Christy Turlington Net Worth

Christy Turlington Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Christy Nicole Turlington Burns net worth is
$18 Million

Christy Nicole Turlington Burns Wiki Biography

Christy Nicole Turlington Burns was born on 2 January 1969, in Walnut Creek, California USA, to mother María Elizabeth, a flight attendant of Salvadoran descent, and father Dwain Turlington, an airline pilot of European-American descent. She is a supermodel, probably best known for her work for major fashion companies such as Maybelline and Calvin Klein.

A noted supermodel, just how wealthy is Christy Turlington? Sources state that Turlington has acquired a net worth of over $18 million, as of mid-2016. Her fortune has been earned during her modeling career, as well as through several other ventures.

Christy Turlington Net Worth $18 Million

Turlington grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, along with her two siblings. She attended Monte Vista High School in Danville, California and Gallatin School of Individualized Study of New York University, graduating with dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Comparative Religion and Eastern Philosophy. She later enrolled in Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

Turlington began her modeling career at the age of 14, being scouted by a photographer while she was riding a horse in Miami, Florida. This led her to land a job at a modeling agency, and two years later she signed with one of the world’s largest agencies, the Ford Models. In 1986 she was featured in “Notorious”, the English band Duran Duran’s music video.

At the age of 18 Turlington moved to New York City to become a professional, full-time model, and around the same time she appeared on the cover of the German edition of Vogue, which brought her international attention. At the age of 20, she signed a seven-figure deal with Calvin Klein, becoming the company’s new face for the fragrance Eternity, and paving her way to became one of the most famous and successful models in the USA. Her net worth was boosted.

In 1992 Turlington signed a deal with the Maybelline company, becoming their new face, which greatly added to her wealth. Shortly after which the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art declared her the “Face of the 20th Century”. During the ’90s, she was featured in a number of professional photobooks, and on the covers of numerous major fashion magazines around the world, such as Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, etc, being presented on the 1999 Millennium cover of Vogue as one of the “Modern Muses”. During this time she also posed nude for PETA’s anti-fur campaign. Turlington went on to appear in campaigns of the worlds greatest fashion names, such as Chanel, Prada, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Versace, Louis Vuitton, Maybelline, Marc Jacobs, and many others. Along with models Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista, she was often referred to as (one of) the “trinity” of models during this period.

Turlington appeared in a documentary about fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi “Unzipped” and in a mocumentary film “Prêt-à-Porter”, and starred in a documentary about her life as a model, called “Catwalk”. She was also featured in George Michael’s music video “Freedom!”. All intensified her rising net worth.

Aside from her modeling career, Turlington has explored other business ventures as well. During the ’90s she co-partnered with Naomi Campbell, Elle Macpherson, and Claudia Schiffer to open a restaurant chain called Fashion Café. She was a part of an ayurvedic skincare line called “Sundari” and Puma’s clothing line called “Nuala”, adding to her riches.

A huge yoga enthusiast, in 2002 Turlington wrote a book “Living Yoga: Creating a Life Practice”. In 2010 she directed and narrated the documentary “No Woman, No Cry”, portraying maternal health issues within Tanzania, Guatemala, Bangladesh as well as the USA. In 2014 she premiered her second documentary on motherhood, “Every Mile, Every Mother”, and the same year she returned as the face of Calvin Klein, and became the global ambassador for Imedeen’s beauty supplements. Today, in her forties, she still appears in fashion magazines.

In her personal life, Turlington married actor Edward Burns in 2003, and they have two children together. The model is a devoted philanthropist. She has been an Advocate for Maternal Health of the humanitarian organization CARE since 2005. In 2010 she founded a non-profit organization called Every Mother Counts (EMC), aimed at stopping maternal mortality. She ran the New York City Marathon in 2011 to raise awareness for maternal and child health. Aside from being a maternal health activist, Turlington is also an anti-smoking activist and an Ambassador for Product Red.

Full NameChristy Turlington
Net Worth$18 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 2, 1969
Place Of BirthWalnut Creek, California, USA
Height5' 9" (1.75 m)
ProfessionFormer supermodel, director, author, producwer, businesswoman
EducationMonte Vista High School in Danville, California, Gallatin School of Individualized Study of New York University, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
SpouseEdward Burns (m. 2003-)
ChildrenGrace Burns, Finn Burns
ParentsMaría Elizabeth, Dwain Turlington
SiblingsKelly Turlington, Erin Turlington
AwardsGlamour Award for The Role Models
AlbumsEvery Mother Counts (2011), Every Mother Counts 2012 (2012)
Nominations100 Most Influential People of 2014 ("Time" magazine), Women of the Year ("Glamour" magazine, 2013), Do Something With Style Award (2012)
Movies"Unzipped", "Prêt-à-Porter", "Catwalk",“No Woman, No Cry” (2010), “Every Mile, Every Mother” (2013)
TV Shows“Freedom!” (Music Video, 1990), NBC’s "Today Show", "Giving Birth in America" (2015)
1After one particularly grueling season at the couture shows in Paris in the summer of '94, I decided that was it. I came home and applied to NYU.
2Not all models are meant to be actors.
3You can usually tell when I'm happy by the fact that I've put on weight.
4I love fashion, but I'm not obsessed with it.
5I have a beer belly.
1Finished the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon with a time of 03:47:53.
2Finished the 120th Boston Marathon in 2015 with a time of 04:09:27.
3Appeared with supermodel friends Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Tatjana Patitz and Cindy Crawford in George Michael's music video "Freedom 90" as directed by David Fincher and photographed by Jeff Cronenweth.
4Is a member of White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood.
5Is a member of Mother's Day Every.
6Was an initial product tester for the Apple Watch launch in 2015, participating in the press conference and allowing them to film a segment featuring her use of the Apple Watch to train for a marathon.
7Practices Jivamukti Yoga.
8Completed to the 2013 New York Marathon.
9Completed to the 2011 New York Marathon.
10In September 2010, she participated in a CARE Learning Tour to Ethiopia to investigate the work being done to reduce maternal deaths.
11In 2015, she signed an open letter which the ONE Campaign had been collecting signatures for; the letter was addressed to Angela Merkel and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, urging them to focus on women as they serve as the head of the G7 in Germany and the AU in South Africa respectively, which will start to set the priorities in development funding before a main UN summit in September 2015 that will establish new development goals for the generation.
12In 2005, began working with the international humanitarian organization CARE and has since become their Advocate for Maternal Health.
13An Ambassador for Product Red.
14Is a practicing Roman Catholic.
15Holds a Master's Degree in Public Health from Columbia University.
16One of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. [April 2014].
17Due to her collaborative shoots with fellow models Linda Evangelista and Naomi Campbell under photographer Steven Meisel's direction, the girl trio became known as the "Trinity," epitomizing fashion of the day.
18Spokesperson for Balenciaga.
19Appeared in a Mario Testino photo shoot for Vanity Fair magazine alongside supermodels Claudia Schiffer, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell. The pictorial covered pages 182 through 193. [September 2008]
20Son, Finn, born January 2006.
21Wore a silk-and-lace cap sleeved Galliano gown in her June 2003 wedding to Edward Burns.
22Diagnosed with emphysema in December 2000. She smoked up to a pack of cigarettes a day between the ages of 13 and 26, with a two year break.
23Was ranked #6 in Channel 5's "World's greatest supermodel".
24Graduated from NYU with a degree in Comparative Religion and Eastern Philosophy (1999)
25Despite being a huge yoga enthusiast and majoring in eastern philosophy, decided that she was going back to her Catholic roots and go back to eating meat.
26Has a dog named "MicSpic" in honor of her Hispanic and her husband's Irish backgrounds.
27Used to order Kentucky Fried Chicken Original Recipe for her lunch during modeling shoots for Cosmopolitan magazine
28Is a Jivamukti (ashtanga) Yoga enthusiast
29Went back to school in 1994 and graduated cum laude in 1999, from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study of New York University (NYU), where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Comparative Religion and Eastern Philosophy.
30One of the five supermodels. The others are Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and Linda Evangelista.
31She and Edward Burns welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Grace (b. 25 October 2003)
32Is bilingual (speaks English & Spanish).
33Her father is American and her mother is from El Salvador.
34Spokesmodel of STRENESSE.
35Spokesmodel of Maybelline.
36Spokesmodel of Calvin Klein.
37Announced engagement to Edward Burns [2001]
38Announced that she has early stage emphysema from her 10-year smoking habit. She quit smoking in 1995. [2000]
39Is an anti-smoking activist.
40Attended Monte Vista High School in Danville, CA.
41Had Roger Wilson's initials tatooed on her ankle, but got it altered to a rose.
42Sisters, Erin and Kelly.
43Has been on the cover of nearly 1,000 magazines since 1987 including Vouge, Allure, Harper's Bazaar, Esquire, and Elle.
44Collects pottery.
45(1987-1991) Dated Roger Wilson
46On of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People [1993]
47Was co-owner of Fashion Cafe in New York City. [1996]
48Face is inspiration/model for mannequins in the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
49Appeared in the nude for a PETA poster stating, "I'd rather go naked than wear fur".


Every Mile, Every MotherShort completed
No Woman, No Cry2010Documentary as Christy Turlington Burns


Giving Birth in America2015Documentary short executive producer - as Christy Turlington Burns


Unzipped1995Documentary very special thanks


Every Mile, Every MotherShort completedHerself
CBS News Sunday Morning2011-2015TV Series documentaryHerself / Herself - Guest
To the Contrary2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2008-2013TV SeriesHerself
CNN Heroes: Sharing the Spotlight 2012 Pre-Show2012TV MovieHerself
Iconoclasts2012TV Series documentaryHerself
Yoga Is: A Transformational Journey2012Video documentaryHerself
The Latino List: Volume 22012DocumentaryHerself - Interviewee
About Face: Supermodels Then and Now2012DocumentaryHerself
The 5th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute2011TV MovieHerself - Presenter
The 36th Annual Gracie Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
Piers Morgan Tonight2011TV SeriesHerself
Charlie Rose2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Running Russell Simmons2010TV SeriesHerself
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHerself - Model and Director
AMC News Special: The Stories of Tribeca2010TV MovieHerself
Straight from the Horses Mouth2009VideoHerself
A Powerful Noise Live2009DocumentaryHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2006TV SeriesHerself
Intimate Portrait2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Scene Smoking: Cigarettes, Cinema & the Myth of Cool2001DocumentaryHerself
The Beatles Revolution2000TV Movie documentaryHerself
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards1999TV SpecialHerself
Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael1999Video documentaryHerself ("Freedom '90" video)
FashionKingdom1998TV MovieHerself
Late Show with David Letterman1995-1997TV SeriesHerself
VH1 Fashion and Music Awards1995TV SpecialHerself
Unzipped1995DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Ready to Wear1994Herself (uncredited)
In a New Light '941994TV SpecialHerself
Network First1994TV Series documentaryHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1992TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest

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