Natalia Vodianova

Natalia Vodianova

Natalia Mikhailovna Vodianova (born 28 February 1982) is a Russian model and philanthropist who now permanently resides in the United Kingdom. Born in Gorky, USSR (now Nizhny Novgorod, Russia), Natalia Vodianova grew up in a poor district of the city with her mother and two half sisters, one of whom has cerebral palsy. As a… Read More »

Liya Kebede

Liya Kebede

Liya Kebede (born January 3, 1978) is an Ethiopian model, maternal health advocate, clothing designer and actress who has appeared third times on the cover of US Vogue . According to Forbes, Kebede was eleventh-highest-paid top model in the world in 2007. Since 2005, Kebede has served as the WHO’s Ambassador for Maternal, Newborn and… Read More »

Chanel Iman

Chanel Iman

Chanel Iman Robinson (born December 1, 1990) known professionally as Chanel Iman is an American fashion model perhaps best known for her work for Victoria’s Secret. Iman was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and grew up in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, co-owner of “The Red Bag Boutique” in Los Angeles with her daughter, is half… Read More »

Carolyn Murphy

Carolyn Murphy

Carolyn Murphy (born on August 11, 1973) is an American model and actress. Carolyn Murphy was born in Panama City, Florida and grew up mainly in Northwest Florida, with brief periods in England and Maryland, as a result of her parents’ divorce. Her career began when at the age of 16, her mother enrolled her… Read More »

Tatjana Patitz

Tatjana Patitz

Tatjana Patitz (born 25 March 1966) is a German model and actress who rose to prominence in the 1980s and 1990s. Patitz was born in Hamburg, Germany and raised in Skanör, Sweden. She began working as a model in Paris in the mid 1980s at the age of 17. Though rarely participating in runway shows,… Read More »

Twiggy

Twiggy

Twiggy (born Lesley Hornby; 19 September 1949) is an English model, actress, and singer, now also known by her married name of Twiggy Lawson. At 16, she became the first prominent teenage model. She was known for her androgynous looks, large eyes, long eyelashes, and thin build. In 1966, she was named the “The Face… Read More »

Isabella Rossellini

Isabella Rossellini

Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini (born 18 June 1952) is an Italian actress, filmmaker, author, philanthropist, and model. Rossellini is noted for her 14-year tenure as a Lancôme model, and for her roles in films such as Blue Velvet and Death Becomes Her. Rossellini is the daughter of Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman and the Italian… Read More »

Rosemary McGrotha

Rosemary McGrotha

Rosemary McGrotha was born November 8, 1958 in Tallahassee, Florida. McGrotha was the antithesis of the conventional rail thin fashion model. A voluptuous brunette with piercing blue eyes, she broke the model stereotype and reigned in a category all her own, and was one of the most sought after models for more than a decade…. 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 »

Lisa Taylor

Lisa Taylor

Modeled for: American Vogue and Italian Vogue. As Calvin Klein’s pre-Brooke Shields muse, the 5’9″ Taylor epitomized the fresh-scrubbed style of the 70s. “Lisa is the ultimate combination of sporty and sexy, which is the quintessential American look,” says Michael Kors, who wrote a tribute to her in Vogue in May explaining how a 1976 photo… Read More »

Anette Stai

Anette Stai

Karen Anette Stai, born March 24, 1961, is a Norwegian model. She won the first “Face of The 80s” contest for the Ford Model Agency, and was one of the top models of the 1980s. Stai was an editorial favorite, working often with American Vogue, Italian Vogue, German Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Mademoiselle, Cosmopolitan, Elegance…. 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 »

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 »

Esme

Esme

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Nancy Donahue

Nancy Donahue