Schiffer, born into a wealthy family in the district of Wesel, intended to become a lawyer like her father.
Fortunately, rather than studying to become a snake, the busty vixen was persuaded into a career in modeling by the head honcho of Metropolitan Model Agency in October 1987.
Schiffer, who can fluently speak German, English and French, has appeared on the cover of in excess of 900 magazines.
After banging famous names like David Copperfield, Richie Sambora, Prince Albert of Monaco, Peter Gabriel and Green Shield Stamp heir Tim Jefferies, Schiffer sadly settled down and exchanged vows with flick director Matthew Vaughn in May 2002.
The lovebirds have since created three children together.
To a truly timeless beauty, Happy Birthday wishes are sent a day early to Claudia Schiffer!by