Carré Otis

Carré Otis

Carré Otis (born September 28, 1968) is an American model and actress. Carré Otis was born in San Francisco, and raised in Marin County, California along with her older sister Chrisse and her younger brother Jordan. She attended Marin Academy in San Rafael, California and the John Woolman School in Nevada City, California. Otis began… Read More »

Claudia Schiffer

Claudia Schiffer

Claudia Schiffer (born 25 August 1970) is a German model and occasional actress, who reached the peak of her popularity during the 1990s, initially due to her resemblance to Brigitte Bardot. Schiffer is one of the world’s most successful models, having appeared on over 500 magazine covers. Forbes estimated her net worth at about $55m…. Read More »

Yasmin Le Bon

Yasmin Le Bon

Yasmin Le Bon (née Parvaneh; born 29 October 1964, in Oxford, England) is a British Iranian fashion model. She was born to an Iranian father, Iraj A. A. Parvaneh, and an English mother. Yasmin Le Bon is currently represented by Elite+ in New York City and Models 1 in London. In 1981, the young Yasmin… Read More »

Rachel Williams

Rachel Williams

Rachel Williams is an American model, actress, and TV presenter now living in the United Kingdom. Her father Tod Williams and stepmother Billie Tsien are architects in the Manhattan firm Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, well-known for their American Folk Art Museum, which many critics have called the best building of 2001. She followed in… 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 »

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 »

Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford

Cynthia Ann “Cindy” Crawford (born 1966) is a former American model. Known for her trademark mole just above her lip, Crawford has adorned hundreds of magazine covers throughout her career. She was named #3 on VH1’s 40 Hottest Hotties of the 90s. Her success at modeling made her a celebrity that has led to roles… Read More »

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 »

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 »

Paulina Porizkova

Paulina Porizkova

Paulina Porizkova, born April 9, 1965, is a Czech model and actress. Born in Prostejov, Czechoslovakia, she was still a toddler when her father and mother left Czechoslovakia, fleeing the Warsaw Pact invasion in 1968, and moved to Lund in southern Sweden. They left Paulina under the care of her grandmother, believing that their daughter… 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 »

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 »

Eva Voorhees

Eva Voorhees

Eva Voorhees, born in Los Angeles, California, established a reputation in the late seventies and the eighties as one of the most captivating models of her time. With her soft, romantic face, deep green eyes and full lips, Eva’s Pre-Raphaelite appearance was unique in the fashion industry. Eva started modeling out of high school in… Read More »

Cheryl Tiegs

Cheryl Tiegs

Tiegs was born in Breckenridge, Minnesota on September 25, 1947, but raised in Alhambra, California, and she graduated from Alhambra High School in 1965. She also attended the California State University, Los Angeles and became a little sister to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Cheryl Tiegs was perhaps the most famous American model of the… 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 »

Bitten Knudsen

Bitten Knudsen

Bitten Knudsen was a Danish-born model who did most of her high fashion work from 1977-1982. With her striking white-blonde hair, she was a favorite of Glamour magazine, Bazaar and Cosmopolitan, and was often featured on their covers. She worked with many of the era’s greatest fashion photographers: Helmut Newton, Francesco Scavullo, Albert Watson, John… 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 »

Anne Bezamat

Anne Bezamat

Anne’s international modeling career was launched when she was discovered at age twelve and a half, and she grew up surrounded and nourished by designers, photographers, and artists such as Karl Lagerfeld, Donna Karan, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Christian Lacroix, Irving Penn, Francesco Scavullo, Hiro, Patrick Demarchelier and Andy Warhol, just to name a few. During that time… 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 »

Nancy DeWeir

Nancy DeWeir

At age 15 (1978) Nancy DeWeir was discovered by ad exec Vincent Teschetti ( Vice President of BBD&O) while traveling  on the Long Island Rail Road with her mother to have dinner in the city with her father, who worked in the Twin Towers. After being turned away by Wilhelmina, Stewart and Zoli modeling agencies,… Read More »

Christina Ferrare

Christina Ferrare

Cristina Ferrare (born February 8, 1950 as Cynthia Cristina Ferrare) is a former fashion model, actress, author and television talk-show host. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she was 14 years old when her family moved to Los Angeles, California, where her beauty landed her a contract with a major modeling agency and then with 20th Century… Read More »

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 »