Fashion Models History Index
The Terence Pepper Collection is closely associated with the 'Fashion Models History' Instagram account; this page is an A-Z index for each of the models who have been featured on the account. Each listing notes the date/s of their Instagram posts where you can see further images and research.
Maud Adams (born 12 February 1945)
Adams began her modelling career in 1963 and after moving to New York in the late 1960s she signed with the Eileen Ford modelling agency. She appeared on the cover of British Vogue, 15 September 1966 photographed by Saul Leiter. In the 1970s Adams had a successful career as an actress and was best known for her appearances in three James Bond films: The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Octopussy (1983) and A View to a Kill (1985).
Date of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 14.02.22 and 14.02.23
Pirkko Bechinie (born 1941)
Finnish-Swiss fashion model, Bechinie was based in Paris during her modelling career and combined it with study at the Sorbonne in the 1960s. She retired in 1969 to start a family and changed careers to become an architect and interior designer.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 24.10.20 and 26.07.22
Liz Benn (Liz Pringle) (15 April in 1929 - 16 November 2012)
Born as Isobel Ann Benn in Toronto, Canada, Benn began modelling whilst at school in order to support her family who were struggling with unemployment due to the Depression. Aged fourteen she was offered a starring role in the film National Velvet but turned it down in favour of her modelling career. By aged eighteen Benn had moved to New York where she was signed with the Eileen Ford Agency. In her first year in New York she was photographed by Richard Avedon and graced the covers of Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. Benn and her husband, John Pringle, developed the Round House hotel in Jamaica whichw as frequented by many celebrities.
Date of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 15.04.23
Marisa Berenson (born 15 February 1945)
Berenson was discovered aged 16 by Vogue’s fashion editor Diana Vreeland at a Debutante ball in New York. During her career she was photographed by Bert Stern and Irving Penn for American Vogue and appeared on three covers in 1964-5. She also featured on the cover of four issues of British Vogue and on the cover of several of Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine. Berenson became one of the most sought-after faces of the 1960s and 70s, with Yves Saint Laurent citing her as ‘the girl of the Seventies.’
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 14.02.21 to 01.04.21, and 19.02.22 to 01.03.22
Jane Birkin (born 14 December 1946)
Birkin had a successful career as an actress and singer, including appearing as a would-be fashion model in Antonioni's Blow Up (1966). Her second marriage was to the French singer Serge Gainsbourg in 1968 and together they recorded the hugely popular Je T'Aime...Moi Non Plus (1969).
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 20.12.22 to 24.12.22, 22.03.23 and 29.03.23
Pat Booth (24 April 1943 - 11 May 2009)
Born into a working-class family in London's East End, from a young age Booth helped her family with their jellied eel business. She left school aged 14 and worked as a shop girl and waitress until she was signed as a model with the Cherry Marshall agency. Booth joined the fashion scene at the same time as the photographers David Bailey and Terence Donovan. She later said she felt she was ‘the first extremely working-class girl to really break through.’ When she was 23 Booth opened ‘Countdown’, a boutique on the King’s Road with milliner and photographer James Wedge. During the 1970s - 1990s Booth wrote a series of popular romance novels.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 23.04.22
Pattie Boyd (born 17 March 1944)
Born in Somerset, England, Boyd spent her early years in Nairobi, Kenya, until her parents divorced and she returned to England. She moved to London when she was eighteen and worked as a shampoo girl at Elizabeth Arden’s. After being encouraged to try modelling she was taken on by the agent Cherry Marshall. She appeared on three British Vogue covers in 1969, photographed by David Bailey and Barry Lategan. Sandy Boler, an editor who worked with her at Vogue, recalled that her 'body was perfect: her hands, her feet, her ankles, her bust, everything, moving with the most innate grace.'
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 17.03.22 to 27.03.22, 20.10.22 to 01.11.22, and 08.01.23
Ingrid Boulting (born 8 October 1947)
Boulting was brought up by grand parents in South Africa but moved to England aged eight, where her mother lived and had re-married to Roy Boulting. Her first magazine cover was for Queen magazine in October 1962, when Boulting was fifteen and still a ballet student at the Royal Ballet school. She went on to feature on the cover of four issues of Vogue, all shot by David Bailey. In 1968 Boulting was declared the 'Face of Biba.' She also enjoyed a short film career, starring opposite Robert De Niro in Elia Kazan’s last directed film The Last Tycoon (1976.)
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 02.07.21, 07.04.21,12.04.21 to 17.04.21, 09.10.22 to.11.10.22
Helen Bunney (born 11 December 1934)
British model Bunney began modelling after being spotted modelling a dress she had designed whilst studying to be a dress designer at Leicester Art School. She moved to London in 1954 to peruse a modelling career and was quickly signed by one of the top model agents of the time, Jean Bell. As she was shorter than many models she worked regularly for British Vogue’s teen section, 'Young Idea.' Bunney was later spotted by top American model agent, Elieen Ford, and moved to New York City to model for part of 1958. That same year she married the photographer Michael Williams,
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 11.12.22 to 18.12.22
Fiona Campbell-Walter (born 25 June 1932)
After joining the Lucie Clayton modelling agency as a teenager, Campbell-Walter quickly became a top international model. She was frequently photographed by Henry Clarke, John French, Norman Parkinson and Cecil Beaton, and modelled the designs of Christian Dior, Elsa Schiaparelli, Jacques Fath and others. She retired from modelling after marrying Barron Hans Henrich Thyssen-Bornemisza de Kaszon et Imperfaiva in 1956.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 28.06.22 to 01.07.22
Pat Cleveland (born 23 June 1950)
Born in New York city, Cleveland had a successful modelling career in the 1960s and 1970s and was one of the first African-American models to achieve prominence as a runway and print model. She moved to Paris in 1971 and became a house model for Karl Lagerfeld as well as modelling for Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Diane von Furstenberg, Dior and others. After Beverly Johnson became the first black model to appear on the cover of American Vogue in August 1974, Cleveland returned to the US and continued her modelling career.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 29.05.20, 25.06.20 to 02.07.20 and 20.10.20
Grace Coddington (born 20 April 1941)
Coddington won a Vogue modelling competition when she was eighteen which led to a successful career in fashion. In 1968, having always shown an interest in styling shoots, she began working for British Vogue and became the magazine's Photo Editor. She collaborated closely with top photographers creating theatrical shoots for the magazine's fashion pages. In the late 1980s she worked for Calvin Klein in New York before returning to Vogue in 1988 when she become the Creative Director of American Vogue.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 20.04.21 to 25.04.21, 05.07.21, and 20.04.22 to 22.04.22
Debbie Condon (born 16 February 1939)
American-born London based fashion model who often collaborated with the photographer Norman Eales (1937-89.)
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 22.11.22
Sarah Crichton-Stuart (born 28 January 1940)
Now also known as Begum Salimah Aga Khan after her marriage to the IV Aga Khan (the 49th Ismaili Shia Imam.) Sarah (nee Poole) was born in New Delhi, British India, and after the end of her marriage to Lord James Chrichton-Stuart she began a modelling career. She went on to become a child-welfare activist and philanthropist.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 31.01.23 to 13.02.23
Simone D’Aillencourt (22 September 1930 - 23 July 2017)
The French born d’Aillencourt moved to the UK in the 1950s and in 1954 was signed by the Lucie Clayton modelling school. At the start of her career she split her time between the UK and France, modelling for British Vogue, French Vogue, Le Jardin des Modes, L’Officiel and Elle, as well as for couturier Pierre Cardin. She was invited to New York by Eileen Ford to join the Ford Agency and worked often with Diana Vreeland. During her career she was photographed by Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Horst P. Horst, Lillian Bassman and William Klein, and became Melvin Sokolsky’s muse. After retiring from modelling in 1969 she founded a modelling agency in Paris.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 22.09.22
The Dee Triplets (Katha, Christina and Megan) (born 1945)
The American triplets had a modelling career in the US and Europe, including modelling the Paris collection in 1964 for Queen magazine, photographed by Norman Parkinson. Whilst in Europe they visited Vidal Sassoon for haircuts which were featured in LIFE magazine, 8 May 1964, photographed by Nina Leen.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 16.06.21 and 02.07.21
Carmen Dell'Orefice (born 3 June 1931)
The American model and actress first appeared in Vogue aged fifteen and became a favorite model of photographer Erwin Blumenfeld. In 1946 she appeared on the October 1947 cover of Vogue aged sixteen, making her one of the youngest Vogue cover models. She retired from modelling in the late 1950s but made a successful return to the fashion world in the 1970s and continued to feature in magazines and campaigns.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 03.06.21 to 06.06.21 and 02.06.22 to 08.06.22
Judy Dent (13th August 1939 - November 2017)
Aged seventeen, Dent submitted a photograph of herself to a modelling competition in British Vogue. The results appeared in the April 1959 issue where it was revealed that she had won in the most promising under twenties category. Dent spent the next four years at the top of the industry and was photographed by Brian Duffy, Antony Armstrong-Jones, Eugene Vernier, Norman Parkinson and F.C Gundlach.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 19.08.22 to 06.09.22
Deborah Dixon (dates unknown)
Texas-born Dixon was a 1960s model who dated Scottish film director Donald Cammell for ten years. She featured on the cover of British Vogue in December 1961, photographed by Henry Clarke. Dixon and Cammell lived in Paris, where Dixon modelled and Cammell wrote screenplays, including the cult film The Touchables. Dixon was credited as costume designer for Cammell’s 1970 film Performance which featured Mick Jagger and Anita Pallenberg.
Date of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 30.06.21
Dovima (born 11 December 1927)
Born Dorothy Virginia Margaret Juva in Queens, New York to Polish-American and Irish parents, Dovima was scouted on the streets of New York City by a Vogue editor and it was rumoured that Irving Penn photographed her the next day. She was said to be the highest-paid model of her time, earning $60 per hour when most top models received a maximum of $25 per hour. Her nickname became the ‘Dollar-a-Minute Girl’.
Date of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 11.12.21
Maxime de la Falaise (25 June 1922 - 30 April 2009)
Born in Sussex to the Royal portrait painter Sir Oswald Birley, de la Falaise was originally called Maxine but changed the spelling of her name after her first marriage to the French aristocrat Alain Le Bailly de la Falaise. She began her career in fashion during the 1950s, working for Elsa Schiaparellie in her shops and modelled for photographers including Gordon Parks, Cecil Beaton and Norman Parkinson. Beaton described her as 'the only truly chic Englishwoman.'
Date of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 25.06.22
Stephanie Farrow (born 3 June 1949)
Farrow was born in Los Angeles and was a top model of the 1960s and 70s. She was a favourite model of the founder of Biba, Barbara Hulanicki, and was the lead model for Biba's February 1969 catalogue. That same year she was photographed by Hiro for the cover of the October issue of Harper’s Bazaar. Farrow's older sister was Mia Farrow and Stephanie acted alongside her sister in Zelig and The Purple Rose of Cairo during the 1980s.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 04.04.21 to 06.04.21
Lisa Fonssagrives (17 May 1911 – 4 February 1992)
Born Lisa Birgitta Bernstone in Sweden, Fonssagrives studied dance and art in Berlin before returning to Sweden where she opened a dance studio. In 1936, whilst studying dance in Paris, the photographer Willy Maywald encountered Fonssagrives in a lift and asked her to model hats for him. The photographs were sent to Vogue where Horst. P. Horst, who was Vogue’s staff photographer, saw them and invited Fonssagrives for test shots. After a few years, she moved to the US where she continued her successful modelling career and where she met and married her second husband, the photographer Irving Penn.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 17.05.22
Paula Gellibrand (1898–1986)
Gellibrand was one of British Vogue's first society models. Married four times, her most notable marriage was to the Spanish-Cuban motor racer Marquis of Casa Maury in 1923 when she became the Marquise of Casa Maury. Gellibrand was popular with many of the leading Society photographers of the time, including Cecil Beaton, Dorothy Wilding and Hugh Cecil.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 10.02.20 to 26.02.20
Barbara Goalen (1 January 1921 – 16 June 2002)
Goalen was born in Malaya as Barbara Kathleen Bach and moved to England for school when she was eight. Her modelling career began in 1947 when she was looking to earn money to support her two young children after the death of her husband. She was one of the first British models to work with French couturiers including Balenciaga and Dior; her vital statistics were perfect for showing off Dior's 'New Look.' On the cover of Picture Post's 9 September 1953 issue she was declared 'Britain’s No 1 model', with a photograph by John French.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 25.01.21 to 28.01.21 and 02.01.23 to 04.01.23
Clio Goldsmith (born 16 June 1957)
After a successful modelling career in the 1970s, the French-born Goldsmith moved into acting in the 1980s. She appeared in a number of Italian and French films, including Bankers Also Have Souls (1982.) She is perhaps best known for her marriage to Mark Shand, brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 16.06.22 and 23.06.22
Bettina Graziani (8 May 1925 – 3 March 2015)
Born Simone Micheline Bodin, Graziani was re-named Bettina by the designer Jacques Fath. Her closest working relationship was with Hubert de Givenchy, who named his first collection after her (1952.)
Date of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 07.05.22
Marie-Lise Gres (16 June 1939 - 1983)
Marie-Lise Gres was born in Mauritius and raised in Wembley, London. She was frequently the muse of photographers Brian Duffy and John French, epitomising the glamour of early 1960s. She was the girlfriend of the actor John Hurt from the late 1970s until her death in 1983.
Date of Instagram posts on Model Lives in Fashion account: 16.06.22
Celia Hammond (born 25 July 1941)
Hammond was discovered by Norman Parkinson after graduating from the Lucie Clayton modelling school. Like her classmate Jean Shrimpton, Celia’s relatable beauty soon made her a defining face of the 1960s; she featured on the cover of British Vogue 14 times. According to Parkinson, 'Celia’s natural imperfections were part of her attraction, women truly believed that they could look as good as she does.’ Later in life Hammond became an active animal rights activist and founder of the Celia Hammond Animal Trust.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 25.07.21 to 31.08.21, 12.04.22, 25.07.22 to 26.07.22 and 29.07.22
Marsha Hunt (born 15 April 1947)
Hunt arrived in London in 1966 from Philadelphia, lured by the publicity proclaiming London to be the centre of the Swinging Sixties and to get away from racial prejudice in America. In 1968 she appeared as Dionne in the long-running rock musical Hair and, although she only had two lines, she featured on the posters and playbill. Three months after the opening of Hair she appeared on the cover of Queen magazine, the first black model to appear on their cover. In 1968 she posed nude for Patrick Litchfield.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 18.04.21 to 20.04.21 and 22.03.23
Lauren Hutton (born 17 November 1943)
Born in Charleston but raised in Tampa, USA, Hutton began her modelling career in the mid-1960s and became one of the most successful models of the period, working often with Richard Avedon. In 1973 she signed a contract with Revlon cosmetics worth $250,0000 a year for 20 day’s work; it was the biggest contract in the history of the industry at the time. Hutton graced the cover of American Vogue 26 times.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 17.11.21 to 24.11.21
Maudie James (born 30 November 1948)
James started her modelling career in 1966 aged seventeen when she won a modelling competition run by Honey magazine. Her first magazine cover was published in 1967 for Queen magazine and she went on to appear on the cover British Vogue 12 times between 1968 and 1973. She was voted 'Model of the Year' in 1970. In the 1980s James worked as a make-up artist and stylist for Tatler and other magazines.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 19.04.20 to 29.05.20, and 30.01.22
Beverly Johnson (born 13 October 1952)
Johnson was the first African-American model to appear on the cover of American Vogue in August 1974 and went on to appear on more than 500 magazine covers. She went onto become a successful actress, singer and writer.
Date of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 13.10.20
Grace Jones (born 19 May 1948)
Born in Jamaica, Jones was raised by her maternal grandmother before moving to New York at the age of 12 to join her parents. In 1970, she signed to Wilhemina Modelling Agency and dropped out of college to move to Paris. She lived with fellow supermodels Jerry Hall and Jessica Lange and became a regular fixture on the catwalks of Yves Saint Laurent and Kenzo. In 1977 she started a successful music career and in the 1980s acted in a number of films, including the James Bond film A View to a Kill (1985.)
Date of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 19.05.21
Jill Kennington (born 2 January 1943)
Kennington frequently collaborated with the photographer John Cowan, producing some of the most iconic fashion photographs of the Sixties. As fashion, society and photography shifted towards a more youthful image, Kennington’s gamine figure and natural beauty naturally lent itself to this new ‘Look’.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 02.01.21 to 08.01.21, 24.04.21, 02.01.22 to 07.01.22, 30.01.22 to 01.04.22, 20.04.22, 07.01.23, 07.01.22 to 09.01.22, 07.01.23 to 09.01.23
Suzanne Kinnear (born 8 October 1935)
Born in Doncaster, Kinnear first appeared in Vogue in 1964 and was a successful model between 1958 and 1970. In November 1959 she featured on the cover of British Vogue, photographed by Norman Parkinson. Kinnear later went onto work in PR and for Granada TV.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 04.03.20 to 11.04.20
Dorian Leigh (23 April 1917 – 7 July 2008)
Prior to her modelling career, Leigh studied at New York University and worked for the Navy, as a designer for the Eastern Aircraft Corporation and as a copy writer. In 1944, aged 29, Leigh went to Harry Conover's modeling agency and was quickly sent to the office of Diana Vreeland who gave her the seal of approval. The following day she was photographed by Louise Dahl Wolfe for the cover of Harpers Bazaar. Leigh appeared on more than 50 magazine covers and many advertising images during the 40s and 50s and was the face of Revlon’s iconic ‘Fire and Ice’ Campaign. Her youngest sister was the successful model and actress Suzy Parker.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 23.04.22
Donyale Luna (31 August 1945 – 17 May 1979)
Luna was discovered by David McCabe in Detroit in 1963. In December 1965 she moved to London and appeared on the first Vogue cover to feature a black model in a shoot with David Bailey for the March 1965 issue. In 1966 she was heralded as 'The Model of the Year' in Time magazine. Richard Avedon recalled 'A girl of staggering beauty and imagination, who would have been one of the great models of her time, but she was ahead of her time.'
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 03.07.20 to 23.08.20, 27.08.20 to 10.09.20, 24.09.20 to 25.09.20, and 31.08.21 to 08.09.21
Eva Maelstrom (unknown dates)
Maelstrom appeared on the cover of British Vogue twice: in April 1974, photographed by Norman Parkinson, and again on the cover of the 15 October 1975 issue, photographed by Barry Lategan.
Date of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 19.10.20
Dorothy McGowan (28 August 1939 – 2 January 2022)
Born in Brooklyn in 1939, little is known about McGowan's early career but she said she had answered an ad in The New York Times looking for a "Trainee in fashion" and within six months she was working with the photographer Irving Penn. She worked in Paris and New York in the early and mid-1960s and became a favourite model of the photographer William Klein who cast her as in the part of a model in his 1966 film Qui êtes-vous, Polly Maggoo?
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 23.02.22 and 01.08.22
Tania Mallet (19 May 1941 – 30 March 2019)
Mallett was born in Blackpool and studied at Lucie Clayton's modelling school in the 1950s; one of her first 'go-sees' was at Vogue house where Norman Parkinson hired her. She had a successful modelling career, including appearing on the cover of Vogue in 1961, before she was cast as Tilly Masterson in the James Bond film Goldfinger (1964.)
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 22.05.21 to 28.05.21, 17.09.21 and 20.05.23 to 24.05.23
Hiroko Matsumoto (1936 - 20 June 2003)
Matsumoto (1936-2003) was a Japanese model whose modelling career lasted throughout the 1960s. The iconic French fashion designer Pierre Cardin spotted Matsumoto during a trip to Japan in 1957 and fell in love with her. He asked her to move to Paris in 1960 where she became his muse and model. Known as Miss Hiroko, she appeared in French Elle, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and worked with photographers such as Terence Donovan, Clive Arrowsmith, Horst P. Horst and David Montgomery.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 09.03.22, 15.03.22 and 12.08.22
Peggy Moffitt (born 1940)
Moffitt’s most famous collaborations were with her husband the photographer William Claxton as well as the fashion designer Rudi Gernreich. Moffitt gained international recognition from photographers and fashion journalists for her unique style in the 1960s. Her key look consisted of an asymmetrical bowl cut created by renowned hairstylist Vidal Sassoon.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 11.09.20, 04.02.21, 01.04.22 and 15.04.23
Linda Morand (born 26 May 1946)
Morand was born in Long Island and studied art in New York City before she was discovered by Eileen Ford in 1965 and joined the Ford Modelling Agency. During the late 1960s Morand featured in magazine shoots and on the covers of Vogue, Glamour, Mademoiselle, Teen and Elle magazines as well as walking the runways in Paris, Milan, Munich and Barcelona. At the end of the 1960s Morand moved to Rome where she modelled for Valentino, Pucci, Roberto Capucci, Karl Lagerfeld, Paco Rabanne, Valentino and Jean Patou. In the 1970s she acted in various movies and TV shows including ‘Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You’ and ‘The Love Machine’.
Date of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 26.05.22
Sue Murray (born 7 May 1946)
Murray was born in Bournemouth and began her modelling career in the early 1960s after studying at art college. She is best known for collaborations with David Bailey including many Vogue between 1964 to and 1969. She also worked with Irving Penn and Bert Stern. She featured twice in the iconic Box of Pin-Ups by David Bailey (1965.)
Date of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 13.05.23 to 15.05.23
Ivy Nicholson ( 22 February 1933 – 25 October 2021)
Born Irene Nicholson in New York in 1933, Nicholson started modelling at the age of 16 and went on to become a top international fashion model and one of Andy Warhol’s superstars. Between 1953 and 1961 she appeared on the covers of American and French Vogue, French Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and Mademoiselle, photographed by Richard Avedon, Louise Dahl- Wolfe, Norman Parkinson and Henry Clarke.
Date of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 29.10.21
Uschi Obermaier (born 24 September 1946)
Fashion model and actress Uschi Obermaier was in Munich, Germany and began an apprenticeship as a photo-restorer but soon after started modelling for European magazines such as Twen and Oui. In 1968 she met rock musician Rainer Langhans who she lived with in Berlin in a political commune called ‘Kommune 1.’ She went on the Rolling Stones’ 1975 tour and was said to have had relationships with Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Jimi Hendrix.
Datesof Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 12.06.20
Suzy Parker (28 October 1932 – 3 May 2003) )
American born model Parker quickly became a top international model. In 1956, at the height of her career Parker became the first model to earn $100,000 per year. She was photographer Richard Avedon’s favourite, calling her 'the most challenging and complicated' of his muses. According to Avedon, Parker brought 'emotion and reality [to modelling] She invented the form, and no one surpassed her.' Parker was the 'signature face' of the Coco Chanel brand and Chanel became a close confidante of hers, offering Parker advice on men and finances.
Date of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 01.12.22
Katherine Pastrie (born 16 November 1938)
In Parkinson’s 1983 autobiography Lifework he singled our French born model Pastrie as one of his favourite models. She worked with him often in the 1960s when Parkinson was Associate Editor of Queen magazine.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 26.11.21 to 02.12.21
Jean Patchett (16 February 1926 - 22 January 2002)
American model Jean Patchett was born in Preston, Maryland as the youngest of four children. After graduating from high school she attended secretarial school and studied voice at the Peabody Institute and Goucher College. In 1948 Patchett moved to New York and signed with the Ford Model Agency; her career took off immediately as she was featured in Vogue’s September 1948 issue.
Date of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 16.02.22, 16.02.23 and 12.04.23
Charlotte Rampling (born 5 February 1946)
More famous as an actress in over 100 films, Rampling spent her early career years as an occasional fashion model between 1963-65.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 19.09.20 and 06.02.22
Edina Ronay (born 8 January 1943)
Ronay was born in Budapest in 1943 and later attended art college in England and studied acting which launched a TV and film career in 1960. She appeared in the Beatles Hard Days Night (1964) and alongside Terence Stamp in The Collector (1965.) Ronay retired from acting in 1975 and continued her successful fashion designing career.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 08.01.22, and 10.01.22 and 08.02.22
Mary Jane Russell (10 July 1926 – 20 November 2003)
Born in New Jersey, USA, in 1926 Russell became one of the most successful models in America in the late 1940s through to the early 1960s. She worked with Irving Penn, Norman Parkinson, Richard Avedon and Louise Dahl-Wolfe, amongst others, and appeared on covers for Vogue and Harper's Bazaar.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 12.04.23 and 10.04.23 to 12.04.23
Anne St. Marie (16 June 1926–1986)
American born St. Marie was a successful 1950s model and the wife and muse of the photographer Tom Palumbo. The pair met in Spring 1954, at the height of her career, and married in 1958. St. Marie featured in thousands of Palumbo’s photographs throughout her career as well as appearing on 18 Vogue covers. According to model agent Eileen Ford, the relationship between Palumbo and St. Marie was 'pure alchemy', founded on collaboration and mutual trust.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 19.06.21 and 16.06.22
Ann Schaufuss (born 9 June 1948)
Born in Copenhagen, Schaufuss was muse and partner to photographer Clive Arrowsmith and became one of the top models of the 1970s. Prior to that she was Miss Denmark (1965) and had danced with the Royal Danish Ballet from the age of six to sixteen. She later gave up her modelling career in order to follow Hare Krishna.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 18.09.20, 05.10.20, 09.06.21 to 10.06.21, and 09.06.22
Marina Schiano (8 November 1941 - 8 September 2019)
Marina moved from Italy to New York in 1967 where she was said to have been spotted by the photographer Yasuhiro Wakabayashi. The following years she appeared in a twenty-eight-page feature in Vogue, photographed by Henry Clark. In the early 1970s she was hired by Yves Saint Laurent to manage the New York YSL store and the role developed into becoming YSL's Communications Director and Vice-President for North America. After a few years working for Calvin Klein she joined the editorial team at Vanity Fair
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 06.03.23
Chrissie Shrimpton (born 15 July 1945)
Chrissie was the younger sister of Jean Shrimpton and also had a modelling and film career in the 1960s. She gained public attention as the girlfriend of Mick Jagger between 1963 and 1966, dating him whilst he was a student at the London School of Economics. She appeared in five films, the first being David Bailey's film G.G. Passion (1966.)
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 15.07.21 to 22.07.21
Jean Shrimpton (born 7 November 1942)
Shrimpton graduated from Lucie Clayton's modelling school in 1960 aged 17, that same year she met David Bailey while he was assisting the photographer John French. Their partnership saw the creation of 'The Shrimp.' For three years they worked almost exclusively together, travelling to New York to create the iconic images for Vogue's 'Young Idea.'
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 07.11.20 to 30.11.20, 07.11.21 to 13.11.21, 12.04.22, 07.11.22 to 20.11.22 and 29.04.23
Naomi Sims (30 March 1948 – 1 August 2009)
America-born Sims was the first African-American model to appear on the cover of Ladies' Home Journal (November 1968.) At the start of her career she struggled with getting past the racial prejudices of agencies and so decided to go straight to Gösta Peterson, a photographer for The New York Times, who agreed to photograph her for the cover of the paper's August 1967 fashion supplement. She became one of the first successful black models while still in her teens, and achieved worldwide recognition in the late 1960s.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 05.06.20, 30.03.21 and 30.03.22
Paulene Stone (born 10 May 1941)
Stone’s career as a leading model of Swinging Sixties London began when she won a modelling competition set up by Woman’s Own magazine in 1960 for which the prize was a three weeks modelling course at The Cherry Marshall Agency. The course was followed by meetings with leading photographers including David Bailey whose career was launched with a study of Stone and a squirrel. This led to a contract with Vogue and a successful career that spanned the 1960s and 1970s.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 10.05.21 and 31.05.22
Penelope Tree (born 2 December 1949)
Tree was raised in New York where she was photographed by Diane Arbus when aged thirteen. She made a striking appearance at Truman Capote's Black and White Ball and moved to London soon after. She quickly became the muse of photographer David Bailey and moved into his flat in Primrose Hill. Her career declined in the early 1970s but in recent years she has walked the catwalk again in her 70s.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 03.12.20 to 30.12.20, 03.12.21 to 11.12.21, 09.10.22, 22.03.23 and 03.05.23
Princess Elizabeth of Toro (born 9 February 1936)
Princess Elizabeth of Toro was born Elizabeth Christobel Edith Bagaaya Akiiki and is also known as the Batebe (Princess Royal) of the Kingdom of Toro. She went to school in East Africa before going to Sherborne in England, where she was the only black student. She went onto become the third African woman to study at Cambridge University, graduating with a law degree in 1962. She was the first woman from East Africa to be admitted to the English Bar of law. In 1967 Elizabeth of Toro was invited by Princess Margaret to model for a fashion show at Marlborough House, London.
Date of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 09.02.22
Twiggy (born 19 September 1949)
Twiggy (born Lesley Hornby) was the world's first supermodel; as 'Woman of the Year' and The 'Face of 1966' she embodied the 60s look. In her acting career she appeared in Ken Russell's film The Boyfriend (1971) and in the Broadway musical My One and Only (1983-4). Diana Vreeland recalled their first meeting when she was then editor of American Vogue: ‘Then this strange, macabre little bit, little waif came to see me... The face was the face, feature for feature, the proportion of her head on her neck was the most beautiful thing I ever saw. She was sixteen I think’.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 13.04.20, 10.06.20, 16.06.20, 30.12.20, 08.04.21, 16.05.21, 19.09.21 to 25.10.21 and 20.09.22 to 21.09.22
Veruschka (Veruschka von Lehndorff) (born 14 May 1939)
Born in East Prussia, now Russia, Veruschka's father was a German aristocrat who was part of the resistance during WWII. Veruschka was discovered by the photographer Ugo Mulas whilst she was studying in Florence and soon after she joined the prestigious Ford Modelling Agency in Paris. She gained notoriety after a brief appearance as herself in Antonioni's 1966 film Blow Up. During her career she appeared on a range of magazine covers and worked with top photographers including Bert Stern, David Bailey, Richard Avedon and Steven Meisel. She continued to occasionally appear in catwalk shows in the 2000s and 2010s.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 01.04.22, 16.05.22 and 22.03.23
Jan de Villeneuve (born 25 April 1945)
American-born de Villeneuve (also known as Jan Ward) moved to the UK in the late 1960s and was represented by Models 1. Her first appearance in British Vogue was in 1968, photographed by Norman Parkinson in Jamaica and working with fashion editor Grace Coddington. In January 1970 she had her first British Vogue cover, photographed by David Bailey. The following year she featured on the cover, photographed in Hawaii by Parkinson.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 18.09.20 to 19.09.20, 29.01.21 to 31.01.21, 25.04.21 to 08.05.21, and 28.06.21
Apollonia van Ravenstein (born 12 August 1954)
Born in the Netherlands in 1954, van Ravenstein began her modelling career when a teenager and went onto become one of the most successful models of the 1970s. She appeared on a number of Vogue covers and was photographed by Norman Parkinson, Richard Avedon and Irving Penn. Parkinson said of her in his book Lifework, 'The maddest, funniest, the hardest working model who ever earned a fortune was Apollonia van Ravenstein.' Int he 1980s van Ravenstein also appeared in several films, including Seraphita's Diary (1982) and Nothing Lasts Forever (1984).
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 19.06.20, 02.07.20 and 12.08.22
Nena von Schlebrügge (born 8 January 1941)
Von Schlebrügge was born in Mexico City to a German father and Swedish mother. She began her modelling career in Sweden in 1955 before moving to London where she mainly working for Norman Parkinson at British Vogue before moving to New York in 1958. During her career she worked on many stories with Parkinson for Queen magazine between 1960-2 as well as work for other photographers in American Vogue and US Harper’s Bazaar. She has four children with Robert Thurman, one of whom is the actress Uma Thurman.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 08.01.20 to 05.02.20, 08.01.21 to 18.01.21, 11.01.22 to 16.01.22, 22.12.22, 11.01.23 to 12.01.23 and 11.02.23 to 12.01.23
Dolores Wettach (born 26 December 1934)
After taking place in the Miss Universe 1956, competition and being crowned Miss Vermont the follow year, Wettach went onto have a successful modelling career as well as acting in the film Countersex (Controsesso) (1964.) She was considered for the role of Pussy Galore in Goldfinger (1964) but lost out to Honor Blackman after the screentests.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 26.12.21 to 31.12.21
Kellie Wilson (1 January 1942 - 1 September 1973)
American model Wilson had studied Psychology at the University of Chicago and fashion design at Chicago Art Institute before moving to New York where she pursued a modelling career in 1964. She was scouted by French photographer Jeanloup Sieff who encouraged Kellie to move to Paris and sign with the Dorian Leigh agency. She later moved to London where she was photographed by Brian Duffy and Ronald Traeger for the Daily Telegraph and British Vogue.
Dates of Instagram posts on Fashion Models History account: 24.08.20, 20.10.20, 29.10.20 and 01.01.23 to 02.01.23