American supermodel, actress, designer, author, and entrepreneur, Cheryl Tiegs turns 67 today! In honor of her birthday, we want to take a moment to remember how this bombshell broke out in the industry and what has made her so legendary.
Tiegs attended high school in Los Angles, after her family relocated from Minnesota where she was encouraged to audition for a handful of television commercials. Almost immediately after being casted, Cheryl’s career began to take off. The exposure landed her on the cover of Glamour Magazine in 1964, when she decided to move to New York in hopes of pursuing a modeling career. Soon after, she was chosen to be on high profile fashion magazines which included Vogue and Elle. Tiegs was recognized for her All-American beauty and athletic body, and was selected to be on the 1970 Sports Illustrated cover which ultimately, changed her career, adding major controversy. I suppose the saying of any press is good press, because right after the Sports Illustrated issue hit the shelves, she was offered a 1.5 million dollar CoverGirl cosmetics contract.
Cheryl Tiegs didn’t stop there. She emerged herself into projects that included writing a book (The Way to Natural Beauty), collaborating fashion designs with Sears and Roebuck and Co, and her own sportswear line that accounted for an estimated $100 million in revenue. In 2004, she was entered in the Hall of Fame in the 40th Anniversary edition of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for being on not one, but THREE covers! She is an inspiration and an honorable woman in this industry, and we look forward to seeing what future projects she will take on next.
Below, we rounded up her top 10 most unforgettable magazine covers over the past 30 years. Happy Birthday Cheryl, we hope it’s a great one!