Karen Alexander

Karen Alexander

Karen Alexander (b. New Jersey) is an American fashion model and actress. She has appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue twice and on the January 1989 cover of Vogue. She has also appeared on the cover of Elle, Glamour, Mademoiselle, and Harper’s Bazaar. She was included among People Magazine’s first list of 50 Most… Read More »

Jean Shrimpton

Jean Shrimpton

Jean Rosemary Shrimpton (born 7 November 1942 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire) is an English model and actress. She was an icon of Swinging London and is considered to be one of the world’s first supermodels. She appeared on covers such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Elle, Ladies’ Home Journal, Newsweek, and Time magazines…. Read More »

Julie Wolfe

Julie Wolfe

Julie Wolfe-SMI

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell (born 22 May 1970) is a British model. Discovered while shopping in London, Campbell started her career in the 1980s and soon appeared on the catwalks of Milan and Paris as well as on the cover pages of internationally renowned fashion magazines. She is also known for perfumes associated with her name, and… Read More »

Rosie Vela

Rosie Vela

Rosie Vela was born Roseanne Vela in Galveston Texas on December 18, 1954. Vela’s family later moved to Arkansas, where she attended the University of Arkansas. Whilst studying art and music, Vela also began modeling. She married the Arkansas born musician, Jimmy Roberts, but he died of cancer shortly after. Following this, Vela moved to… Read More »

Talisa Soto

Talisa Soto

Talisa Soto (born March 27, 1967) is an American model and actress of Puerto Rican descent. Soto was born Miriam Soto in Brooklyn, New York, where her parents moved to from Puerto Rico in the 1950s. Her parents relocated to Northampton, Massachusetts when she was still just a child. Soto’s family was one of the few Puerto Rican families… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »