Filed under: History | Tags: eileen ford, face of the eighties, renée simonsen, roxy music, vogue
A couple times per month we will be sitting down with models from decades past to look back on their modeling careers. With the help of Patty Sicular, of the Ford Models’ classic division, we will bring you the story of the models that made history with Ford Models. ‒ Ford Models Blog Editor
Renée Simonsen of Denmark began her modeling career with Ford Models when in 1982 she won the Face of the Eighties model search, the predecessor to the Supermodel of the World competition. What began with an otherwise fortuitous entry into the international model search rapidly developed into a successful modeling career in print, runway, and television. Renée went into modeling with the hopes of earning enough money for university and achieved it by considerable distance. Covers of Vogue, magazine editorials, campaigns, Renée did it all throughout the decade. She left modeling at 24 and continued her studies. Today, mother of four, Renée is educated as a psychologist, works full time as a writer for magazine and newspapers, and has published over thirteen books mostly for children.
Look through Renée’s pictures, her countless Vogue covers, and even a Roxy Music album cover (The Atlantic Years: 1973-1980) and you can truly see the face of the 1980s.
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