Karen Mulder

Karen Mulder

Karen Mulder, (born 1 June 1970 in Vlaardingen, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands) is a Dutch former model. Raised in Den Haag and Voorburg, Mulder’s father, Ben, is a tax inspector and her mother, Marijke, is a secretary. Mulder has a younger sister, Saskia, who became an actress after a stint studying economics. In 1985, her family went… Read More »

Gail Elliott

Gail Elliott

Gail Elliott rose to fame in the 1980’s and continues today to enjoy a stellar career as one of the world’s top models. As a teenager in London, Gail began modelling at the behest of her ballet teacher. She was quickly signed by an agent and went to Japan, where the 17 year old matured… Read More »

Patty Owen

Patty Owen

Patty Owen, born June 18, 1959 to a blue-collar worker and homemaker in a poor suburb outside of Boston, moved at age 9 with her family to Amherst, MA for a better life. When Patty started modeling in 1979 to pay college fees, some of her high school class mates of 1977 were far from… Read More »

Julie Wolfe

Julie Wolfe

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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 »

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 »

Sheila Johnson

Sheila Johnson

Michelle Stevens

Michelle Stevens

Top cover girl of the 70s, Michelle Stevens-Childs, has a new attitude: “All the glamour and fame that came with modeling was so exciting to me in my early 20s, but eventually I felt I had to get a real life. So I got married, moved to the country, had two kids and started my… Read More »

Lise Ryall

Lise Ryall

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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 »

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 »

Carmen Dell’Orefice

Carmen Dell’Orefice

A few months shy of her fourteenth birthday in the summer of 1945, Carmen Dell’ Orefice, an introverted, skinny kid of Italian-Hungarian extraction (father a musician, mother a dancer) walked over to the Vogue studios at 480 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan and reported for work. Her first pictures – by the underrated Clifford Coffin –… 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 »

Esme

Esme

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Kelly Emberg

Kelly Emberg

Portofolio~1983 Kelly Emberg-SMI

Nancy Donahue

Nancy Donahue

Peggy Dillard

Peggy Dillard

Peggy became a model as the result of being a student, as she explains. Her career took off in a very uncanny way, without a portfolio or an agent. Preparing for shows as a student, she would visit many of the showrooms in the fashion district, and the designers would ask her to do their… Read More »

Jacki Adams

Jacki Adams

In the 1980’s, Jacqueline worked in Manhattan as one of the world’s top models. As a Ford Model, Jacki Adams worked with photographers Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Arthur Elgort, Francesco Scavullo, Patrick Demarchelier, Hiro, & Albert Watson. Five of those years were spent as the exclusive face for Elizabeth Arden Cosmetics. Jacqueline Florine.com Jacki Adams-SMI