Carolyn Murphy Biography
Birth name Carolyn Murphy
Date of birth August 11, 1973 (1973-08-11) (age 36)
Place of birth Panama City, Florida, U.S.
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Hair color Brown
Eye color Blue
Measurements 34-24-34 US
Dress size 4
Agency IMG Models
Spouse(s) Jake Schroeder (1999 - 2001)
Carolyn Murphy (born on August 11, 1973) is an American model and actress.
2 Personal life
Carolyn Murphy was born in Panama City, Florida and grew up mainly in Northwest Florida, with brief periods in England and Maryland, as a result of her parents’ divorce. Her career began when at the age of 16, when her mother enrolled her in a modeling school. Soon, she was modeling locally in Florida, as well as abroad in Japan and Paris. After graduating from Choctawhatchee High School in 1991, Murphy went to New York.
Murphy enrolled at University in Virginia, while modeling part-time. Mario Testino shot her for French Vogue, Missoni, Et Vous, and Gucci. In 1994 she was hired for Prada and appeared in major magazines like Harpers Bazaar and Vogue. Anna Wintour had Steven Meisel shoot her for American Vogue in 1995 and he began to use her for campaigns like Dolce Gabbana, Max Mara, and Calvin Klein.
In 1998, she was named VH1/Vogue's "Model of the Year". Barry Levinson chose her for the role of "Dubbie" in his film Liberty Heights. In 1999, she was cited by Vogue as the "Model of the Millennium" and considered a muse by Calvin Klein, landing a contract for the perfume "Contradiction" with fellow Liberty Heights costar, Justin Chambers. She was offered roles in "Pearl Harbor" and many others to follow. Also in 1998, during a photo shoot for Elle magazine, the photographer notice her resemblance to the actress Gene Tierney and Elle dubbed Murphy "The blonde Gene Tierney".
In 2001, Estee Lauder signed Murphy to an exclusive contract. Her first advertising campaign for the brand’s Defining Beauty began appearing in 2002. She continues to appear in the advertisements today, recently posing for Estee Lauder’s new fragrance, Sensuous. She shot campaigns for Missoni, Versace and Tiffany & Co. In 2005 she was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Reluctant for a career in acting or in the spotlight, she moved to Nosara, Costa Rica in 1999 and married surfer Jake Schroeder. She gave birth to their daughter, Dylan Bleu, in December of 2000 at her home in Upstate New York. Her relationship with Schroeder ended in divorce in 2001.
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Carolyn Murphy Photo Vogue Magazine
Carolyn Murphy Biography