Gisele Bündchen

Gisele Bündchen

Gisele Caroline Bündchen is a Brazilian model and occasional film actress. According to Forbes, she is the highest-paid model in the world and also the sixteenth richest woman in the entertainment world, with an estimated $150 million fortune. Bündchen also acts as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme. Bündchen was born in… 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 »

Dovima

Dovima

Dorothy Virginia Margaret Juba (December 11, 1927 – May 3, 1990), later known as Dorothy Horan, and best known as Dovima, was a model during the 1950s. Born in New York City, Dovima was discovered on a sidewalk in New York by an editor at Vogue, and had a photo shoot with Irving Penn the… 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 »

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 »

Elle Macpherson

Elle Macpherson

Elle Macpherson (born 29 March 1963) is an Australian supermodel, actress, and businesswoman. She is perhaps best known for her record five cover appearances for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue beginning in the 1980s. She is also known as the founder and primary model for a series of business ventures including Elle Macpherson Intimates, a… 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 »

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 »

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

Julie Wolfe-SMI

Maria Hansen

Maria Hansen

“The Maidenform woman. You never know where she’ll turn up.” Starred Maria Hansen, and was probably the greatest lingerie ad campaign ever. The public settings were controversial for the time, but now, the theme seems ahead of its time.

Nadja Auermann

Nadja Auermann

Nadja Auermann (born March 19, 1971) is a German model and actress. Fashion designer Valentino once commented on her physical resemblance to Marlene Dietrich. A fashion columnist wrote of her ice maiden visage and pole vaulter’s legs. Auermann arrived in Paris in 1990, unsuccessfully signing with Karins Modeling Agency in the same year. In 1991,… Read More »

Rene Russo

Rene Russo

Born in 1954, Rene Marie Russo grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in Burbank, a Los Angeles suburb. Her father, a sculptor and mechanic, left the family when Rene was just two, leaving her mother, Shirley, as a single mom with two daughters. (Rene has one sister, named Toni). In Junior High… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Shelley Smith

Shelley Smith

Shelley Smith was born in Princeton, New Jersey October 25, 1952. Smith was a popular print and runway model in the 1970s and ’80s. Smith also acted in dozens of popular TV series throughout the ”70’s and ’90’s, although her greatest success was on celebrity game shows such as: Battle of the Network Stars,” (1979),… Read More »

Lise Ryall

Lise Ryall

Lise Ryall-SMI

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 »

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 »

Carol Alt

Carol Alt

Carol Ann Alt, born December 1, 1960, is an American model and actress. Alt was born in Flushing, Queens, New York, the daughter of Muriel, an airline employee and model, and Anthony Alt, a fire chief. She was noticed waiting tables in her hometown of East Williston, New York. When she was 18, she decided… 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 »

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