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Supermodels - Then and Now

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40's/50's

Date of birth: April 23, 1917
Date of death: July 7, 2008
*Considered one of the first supermodels
*Modeled for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Paris Match, LIFE and Elle magazine covers
*In 1952, when she was 35-years-old, Richard Avedon photographed her for Revlon's most famous advertising campaign ever, Fire and Ice pictured below:



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Date of birth: December 14, 1917

*Began as a fashion designer and model for Vogue magazine before heading into film work
*Son is actor Mark Harmon and granddaughter is actress Tracy Nelson
*A "B" actress most of her career working in over 39 films


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Date of birth: June 3, 1931
*First Vogue cover was at 15
*Was Salvador Dali's muse
*Continues to model and walks the runway now at 80 years old


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50's/60's

Date of birth: August 3, 1947
*Seventeen magazine's most popular editorial model ever, appearing on an unprecedented 15 covers in the 1960s (five times in 1964 alone) and in the magazine's fashion spreads almost every month(from wikipedia)
*Heralded as the most photographed teen by Teen magazine in 1964


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Date of birth: February 13, 1942

*Rose to fame by virtue of a series of popular hair-conditioner commercials.
*Has been acting since she was a teenager
*Best known as the pop singer who survives in "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972)
*First important acting assignment was as a high-school-age murderess on a 1958 episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, directed by Robert Altman.

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Date of birth: August 8, 1944

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Average listal rating (8 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
Date of birth: May 26, 1946
*Known to resemble former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy
*Favorite designer is Betsey Johnson
*Was noted for making up very unusual poses and participating in futuristic fashion layouts including light shows, robots, super-heroes, computers and James Bond type spy take-offs (wikipedia)

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60's/70's

Average listal rating (173 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
Date of birth: September 19, 1949
*Known for her androgynous look, stick thin figure, boyishly short haircut and strikingly dark eyelashes
*Is one of the first international supermodels and a fashion icon of the 1960s
*Changed her name from Lesley Hornby to Twiggy (from "Twigs", her childhood nickname) on the suggestion of her then boyfriend Nigel Davies.


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Date of birth: September 25, 1947
*The poster of her in a pink bikini on a 1978 issue of Sports Illustrated became an iconic 1970s pop culture image

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Date of birth: October 13, 1952
*Is the first black model to appear on the cover of American Vogue in 1974
*Was a champion swimmer in her youth and aspired to be a lawyer
*Appeared on over 500 magazine covers


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70's/80's

Average listal rating (24 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
Date of birth: May 26, 1949
*Speaks both English and French
*Was chosen as Miss Montreal at 18
*Has shattered age taboos with her multi-year contracts with L'Oréal and Estée Lauder


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Date of birth: July 2, 1959
*Known for her relationship with Rod Stewart
*Is now an interior designer and owns a company called The Cotton Box


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Date of birth: October 29, 1964

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Date of birth: April 9, 1965
*First Eastern European to grace the cover of the Sports Illustrated swim-suit issue
*Declared model of the 80's by American Photo magazine
*Is married to Ric Ocasek, lead singer for the rock band The Cars


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Date of birth: March 31, 1967
*Is Romanian-Israeli
*Appeared in Bram Stoker's Dracula as one of Dracula's Brides
*Was the most photographed model of 1988, year of the "healthy" look.


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80'/90's

Date of birth: February 25, 1965
*Is also an actress, writer, and journalist
*Dropped out of art school to become a model
*Made her feature film debut in Spike Lee's
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Date of birth: May 11, 1966
*Is also an actress and singer
*Named one of People Magazine's 50 most beautiful people, in 1994


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Date of birth: July 23, 1968
*Modeled for the relatively new Victoria's Secret in the early 90's and appeared on the covers of Sports Illustrated, Vogue, and on an issue of Playboy
*Has been photographed by several well-known photographers including Herb Ritts, Richard Avedon, Gilles Bensimon, and Mario Testino


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Date of birth: May 25, 1966
*Has appeared on over 130 magazine covers
*Appeared in George Michael's "Freedom! 90" music video with Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, and Naomi Campbell.


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Date of birth: May 10, 1965
*Appeared on over 600 magazine covers
*Cites late 70s/early 80s model Joan Severance as her modeling idol
*Is of Italian decent



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There are hundreds of other models I couldn't include on this list because I couldn't find any pictures of them "today" (which can be either recently or before their death).
*Jean Patchett
*Evelyn Tripp
*Dovima

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Comments

Posted: 6 years, 2 months ago at Sep 23 9:33
I remember many of the models...good list..
Posted: 6 years, 2 months ago at Sep 24 6:00
points for leigh and corby and johnson and webb.
Posted: 5 years, 10 months ago at Feb 17 5:01
wheres Laetitia Casta? :x
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Nov 12 12:02
Nice work.
Posted: 4 years, 7 months ago at May 11 22:16
Great list!

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