Claudia Schiffer Then & Now (PHOTOS, POLL)

Discovered in the late 1980s at the age of 17, Claudia Schiffer rocketed to supermodel status when she was hand-picked by Karl Lagerfeld as the new face of Chanel.

As of late, Claudia's been spotted runway-side more often than not, balancing the ad campaigns and magazine covers with family time -- husband and film producer Matthew Vaughn and children Caspar, Clementine, and Cosima.

But it seems like whatever Claudia does, it's dramatic and dripping with sex appeal. Her red carpet looks always offer something unexpected, whether it be a bold color or whimsical embellishment.

Check out Claudia then and now.