Lena Kansbod

Lena Kansbod

For John Casablancas, an Italian restaurant in Stockholm was Schwab’s Drug Store, and a high school girl checking coats was Lana Turner. “You know, you could be a model,” said Casablancas, the founder of Elite Model Management and the firm’s chairman of the board, to the tall 17-year-old with long brown hair and piercing blue-green… Read More »

Shaun Casey

Shaun Casey

Shaun Casey was a model active from the mid-1970s through the mid-1980s. By 1987 she had given up modeling for all but a few favorite clients. In the late 1970s, Casey was associated with famous hairstylist, John Sahag, who created a stir by cutting her hair extremely short and bleaching it white for a Helmut… Read More »

Joanne Russell

Joanne Russell

Joanne Russell-SMI

Margaux Hemingway

Margaux Hemingway

Margaux Louise Hemingway was born in Portland, Oregon, February 16, 1955, and was the older sister of actress Mariel Hemingway and the granddaughter of writer Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway was named for the wine, Château Margaux, which her parents, Puck and Jack Hemingway (eldest son of Ernest), were drinking the night she was conceived. In addition… Read More »

Renee Simonsen

Renee Simonsen

Renee Toft Simonson, born May 12, 1965, is a former model from Denmark, who currently works as a writer. Simonsen was one of the most successful models in the world during the 1980s. Simonsen was born in Aarhus, Denmark, where she worked as a supermarket cashier before she was discovered. In 1981 she caught the… Read More »

Juli Foster

Juli Foster

Uber-Hot Late ’70′s, Early ’80′s Supermodel. Juli was one of the first fashion models to appear on the cover of Time magazine in 1982, she was also featured on: British Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Fashions of the Times. Advertising clients included: Charles of the Ritz, Lancetti, Hanes, DeBeers, Fendi Furs, Weathervane, Royal Silk. Juli worked… Read More »

Patti Hansen

Patti Hansen

Patricia “Patti” Elvina Hansen (born March 17, 1956) is a American model and actress. Hansen, who is of Norwegian ancestry, was born and raised in the Tottenville section of Staten Island, New York. The youngest of six children, Hansen was discovered by photographer Peter Gert at age 14. After Gert took Hansen to a party… Read More »

Lauren Hutton

Lauren Hutton

Lauren Hutton was one of the first supermodels, a cover girl and cosmetics spokeswoman since the 1960s who is instantly recognized by her gap-toothed smile. Born Mary Lawrence Hutton on November 17, 1943, in South Carolina and raised in rural Florida, Lauren Hutton embarked on a modeling career in roundabout fashion by becoming a Playboy… Read More »

Jerry Hall

Jerry Hall

Jerry Faye Hall was born on July 2, 1956 in Gonzales, Texas, the daughter of Marjorie (née Sheffield) and John P. Hall, a truck-driver. She is of English descent. Hall was raised in the Dallas suburb of Mesquite, Texas, where she graduated from North Mesquite High School. She has a twin sister, Terry, and three… Read More »

Gia Carangi

Gia Carangi

Gia Carangi was an American fashion model during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Carangi, who was of Italian, Welsh and Irish ancestry, was considered by some to be the first supermodel. Gia Carangi was also the first to present unusual poses, facial expressions and gestures. She is credited by many at the upper echelons… Read More »

Christie Brinkley

Christie Brinkley

Christie Brinkley (born February 2, 1954) is an American model best known for her three appearances on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in the late 1970s and early ’80s, for her long-running contract with CoverGirl and for being the ex-wife of musician Billy Joel. Brinkley has also worked as an actress, illustrator,… Read More »

Janice Dickinson

Janice Dickinson

Janice Doreen Dickinson (born February 15, 1953) is an American model, fashion photographer, actress, author and agent. By the 1980s, she was considered a supermodel in the fashion industry, and later expanded her profession to reality television by judging for four cycles on America’s Next Top Model. She subsequently opened her own modeling agency, which was documented as The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency…. Read More »

Nancy Decker

Nancy Decker

Nancy Decker has her eyelashes dyed every six weeks but otherwise does little to her face except bathe it in moonbeams. This seems reasonable, since she is only 17. She is a rarity, a blazing, natural redhead, discovered in Milwaukee in 1979. Top-Top Photographer Albert Watson says that Decker is a face to watch. Nancy, who… Read More »