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July 14th, 2008 | Michaela

Top Model of the 40s Dorian Leigh dies at 91

 

Dorain Leigh, who was one of the world’s first supermodels, passed away July 7th from Alzheimer’s diesease at the age of 91. Leigh was not only a stunning beauty but also an extremely intelligent woman with an entrepreneural spirit. She dominated magazine covers and advertisements throughout the 1940′s and 50′s. Namely, Leigh is remeberd for her highly successful Revlon “Fire and Ice” and “Cherries in the Snow” campaigns launched in the 1950′s which not only rocketed her to super stardom, but remain a legend on Madison Avenue today. 

Born to be a model, Leigh boasted a 5-foot-5, 95 pound frame, pristine blue eyes, an intoxicating sexuality and her trademark ‘zig zag’ eyebrows which captured the attention of many. In fact, Leigh’s first attempt at modeling landed her the 1944 cover of Harper’s Bazaar which prompted her long career. Throughout her successful career, Leigh appeared on the cover of over 50 various magazines, later opening her own agency in Paris. She also opened a restaurant in France in the mid 1960′s, a catering business in New York and Washington, and wrote several successful books on cooking. Leigh lived a full and memorable  life, and will forever be remembered and honored as one of the worlds first and most  significant supermodels. 

 

 

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