The prototypical "California girl" with sparkling blue eyes and honey-blonde hair, Cheryl Tiegs was a popular poster girl in the late 1970s, her must-have pin-ups plastered on the bedroom walls of teenage boys around the world. Her all-American visage, svelte frame and stunning smile led her to become the quintessential world-famous supermodel in the 1970s and 1980s. She was best known for a long-running affiliation with <i>Sports Illustrated</i> magazine and its annual swimsuit issue which featured her several times on its cover. The 1978 <i>SI</i> pin-up poster depicting a sexy Tiegs with wind-blown locks, wearing a skimpy pink bikini, became an iconic pop culture image. After appearing in numerous photo shoots for high-profile fashion and beauty magazines such as <i>Vogue</i>, <i>Elle</i>, <i>Harper's Bazaar</i> and even on the covers of <i>TIME</i> and <i>People</i> magazine, she was able to parlay her lucrative modeling career into acting, as well as becoming an entrepreneur and clothing designer. Well into her sixties, the gracefully-aging Tiegs continued to represent the So-Cal chic image desired by American women of all ages.