1963 Kathy Ireland is born.

Her first job: Paper route.

1980 At 17, Kathy is discovered by Elite models. She signs in 1981. She would appear on covers for Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Women’s Fitness and other magazines, and in campaigns including Bulova, Fruit of the Loom, Caress Soap, Budweiser, Cheerios and Baked Lays Potato Chips.

1984 First of 13 consecutive appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, with three times on the cover.


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