Famous as :Supermodel, actress, fashion designer
Birth Date :June 01, 1973
Birth Place :Bergisch-Gladbach, Germany
Spouse :Ric Pipino (hairstylist, 6-Sep-97 - Nov 2002), Seal (musician, since 10-May-05 - filed for divorce)
Claim to fame :Model for Sports Illustrated magazine and Victoria's Secret catalog
Initially wanted to become a dancer, Heidi Klum had just had the intention to start a modeling career when she was barely 18 years old when she and a friend noticed an advertisement in a magazine for "The Face of the Year", Germany. Encouraged by the pal, she submitted photos and surprisingly made it through to the final and won. Signed with German modeling agency Metropolitan, she initiated modeling in Europe for a few years to great success, and then went to the United States only to meet with more success, culminating in her signing by Victoria's Secret. This early success, beyond her expectation, led her to a career peak resulted in her landing on the cover of Sports Illustrated's annual Swimsuit Issue thus cementing her status as one of the world's top models.