June 2021

Christy Turlington Burns: New Documentary, What She Loves about Being a Mom and her Best Beauty Tips

By Melissa Meyers

Christy Turlington

Christy Turlington Burns

Christy’s directorial debut “No Woman, No Cry” premieres May 7th at 9:30 pm on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network.  Christy shared her stories and inspiration for creating the documentary at a Mother’s Day brunch hosted by Divalysscious Moms and WNBC’s “Moms & the City” on New York’s Upper East Side. She spoke to over 100 moms, including Countess LuAnn De Lesseps about the complications she had while delivering her daughter Grace 7.5 years ago. Her film, “No Woman No Cry” tells the global plight of pregnant women in four countries. Christy felt connected to these women around the world who suffer from maternal health issues but don’t have the same access to care. “People are more concerned about healthy babies,” Christy said. “We often don’t think about the Mom.” Every 90 seconds a woman dies from pregnancy complications and 90% of these deaths are preventable.

Lyss Stern, Christy Turlington, Moms & the City

Lyss Stern, Christy Turlington Burns, Melissa Gerstein, Raina Seitell Gittlin, and Denise Albert

To further raise awareness, Christy created the compilation CD “Every Mother Counts” (available at Starbucks) with the help of friends J. Lo, Madonna, Rosanne Cash, Gwyneth Paltrow and others. A portion of the sales are donated to the Every Mother Counts Foundation for its maternal health programs.

What does Christy love about being a Mom? “My kids make me see things in a new way.” This Mother’s Day, all Christy wants is a day of peace and sleeping in! She certainly doesn’t need her beauty sleep but like every girl, she has her favorite products. Maybelline Fit Me Foundation looks natural and comes in colors for everyone. “My mom is Spanish and I have an olive complexion; they have colors that match me.” And to keep her model body looking beautiful, Christy practices yoga and the Tracy Anderson method.

Luann De Lesseps, Christy Turlington, June Ambrose

Countess Luann De Lesseps, Christy Turlington Burns, Celebrity Stylist June Ambrose, Melissa Meyers

Christy is wearing Isabel Marant and shoes by Louis Vuitton

Photos Courtesy of Heidi Green