Sunday, April 15, 2012

Model/talk show host Cristina Ferrare

Cristina Ferrare was one of the most glamorous beauty models of the seventies. Based in Los Angeles, she had many clients, including Max Factor. She also appeared on numerous fashion magazine covers.

Cristina Ferrare began a post-modeling career as a talk show host in the 1980s. In addition to co-hosting a local morning show, "A.M. Los Angeles," she also a co-host of "The Home Show" on ABC,  Ferrare, whose hobbies include cooking, currently hosts "Big Bowl of Love," a cooking show on Oprah Winfrey's cable channel.

One of Cristina Ferrare's most notable moments in the media spotlight, however, was an unwelcome one.  She became a center of attention in 1982 when her then-husband, automobile executive John DeLorean, was arrested for trafficking cocaine in a sting operation in an (unsuccessful) attempt to save his sports car company.  DeLorean defended himself procedurally in his trial and was found not guilty by reason of entrapment.  All the while, Cristina Ferrare stood by her husband, but the marriage failed after it was all over. :-( 

She is now married to entertainment executive Anthony Thomopoulos.

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