Christy Turlington is one of the longstanding supermodels from the ‘90s, modelling for Calvin Klein’s Eternity perfume, first in 1989 and then once more, again in 2014. She has also modelled for Maybelline and has been on numerous influential lists for the past two years, from Glamour to TIME. Turlington is also the founder of Every Mother Counts, a nonprofit initiative that aims to make pregnancy and childbirth a safe process for all mothers.
The initiative helps audience to learn more about how the process works, as well as raise funds to support maternal health programs around the globe. Turlington decided to found the organization after she finished a documentary on caregivers from Guatemala, Bangladesh and the United States. American Vogue featured her on the 1999 cover, labelling her as a “Modern Muse” and even filmed with other fellow supermodels, for his Freedom! Video.
Christy often appears on fashion campaigns and photoshoots in an understated sexy way, making her a relatable person on the outside. Spending time with her husband, filmmaker, producer and actor, Edward Burns, aside Burlington is also deeply committed to humanitarian efforts. It has been a surprise to see her back on the modelling scene once more, and with such a bang!
Christy hasn’t been spotted on it, unlike a few of the other well-known models for some time now, because she chose to work for humanitarian efforts more than go on umpteen modelling assignments, despite not nearly having done as much as the status of a “supermodel” demands. Turlington is also an Advocate for Maternal Health for CARE, and an Ambassador for Product Red.