Author, talk-show host, actress and supermodel Cristina Ferrare has been in the spotlight for nearly four decades. She was first introduced to the fashion world when, at age fourteen, she was discovered as a model. During the 1970s and 1980s, her face graced the covers of Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar, and Good Housekeeping, among others.
Following a stint as spokesperson for Max Factor Cosmetics, Ferrare rose to fame as a model, then quickly catapulted to an equally successful television career. She co-hosted the highest rated morning television show in Los Angeles, "AM Los Angeles," for four years, and guest-hosted numerous episodes of "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee" and "Good Morning America." With these outstanding television credits, Ferrare soon became host of the live, two-hour cable show, "Home and Family."
It was during her tenure with "Home & Family" that Ferrare found the inspiration for her New York Times bestseller, Okay, So I Don't Have a Headache. The book investigated the natural causes for lack of sexual desire in women, as well as remedies such as diet, exercise, and relaxation rituals. Since revealing her post-menopausal difficulties, Ferrare has helped women to learn about the changes the menopause brings, and ways that they can retain a healthy and active sex life throughout menopause. In her latest book, Realistically Ever After, Ferrare uses examples of everyday frustrations and hilarious predicaments from her own life to help women of all walks of life realize that they don't need a hero on a white horse - they already have everything it takes to be happy.
Ferrare also enjoys sharing her ideas on personal style. She authored Cristina Ferrare's Family Entertaining, a collection of family recipes for all occasions, as well as Cristina Ferrare Style. Her exquisite jewelry designs, favorites of such stars as Halle Berry, are sold in Geary's in Beverly Hills. In 2005, Cristina Ferrare Home Collections for Magnussen Home revealed her second furniture collection, Sunset Boulevard, which followed the hugely successful debut of the Bel Canto collection in 2004.
The mother of four, stepmother of three, and grandmother of two, Ferrare resides in Los Angeles with her husband, an entertainment executive, and two of their daughters.