American model who emerged on the scene in a grass bikini for 1995's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Initially, she strove to become a professional ballerina, but after she was discovered on vacation from Southern Methodist University, modeling took her to New York.
She has been the face of many ad campaigns since her debut, and graced the runways and covers for prestigious names including Christian Dior, Chanel, Vogue, and Harper's Bazaar, among others.
Early in her modeling career, she met her husband who was a bike messenger in New York.
She and producer Aaron Spelling both attended Southern Methodist University in Texas.