Gia Carangi was born November 18, 1986 in Philadelphia. She started modeling at 17 when she moved to NYC and signed with Wilhelmina Models. Her modeling career immediately took off, making her one of the top models of the late 70s. She had been featured on the cover of top fashion magazines, including: Vogue UK, Vogue Paris, American Vogue, Vogue Italia, and Cosmpolitan. Cia Carangi was feat[...]
 
 
 
Estelle Lefébure was born May 11, 1966 in France. She began modeling at 19, discovered by George Gallier. She was initially represented by Prestige Models in Paris, France, and then moved to NYC and was represented by American Model Management. Estelle Lefébure’s modeling career began to take off after she was featured in Guess campaigns during the 1980’s. She was featured on the cover of Ameri[...]
 
 
 
Janice Dickinson was born February 16, 1955 in Brooklyn, New York. Dickinson started modeling in the early 70’s after winning a modeling content, and soon after moved to New York City. She had a different look than the standard blonde hair, blue eyed models of the day, allowing her to stand out, and became a very successful model in the 70’s and 80’s. She has appeared on hundreds of magazine co[...]
 
 
 
Carol Alt was born December 1, 1960 in Flushing, Queens, New York. She started modeling at around the age of 18, with her first big break being featured on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar. In 1982 she catapulted into the world of celebrity when featured on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She has been featured in campaigns for Cover Girl, Noxcema, Hanes, General Motors, Diet [...]
 
 
 
Paulina Porizkova was born April 9, 1965 in Prostějov, Czechoslovakia. When a friend sent pictures of her to Elite, she was noticed by John Casablancas, and had her immediately come to Paris to begin her modeling career. Paulina Porizkova’s modeling career was doing very well in Paris, but when she appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 1983, her career exploded. She appeared on the [...]
 
 
 
Helena Christensen was born December 25, 1968 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She was the winner of the Miss Universe Denmark contest in 1986. In 1987 she was a finalist in the Look of the Year and then moved to Paris to pursue her modeling career. She has appeared in many major fashion campaigns, including: Revlon, Chanel, Versace, Lanvin, Prada, Sonia Rykiel, Hermes, Valentino, Karl Lagerfeld, Victor[...]
 
 
 
Iman was born on July 25, 1955, in Mogadishu, Somalia. Iman was discovered by the famous fashion photographer, Peter Beard, and had her first modeling job for Vogue in 1976. Iman was featured prominently in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar in the late 1970’s and 1980’s, and the fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent’s “African Queen” collection is centered around her, and the designer referred to her as [...]
 
 
 
Cindy Crawford was born February 20th, 1966 in DeKalb, Illinois. She entered the Elite Model Management’s Look of The Year contest, was the runner up, and was subsequently picked up by the Chicago branch of Elite. In 1986, she moved to New York City and signed with Elite Model Management in New York. She was one of the biggest models of the 80’s and 90’s, appearing on the cover of hundreds of t[...]
 
 
 
Brooke Shields was born May 31, 1965 in Manhattan. She started modeling even before the age of 1 and had a long and successful career as a child model, child actress, fashion model, and actress. She was the youngest fashion model to appear on the cover of Vogue. She is known for her work with Calvin Klein jeans, helping move that brand into a major designer.  She has appeared on the cover of Vo[...]
 
 
 
Stephanie Seymour was born in San Diego, California on July 23, 1968.  Seymour began as local model at the age of 16, and then in 1983 she was a finalist for the Elite Model Management “Look of the Year” modeling contest in its first year of operation. During the early days of Victoria’s Secret mail order catalog and its retail outlets, Stephanie Seymour was very prominently featured on its pag[...]