Cheryl Tiegs was perhaps the most famous American model of the 1970s. A blue-eyed honey blonde with sporty good looks, Tiegs debuted on the cover of Glamour
at age 17, and later appeared on the covers of major magazines from Cosmopolitan
. She was a prominent spokesmodel for Cover Girl makeup. Cheryl Tiegs also became a staple of the annual Sports Illustrated
swimsuit issue, causing a ruckus in 1978 when she appeared in revealing fishnet bathing suit. Soon after, a poster of Tiegs in a pink bikini became nearly as popular as the similar cheesecake poster of Farrah Fawcett
. Tiegs posed for the cover of Sports Illustrated
in 1970, 1975 and 1983. Tiegs continued to model in her 40s and 50s and developed her own signature line of wigs for Revlon.