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 »

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 »

Roberta Chirko

Roberta Chirko

Roberta Chirko Myers grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago. She then traveled extensively as a fashion model and lived in Paris and New York City from 1983 until 1992. When she met her future husband, who introduced her to Brown County, IN., she immediately fell in love with the landscape and the people… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »