Carolyn Murphy | $ 15 Million
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Carolyn Murphy

Actress and Model

Net Worth $ 15 Million
Carolyn Murphy
  • Birthday11th Aug, 73
  • Birth PlaceUnited States
  • Marital statusDivorced
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Carolyn Murphy is an American actress and model who has been the face of big brands like Tiffany & Co. with campaigns for brands like Gucci, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and Prada. She won renown when she graced the coverpage of the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated. She is currently the face of Estee Lauder and she replaced another popular model, Elizabeth Hurley, to occupy that position. A Forbes-named supermodel, it is no secret that Carolyn Murphy's earnings come from modeling. Her deal with Estee Lauder is estimated to have been around $4.3 million which is almost as much as what she earned in the whole of 2010! Her endorsements for at least a dozen world-famous brands have been her bread and butter. She has also acted in a few movies. The model and actress, Carolyn Murphy, owned a couple of plush houses - one in Brentwood, complete with a private pool, landscaping and large compound wall and the other in Los Angeles which she sold for $3 million. Being a model allows her to indulge in some of the best brands in business - Tom Ford, Van Kleef, Jason Wu, Christian Louboutin, Roberto Cavalli and Salvatore Ferragamo. She loves to holiday big time especially at beaches and she has been spotted vacationing in Australia, Laguna Beach, Venice Beach and Hawaii. Though she does not actively support any single charity, she has often hosted charity events and parties with proceeds going towards the benefit of four-legged friends. It was her mother's encouragement which put her on the road to modeling. An agent spotted her at a convention and soon was modeling in New York and Paris. With her gorgeous face, she got offers to pose for covers of fashion-magazines - Elle, Vogue,W and Marie Claire. In 2001, her face got attached to the Calvin Klein brand via Contradiction. In the same year, she replaced Elizabeth Hurley as the spokesperson and face of Estee Lauder. The Vogue Fashion Award in 1998 for 'model of the year' got her a place in Vogue's 'Models of the Millenium' list also. By 2000, her career expanded to movies and her life included husband Jake Schroeder. Her body seemed to reach its best shape after she delivered her daughter, Dylan Blue and in 2005, Carolyn appeared in Sports Illustrated's swimsuit edition. Forbes named her as a top-earning supermodel. She divorced in 2001 and had a brief relationship with lead singer, Brandon Boyd.

Quotes

  • Being in the world of fashion you have to be very self-absorbed, and you are surrounded by people who are very self-absorbed.
  • I always feel like I'm so boring, but I don't get bored with me.
  • I have great respect and understanding for military commitment due to my own family's involvement with the armed forces.
  • I'd like to reach out to more women and different body types.
  • Giving birth was the most amazing thing I've ever done. I'd been living in a Third World country, and I said, 'I'm going to just squat behind a tree.' I basically did that but in a chair in my living room. I didn't want a sterile hospital room. I didn't want doctors. I had a midwife.

Did you know?

  • She was was named VH1/Vogues "Model of the Year" in 1998.
  • She was one of the "Modern Muses" on the November 1999 Millennium cover of American Vogue.
  • She won the coveted title of Estee Lauder spokesmodel in 2001.
  • She was 9th on the Forbes top-earning models list, estimated to have earned $3.5 million in one year in 2012.

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Carolyn Murphy Estates and Homes (1)

Brentwood home

Brentwood home

The luxury real estate market was abuzz with Carolyn Murphy, nominated as the 9th richest model in the world, listed her home for sale in mid-2012. The home carries a price tag of $2,995,000 and a history that dates back to 1927. A lot of interior decorating and upgrades have happened since and this house is definitely a slice of France in Los Angeles. She had purchased the house just a few months before, in September 2011 for a price of $2,625,000.

Location: The two-storey house is located in the upscale Brentwood area of Los Angeles.

Accommodation: The house has a total living area of 2,361 square feet. Though that is the listed area, it might vary considering the age of the house. There are 3 spacious bedrooms and accompanying them are 3.5 bathrooms.

Features: The exteriors of the house sport a small yet effective swimming pool with garden hedges all around for privacy. There is also a private fire-pit area which is a lovely place to host small parties. Entering the home, the large living room greets the visitor with its impressive oak flooring. There are many niches for books, decorative items and mementoes. There is also a homely fireplace in the comfortably furnished living room. The kitchen is updated with modern appliances and is roomy and airy - perfect recipe for cooking! The bedroom has been lined with large windows with curtains and definitely looks very inviting and calming.

Neighborhood: Brentwood has been and is a home to more than a dozen celebrities. Some of the more famous names include Cole Porter and Harrison Ford.

 

The living hall

The living hall

The kitchen hall

The kitchen hall

The master bedroom

The master bedroom

Beautiful bathroom

Beautiful bathroom

Garden in the front

Garden in the front

Elegant swimming pool

Elegant swimming pool
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