Cheryl Tiegs was the first great internationally famous model. She defined what generations of young men and women viewed as beautiful, and set the standard for "All-American" beauty. Her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition covers and posters are still some of the most popular even though they first appeared forty years ago. Not only was she a defining figure in the fashion world, she was also the first model to use her fame to successfully launch a retail empire. Her clothing line, which is sold primarily through Sears, has racked up nearly $1 billion in sales. Now in her 60s, and still looking pretty great, the Minnesota native regularly speaks at health and fitness forums and conventions, and also campaigns for various environmental and social initiatives. She also makes the occasional foray onto television, and has guest-starred on such shows as "The John Laroquette Show" and "Just Shoot Me". Most recently, she appeared as a judge on the short-lived series, "True Beauty", and competed on "The Celebrity Apprentice" last year. Smart and beautiful, she has managed her money well over the years, and has amassed a nice portfolio of properties. Recently, she put her Bel-Air mansion on the market.
Cheryl Tiegs' house sits on 1.43 acres of land in the very swanky East Bel Air neighborhood. The exterior and interior of the house were designed to feel like the inhabitant was living on in a Balinese oasis, and the main structure is tucked away at the end of a long driveway, and is surrounded by plants. Cheryl Tiegs' house has five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms spread out over 4,770 square feet. The interior, which was designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard, features dark hardwood floors, wood columns, and wood-framed sliding glass doors. There is are also multiple fireplaces, a guest house, staff quarters, and an eat-in kitchen with a very large island. Outside of Cheryl Tiegs' house there is a garage, a large swimming pool, fountains, and lots and lots of plants. The mansion is on sale for $12 million, a huge jump from the $2 million Ms. Tiegs paid for it back in 1985. However, the multiple renovations, rising property values, and her own value, make the $10 million increase rather understandable.