Cynthia Dawn "Cindy" Margolis is an American glamour spokesmodel and actress. Cindy Margolis was born October 1, 1965 in Los Angeles, California of Jewish heritage. According to an interview in Playboy, Cindy Margolis career began with a business class project on greeting cards at California State University, Northridge, where she produced cards with a photograph of herself wearing lingerie and including her phone number. Her modeling career took off when agents started asking about the woman on the cards. Cindy Margolis has modeled in advertising for companies such as Reebok, Vidal Sassoon, Coors, Frederick's of Hollywood, Hanes, and Sunkist. She was Miss Makita Power Tools 1986 and did appearances at woodworking trade shows.
Cindy Margolis was married to restaurateur Guy Starkman. Following in-vitro fertility treatment, she gave birth to a son Nicholas Isaac in 2002. Twin daughters Sabrina and Sierra were born in 2005 via a surrogate mother. She and Starkman divorced in 2008.
Cindy Margolis first began playing poker when her husband and several of his friends got together for a game. She was inspired by Chris Moneymaker’s big victory at the World Series of Poker and was soon hooked. In 2005, she began hosting World Poker Tour’s online site Chipleaders.com.
By 2006, Poker Royalty signed Cindy up to act as a poker representative for functions and events. She also helped kick-off Phil Hellmuth’s fantasy poker camp ‘Camp Hellmuth’ at the PURE nightclub at Caesar’s Palace. In 2006 Cindy signed agreements to represent the online site Tropical Poker at all press releases, poker events, and appearances that she made. She also launched her own site, CindyPoker.com. Cindy Margolis site boasted a VIP lounge accessible only to members that features exclusive photos of Cindy and poker celebrities at tournaments and events. The VIP Lounge was a unique concept in a sea of copycat poker rooms.
Cindy Margolis has become a recognized poker celebrity. In 2007, Cindy Margolis played on ESPN’s televised Pro-Am Equalizer tournament. The concept of the tournament was that each table featured four professionals and two celebrities. To give the celebrities a better chance, they started with half again more chips than the pros. The event featured players such as Phil Ivey, Erick Lindgren, Chris Ferguson, and Howard Lederer. On the celebrity side, there were names such as Don Cheadle, Shannon Elizabeth, Jose Conseco, and Jennifer Tilly.
Cindy Margolis has played in numerous World Series of Poker events. Cindy Margolis has also hosted several tournaments as well as appeared on the cover of Woman Poker Player magazine. Her popularity has made her a highly sought-after representative for events and tournaments and she makes an ideal choice as the sexy poster girl for the poker industry.