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Claudia Schiffer Wiki

Claudia Schiffer (Full Name: Claudia Maria Schiffer) is a popular German model and actress working in England. She rose to prominence in the 1990s as one of the globe’s most successful models, attaining supermodel status. Claudia formerly aimed to join the legal profession, but her life took a turn when she was discovered at 17 in a Düsseldorf nightclub by Michel Levaton, the CEO of Metropolitan Models.

This discovery took her to Paris and onto the cover of Elle, marking the beginning of her modeling career. Claudia’s breakthrough came with Guess? campaigns in 1989, elevating the brand and her profession. Famously resembling Brigitte Bardot in her early career, she became Chanel’s new face in 1990, walking in Karl Lagerfeld’s fashion show.

Claudia’s striking looks and appeal earned international success, making her a fixture on magazine covers across Elle, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, and Time, among others. She starred on over 1,000 magazine covers and walked for high-profile fashion houses, boasting a runway fee of $20,000 per show in 1992. Claudia holds the record for model with most covers, listed in Guinness World Records. She is also engaged in charity work with UNICEF and Make Poverty History. Claudia launched her own cashmere collection in 2011.

Quick Facts

Husband Matthew Vaughn ​(m. 2002)​
Age 54 years old (born August 25, 1970)
Height 5 ft 11 in (approx. 1.80 m)
Net Worth $70 million
Occupation model and actress
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Claudia Schiffer Age

Claudia was born on August 25, 1970, in Rheinberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany. She is 54 years old. Claudia celebrates her birthday on August 25, every year.

Early Life And Education

Claudia was born in Rheinberg, Germany, to her parents Gudrun and Heinz Schiffer (1937–2007). Her father worked as a lawyer. Claudia has two brothers, Stefan and Andreas, and a sister, Ann Carolin (born 1975). Her mother died in November 2020 at the age of 76 after a long illness.

She is fluent in German, English and French. Claudia attended St. Peter’s Catholic Primary School. Later on, she joined the Amplonius-Gymnasium Rheinberg. While there, Claudia had a good command of Chemistry and Mathematics.

Claudia Schiffer Husband

Claudia is married to her husband Matthew Vaughn. Her husband works as an English film director producer and screenwriter. Claudia and Matthew married on May 25, 2002 in Suffolk. They have three children: Clementine Poppy De Vere Drummond, Cosima, and Caspar Matthew De Vere, born in Jan 2023. In 2002 Claudia and her husband purchased a Tudor manor house in Suffolk.

Previously, she was engaged to David Copperfield the American magician. Claudia and David met in 1993 and became engaged in January 1994. They split in 1999. After her break-up with, she had a brief relationship with art dealer Tim Jefferies until 2000.


She was born in German to Heinz Schiffer, a lawyer, and Gudrun Schiffer, a housewife. Her parents raised her and her two sisters, Ann Carolin and Stephanie, in Rheinberg, Germany. Claudia’s parents were supportive of her modeling career from the young age. Her parents accompanied her to Paris when she was just 17 years old to sign her debut modeling contract.


Claudia is now a model and actress working in England based in England.


In the 1990s Claudia rose to prominence as one of the world’s most successful models, attaining supermodel status. In January 1990, she walked in her first fashion show.


Claudia ventured into acting, with roles in movies like:

  • Richie Rich (1994) as herself.
  • The Blackout (1997) as Susan.
  • Desperate But Not Serious (1999) as Gigi.
  • Friends & Lovers (1999) as Carla.
  • Black and White (1999) as Greta.
  • Chain of Fools (2000) as herself.
  • Zoolander (2001) as herself.
  • Life Without Dick (2002) as Mary.
  • Love Actually (2003) as Carol.
  • Argylle (2024).


Claudia is a Supermodel who starred in campaigns for Guess? in 1989. Early on in her career, she was said to look like Brigitte Bardot. Following many other magazine appearances such as the cover of British Vogue, shot by Herb Ritts, Claudia was named by Karl Lagerfeld to become the new face of Chanel, where she walked in her debut fashion show in January 1990.

Friends Episode

In 1999, Claudia appeared as Carla in the romantic-drama film Friends & Lovers. The movie has overwhelmingly negative reviews. Its soundtrack was released on April 20, 1999.


Claudia is a woman of above-average stature who stands at a height of 5 ft 11 in (approx. 1.80 m). She also weighs 58 kg (128 lb).

Net Worth

Claudia has worked as a model and actress for over 20 years and earned a net worth of $70 million from her profession.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Old Is Claudia Schiffer?

Claudia is a 54-year-old who was born on August 25, 1970, in Rheinberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany.

Where Is Claudia Schiffer Now?

She is a now a model and actress based in England.

How Tall Is Claudia Schiffer?

Claudia stands 5 ft 11 in (approx. 1.80 m) tall.

Who Is Claudia Schiffer?

Claudia is a supermodel who rose to fame for walking the catwalks during the 1990s. Prior to being discovered at a local night club, she wished to be a lawyer and join her father’s practice. Claudia has starred on more than 500 covers during her lengthy career as a model.

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