffer has had two significant problems with harassment in the past. In 2002, an Italian kitchen porter, known as Agostino Pomata, was arrested after making nine visits to Schiffer's £5 million Suffolk mansion near Bury St Edmunds, attempting to see her. Charges against Agostino Pomata were dropped however, as he was sectioned under the Mental Health Act. He had believed that the Pope had told him to marry Schiffer. Then later in 2004, Louis Brisette a Canadian man, was accused of harassing Schiffer, again at her mansion in Suffolk. He reportedly called at her mansion three times in total in the hope of seeing Schiffer. He also repeatedly left letters at her home.

Playing herself:
- Noche de tu vida, La (1993)
- The Magic of David Copperfield: 15 Years of Magic (1994)
- Prêt-à-Porter (1994)
- Schönsten Frauen der Welt - Claudia Schiffer, Die (1995)
- Around Claudia Schiffer (1995)
- Perfectly Fit (1996)
- Catwalk (1996)
- The 68th Annual Academy Awards (1996)
- Happy Birthday Elizabeth: A Celebration of Life (1997)
- An Audience with Elton John (1997)
- 1997 VH1 Fashion Awards (1997)
- Beautopia (1998)
- The Sound of Claudia Schiffer (2000)
- Zoolander (2001)
- 666 - Traue keinem, mit dem Du schläfst! (2002)
- Í skóm drekans (2002)



 


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