Cheryl Tiegs was born September 27, 1947, in Minnesota. The teenaged Cheryl Tiegs was cast in a handful of television commercials. The exposure landed her on the cover of Glamour magazine in 1964. Tiegs’ eventually scored photo shoots with high profile magazines like Vogue and Elle. However, it was the 1978 swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated that led to her contract with Cover Girl.