American model and actress. In 2001, Estee Lauder signed Murphy to an exclusive contract. Her first advertising campaign for the brand’s “Defining Beauty” began appearing in 2002. She continues to appear in the advertisements today, recently posing for Estee Lauder’s new fragrance, Sensuous. She shot campaigns for Missoni, Versace and Tiffany & Co. In 2005 she was featured on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
In July 2012, Murphy was hired to replace Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (who herself was hired to replace Angela Lindvall) as host for the second full-season Project Runway All Stars on Lifetime, after Huntington-Whiteley dropped out for a film project.In 2012, Murphy came in 9th on the Forbes top-earning models list, estimated to have earned $3.5 million in one year.
She has a daughter, Dylan, with ex-husband Jake Schroder.