Dorian Leigh, supermodel of the 40s – 60s dies at 91

Dorian Leigh Died SupermodelDorian Leigh (born as Dorian Elizabeth Leigh Parker; April 23, 1917 – July 7, 2008) was a supermodel, considered by some to be world’s first.

She worked from the late 1940s to the 1960s, at a time when modeling for photographs was considered the most prestigious segment of the profession (photographic models were paid more than those who worked fashion shows and considered themselves above such work). While in demand as a cover girl, Dorian Leigh also became the signature model for the cosmetic line, Fire and Ice, for Revlon. It is believed that she is the inspiration for the Audrey Hepburn character in the film musical, Funny Face.

In her professional life, Leigh modeled from the mid 1940s to the mid 1960s. She opened her own agency in Paris, but, due to the illegal activities of her husband, Iddo, the agency had to be closed down. Instead, Dorian took up her long love of cooking and became a chef in Paris, New York and Italy.

In 1980, Dorian published an autobiography "The Girl who had Everything".

The Cause of Dorian Leigh’s death is not known at this moment