The most famous models in the world then and now

August 25 Claudia Schiffer - the youngest of the so-called "first supermodel," which appeared in the late 80s - early 90s - turned 40. In honor of this momentous event, we decided to take a look at six of the most famous models in the world then and now.

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A party in honor of the birthday of Claudia Schiffer. (Richard Corkery / NY Daily News Archive via Getty)

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Then: Leggy blonde Australian Elle Macpherson appeared on the cover of the issues of the magazine «Sports Illustrated», devoted swimsuit record number of times - 5. She also walked the runway for designers such as Azzedine Alaia and John Galliano. (Courtesy of Sports Illustrated)

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Now the collection of underwear former supermodel-turned-entrepreneur 47-year-old Elle Macpherson enjoys wide popularity, it can be found in such shopping centers as «Bloomindales», «Saks Fifth Avenue» and «Neiman Marcus». She also released a line of care products for skin, called «The Body» («Body"), and has recently become the leading show "Top Model in English." In March of this year, Elle Macpherson triumphantly returned to the podium, closing fashion show of Louis Vuitton Fall 2010. (Florian Seefried / Getty / Dominique Charriau / WireImage)

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Then: future Canadian model Linda Evangelista lit beauty contest Miss young Niagara in 1978, where it was noticed by an agent searching for new talent. Ten years later, she lost some orders, has cut his hair when 2The boy ", but it is constantly changing hairstyle soon became its hallmark. Being a person of "Revlon", Donna Karan and Versace, she became famous for his phrase that she and her fellow supermodels "do not get out of bed for less than $ 10 000 a day." (Ron Galella / WireImage; Les Stone; Ben Coster / Retna; Ron Galella, Ltd. / WireImage /)

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Now the 45-year-old evangelist working more or less stable the past 20 years - with brands such as Prada, Talbots (pictured) and John Galliano. (Courtesy of Talbots)

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Then: Cindy Crawford appeared on the covers of hundreds of magazines. She also advertised «Pepsi», conducted at the MTV program "House of Style" and was married to a handsome Richard Gere. (They divorced four years later). (Courtesy of Pepsi / Getty)

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She was married to businessman Rand Gerber in 1998, Crawford herself headed several successful companies, including their own collection of clothes (see photo) and a line of anti-aging of the skin, called "Beauty with a value." She is now 44 years. (Larry Marano / Getty)

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Then: the face of Missoni, Valentino, Chanel, Revlon and Calvin Klein - Christy Turlington starred with Linda, Cindy and Naomi in George Michael's music video for the song «Freedom! '90. " (Courtesy of Calvin Klein)

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Now the 41-year-old Turlington - a fanatical lover of yoga - launched two brand clothes for active people - Nuala and Mahnuala, it is also a partner of the manufacturer's line of Ayurvedic remedies for skin care - Sundari. This year, Turlington married to actor and director Ed Burns, made a documentary, "No women, no tears" of risky pregnancies of women around the world, visited the Capitol with a request to the program of Global MOMS (pictured right) and co-starred with models Karen Elson and Natalia Vodianova in a promotional video showing a collection Fall 2010 Louis Vuitton (left). (Courtesy of Louis Vuitton / Kris Connor / Getty)

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Then: in 15 years, it was noticed that she just went shopping in the center of London's Covent Garden. Then Naomi Campbell quickly became famous and popular star of the catwalk (pictured it on the podium during the show collections from YSL and Versace). She shot for the cover of numerous magazines, which have never been black models. She represented Nars, Ralph Lauren and Prada, appeared in music videos of Madonna and Michael Jackson, and met with Mike Tyson, Robert DeNiro, and Eric Clapton. (Ted Blackbrow / Rex / George Rose / Getty)

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And although it is now mired in personal scandals, 40-year-old Naomi Campbell is still the star of the fashion world. In September, the fashion house «Dolce & Gabbana» celebrate "the 25th anniversary of her career," the party and the release of a limited edition T-shirts. All proceeds from the t-shirts will go to her charity «Fashion For Relief», under the name which earlier this year hosted a charity fashion show in support of the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. (Gareth Cattermole / FFR / Getty)

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Then: Claudia Schiffer was only 17 when Karl Lagerfeld included it in a list of models for Chanel. In advertising toilet water «Guess?» Schiffer looked like Brigitte Bardot, and its popularity immediately shot up. (Courtesy of Guess)

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Now the 40-year-old German model married to director Matthew Vaughn (who directed the film "Kick-Ass"). She recently gave birth to her third child. It is - the favorite of the paparazzi because of its style of "chic-mother" (pictured). She continued to appear for brands such as Chanel, Ferragamo, Alberta Ferretti and Yves Saint Laurent. (Alex Broadway / WENN)

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