Klum, Heidi 1973–

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KLUM, Heidi 1973–


Surname is pronounced "Kloom"; born June 1, 1973, in Bergisch Gladbach, West Germany (now Germany); daughter of Gunther (an employee of a cosmetics company; some sources spell name Guenther) and Erna (a hairdresser) Klum; married Ric Pipino (a hairdresser and actor), September 6, 1997 (divorced, c. 2003); children: (with Flavio Briatore) Leni (daughter). Education: Studied dance and fashion design. Avocational Interests: Family activities, dancing, travel, skiing, flea markets, painting.


Agent—William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Brett Carella, The Lab, 5540 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 200, Hollywood, CA 90028; IMG Models, 304 Park Ave. South, Penthouse North, New York, NY 10010. Publicist—Full Picture, 8899 Beverly Blvd., Suite 412, West Hollywood, CA 90048.


Model, actress, voice performer, producer, and writer. Model in Germany, throughout Europe, and in the United States, beginning 1992; Victoria's Secret, spokesperson; appeared in calendars and advertisements. Heidi Klum GmbH, founder, c. 1996; creator of Mouawad: The Heidi Klum Collection (jewelry line), as well as footwear and perfume lines; swimsuit designer.

Awards, Honors:

Winner of Model '92 contest, 1992.


Television Appearances; Series:

Recurring role, Spin City (also known as Spin), ABC, 1998–99.

Host, Project Runway, Bravo, 2004–2005.

Host, Project Runway 2, Bravo, beginning c. 2005.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Ursula Andress, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, HBO, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Herself, Celebrity Weddings, E! Entertainment Television, 1998.

Secret World of Supermodels, The Learning Channel, 1998.

Herself, The Greatest Supermodels, The Learning Channel, 1999.

Host, Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit '99, TNT, 1999.

Wild on the Runway, E! Entertainment Television, 1999.

Model, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2000, TNT, 2000.

The Great American History Quiz: Pursuit of Happiness, History Channel, 2000.

Victoria's Secret: Ooh–La–La, E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

Herself, MTV Uncensored: The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, MTV, 2001.

Host, Fashionably Loud Europe, MTV, 2001.

Model, The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, ABC, 2001, CBS, 2002, 2003.

Cohost, World's Greatest Commercials, CBS, 2002.

Herself, The Importance of Being Famous, 2003.

Herself, When Supermodels Ruled the World, VH1, 2003.

Herself, Sex and the City: A Farewell, HBO, 2004.

Model, Sports Illustrated 40th Anniversary Swimsuit Special: American Beauty, Spike TV, 2004.

Victoria's Secret Angels Undercover, VH1, 2004.

Herself, "The Roast of Jeff Foxworthy" (also known as "Comedy Central Roast of Jeff Foxworthy"), Comedy Central Presents, Comedy Central, 2005.

Herself, VH1 Save the Music Concert, VH1, 2005.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, MTV Video Music Awards 1999, MTV, 1999.

Presenter, Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year 2000, CBS, 2000.

Cohost, Laureus World Sports Awards 2001, multiple international networks, 2001.

Presenter, MTV Europe Music Awards 2001, MTV, 2001.

Brit Awards 2002, Independent Television, 2002.

Presenter, World Music Awards 2003, The WB, 2003.

Herself, Video Game Awards (also known as Spike TV's "Video Game Awards 2004"), Spike TV, 2004.

Presenter, World Music Awards 2004, ABC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Guest, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003.

Herself, "I Buried Sid," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1998.

Guest, "Wetten, dass … ? aus Munster," Wetten, dass … ?, 1999.

Guest, Howard Stern, E! Entertainment Television, 1999.

Guest, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005.

Annika, "… And Then Larry Brought Charlton Heston Home," Cursed (also known as The Weber Show), NBC, 2000.

Guest, "Wetten, dass … ? aus Hannover," Wetten, dass … ?, 2000.

Contestant, "Celebrity Special," Das Quiz mit Joerg Pilawa, 2001.

Herself, "Mit anderen Augen," Boulevard Bio, 2001.

Herself, "Prominentenspecial," Wer wird Millionaer?, 2001.

Herself, "The Real Me," Sex and the City, HBO, 2001.

Herself, Carre Otis: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Guest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004.

Guest, "World Sports Award," Leute heute, 2002.

Herself, "Jimmy Saves the Day," Yes, Dear, CBS, 2002.

Toothless hockey player, "Company Picnic," Malcolm in the Middle, Fox, 2002.

Voice of female student in brain contest, "Action Packed/Smarty Pants," The Fairly OddParents (animated), Nickelodeon, 2002.

Guest, The Frank Skinner Show, Independent Television, 2002.

Guest, Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC, 2002.

Herself, "Blood Brothers," CSI: Miami, CBS, 2003.

Guest, Beckmann, 2003.

Guest, V Graham Norton, 2003.

Guest, The View, ABC, 2004, 2005.

Herself, "Wetten, dass … ? aus Berlin," Wetten, dass … ?, 2005.

Guest, Today (also known as NBC News Today and The Today Show), NBC, 2005.

Guest, The Tony Danza Show, syndicated, 2005.

Appeared in episodes of other programs, including Kerner.

Television Work; Series:

Creator and executive producer, Project Runway, Bravo, 2004–2005.

Creator and executive producer, Project Runway 2, Bravo, beginning c. 2005.

Film Appearances:

VIP patron, 54 (also known as Fifty–Four), Miramax, 1998.

Herself, Zoolander, Paramount, 2001.

Jasmine, Blow Dry (also known as Ueber kurz oder lang), Miramax, 2001.

Victoria's Secret representative, Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie, Warner Bros., 2003.

Brumhilda, Ella Enchanted, Miramax, 2004.

Nomad: The Two Worlds, Brand2B Productions/Nomad One Limited/Pure Entertainment, 2005.

Radio Appearances:

Guest, The Howard Stern Radio Show, 1999.


Music Videos:

Kelis, "Young, Fresh & New," 2001.

Jamiroquai, "Love Foolosophy," 2002.

Video Games:

Voice of Katya Nadanova, James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing (also known as Everything or Nothing and 007 Everything or Nothing), Electronic Arts, 2004.



(With Alexandra A. Postman) Heidi Klum's Body of Knowledge: Eight Rules of Model Behavior (to Help You Take off on the Runway of Life), Crown, 2004.



Cosmopolitan, November, 1998, p. 22; November, 1999, p. 24.

Entertainment Weekly, November 21, 2003, p. 96.

ES Magazine, June 14, 2002, pp. 12–14.

FHM (Australia and New Zealand), May, 2002, pp. 86–91.

Glamour (Great Britain), August, 2002, pp. 102–103, 105–106.

Maxim, December, 1998, p. 148.

Movieline, September, 2000, pp. 54–55.

New York Observer, February 10, 2005.

People Weekly, December 13, 2004, p. 54; January 17, 2005, p. 21.

Sports Illustrated, February 12, 1999, p. 57; February 12, 2004, p. 180.

TV Guide, November 16, 2002, pp. 20–26.


Heidi Klum Official Site, http://www.heidiklum.com, February 9, 2005.