Model Cheryl Tiegs was born on September 25, 1947 in Breckenridge, Minnesota. She spent most of her childhood, however, in California, where she briefly attended California State University in Los Angeles. Before she was 17 years old, she was already an established model, having appeared in the covers of magazines such as Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue.
Tiegs, however, is more known for her appearances in Sports Illustrated’s annual Swimsuit Issue. She appeared on its cover three times, the first being in the 1970 issue, and being later in 1975 and 1983. She appeared in several other issues, especially in 1978, when a poster of her included in the issue was later considered a pop culture image of the 1970s. However, Tiegs wasn’t comfortable with the fame, having scoffed at the scrutiny that came with it. She later admitted that it affected her relationships; she has married and divorced four times, and currently has three children with two of her former husbands.
Tiegs somewhat made a return to the spotlight in the past few years, having taken several modeling gigs, as well as some television appearances. She also starred in the controversial 2003 film The Brown Bunny, and later, took an uncredited cameo in the 2007 comedy Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. She then appeared as one of the judges of the ABC reality series, True Beauty. Other roles of hers include those in Living With Ed, as well as voicing an animated version of herself in Family Guy. In 2012, she was cast as a contestant in the reality competition Celebrity Apprentice.
- Her first husband is Stan Dragoti. She then married Peter Beard on May 24, 1981. After their divorce, she married Tony Peck. They had one child together, but they also divorced. She then wed Rod Stryker on May 30, 1998.
- Her dad was a mortician.
2012: The Apprentice (TV series)
2011: Family Guy (TV series) - Herself (voice)
2007: Living with Ed (TV series) - Herself
2003: The Brown Bunny - Lilly
2000-2002: Just Shoot Me! (TV series) - Cheryl Tiegs
1995: The John Larroquette Show (TV series) - Lola Valenti
1986: Moonlighting (TV series) - Herself
"Being in the public eye, I have certainly gone through the tabloid situation where they come out with stories that are not true. I don't read or pay attention to it. The only thing that I can do is know that I have great confidence in raising children and being a great mother."