Claudia Schiffer (*25 Aug 1970) is a German model, actress, and fashion designer. She rose to fame in the 1990s as one of the world’s most successful models. In her early career, she was often compared to French actress Brigitte Bardot. She has appeared on more than one thousand magazine covers, and holds the record for the model with the most magazine covers, listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. She was born in Rheinberg, a small town just outside Duisburg in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Northwestern Germany, and she is fluent in 3 languages – German, English, and French.