Skip to comments.Claudia Schiffer Turned Down Arab Prince's £1Million Indecent Proposal Offer - Another Took It!
Posted on 02/28/2014 4:03:47 PM PST by nickcarraway
Claudia says 'He asked if he could hire me for a dinner for a million pounds. I declined and some other supermodel took it'
Supermodel Claudia Schiffer reveals how she once turned down an offer of £1million to spend the evening with an Arab prince.
The German beauty says being a catwalk queen and one of the worlds most photographed women has led to a number of unusual propositions.
She says: Ive had loads of weird ones but the strangest was from an Arab prince.
He asked if he could hire me for a dinner for a million pounds. I declined and some other supermodel took it!
Claudia, 43, is not the first high-profile star to reject such an approach. Myleene Klass revealed in 2010 she received an indecent proposal over lunch with a Hollywood A-lister.
And actress Stephanie Beacham claimed on Big Brother in the same year she was offered £40,000 by a stranger for sex.
Speaking on this weekends Jonathan Ross Show, Claudia also confesses she hides her extreme shyness behind her modelling persona.
She says: I am just shy when there are lots of people. Im OK when were just one on one, or maybe four people, or six. More than that is not really comfortable for me, it doesnt feel good.
Im a really, really shy person. It does help when Im in make-up or getting dressed up. Thats why modelling kind of works.
I thought it was never going to work until I put the make-up on and you couldnt tell that I was turning red all the time.
Claudia shot to fame two decades ago after high-profile campaigns for brands such as Chanel and Guess. Recalling her early modelling days in Paris, she admits: I would be thinking, I dont want to be here. But once I put the full make-up on Id go, OK, I can cope no one can see what Im thinking.
In the interview, 5ft 11in Claudia also reveals that she was far from popular as a gangly youngster. She says: I was the loser at school. Everyone called me Duck because my bum stuck out, and I walked kind of funny because my legs are a bit funny, and I was really tall.
Everyone was sort of the same height except me and I didnt have any friends.
Claudia, who has three children Caspar, 10, Clementine, nine, and Cosima, three with film director husband Matthew Vaughn, says she is pragmatic about the ageing process and doesnt worry about gaining a few wrinkles.
She explains: I just think its a part of life. If anyone is worried about it and has a problem with it then, they have a problem. It couldnt be more natural and more normal and, no, I dont have a problem with it.
We DO have rules here...
And it’s only right that Kathy Ireland and Cindy Crawford and Paulina and the rest be posted as well. In the name of Diversity. Because we celebrate women! ;)
I don’t want to insult this lovely woman so I am offering to split the dinner check with her and, uh, entertain her for free.
I wouldn’t necessarily offer money in exchange, but I’m sure I am not alone in saying I wouldn’t mind being seen in the company of a woman as attractive as Ms. Schiffer.
Only I’d want her to wear flats, as I’m reasonably sure she’s taller than I am. :)
...Said no straight man ever ;)
IMO Cindy Crawford is the most beautiful of the ‘90s supermodel bunch, and she still looks great.
As for the model who took the Arab prince up on his offer——STUPID. That’s a good way to be sold into slavery and never heard from again.
Personally I liked Linda Evangilista and Angie Everhart but Crawford definitely had the total package.
Unlike much of the current crop of ‘boys in heels’.
i remember that she was engaged to David Copperfield for quite a while...
How much did he offer?
Cindy Crawford was totally on fire in “ fairgame. “ she and the best of the Baldwins, Stephen, had a good chemistry
The way women look today-—I don’t even know what they’re thinking. They don’t care about appealing to men.
I think I saw that...or maybe it was just the ads, LOL.
Prostitution is not uncommon at all at every level of the modeling industry.
They arent thinking. Which probably explains the rise in homosexuality. At least partly. If women want to look and act like dudes, and many do, I can ALMOST see the ‘logic’?
Well, all I know is, when it comes to women so thin they have no shape, with short mannish hair, my husband says, “If men want teenaged boys, they might as well go ahead and declare themselves queers.”
I totally agree. Fortunately for young men, there’s a few retro chicks out there. So they can know some of the joys us 80s dudes had ;)
The ‘80s rocked. :)
Scary that 80s MEN looked more feminine that most of today’s women...And were STILL more manly than many of today’s pajama boys.
(Note to youngins...see “Poison” for details)
Don’t forget Elle McPherson.
I’m familiar with Cindy Crawford, (not so those other two), and I agree with your thought. I still say none of these gals today could touch Rita Hayworth or Gene Tierney though.
Rita H was in a class by herself.
OK it wasnt really her singing but DAMN!
apparently not enough... during their engagement, she would sometimes join him on stage during his shows... she would be his assistant... i remember rumors about her being his "beard" so to speak... or a paid escort... but i think they sued some publication and won... i do recall that their engagement was a long one... years...
i love her rendition of Amado Mio in Gilda... very sexy... compare it with Sade's live performance of Sweetest Taboo... i think she was inspired by Rita Hayworth... Sade's performance is quite sensual... both are beautiful... :)
And even RH couldn’t go untouched by liberalism. Ever read how people still spaz saying she was a “Latina made white”?
Makes me sick.
“Claudia, 43, is not the first high-profile star to reject such an approach. Myleene Klass revealed in 2010 she received an indecent proposal over lunch with a Hollywood A-lister. “
Yeah, get back to me when a supermodel or a-list actress marries one of us average working stiffs.
I don’t think so
doesn’t look shy at all, taking off clothes for general consumption
Always my favorite SI cover girl.
Wow, that don’t make “movies” like THAT anymore. If they did I might go see it..
She was very pretty, too. Personally, I liked Cindy's look better---less girl next door, just a bit more glam.