Cheryl Tiegs was born September 25, 1947 in Breckenridge, Minnesota. She moved to California as a child, and shot a swimsuit ad for a swimwear company named Cole of California. The ad appeared in Seventeen magazine, and she was immediately noticed by the staff at Glamour.
Tiegs was booked immediately by the Glamour staff, and did an editorial along with actress Ali MacGraw, and from the shoot Cheryl Tiegs was featured on the cover. She then shot the cover for Seventeen, Elle, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar.
She became well known for her covers of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, as well as being on the cover of People magazine multiple times. Cheryl Tiegs has also been featured on the cover of Time Magazine three times.
In 1979, Tiegs signed a contract with Cover Girl cosmetics. The next year she launched a line in her name with Sears.
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Cheryl Tiegs Quotes:
“I think every woman, maybe every man, looks in the mirror and says, ‘Oh my God, there’s a wrinkle.’ So we’re all in the same boat.”
“I’ve been on the cover of ‘Time’ magazine three times, not for my beauty but because what I was doing was newsworthy around the world. I’ve worked with teams all my life, but I’ve been nice and I’ve been kind.”
“And my life for the first – you know, when I was in my 20s and 30s, I had my career, and I traveled the world, I lived out of a suitcase. I stayed up until dawn. I did all of those things that were very exciting.”
“You know, there’s chronological age, there’s biological age, and there’s psychological age. Chronological age, there’s nothing you can do about, which is I’m 52. You set that number aside.”
Cheryl Tiegs Line with Sears, Cover Girl