Cindy Margolis (born October 1, 1965) is an American glamour
spokesmodel and actress.
Cindy was born in Los Angeles, California. According to an interview, her career began with a business class project on greeting cards at the California State University at Northridge, where she produced cards with a photograph of herself wearing lingerie and including her phone number. Her modeling career took off when agents started asking about the woman on the cards. She has modeled in advertising for companies such as Reebok, Vidal Sassoon, Coors, Frederick's of Hollywood, Hanes, and Sunkist. She was Miss Makita Power Tools 1986 and did appearances at woodworking trade shows.
Among late night television viewers, she is best known as an infomercial co-presenter including work with Tony Robbins and Don Lapre. Cindy also appeared briefly as one of Barker's Beauties in 1995 on the game show The Price Is Right. Cindy Margolis also appeared as a fembot in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. Cindy Margolis had a late night Saturday talk show in 2000 called The Cindy Margolis Show, which was filmed in Miami Beach, Florida.
Cindy emerged as a star in the early days of the Internet. She was named Yahoo! Internet Life magazine's "Queen of the Internet" from 1996-1999. Cindy Margolis also found her way into the 2000 Guinness Book of World Records as a result of being the "most downloaded" person in 1999. At the age of 34, the peak of her popularity, Cindy was downloaded 70,000 times in a span of 24 hours.
Margolis' fame peaked from a series of appearances on The Howard Stern Radio Show and its television counterpart on the E! channel.
In spring 2006, Cindy was the winner of NBC's Celebrity Cooking Showdown. She teamed up with the renowed celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck to win both the first and final rounds.
In 2008 production began on a new Fox Reality Channel original series, Seducing Cindy, a dating reality show in which male contestants, aged 18–49, will battle to win the affection of Margolis. The show premiered on January 30, 2010.
Cindy is Jewish and was married to restaurateur Guy Starkman. Following in-vitro fertility treatment, she gave birth to son Nicholas Isaac in 2002. Their twin daughters Sabrina and Sierra were born in 2005 with the incubation of a surrogate mother. Cindy and her husband separated in 2008.
Cindy played as an amateur in the Pro Am Equalizer poker tournament against the fellow amateur Jeremy Sisto and pros Howard Lederer, Jennifer Harman, Phil Laak, and Chris Ferguson.
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