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Model Heidi Klum Turns Forty After Two Decades In The Fashion Industry

posted 31 May 2013, 10:55 by Mpelembe   [ updated 31 May 2013, 10:56 ]

Model and fashion icon, Heidi Klum will celebrate her fortieth birthday on June 1st after more than two decades in the modelling industry.

NEW YORK, USA (REUTERS) - Gemany's Heidi Klum is to celebrate her fortieth birthday on Saturday (June 1) some twenty years after winning a modelling competition in a womans magazine.

Klum born near Cologne in 1973 rose to stardom quickly after being offered high profile modelling contracts early on and rose to stardom when appearing on the front page of the 1998 Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition.

Another high point in Klum's career has been modelling for the well known, glitzy lingerie company Victoria's Secrets where she donned huge angle wings for high profile fashion shows in the south of France.

Other than modelling Klum has also made appearances on the screen with cameo roles in productions such as Sex In The City and in the film The Life and Death of Peter Sellers where she played Swiss bombshell Ursula Andress.

Klum has four children and has been married twice, most recently to British singerSeal.

Back in 2010 Madame Tussauds honoured her career by creating a wax work replica of the model which she unveiled in her home country's capital Berlin.