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This is the Frequently Asked Questions file for alt.supermodels. It tries
to address the standard questions, so the regular readers won't have to
see them again. The information is mostly drawn from postings to this
group, but a lot has been contributed directly by individual readers and
by my own fashion magazine purchasing habit. Some of these entries may be
hopelessly out of date and for that I do apologize. However, if you see
something that is really bad and you are a fan of that model, just send me
a copy of the entry and your corrections.
This FAQ still needs hard data; addresses (fashion houses, magazines,
catalogs, fan clubs, etc), birthdates, measurements, earning power, names
of the new models, and whatever else can help us all follow them.
I have noticed from posts that the FAQ does not address older models from
even the early 70's and 80's. Any fans out there with information should
send it to me so I can include it. I recently acquired Arthur Elgort's
Model Manual and Michael Gross's book Model:The ugly business of
beautiful women and will attempt to cross check using those books.
I also have been in contact with Paxti Pastor (ceo) of the
<http://WWW.SUPERMODEL.COM> site and there are some interesting things afoot
there.
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Contents:
Lists of models and data.
Common questions and answers.
Addresses.
Sources of additional movie appearance information.
Where to get the latest version of this and other FAQs.
How to contribute if you don't have usenet posting access.
History of alt.supermodels and this FAQ.
Credits.
Disclaimer & copyrights.

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Lists of models and data.
#A#

#Alexander, Karen#
Born: '65?
Began modelling: at age 16, '76?
Height: 5' 9-1/2"
Bust-waist-hips: 33-23.5-33
Size: 6
Shoe: 10
Hair: Dark brown
Eyes: Dark brown
Agency: IMG
First Black model to appear in SI swimsuit issue in 1987.
Is married and has a daughter Ella.

#Alexis, Kim#
Pregnant cover girl on spring issue of Shape magazine
Son, 8lb 13oz, Noah Fernand
Married to former NHL star Ron Duguay. She has two sons from a
previous marriage and he has two daughters.

#Alt, Carol#
Hair color: brown
Born: Dec 1 1960 in New York City
Semi-Retired. Modeled for Cover Girl Cosmetics. Played in a couple
of B movies; some starring roles.
Currently starring in the syndicated TV show "Thunder in Paradise"
Was recently on runways with other more seasoned veterans.

#Amadei, Magali#
Hair: Jet Black
She's on the cover of August(94) Glamour (may or june as well)
and has a feature in September (94) Mirabella.

#Andurand, Muriel#
Age: 17 (?)
Agency: ELITE
Height: 1.82m
Measurements: 93-64-91 cm

#Anika#
Age: 22 (?)
Height: 1.79m
Bust-waist-hips: 88-61-90 cm
Allemande(German)
Venue a Paris pour les shows Dior et Lagerfeld.
Elle travaille immediatement pour Glamour, Elle Allemange, et le
Figaro Madame avec Lothar et Nick Knight.
(hey this one is easy to translate)
Debut in Paris with the Dior and Lagerfeld shows. She worked
immediately for Glamour, German Elle and Figaro Madame with
Lothar and NK.

#Ariffin, Nora#
Models for Cover Girl Cosmetics.

#Auermann, Nadja#
Nationality: German
Hair: Platinum Blonde
Height: 1.71 meters (1.08 is all leg)
Age: 23 (as of sept 94)
Born: 1971 in West Berlin to Banker parents
Agency: ELITE
Following history paraphrased from _THE FACE_ article on her:
June 1989 - sitting in a cafe and asked to model for a travel
catalogue. (she bombed)
Nov 1990 - Signed with 1st agency, Karins.
Mar 1991 - switches to ELITE, Benetton shoot for French Vouge with Paulo
Roversi.
Apr 1991 - Ellen Von Unwerth meets her, and options her for future work.
Oct 1991 - British Vogue publishes Nadja's first fashion story, Von
Unwerth's "She's An Enigma"
Nov 1991 - Cover of French Glamour.
Jan 1992 - Shoots Gaultier, Dolce & Gabanna, and Prada campaigns with
photographer Steven Meisel.
spring 92 - shoots "grunge" look with Kristen McMenamy (close friend of
hers)
jun 1992 - Appears in George Michael's "Too Funky" video.
jun/jul 92 - 1st French Vogue cover. Italian, then british vogue all
follow.
autumn/winter 92 - Waif ManiaYSL campaign with photographer Helmut Newton
Dec 92 - meets boyfriend Alexander Bougault (paris real estate agent)
apr 93 - Appears on US Vogue and Harper's Bazaar covers
sep 93 - second YSL campaign with H.N. (waif days are numbered)
oct 93 - bleaches her hair for the pret-a-porter collections.
oct/nov 93 - American Vogue and Harper's Bazaar immediately go nuts for
her and end the year with two special portfolios of her.
jan/feb 94 - Harper' and UK Vogue (mario sorrenti and nick Knight
photogaphers)
Mar 94 - 2nd season of catwalk as bleach blonde. Appears in EVERYONE's
shows. becomes Robin Derrick's (UK Vogue art dir.) "The One".
may 94 - 26 page shoot for Neiman Marcus in Harper's Bazaar with
photographer Richard Avedeon
jun/jul 94 - US Vogue uses her twice both months
aug 94 - dominates british fashion tabloid coverage of Paris Coture shows
sep 94 - appears on BOTH American Vogue and Harper's Bazaar covers
in the same month, and British Vouge for a hat-trick

#Avalon#
Ethnicity: English, French, and German
Nationality: American
Age: 21 (Harper's Bazaar may 94)
Hair color: Reddish Brown
Skin: freckled
Eyes: Blue
Has ears that stick out at the bottom.

#B#

#Banks, Tyra#
Age: 20 (?)
Agency: Img
Appeared in "Inferno", a British sexploitation film.
Has recurring role as "Jackie" on NBC's Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model (april 1994 SI calendar)
"With a promising academic career on hold - she has already been
accepted by five colleges, ranging from New York University in
the East to the University of Southern California in her native
Los Angeles - Tyra juggles assignments for Ralph Lauren, Yves
St. Laurent, Chanel, abd Oscar de la Renta, as well as an ocasional
video appearance for Michael Jackson." [Jule Campbell, SI]
director John Singleton is boyfriend.

#Barguilla, Helena#
she has been in some Gaultier ads... most of her work is runway and
print.

#Barrymore, Drew#
Born: 22 Feb 1975 in Culver City, California, USA
Agency: ELITE
As a child, she starred in several films, including "E.T. the
Extra-Terrestrial", and "Firestarter". She recovered from a drug
addiction, and restarted her career with "Poison Ivy". Which was partially
intended to show she had grown up. Replaced Anne Smith as Guess?
Jeans' model. Has tattoos on her ankle and hand, and a butterfly
near her navel.
Bardot-like pout. Her idea of a good time "Fat, adult, prime-time,
white-trash TV." (said laughing) Has also been in a TV movie and
recently in "Bad Girls" with a cast of other famous women.
Was married, now divorced after 1 month with Jeremy Thomas.

#Bayle, Anna#
runway model from the late 70's early 80's
"She had a polished runway walk." Demised by the waifs in the 90's.

#Bellucci, Monica#
Height: 5'9-1/2"
Bust-waist-hips: 35-24-35
Dress size: 6-8
Hair color: Dark Brown
Eye color: Dark Brown
Shoe size: 9-1/2
Born: 1969?
Agency: ELITE
Nationality: Italian
Cast as a vampire in the movie Bram Stoker's Dracula directed
by Francis Ford Coppola. She was discovered by Coppola's son Roman
on the cover of an Italian magazine called Zoom.

#Bercu, Michaela#
Height: 6'
Bust-waist-hips: 34b-25-36
Dress size: 6-8
Hair color: Blonde
Eye color: Blue
Shoe size: 10.5 - 11
Agency: ELITE
Appeared as a vampire in Coppola's Dracula. Cover of Feb 93 Shape.

#Bergin, Michael#
Male Model
Discovered in a public walk-in model search in New York City.
Models underwear for Calvin Klein (among other work).

#Bishop, Lelani#
Age: 18 (june 94, german elle)
Can be seen the the "Sportmax" brassiere ads, also in the
"Supermodels in the Rainforest" calendar for 1995.

#Boderanko, Larissa#
recent Guess ad campaign.
Interview in Rolling Stone, photographed by Dewey Nicks
Nationality: Russian

#Bolivar, Chantal#
Age: 19 (?)
Agency: ELITE
Height: 1.76m
Bust-waist-hips: 85-64-93 cm

#Brown, Ethan#
Male Model
model for Tommy Hilridge's underwear designs. (Nationwide campaign)

#Brinkley, Christie#
Born: Febuary 2, 1954
Agency: Ford
Mostly retired. Married to Billy Joel.
Recently (april 1994) was involved with a heliocopter crash.
Currently estranged from Billy Joel, has a daughter from that
marriage, and appeared in a VR episode of "Mad About You".
Linked romantically with Millionaire Realator who was also in Heli-crash
Now classed as Ultramodel (she's 40) Now married to Rick Taubmao, the
guy in the heli-crash.

#Brosh, Nina#
ethnicity: 1/2 russian, 1/2 chinese
shows up in issue 316 (dec 94) of French PHOTO

#Bruni, Carla#
Born: 68? in Turin, Italy
Began modelling: at age 19
Agency: Women Model Management
Height: 1.76 m
Bust-waist-hips: 85-58-90 cm
Her boyfriend is Swiss actor Vincent Perez (4 years older)
although she was rumored to be the cause of the marriage breakup
between Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall. Bruni countered the
allegations by asking why she would have anything to do with a
shrivelled up old fossil like Mick Jagger. As a result, Jagger and
Hall's marriage appears to remain intact. A story on Bruni appears
in the Jan 93 issue of American Vogue.

#C#

#Campbell, Naomi#
Height: 5'9-1/2"
Bust-waist-hips: 34-23-32
Dress size: 6-8
Hair color: Dark Brown
Eye color: Dark Brown
Shoe size: 9
Agency: Ford
Born: May 22 1970 in London, England
Is one of the top five supermodels in the modelling industry.
Appears in a steamy video with Michael Jackson and is reportedly
pursuing a singing career on her own. Appears as singer in movie
"Cool as Ice". Engaged to Adam Clayton, U2's bass guitarist. Has a
peirced belly button (ELLE june 1994 Picture p128)
Shows her breasts quite frequently now in print.
Naomi wrote a novel called `Swan`, written by an ex-editor at Reed Books.
They handed her an outline so she could talk about it.
Subject: <New York> magazine piece on Naomi Campbell.
Campbell In Soup
NAOMI NO-SHOW: Organizers of this Friday's benefit for the not-for-profit
AIDS service group Houseing Works aresn't feelin too charitable about Naomi
Campbell these days. The bratty supermodel is notably absent from the list
of African-American models hosting the organization's SOul '95 benefit at
Industria Superstudio--an all-star line-up that includes Iman, Veronica
Webb,
Beverly Peele, Karen Alexander, and Roshumba. Sources say organizers
purposely scratched Naomi from the list after she snubbed last year's event.
"As a host, all she had to do was show up, and she didn't," one insider
said. "we read in the paper the next morning that she went to another party
instead."
[photo of Campbell by Terry O'Neill/Sygma, caption: Naomi Campbell, not the
life of this party]
--<New York>, June 19, 1995

#Carangi, Gia#
supermodel in the 70's.
Excerpts from _MODEL: The ugly business of beautiful women. by Michael Gross
bisexual drug abuser who had a short but highly visably career.
Died of AIDS in 1986
a Philadelphia teenager whose wild ways and sultry looks made her a
favorite of photographers from Francesco Scavullo to Chris von
Wangenheim, who specialized in pictures that captured the madness
of the disco era.
"The latest topic of conversation in modeling is the resurgence of drugs--
particularly Heroin--among a clique of models who, in macabre homage,
reportably call themselves Gia's Girls, in honor of Gia Carangi, the
bisexual addict who had a brief career in modeling and then died of AIDS."
For more information about her please read the following book:
Stephen Fried's "Thing of Beauty-The Tragedy of Supermodel Gia".

#Carter, Lynda#
Now retired, but was one of Maybeline's biggest models a few
years ago. (Moisture Whip Lipstick) Best known for playing Wonder
Woman on TV. Still does TV ads for a contact lens manufacturer.

#Casey-Jane#
new model
Nationality: English
Hair: Dark, short
Agency: Storm

#Cates, Phoebe#
A teen model before becoming an actress. Several major film credits.
Married to actor Kevin Kline. Lives on the upper west side of Manhattan.
Favorite pin-up in the Phillipines.
Basically Retired.

#Chandra#
Nationality: American
Height: 1.73m
Bust-waist-hips: 85-60-85 cm
Practique la danse et le ski nautique. Arrive chez City en octobre,
elle demarre sa carriere avec ELLE France et travaille avec Marc
Hispard, Steven Mesisel, Jacques Olivar et Arthur Elogrt.
Translation:
Took dancing lessons and water skiing. Arrived in City(Paris?)
in October. ??????, has worked with MH, SM,JO and AE (photographers)

#Christensen, Helena#
Born: Born Dec 25 1968 in Copenhagen, Denmark
Ethnicity/Nationality: Mixed.
Father- Danish
Mother- South American (Venezuelan I think)
Height: 1.77m
Bust-waist-hips: 90-60-90 cm
Agency: MARILYN GAULTIER
62 Boulevard Sebatopol
Paris France 75003
Agent: Veronique (send fan mail via this person)
Appears in print ads for Karl Lagerfeld, Gianni Versace, & Kenar.
Involved with Michael Hutchence of INXS. Was in Chris Issac's
"Wicked Game" mini-movie. Appeared in "Inferno", a British
sexploitation film. Currently in ads for Royal Copenhagen/Georg
Jensen Jewelry. A MPEG movie of her appearance in "Inferno" exists
(wrongly labeled as Linda Evangilista by the creator) This footage
has appeared on FT (Fashion Television) at least 3 times now.

#Connelly, Jennifer#
Born: Dec 12 1970 in New York, USA
Connelly did some modelling around '87. She's now a serious
actress with several film credits including "The Rocketeer",
"Career Opportunities", and "Hotspot" (which contains the only
known topless photo of her).

#Crawford, Cindy Ann#
Height: 5'9-1/2"
Bust-waist-hips: 34B-24-35
Dress size: 8
Hair color: Light Brown
Eye color: Dark Brown
Shoe size: 9-1/2
Born: 20 Feb 1966 in De Kalb, Illinois, USA
Agency: ELITE
Schooling: Northwestern, Chemical Engineering (1 sem)
Modeling Break: ELITE "Look of the year contest", 1982
Probably the single most widely recognized supermodel. Cindy was
the spokesperson for Pepsi for a while, has her own exercise video,
and her own show on MTV. She's also done at least three calendars,
and of the profit, half (I believe) goes toward fighting leukemia.
Had a three year $3 million contract with Revlon. Also appeared in
print ads for JH Collectables and Capezio Bags. She appeared in
a series of lingerie posters for Hennes & Mauritz in Europe. The
Norway police tore many of them down because they feared drivers
were being too distracted. She has said she feels too old for
runway modeling, and wishes to cut back to part time modelling.
Cindy is not doing any calendar for 1994. She is said to be busy
doing and promoting her exercise/work-out video. The same company
who made the last 4 calendars has brought out the Cindy Crawford
1994 European Edition Calendar which has various pics taken from
her last four calendars. Also, there is another calendar produced
by an English firm which is of fairly poor quality (its only 12
month while the European Edition is 16 months).
[ Addresses for the two companies, CULTRE SHOCK and DAY DREAM
CALENDARS, are in the addresses section of this FAQ. ]
She was married to actor Richard Gere in Dec '91 at the Little
Church of the West in Las Vegas, by Rev. Wes McPherson. They
using wedding bands twisted from chewing gum wrappers. Cindy
said, during an interview, they plan on having a child soon.
Cindy is frequently rumored to be bisexual, and having an affair
with Christy Turlington. In '91, they were photographed while
kissing behind the Roxy nightclub in New York. The rumors have
intensified since Cindy appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair
shaving k.d. lang, a confirmed lesbian.
Appeared topless in the July 1988 Playboy. Quote: "I don't mind if
someone thinks a picture of me decorates their wall nicely. It's
weird when you think what people might be doing to it. But if just
the way I look can make someone feel good, that's a pretty easy way
for me to bring them some pleasure. I just don't want to hear
about graphics details, you know." US April 1993.
MTV House of Style (5 years on the air)
Top grossing model of 1994 with over 6 million dollars earned.
Has broken off with Richard Gere. Still does runway and print work,
major contracts for Revlon and other companies.
When first starting out Cindy was called "Baby Gia" after now dead Gia
Carangi, the main difference being that Cindy was wholesome and Gia
died from her lifestyle. The resemblence between them in the early
years is uncanny.

#D#

#Davis, Geena#
Height: at least 6 ft tall
Weight: average build, athletic with average body fat ratio
Hair color: Has changed from red to blond to dirty blond, lots of dye.
Modeled lingerie before becoming famous as an actress.
First appearance: "Buffalo Bill" tv show, "Tootsie" in lingerie
Was married to actor Jeff Goldblum. Has appeared in several movies.
Now married to Finnish movie director Renny Harlin.

#Dee Dee#
Height: 5'11"
Bust-waist-hips: 35-25-36
Dress size: 8-9
Hair color: Blonde
Eye color: Blue
Shoe size: 10
Agency: ELITE

#Deneuve, Catherine#
Now semi-retired, but modeled before becoming famous as an actress.
Has reappeared recently in ads for Yves Saint Laurent

#Dickinson, Janice#
Born: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Raised: Hollywood, FL, USA
Ethnicity: Polish, Scot, Irish
Age: 40
Skin: Olive
Hair: raven black
Agency/Representation: Keswick/Hamilton
Supermodel survivor of the late 70's. Has had covers on every major
fashion magazine. Used to make $30k a day. Now has two children,
Nathan(7) and Savannah (fathered by Slyvester Stallone during a 2
year affair) now married to real-estate tycoon Albert Gerston as of
Feb 14, 1995. Started "Models Anonymous", the unofficial support
group for [her words] "anguished beauties". Is experiencing a
comeback as more designers are returning to the models with memorable
personalities and very recognizable faces. J.D's lips were very
controversial when she first worked. Modeling for Versace and
recently appeared in the German edition of Playboy. Is a "Fashion
Reporter" for _American Journal_.
"I was huge," brags Dickinson. "I did covers in more countries
than you can count, I had the biggest lips and the exotic look
that broke the mold for models like Christeeee and Cindeeee and
Naomiiii," she sings. (excerpted from Marie Claire USA iss. #2)

#Douglas, Dana#
Ethnicity: Italian & Irish
Nationality: American
Age: 17 (Harper's Bazaar May 94 "The New All-Americans")
Hair: Black? Dark Brown?
Eyes: Dark Brown (she's squinting...)
Skin: light italian colors. possibly a mole on her left cheek

#Douglas, Meghan#
Height: 5'10"
Bust-waist-hips: 33-24.5-35
Dress size: 6-8
Hair color: Lt. Brown
Eye color: Blue-Green
Shoe size: 7.5-8
Agency: ELITE
Meghan is a gorgeous young lady, and also, very happily married. Her hubby
is Liam Dalton, who runs a stock investment firm in NY where they both
live. Although Meghan can be found modeling in Paris and Milan, she is
almost always in the Chanel and Oldham shows in NY. Her most recent move
has been to dye her hair red, therefore confirming her nickname, the
"Catwalk Chameleon", which she earned from her many varied looks (ala
Linda Evangelista). She has been Blonde and streaked prior to her tred,
but her red did for her what Nadja Auermans platinum did for her. From
what I know, she's had an interesting past -- her father was a diplomat so
she lived in India, Beirut, Greece, Berlin, and started modeling after she
didn't get into her first-choice college. She'd been offered a contract
after entering the Elite Look of the Year contest. She married Liam in 1994.

#Dubosfertus, Nadege#
Usually just Nadege. She is married to photographer Tiziano Magni
who has one son named Rocco. She was married in '92 in an Azzedine
Alaia mini dress with push-up bodice. Nadege appears regularly in
American Vogue and on the runways. She can be seen in ads for Chanel.

#E#

#Elliott, Gail#
Height: 5'10"
Bust-waist-hips: 34-23-35
Dress size: 6-8
Hair color: Brunette
Eye color: Brown
Shoe size: 9.5
Agency: ELITE
Another "older" model, but is still going strong especially on
runway and in print ads. Can be seen in ads for Ports
International and Jaeger. Close friends with Victoria's Secret model
Frederique van der Wal.

#Erwin, Elaine#
Model, Calvin Klein girl before K. Moss. Married to musician John
Coogar Mellancamp. Not very active in recent years.

#Evangelista, Linda#
Born: May 10, 1965 in Saint Catherines, Canada
Height: 5'9-1/2"
Bust-waist-hips: 34.5-25-35
Dress size: 8
Hair color: ???? Short (color changes daily?)
Original Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye color: Blue-Green
Shoe size: 8.5
Agency: ELITE
Nationality: Canadian.
Linda is one of the top five supermodels of the world. She
recently joked that she wouldn't get out of bed for less than
$10,000 a day. She appears in ads for Barney's New York (with Kyle
MacLachlan), and in ads for Kenar. She is also reported to be one
of the hardest working models of the moment which could partly
account for her great success. Married to Gerald Marie, president of
the ELITE agency in France, but getting a divorce. Going with Kyle
MacLaughlin(Twin Peaks, The Hidden, Roswell, Dune) who goes to all her
show appearances. Tested to take over Estee Lauder campaign from
Paulina Porizkova. Has replaced Stephanie Seymour in Versace campaigns.
April/May 1994-walked in 30 min Karl Lagerfield Chole show 8 times, 40
seconds each and took home a check for a cool $10,000. Her career
took off in the 80's due to a haircut by infamous Garren from NYC (of
allure magazine.) Since this time her hair color and style varies
almost for every runway and print job she does proving that she's
working hard to stay fresh and popular among the designers.
Recent mentions of her smoking habit in the alt.supermodels newsgroup:
+We spotted a picture of Linda in a German mag in 1993 "sporting" cigarette
+burns down her back! She was wearing a backless dress and showing them
+off. She was there with Kyle at the time.
>Sure! There are many pictures of Linda smoking! I have seen a lot!
>I read an interview as well as a special edition of a European MAX
>talking about Supermodels back in the time when we called them
>"Top Models" (kinda miss that time back in '90) and in the Linda
>description there was something saying "She smokes 20 MARLBOROs
>a day!" (that is a full packet). I thought most of you out there
>knew that!!!! In that same magazine there was a small picture of
>her lighting up a cigarette.
|If she still smokes, she probably doesn't smoke as much. She's had lung
|trouble, and she had to have surgery for a collapsed lung in (I think)
|1991.

#Everhart, Angie#
Hair color: red
Eyes: Brown
Nationality: USA
Agency: Next
Has done Sports Illustrated calenders, Levi's 501 television ad,
Hennes & Mauritz ads, MAX magazine, J-Crew, etc. Had a bit part in
"The Last Action Hero", a recent Schwarzenegger vehicle. Lived in
Paris, but has moved to New York. Speaks French. She promised her
grandmother she would never pose nude. Accomplished equestrian (she
rides horses, possibly implying that she does dressage). Possibly
still living in Paris (dec 93 Shape magazine Has appeared in many
Sports Illustrated calendars, both wall and desk variety. Has a
tattoo of Angie on her thigh. Called "most beautiful redhead" on
french tv's Dechauanne's Coucou C'est Nous (autumn 93)
Angie Everhart and Sly Stallone are officially engaged.

#F#

#Fabio#
Skin: tanned, free of chest hair ;)
Hair color: BLACK (bleached blonde and very long)
A male model. There is some debate whether he is handsome, or
an ugly "refugee from a bad metal band".
Earned his fame as a model for romantic novel covers (Harlequin, etc)
Has a calendar out. Now has his own line of Fabio romance novels and
is appearing in the "I can't believe its not butter" tv ads.
Was butt of a joke on The Late Show with David Letterman where one of
his calendars was placed on a busy NYC sidewalk with no people paying
attention to it.

#Falaise, Lucie de la#
Born: 73?
Began modelling: Dec 92?
One of the new crop of models labelled the "gamines". She appeared
on the cover of Vogue Dec. 92. She is 19 and is model/muse
exclusively for Yves Saint Laurent. Appears in made-for-HBO movie
"Women & Men 2: In Love There Are No Rules". Yves St. Laurent
chose her for the traditional final presentation of a bridal gown
at the unveiling of his spring '93 collection.

#Farrell, Terry#
Born: November 19, 1963 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Bust-Waist-Hips: 34-25-36
Appeared on Vouge and Mademoiselle covers
Also was the Kool cigarettes girl, and appeared in a 1991 Virgina
Slims ad featuring her dressed as Neopoleon
Appeared in "Portfolio" (1983) a movie about modeling with Carol Alt,
Kelly Emberg, and Paulina Porizkova
Rumored to have modeled before becoming an actress. Plays
"Jadzia Dax" on Star Trek, Deep Space Nine.
There exists a Terry Farrell FAQ, maintained by Jeffery Koga.
He posts it to alt.supermodels from time to time and maintains a www
site with a very exhaustive FAQ and image library.
last known link: <http://trill.pc.cc.cmu.edu:80/~jkoga/tf_gallery.html>

#Fedoruk, Cathy#
Height: 5'9-1/2"
Bust-waist-hips: 34B-25-35
Dress size: 8
Hair color: Blonde
Eye color: Blue
Shoe size: 9.5
Agency: ELITE
Nationality: Canadian
Appears in ads for Ellese.

#Fernando, Perin#
Nationality: Sri Lankan
did shows for Dior, Yves St. laurent in New York and Paris,
Armani in Milan, Anuska Hemple, and Paul Castello in London.
looks like Yasmeen Ghauri, ie exotic.

#Flavin, Jennifer#
Agency: IMG
Not a "super" model. Was Sylvester Stallone's girlfriend and it was
rumored that designer's had been putting her in their shows as a
favor to "Rocky". Her nose has been likened to Bob Hope's.
Nonetheless, she can be seen occasionally in mags with Stallone,
but was on a cover of Cosmopolitan in Spring 92.

#Ford, Patricia#
from: Hawaii
There is a french web site with many pictures of her. No runway work
as far as I can tell, however, she has been mentioned a lot in the
newsgroup, so that is why she is in the FAQ.
Poses for: Playboy and various calendars and swimwear catalogs
95 calendar: T&M Enterprises (415).598.2873
P.O. Box 31514
San Francisco, CA 94131

#Fournier, Charlene#
Ethnicity: Native American (Mohawk, Algonquin, and Cree) and
French-Canadian
Age: 18 (as of May 94 Harper's Bazaar)
Nationality: American
Hair: Black
Skin: light brown (nutmeg?)
Eyes: Black? (squinting in photo so I can't tell...)
This girl is in all the magazines and does lots of runway shows.

#Francis, John#
Nationality: American
Born: January 12, 1965
Raised: Chicago
One of the top 5 male models.
Tall, slightly receeding hairline (like Bruce Willis')

#G#

#Gayheart, Rebecca#
Hair: RED
Models for department store calendars, Bergner's, Famous Barr, and
Khol's. Now appearing weekly on NBC's Earth2. Also appeared in a
Sir Mix-a-lot music video. (Staggeringly popular girl)
WWWpage <http://www.mca.com/tv/earth2/cast/gayheart.html>

#Ghauri, Yasmeen#
Nationality: Montreal, Canada
Agency: Karins/Next
One of the top supermodels. Appears in ads for Valentino, Escada,
and Gianni Versace. German/Pakistani heritage: her father was an
Indian Muslim who migrated to Pakistan during the partition in
1947. Her mother was German. She grew up in Montreal. Quite
often she is fond of wearing Shalwar/Kameez. Appears in 95'
Victoria's Secret catalogs. Extensive coverage given to her on FT as
she is a local girl done good. Currently appearing in every VS
catalog albeit through re-used photographs.
Gisele
A model who is popular on the runways. She also appears in recent
ads for Saks Fifth Avenue and has a small appearance in George
Michael's Too Funky video.

#Goff, Trish(a)#
Age: she was 18 as of February 19, when an ET feature on hot
models for 1995 was broadcast. layouts in Harper's Bazaar and W, and
she's been in ads for Cento X Cento and Versus, so you might have seen
her there as well as other places.
appears in VOGUE, June'95? as well as in almost every major magazine
now. Seems to be working all the big designers' shows.
she's from Pittsburgh, PA. Can't tell you much else but she's rising so
fast that more info should be coming in.
I see her in many magazines and she is apparently the new fresh face.

#Goodacre, Jill#
Height: 5'8"
Bust-waist-hips: 35-24-34
Dress size: 8
Hair color: Light Brown
Eye color: Green
Shoe size: 9
Agency: ELITE
Born: 29 March 1964 in Lubbock, Texas, USA (raised in Boulder, Colorado)
Often appears in Victoria's Secret Catalogue.
Married to singer/actor Harry Connick, Jr. Recently appeared on premiere
issue of "Vie" a new health/fitness magazine.
Mostly retired.

#Griffin, Debbie#
Age: 25
Born/Raised: in Oregon, USA
Nationality: American
Height: 1.8m
Bust-waist-hips: 90-67-90 cm
Likes to dance and ski.
She has done photo shoots for Marie Claire and Vogue. Cover for
Marie Claire. Living in Los Angeles. Appeared in "Diet coke commercial
with the Elephant".

#Gurmitt#
Nationality: Singaporean
Appeared in Gianfranco Ferre and Christian Dior shows. Mainly a
runway model. (possibly appears in Vanity Fair years 93' & 94')

#H#

#Hall, Bridget#
Born: December 12, 1977 in Dallas, Texas?
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 119 lbs (skinny, but not a waif)
Agency: Ford
April W cover and fashion pictorial
her mother attends her shoots. Covers of Cosmopolitan, Mirabella, and
Elle in May, 1994. 2 Pages in Mirabella, 5+ in Elle, pictorial in May
Mademoiselle (6 pages), May 94 Harper's Bazaar (14.5 full page shots)
As of May 1994 Cosmo - was returning to high school, possibly signing
a contract with Ralph Lauren. Has a rather bland expression during
runway shoots, but it is consistent and changing makeup does allow her
some flexibility. She is rapidly gaining exposure. Her look is
getting better and her work in the Ralph Lauren campaign looks good
in 95'. Recommended that model-wanna'be's stay in school before
modeling. No word if she is actually going to finish high school.

#Hallyday, Estelle#
Height: 5'9"
Bust-waist-hips: 36-26-37
Dress size: 8-10
Hair color: Blonde
Eye color: Blue
Shoe size: 8.5
Agency: ELITE
She is becoming an "older" model and is not quite as popular as she
was a few years ago. She appeared in some Revlon print ads and has
a major part in George Michael's Too Funky video. She is married
to French pop singer David Hallyday.

#Hammer, Brit#
Height: 5'6-1/2"
Bust-waist-hips: 32-23-33
Dress size: 6
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Blue
Shoe size: 8
Agency: ELITE
Graduated MaCalester College. She was the Clinique model for 5
yrs. Recently did a L'Oreal calendar. Primarily an actress. Lives
in NYC and is married with 2 children.

#Harry, Angela#
Ethnicity: 1/2 Korean 1/2 Anglo (looks latin)
Age: late 20's early 30's
L'eggs pantyhose model success in Japan. Shiela Metzner layout.
Auditioned for the Tia Carre role in Rising Sun. FACE (magazine) has
a profile on her.

#Hartman, Patricia#
Nationality: German
10 years in the business?
Modeled for some of the new L'Oreal advertisements... she has done a
lot of runway and print work for Valentino, Ferre, Montana and
countless others...

#Heigl, Katherine#
Ethnicity: German and Irish
Nationality: American
Agency: ELITE
Age: 15 (as of may 94 Harper's Bazaar)
Hair: light brown (chesnut?)
Skin: pale basic caucasian "white" light pink

#Helfer, Tricia#
Height: 5'10
Agency: Ford
The winner of 1992 Ford Supermodel of the Year contest. Is
from Alberta, Canada and is on the cover of the Feb 93' issue of
Flare magazine (Canadian).

#Herzigova, Eva#
Height: 5'9
Bust-waist-hips: 37 23 36
Hair color: bleached blonde
Eye color: blue
Born: 10 March, 1973 in Litniov, Czechoslovakia
Agency: Metropolitan
Nationality: Czechoslovakian
Earning power: $8,000-$12,000 per day
Eva gained her most exposure appearing in Guess? ads in early '92.
She can be seen in the photographer Ellen von Unwerth's film called
Inferno. She has an interesting beauty routine of bleaching her
hair with vodka and lemon juice. Cover of July ELLE (94 US)
Appears in various sport magazine swimsuit issues. Nice lingerie
work in Marie Claire #2 (usa)

#Hicks, Michelle#
Michele started modeling at age 15 and got very involved in the NYC club
scene. She was involved with the opening of several clubs (all before her
21st birthday) and was called one of the "downtown diva's" by W in late
1992 (included picture). Her modeling career "took off" when Steven Misel
took a liking to her in early 1993. She has been "on the up" ever since.
Aside from her killer looks and flawless body, Michele's real reason for
success is her winning personality. She is an extremely inteligent
individual and can make just about anyone feel comfortable in her presence.
She quite the presence on the runway curcuit (NY and Paris), has been
interviewed on House of Style and FTV, and frequently shows up in Vogue
(particularly Dolce & Gabana ads). She was born in New Jersey and will
turn 23 on June 4th. She is 5'8'' has perfectly straight brown hair and
electric blue eyes. Michele recently threw a party (after the New York
tent show) in her new gimongus loft in NYC at which Helena Christensen
was an early guest.

#Hume, Kirsty#
Nationality: Scotland
Hair: Blonde, straight, mid back length (Flaxen)
Eyes: Blue
Skin: fair
Paris Agent: Cyril Brule
Agency: ELITE
Cover of July 94 Harper's Bazaar, inside article "Inventing Kristy".
Condensation of article follows:
6 months ago, living in Miami, trying out for Catalog "cattle calls".
12 months ago, in London and Paris doing the same.
3 years ago, a a "little modeling school" in Scotland (cured of slouch)
Front runner for Chanel's contract Fall 94. Has worked for Jil
Sander at several big shows in Paris. Attended Dundee School of Art.
Drinks Earl Grey Tea and chain smokes Marlbaros.
"...etheral, almost refrigerator cool." "a young Jean Shrimpton.
Long, skinny legs, a mouth that's slight too large. Uneven teeth.
She is NOT "a figure of seduction, a silicone-implant Barbie,
or a waif." "Dewiness and poise"
First appeared in the supermodel herd at April's Donna Karan, Calvin
Klein, Anna Sui, and Ralph Lauren shows. Current model for TSE knitwear.
Legs are described as "coltish". Plans to rent a New York
Apartment. Used to run track, but is scared of too much adrenaline.

#Hunter, Rachel#
Born: 67?
Hair: Blond
Eyes: Blue
Agency: FORD
Nationality: New Zealand
Appears in ads for Cover Girl and Keystone beer. Married to
singer Rod Stewart. Daughter, Renee, was born in June 1992.
Just had another child (son), was pregnant in SI 1994 Swimsuit issue
A photo of her pregnant can be found on page 203 of the Aug95 Cosmopolitan
be forewarned that Rod's butt is fairly visable as well.

#Hurley, Elizabeth#
new Estee Lauder model. Actress. In the news with bad-boy boyfriend
Hugh Grant. More actress than Model, but if she's working for Estee
Lauder, she ranks an entry here. (acted in _Passenger 57_, _Young
Indiana Jones_ and others)

#Hutter, Belinda#
Born: 1977? said to be 17 Austrian
Recently appeared on Austrian TV

#Hutton, Lauren#
Veteran model, was retired, now models 6 months of the year.
Can be easily identified if smiling by a large gap between her front
teeth, still a force to be reckoned with in the modeling industry.
Modeling for Ralph Lauren for the past few years.
Was one of the first models to land a major contract.

#I#

#Iman#
Height: 5'9" (175 cm) (some say 6ft)
Nationality: Somalia
Agency: ELITE
Had a part as a shapeshifter in "Star Trek: the Undiscovered
Country", and a relatively large role in "No Way Out". Appeared in
the Michael Jackson video "Remember the Time". Married to singer David
Bowie. Recently has produced her own line of cosmetics designed to
fill a void in the makeup industry and provide colors for all those
gorgeous Black, Latino, and other darker complexion women of the world.
The makeup is available through J.C. Penny stores across America.

#Ireland, Kathy#
Born: 1962 in Glendale, California
She has played numerous small roles on the large and small screen,
including an episode of the sitcom "Grand" and the movies "Mom and
Dad Save the Universe", "Necessary Roughness", "National Lampoons
Loaded Weapon 1", and "Danger Island". She had the title role in
"Alien from L.A.", which was featured on a recent episode of
"Mystery Science Theatre 3000". Some people find her voice
irritating. Her main "thing" is modeling swimsuits for Sports
Illustrated, since '84. Recently married a emergency room doctor.
One of her hobbies is homebrewing beer.
Has apparently had trouble with an over zealous fan recently.
(March, October 1994 SI Calendar)
"Demure? Smoky? A little flirtatious? The are the qualities
that have made Kathy Ireland a 10-time Sports Illustrated
swimsuit model. But you might be suprised to learn that Kathy is
a Sunday school teacher, as well as a gifted athlete who recently
declared on national TV that she intends to take up boxing; that
she enjoys fishing at dawn with her dad; or that she is an
incurable practical joker." [Jule Campbell, SI]
Appears on ESPN's body shaping occasionally. Was in an "action pack"
TV movie "bandit" or something.
She lives in Santa Barbara CA with her husband and son.
web page for her at <http://www.indep.k12.mo.us/student/~bress/ki.html>

#Irwin, Elaine#
Height: 5'10"
Bust-waist-hips: 34B-24-34
Dress size: 6-8
Hair color: Blonde
Eye color: Blue
Shoe size: 8
Agency: Ford
Married to John (Cougar) Mellencamp. Salon Selective model
Now modeling for Pantene shampoo, now mother of a boy.

#J#

#Janina#
Ethnicity: African-American
Nationality: American
Age: 20
Hair: black
Skin: very light brown
broad smile and nose (great smile)

#Janssen, Famke#
Height: 5'11"
Bust-waist-hips: 36-24-36
Dress size: 8-10
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Hazel
Shoe size: 11
Agency: ELITE
Appeared in a Star Trek The Next Generation episode, "The Perfect
Mate", as Kamala, an empathic mesomorph. Appeared in TV movie "Model
by Day" on FOX, guest appearance on FOX "Melrose Place"

#Johnson, Beverly#
Agency: Wilhelmina
First African-American model on Vogue cover, (in 1974). Supermodel.
22 years experience.
Book-> "True Beauty:Secrets of Radiant Beauty for Women of Every Age
and Color" publisher:Warner Books
Johnson believes that a woman's true beauty goals should be self-esteem,
self-motivation, and well-being.

#Jovovich, Milla#
Nationality: Russian
Ethnicity: Russian and Yugoslavian
Hair color: red
Age: 18 (as of june/july 94 Bikini)
Agency: Next
Models for Almay, and in Seventeen, Harpers & Queen.
Was in "Return to the Blue Lagoon", "Dazed and Confused"(sneeze an
you will miss her in this), "Kuffs", and "Chaplin". Her debut CD is
called, The Divine Comedy. Was with SBK records, now on EMI.
cd single: Gentleman Who Fell. She wrote the entire album when she
was 16 in her high school biology class.
Getting her US passport in a few months. She has been a model since
she was 11 years old. Hasn't modeled in two years. Dating the bass
player for "Jamiroquai" (Stewart) Introduced by a make-up artist via
fax machines. Check out the June/July (94)issue of Bikini for a HUGE
12x24 inch b/w of her close to naked with her Mandolin and a sheer
cut off top. She smokes Marijuana and has said so on MTV on Alternative
Nation and various other shows hosted by VJ Kennedy.
Apparently there is a Milla mailing-list supported through (not )
majordomo@world.std.com <mailto:majordomo@world.std.com> subscribe
reaching-from-nowhere (confirmed )

#K#
#Katchutka (sp?)#
a Sengaleese supermodel who did the runways in Europe and quit
modelling and came out with her own line of clothes who was
arrested on drug charges in Sengal last year. Anyone know of her status?

#Kiara#
Ethnicity: Ugandan
Nationality: naturalized American (2 months as of May 94 Harper's Bazaar)
Age: 18
Agency: Ford
Hair: Black, short, but not "afro curled"
Eyes: Black
Skin: 70% shade of dark brown (someone help me here)

#Kirsebom, Vendela#
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
Nationality: Swedish
Born: Jan. 12, 1967 in Stockholm
Agency: Ford
Nearly exclusive model for Elizabeth Arden. Sports Illustrated
swimsuit model. (cover, sept, poster 1994 SI Calendar)
"Our cover model. All fire an ice in front of the camera,
Vendela is the consummate professional:punctual, prepared,
organized, focused on her work, yet always managing to remain
spontaneous. With a generous heart and strong sense of family
values, Vendela finds fulfillment in working with underprivileged
children, or simply returning to her native Sweden to visit her
family." [Jule Campbell, SI]
Appeared in an America Online forum room and answered questions. Log
of this appearance is available to me, but have not yet added it here.

#Kristanna#
Ethnicity: Norwegian and German
Nationality: American
Age: 14
Hair: light brown/ dark blonde
Skin: general tan, (vendela's color)
Mole on the right side of her face, near edge of lips.

#Kumlin, Kristina#
Agency: ELITE

#L#

#Lanza, Susan (Suzanne?)#
Models for Victoria's Secret Catalogue, but wants to be an actress.
Hasn't posed for any new pictures in quite a while judging by the
image recycling that VS has done with her work.

#Lebesco, Maiwenn#
Nationality: France
Hair: Black
Eyes: slate blue
Skin: Pale. small mole under right nostril
Has very full lips, normal thighs (not waif.) 9 page lingerine
spread in Mirabella (may 94). Mainly an actress.

#LeBon, Yasmin#
Height: 5'9"
Bust-waist-hips: 34-24-35
Dress size: 6-8
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Dark Brown
Shoe size: 9
Agency: ELITE
married Duran Duran lead singer Simon LeBon Dec 27, 1985.
she was a top model doing lots of editorials plus covers (UK VOGUE,
Italian VOGUE, US ELLE, French ELLE, and first issue UK ELLE) and
adverts for Calvin Klein, Karl Lagerfeld, Missoni, Byblos, etc BEFORE
marrying into Duran Duran. Would have had a bigger career had she
not decided to quit and have kids FIVE times (two miscarriages).
She has a daughter Amber Rose. Yasmin had her third child in October
94 - Tallulah.

#Lindburg, Lauren#
Models for Cover Girl Cosmetics.

#M#

#MacDowell, Andie#
Agency: ELITE (now semi-retired)
Born: Feb 12 1958 in Gaffney, South Carolina, USA
Was L'Oreal's exclusive model for several years ending around '89 .
One of the Largest exclusive contracts of the time, 1/2 million
dollars for 12 days of work a year.
Continued modeling until about '90. She's mostly acting now. Her
movie credits include St. Elmo's Fire; Tarzan (picture only, the
voice was dubbed in by Glen Close); Sex, Lies and Videotape; Object
of Beauty; and Greencard. Married and living in the 9 Mile Valley,
just outside Frenchtown, Montana. Recently in Groundhog Day,
Shortcuts, and Four Weddings and a Funeral. (Many movie credits)
Married to ex-model Paul Qualley with two kids, Justin (7), and
Rainey(girl 5). Has six horses, four cats, two dogs, one rabbit.
Her husband built their current house by hand, with no plans.
"Paul and I still walk around *Nekkid* in front of our children."
"When I was a kid, I used to walk around nekkid in my house all the
time. My mother would have a nervous fit. Butt-nekkid."

#MacPherson, Elle#
Height: 6' (1.83m)
Born: 29 March 1964 in Sydney Austrailia
Weight: 128 (58 kg)
Bust-waist-hips: 34c-?-?
Nationality: Australian
Agency: Women Model Management
Models for Sports Illustrated. Has had at least one appearance
on the David Letterman Show. Appears in Woody Allen film "Alice".
Was Engaged to Eric Miller, a 32 year old billionaire.
Now with Tim Jefferies. Showed up on John Stewart show on MTV, told
two rather rude Australian jokes...An mpeg of her nude scene exists.
Was married to Gilles Bensimon, French Photographer, American ELLE
creative director. Appears in "Sirens", some full frontal nudity
Current BF (Tim Jefferies) was married to English porn star Koo Stark.
A picture of them on vacation is in the Aug95 Cosmopolitan magazine.

#Malle, Jade#
Ethnicity: French and Belgian
Nationality: American
Age: 20
Hair: very dark red
Skin: freckled
Eyes: brown
rosy cheeks

#Marpessa#
Primarly a runway model. Retired. (Allure Magazine)

#Marshall, Esme#
Big in the early '80's.

#Mason, Claudia#
Nationality: USA (New York City)
Another of the "gamines". Very popular on European runways. Can
be spotted in American and British Vogue as well as British Elle.
Feb 94 cover of Mademoiselle.

#Mazza, Valeria (Vala-REE-ah)#
This Argentinian beauty is the new Versace "red jeans" girl and the
new Guess? jeans girl. The Schiffer look-alike did a half-dozen New
York shows for the Fall 95 Fashions. She's single and lives in Paris
and New York.

#McGrotha, Rosemary#
Height: 5'9
Bust-waist-hips: Dcup
I Donna Karan's model/muse. She appears in almost all of the Karan
ads. She was in a popular ad where she portrayed a woman who was
President of the United States and still wasn't afraid to show a
little cleavage and a little leg.

#McMenamy, Kristen#
Born in: 1966 in Easton, Pennsylvania, USA (or Buffalo, NY USA?)
Hair: long red, later very short black
Bust-waist-hips: 31-20-30, later 34b-25-35
Kristen was a fairly normal model, basically just another beautiful
face. However, without any trademark, her career was a disaster.
About a year ago, she cut and dyed her hair, and shaved off her
eyebrows. Since then she's been doing much better. She has been
described as an antimodel, and is typical of the grunge models.
Her Sprite Ad has gotten attention from a group wanting to stop the
glorification of the Waif image. Had a child this past year who
has also appeared in some of her photo shoots. Still working hard.

#Moffat, Peggy#
supermodel of the past.

#Moore, Demi#
Did some modeling in Europe before becoming famous as an actress.

#Moss, Kate#
Height: 5'7"
Measurements: 33-23-35
Weight: 116lb ? (She claims to never weigh herself.)
Born: 16 Jan 74 in Addiscomb, Croydon, Surrey, England
Citizenship: French, for TAX reasons
Earning power: $10000 / day
US Agency: Women Model Management
UK Agency: Storm Model Agency, 1st Floor, 5 Jubilee Place,
London SW3 3TD (tel. +44 1713 767 464)
Favourite Food: Fresh sardines.
One of the more controversial supermodels, primarily because
of her unusually low weight during the early part of her
career. (she typified the "waif" models). Some people feel
she is unattractively thin, and fear idolizing her may cause
anorexia in impressionable teenage girls. However, she also
has a large number of fans, and receives a large number of
modeling jobs.
Her contract with Calvin Klein is supposedly worth over 1
million. Her unusual appearance (and possibly her
willingness to appear nude, "It's just work") have, in a
very short time, made her almost as widely recognized as
Cindy Crawford. She is a little too short and thin to model
clothes designed for the "standard" model's build. This
makes her less versatile and may limit her career's
lifespan. She appeared in an '89 British sexploitation
film "The Inferno". She chain smokes Marlboros. She has
broken with her photographer boyfriend, Mario Sorrenti, and
is currently involved in a 'long term' relationship with
actor, Johnny Depp.
Kate has recently (May 1995) published a hardback picture
book called 'Kate' which is made up of pictures chosen by
herself. This book is published in the UK by Pavilion Books
Limited.
The book reference number is ISBN 1 85793 685X and is
available in the UK from May 95 and is supposedly available
in the US in August 95.
There exists at least two picture series' of JPG images of
Kate, called KATENR##.JPG and also KMOSS###.JPG, both done
by Neil Rodgers with the 'almost' famous 'GAP ON!' logo.
Most of these images and many others are available from WWW
site <http://marlowe.wimsey.com/~jamacht/Kate/Pictures/>
Kate's favourite designers are John Galliano, Helmut Lang,
Martin Margiela and Vivienne Westwood.
Kate has recently purchased a house in the Sheperds Bush
area of London (May 95)
alt.fan.kate-moss and alt.binaries.kate-moss (sp) either exist or
are being created by her fans to make it easier to find info on her.

#Mulder, Karen#
Born: 1968? 25/26 years old?
Height: 5'10"
Bust-waist-hips: 34.5-24-34.5
Dress size: 6
Hair color: Blonde
Eye color: Blue
Shoe size: 8
Agency: ELITE
Nationality: Dutch
One of the most popular blonde models of the moment. Appeared in
the requisite Guess? ads in 1991 (I think). She is married to Rene
Bosne, and lives in a chateau in Bordeaux.
- exudes class and elegance, seldom seen in anything but head to toe
Chanel: suit, shoes, hosiery, bag, jewellery: and that is when shes not
working
- has modelled collections for Valentino, YSL, Lanvin, Gianni Versace,
Chanel & Giorgio Armani
- had campaigns for Guess?, Calvin Klein & an entire issue of Italian
Vogue

#Munro, Carol#
Retired.

#N#

#Nelson, Stan#
Male model.

#O#
#Ogilvie, Lana#
Nationality: Canadian
Agency: COMPANY
will soon appear in the upcoming Cover Girl ads
for their new line of cosmetics for darker skinned models.

#Oritz, Julia#
Ethnicity: Puerto Rican, English, and German
Age: 21
Hair: Black, Very dark Brown
Eyes: Brown
Skin: light brown, natural, minor freckles on face

#Otis, Carr'e#
Born: Sep 28 1968 in San Francisco, California, USA
Former boyfriend was Mickey Rourke. Carrie has five tattoos - a
rose on her right ankle, a Japanese peace sign above the rose, a
Tibetan symbol on her left ankle, a large angle on her back and a
Native American Thunderbird on her wrist. About two years ago she
accidentally shot herself under her left arm when a firearm she was
carrying went off in her purse. Carrie appeared in the infamous
movie Wild Orchid where she was reported to be having real sex on
screen with then boyfriend Mickey Rourke. She can be seen in some
equally infamous Calvin Klein jeans ads that came out in '92. The
story line for the ads was her travelling with a band, appearing
naked from the waist down and riding a motorcycle.

#P#

#Pantaeva, Irina (E-REEN-ah)#
The hit of the Fall 95' fashion season and the favorite of
photographers at the Calvin Klein, Richard Tyler, Isaac Mizrahi, and
Todd Oldham shows. Her first job: Yves Saint Laurent's spring 94'
show. She is 21, born near Lake Baikal, Siberia. Her father is a
composer, her mother directs a theater. Her bio says she speaks
"English, Eskimo, Russian, and Japanese" and is married to a Russian
Photographer. Ford Models' Katie Ford says Irina is "destined to become
the first Asian supermodels." There is a feature article on her and her
husband in New Yorker Magazine this fall 1995.

#Patitz, Tatjana#
Height: 5'11"
Bust-waist-hips: 36-24-36
Dress size: 8
Hair color: Blonde
Eye color: Blue
Shoe size: 9.5
Agency: ELITE
Nationality: German
Born: Mar 25, 1966 in Hamburg, Germany
Going out with Nick Kamen, the English pop star.
In the movie "The Rising Sun" prominently as the murdered girlfriend.
Her only speaking parts are in the beginning as her character makes a
scene about her boyfriend's karaoke singing.
Still around; mostly runway shots in magazines, some editorial

#Peele, Beverly#
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Bust-waist-hips: 34A 23 34
Hair color: black
Eye color: brown
Born: 76?
Agency: ELITE
Nationality: American
Earning power: $10,000 per day
Beverly is one of the most popular black models today besides Naomi
Campbell. She appears in all of the major runway shows and has
been photographed numerous times for American Vogue, and has been
photographed for ads by Steven Meisel and Bruce Weber. She earns
up to $1 million a year. Had a baby recently at 18 years old.

#Perez, Josie#
Ethnicity: Mexican
Nationality: American
Age: 23 May Harper's Bazaar)
Hair: Black
Skin: very pale latino coloring
Eyes: Brown
Looks sort of like Alyssa Milano, but more color and cheekbones.

#Pestova, Daniela#
Height: 5'11
Bust-waist-hips: 34B 23 35
Hair color: blond
Eye color: blue
Born: 70?, under Libra
Agency: Next
Nationality: Czechoslovakian
Earning power: $2 million per year, $12,000 per day
Trademarks: Changing Looks, Punctuality
Daniela has a contract with L'Oreal and appears in various L'Oreal
cosmetics print ads. On the cover of Cosmopolitan's February 1993
issue. Has earned the nickname "The Chameleon" for changing her look.

#Porizkova, Paulina#
Height: 1.79m
Born: Apr 9 1965 Prostejov, Czechoslovakia
Weight: 59kg
Agency: ELITE
1980 Elite Model. 1986 Paulina Calendar sold 250,000 copies.
Has had at least one appearance on the Arsenio Hall Show. Appeared
in August 1987 Playboy. She's said during an interview that she
unwinds by "playing Nintendo". Modeled almost exclusively for
Estee Lauder. Is married to Ric Ocasek. They have a son, Jonathan
Raven Ocasek, born 4 (14?) Nov 93. Recently wrote a children's book
about the adventures of a Roach in New York. Paulina frequently
criticized the shallowness of the modelling industry and has
mentioned that she is in the process of working on a book about the
industry as she sees it.
Rumored to very active with email, possibly under "Ralphie" as her
psudeonym (from her book "Ralphie the Roach")
Recent appearances on both Leno and Letterman after giving birth to
her son. Since her contract with Estee Lauder has expired, she is
semi-retired. (did she really quit for good?)
Yes. Occasionally she will appear in some editorial shoots; she posed for
Steven Meisel nude 8 months pregnant and appeared on Vogue with her new
baby sometime last year. Acted in a movie "Anna", playing Christina.
The second movie being "*Her* Alibi" with Tom Selleck. She is the
person responsible for term 'supermodel' being in existence (and
everyone on this group will argue that one). She had a six
million a year contract with Estee Lauder in early/mid 80's, and has
numerous appearances in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She did a
topless shoot in the April '84 issue of GQ, which I have never seen,
and can't understand why it hasn't been scanned and posted to the net.
She also appears in the somewhat documentary movie "Portfolio".

#Q#

#Quinones, Brandy#
Black Model
Hair: dark brown
Skin: light beige
Appears in Marie Claire #2 (US) in a portfolio shot by D'Ozario.

#R#
#Reece, Gabrielle#
Height: 6'3" (190.5 cm)
Age: 24
Eyes: blue
Hair: Dark brown with sun bleached highlights
Agency: ELITE
Model and professional beach volleyball player (Team Nike). Was seeing
Jose Canseco. Seems to be concentrating more on her volleyball.
On April ELLE cover, appears on MTV Sports in April, 1994
More frequently appearances on MTV Sports. Does lots of fun stuff.
"Gabby" is her preferred name. Has a column in ELLE (US) "ELLESPORT"
write to her c/o ELLE 1633 Broadway New York, NY 10019
Bio/interview in Bikini #5, plus lingerie photos.
Graduated from college with honors in 92 or 93.
Now will have a show on ESPN doing things similar to the MTV sports show.

#Reno, Hunter#
Height: 5'11-1/2"
Bust-waist-hips: 35-25-35
Dress size: 8-10
Hair color: Blonde
Eye color: Blue
Shoe size: 11
Agency: ELITE
Supposeably the neice of Attorney General Janet Reno. She's done
some product modeling, possibly other work.

#Richardson, Ashley#
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Born: 1965 in Sudbury, Massachusetts, USA (I've also heard Florida)
Can be seen in ads for Jordache.
(August, December 1994 SI Calendar)
"Cool and commanding on the page, Ashley is an incorrigible cutup
between takes, keeping the Swimsuit shoot loose and relaxing
tensions. As creative as she is funny, Ashley enjoys such off-camera
pastimes as painting, interior decorating and cooking. You may also
detect the ballerina in Ashely from her fluid poses and her graceful
lines, which extend naturally from her warm personallity."
[Jule Campbell, SI]

#Rose, Ruby#
Age: 19 (as of May 94 Harper's Bazaar)
Ethnicity: German, Cajun, Cherokee, and Spanish
Agency: Ford
Hair: black, dark brown
Skin: medium spanish coloring
Eyes: black? (squinting...)

#Rossellini, Isabella#
Born: Jun 18 1952 in Rome, Italy
Agency: FORD
Somewhat Retired. Modeled mostly for Lancome. Also appears in ads for
Dolce and Gabbana. Daughter of director Roberto Rossellini and
actress Ingrid Bergman. Her relationship with director David Lynch
is finished, but she can still be seen in his movies Blue Velvet
and Wild at Heart. Engaged to actor Gary Oldman (Sid & Nancy, True
Romance) Still appearing in magazine editorial/portfolio, but is
working on a new project not involved with a large modeling contract.

#S#
#Salvail, Eve#
Nationality: Canadian
Hair: Blonde, usually shaved bald.
Skin: pale
Eyes: Brown
Age: 22 (?)
Height: 1.73 m
Bust-waist-hips: 83-60-88 cm
Will appear in Robert Altman's Pre^t a` Porter, a movie about the
fashion world. She has a BIG chinese dragon tatoo on her head which is
shows up a lot with her skull-short/shaved head haircut. Also nude at
the end of Pret a Porter during the final runway show.
This is the French description of her:
21 ans, Canadienne, Nageuse et skieuse de talent. Des son entree
chez City en octobre 1992, le show Jean-Paul Caultier lui permet
de demarer en fleche. Suivent les parutions dans les GLAMOUR Italie
et France, ELLE France, MARIE CLAIR avec grands photographes
internationeaux.
Debuted in the Gaultier show in 1992. Has had covers on the above
magazines.

#Schenkenberg, Marcus#
Male Model
Born: August 4, 1968
Raised: Stockholm
Second calendar arrives in stores this Fall (94). Did a large Calvin
Klein jeans ad campaign. (NUDE!) Takes in over 1 million dollars a
year. The male Supermodel. Appeared on MTV and was basically
molested by VJ Kennedy for America's entertainment. (She tried to strip
him and basically groped and fondled him as much as she could.)

#Schiffer, Claudia#
Height: 5'11" 182cm
Hair: Blonde
Eyes: Blue
Bust-waist-hips: 35-24-36 (95-62-92 cm)
Born: Aug 25 1970 12:10 in Rheinberg/Dusseldorf, Germany
Weight: 127 58kg
Agency: Metropolitan
She was discovered dancing in a Dusseldorf disco only 5 years ago.
Is one of the top five supermodels in the modelling industry today.
Has a four year contract with Revlon worth $6 million, which
requires her not to pose nude. Also models in print ads for the
clothing company Iceberg, for Chanel and Gianni Versace.
Spokesmodel rep for Guess? perfume. Was rumored to be fiancee of
Prince Albert of Monaco. A paparazzi got several topless photos
while she was on vacation. They were printed in three European
newspapers. She sued them. Engaged to David Copperfield, the
magician. TV spots for Entertainment Tonight, was "host" for BF
D.C.'s recent TV special. Losing popularity, wearing more makeup.
Appears in Aug 94 ELLE as "Barbie", Gilles Bensimon photographs.
Subject of large argument in alt.supermodels regarding disparaging
comments from J-P Gaultier, Jil Sander, Ellen Von Unwerth. Fans and
critics took sides and shot up the place. She's still Claudia, but
the fickle fashion press seems to be tired of her.
Even Ellen Von Unwerth has admitted Claudia is not as much a "model".
Claudia is a "look" If she changes it, she is not what "Claudia" is.
Outside that, don't underestimate a girl who was at the top of her class,
and on the road to becoming an attorney when she was discovered. She
speaks several languages, and was raised well by her father, who is a very
successful attorney, and her mother. Money is not that new, nor important.
Fiance David made $33 million last year. They could both retire at will.
She's in business with Elle and Naomi Campbell. They have a restaurant.
She is having a documentary filmed about her life, and will probably be
doing movies herself soon (it's long been reported; she gets about a
dozen movie offers a month).

The following is from the Claudia Schiffer-faq:
Was discovered in October 87 by Michel Levaton.
First shots by Walter Chin.
Doesn't like jewelry . (She hasn't even holes in her ears)
Doesn't eat breakfast to save time in bed.
Lives in a two floor apartment in Monte-Carlo.
Has been on more mag. covers around the world then any other (> 400).
Is making a movie about her life with Nicholas Rachline ad producer.
It has already been bought by 17 TV channels. (Might be finished,
it's an old source)
Rumors say that she Is currently writing a book about herself.
Was rumored to have an affair with the prince of Monaco.
Was after that engaged to David Cooperfield, but broke it up.
Family:
Father: Heinz Schiffer, Business jurist
Mother: Gudrun Schiffer
Siblings: Stefan, Ann Carolin, Andreas. (Claudia is the oldest)
Religion: Catholic
Smokes: No
Drinks: No
Interests: Painting (mostly flowers and small animals. Inspiration
from Kakos), Reading.
Earns: $30 000 per show.
Contracts: Revlon, Fanta.
Drivers license:No
Agent: Aline Souliers
Favorite Music: Phil Collins, Elton John, Prince
Drinks: Only mineral water and Fanta
Cloths: Chanel
Author: Honor‚ de Balzac, Max Frisch. Loves biographies
Directors: Luc Besson, Claude Lelouch, Scorsese, Spielberg
Sports: Tennis, riding, skiing, dance
Color: Coral Red
Smell: Jasmine

#Schnarre, Monika#
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Born: 1972 in Toronto, Canada
In 1987 SI swimsuit issue (page 114). Female lead in "Waxwork II:
Lost in Time". Won 1989 Ford Supermodel of the Year contest.
She once said she wanted to work at Club MED.
she is on the season finale of Beverly Hills 90210. (1994 season?)

#Selena#
Nationality: American
Height: 1.77m
Bust-waist-hips: 92-62-92 cm

#Seymour, Stephanie#
Height: 5'10" [1.78m]
Bust-waist-hips: 34B-22-35 [86-56-89 cm]
Dress size: 6-8
Hair color: Light Brown
Eye color: Blue-Green
Shoe size: 10
Agency: IT
Born: Aug 1968 in San Diego California, USA
Stephanie Seymour has modeled swimsuits for Sports Illustrated, and
was also the primary spokesmodel for Victoria's Secret Catalogue.
She has done at least two pictorials for Playboy; the first in
March 1991, the second in February 1993. Was going with Axl Rose,
the rock star, but broke up in early '93. Rumored to be seeing
Peter Brant, Publisher: Interview mag, who is married with five kids.
She has a son, Dylan Thomas. Lying about her age, probably 30+.
Told Cosmo that she was 25, back in 1989 (+5 = 30) Still is
everyone's favorite Lingerie model. Shows up in the CD-ROM game
"HELL" as "Cynna Stone" explosives expert. Game uses her voice.
From her photographs, I have assumed that she has breast implants.
With the low amount of body fat she has, her breasts could not be that
firm or large without some silicone support. Check Victoria's Secret
to decide for yourself.
contributed text: (not yet paraphrased)
Former supermodel of the 80's, She was the favorite of designer Gianni
Versace. Then she dissed her image and changed it to grunge when she
began a relationship with rocker Axl Rose. The demise of that
relationship, together with the birth of her second son, and the
supposed impending marriage this summer to publisher Peter Brant (the
father of the child), has turned her career into high gear. Voted
this year by Paris's MATCH Magazine as the 2nd most beautiful model
in the world (Claudia was 1st), that makes her the world's sexiest
mom. Not bad for a model who started her career 10 years ago (age 16,
when she was reported to be having an affair with
John Casablancas, the CEO of ELITE Modeling).
[As you can see, there is some doubt as to her correct age. If someone
can dig this up and set this issue to rest, I would appreciate it.]

#Shepard, Cybil#
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Former model, actress. Best known for her roles in "The Last
Picture Show", "Taxi Driver", and the TV series "Moonlighting". In
the 70's, she so defined the image of icy coldness, that the role
in Taxi Driver was written with her in mind. Now starring in her own
sitcom "Cybil" on CBS.

#Shields, Christa Brooke Camille#
Born: 31 may 1965, New York, NY
Eyes: Willowy-green
Hair: Brunette
Agency: ELITE
THE Calvin Klein's jeans girl. "Nothing comes between me and my
Calvins" campaign was one of the raciest of its time with young
Brooke enticing advertisement audiences with this shocking statement.
Mostly a minor actress, she still does some modeling work.
She did a photo shoot to promote the Sydney 2000 Olympic bid while
she was in Australia, which appears in an Australian magazine
called "Inside Sport". Engaged to tennis star Andre Agassi and can be
seen frequently in magazines with him (Marie Claie #2 US).

#Shimizu, Jenny#
Born: '72 (22 as may 94 Harper's Bazaar)
Height: 5'7"
Agency: Women Model Management
Ethinicity: Japanese-American
Hair: Black (very short)
Skin: basic light tan (generic)
Eyes: Black? (squinting)
One of the most successful asian models. She's worked the runways
for Versace, Anna Sui, Calvin Klein, and Jean Paul Gaultier. She's
appeared in Neneh Cherry and Terence Trent D'Arby videos and in a
Banana Republic ad. She's in the December 94 Allure and will be in
the February 95 Elle. She has 4 large tattoos - a woman straddling a
wrench from her right shoulder to her elbow, a spark plug on her
left forearm, a cross on the back of her neck, and Japanese
characters for "And she goes..." on her left shoulder. She's
rumored to be Madonna's lover. The March 15, 1992, L.A. Times
calls her a "lezbopunk bike-dyke". In it she said, "I'm all for
sexual freedom: S&M, bondage, dancing half-naked. I just think
it's great". She says she was "always a tomboy". She went to
trade school rather than college, and worked as a garage mechanic.
She was discovered by L.A. Casting agent Rosanna on her 1971
Triumph motorcycle outside the LA nightclub, "Fuck..." She
skateboards, motorcycles, wears Red Wing biker boots, listens to
Bjork, and watches Beavis and Butthead ("It rules," she says). In
five years, she'd like to own her own garage and race bikes. She
says, "I'd like to see runways get more creative. I had dreams of
this roller derby type thing, but on skateboards." Recently appeared
in A. magazine (Asian Americans) as the Asian Supermodel. (fall 95)
Appeared in the Premiere of Comedy Central's "High Octane" where she
demonstrated her skills with cars by showing how to fix a loose fanbelt.

#Shiraz#
Age: 19 (?)
Height: 1.79m
Bust-waist-hips: 84-61-89 cm
Nationality: Israel
Elle fait du volley et du handball. Des son arrivee, elle est publiee
dans 20 Ans, Elle France, Vogue, Marie Claire, Glamour, et Harpers
Bazaar. Ses photos sont signees Marc Hispard, Ellen von Unwerth,
Sacha et Patrick Demarchelier.
Translation:
She plays volleyball and handball. On her arrival, she has published
in ......... with the photographers....

#Shrimpton, Jean#
Supermodel Icon
very popular british model from the 60's.
Retired. Now running a bed & breakfast in England.
Was the Linda Evangelista of the time, black eyeliner and straight
cut bangs made her the archtype for the Mod fashion.

#Simonsen, Renee#
Cover face from the 1980's.
Agency: FORD
was engaged to Duran Duran's John Taylor. Now editor of newspaper in
Aarhus, Denmark. Went to Israel to pick oranges at a kibbutz after
finishing romance with JT of Duran Duran. Appeared in advertisements
in Vogue in the 1990's.

#Sjoeberg, Emma (Emma Snowball?)#
Nationality: Swedish
Height: 5'9-1/2"
Bust-waist-hips: 35-25-36
Dress size: 8
Hair color: Blonde
Eye color: Blue
Shoe size: 8
Agency: ELITE
Appears in George Michael's Too Funky video. Also in movie "Inferno".
Appears in J. Crew catalogs.

#Smith, Amber#
Height: 5'10 [1.79m]
Bust-waist-hips: 36c 24 35 in [90-62-92 cm]
Hair color: reddish blonde
Eye color: hazel
Born: 72? under Pisces
Agency: Spectrum
Earning power: $8,000 per day
Nationality: American
Amber's ambition is to be America's #1 pin-up girl. She is
known for a tattoo of a redhead on her thigh; "It's a tattoo
of Amber" she says.
(February, July 1994 SI Calendar)
"This Rita Hayworth look-alike from Miami comes by her modeling
talent naturally, following in her mother's footsteps.
Independent, hard-working and very private, Amber takes every
assignment seriously and has an instinct for graceful movement
before the camera. Away from the modeling scene she jogs, sings
and enthusiastically pursues acting, which has already brought her
an HBO film role and a number of commercials." [Jule Campbell, SI]

#Smith, Anna Nicole "Vickie"#
Agency: ELITE
Height: 5'11
Bust-waist-hips: 36.0DD 26.0 38.0
Hair color: bleached blonde
Born: 28 Nov 67 in Houston, Texas, USA
Weight: 140 (I've also heard 155)
Playboy playmate for May 1992 (as Vickie Smith), and playmate of
the year for '93. Modeled for Guess? She is from Mexia, Texas,
and has one 8 yr old son. In Norway, the consumer rights ombud tried to
get her adds for H&M underwear banned to protect consumers from any
sexual associations. She is flattered that young Norwegian boys
sell her posters for $7 each. Recently married 89 yr old oil tycoon
J. Howard Marshall (june 27 1994). Currently (may 27) being sued by
former housekeeper/babysitter (Maria Antonia Cerrato) (employed
1992-93) for "sexual harassment, sexual assault, & false
imprisonment"(2 million). Smith is countersuing for Slander.
Currently in mourning for her now dead octogenarian husband. Fighting
in probate court for some of his money. Wore white to the funeral.

#Smithers, Jan#
Hair color: brunette
Born: Jul 3 1949 in North Hollywood California, USA
Did some modeling work, then had a regular part as "Bailey" on
"WKRP in Cincinatti" in the early eighties. Now married to James
Brolin (of the TV show _Hotel_ among other things) and living in
Canada.

#Stewart-Whyte, Heather#
Nationality: England
Height: 1.78m
Measurements: 91-61-91 cm
Very popular model for the Victoria's Secret lingerie catalogs. She is
well spoken in her apperances on Fashion Television and is most
recently well known for the VS MiracleBra advertisements. Does
lots of runway work and appears in magazines almost as often as Cindy,
Linda, Claudia, and Nadja. In the Autumn 95 VS Portfolio, she appears a
staggering 32 times.

#T#

#Taylor, Krissy#
Height: 6'0
Hair: blonde
Agency: IMG Models, NY
Born: '78?
Died: summer 1995 from possibly abusing Psuedoephedrine.
Niki's younger sister. Not a quite a supermodel. Has appeared in YM,
Seventeen, Self, Mademoiselle, Vogue, and Dolly (Aust)
Was on House of Style with sister Niki summer 94.
Krissy was a popular model in Australia, having done numerous
covers for Australian girls' magazines.
<http://www.supermodel.com/> used to have her home page.
"She's Young, She's Dead, She's Net"
Krissy Taylor died tragically last month, but her scantily clad image still
lives on the Internet, where her mother, Barbara Taylor, is using photos of
her dead daughter to generate some cold, hard cash. Two months before
Krissy's death, the elder Taylor put together a Web site called "The
Supermodel Home Page," which charges advertisers up to $30,000 a month
(apparently no takers yet). Taylor is promising the arrival of "at least six
more significant supermodels" to the site, but for now, Krissy remains the
only featured mannequin. "Ironically, she was the first model we selected,"
Barbara Taylor's partner Patxi Pastor says seriously. But while the home
page now includes a somber Krissy "memorial," the real attraction for the
Internet's largely young, male Web surfers is the sexy pinup style bikini
shots of the late 17-year old. Pastor claims the site draws more than a
million visitors a week. And despite some criticism, Pastor says she and
Taylor won't tone the shots down. "In this business, pictures like that are
peices of art. They are sensually, not sexually, explicit. This is similar
to people looking at shots of Marilyn Monroe."
--"New York" magazine, August 14, 1995

#Taylor, Niki#
Height: 5'11.5"
Weight: 128 pounds
Bust-waist-hips: 34b 24 34
Hair color: brown
Eye color: hazel
Born: 74? age 19 (june 94 cosmo)
Agency: IMG Models, NY
Earning power: $15,000 per day
Nationality: American
Niki is head of her own company called Niki Inc. She has a tattoo
of a dolphin on her ankle, a sun on her foot and two on her
buttocks. Niki appears in ads for Cover Girl and older L'Oreal
ads. She has a fan club. [ address below ] On MTV House of Style
(summer 94), Entertainment Tonight, MTV "videos that don't suck"
Engaged (june 94 Cosmo) to Arena Football player Matthew Martinez
(dating for 7 to 8 months) Her Father is a Florida HWY policeman.
"I have to say, since we've been together I've put on 10 pounds, and
I love it. Now i've got hips and boobs. ...I'm more of a woman."
Has an apartment in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Saving money for a family.
Wedding was Dec 1993, Repeat vows in July 23rd,1994 in Idaho.
Had twin boys from her pregnancy named Hunter and Jake. Explained
her refusal to do topless work by saying "My Boobs are for my Man."

#Thorgen, Aya#
Nationality: Swedish
Versace model a few years back. Possibly in the 95' SI Planner Calendar.

#Tiegs, Cheryl#
Agency: Ford
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
1970's and 1980's supermodel. Sports Illustrated swimsuit model.
Now has her own eyewear designs (in name only) via Sears. Still
shows up in magazines in those print ads.

#Trella, Karen#
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model (june 1994 SI calendar)
"Hailing from sunny Florida, Karen lights up the page in her
first Sports Illustrated appearance, making it a memorable one.
When she isn't dancing, water-skiing or skating, chances are
you'll find her hard at work in acting classes, preparing for the
film career she has her sights set on. Look at her carefully,
and don't be suprised if you see her soon at your local theater!"
[Jule Campbell, SI]

#Turlington, Christy#
Born: Jan 2, 1969 in San Francisco, California
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 118
Agency: Ford
Had a major contract with Maybelline for two years at $2 million.
Can be seen in print ads for Calvin Klein Eternity perfume, North
Beach Leather, and Anne Klein Accessories. Christy has a small
tattoo inside her right ankle. She was rumored to be married to
Roger Wilson, the screen writer, (Never Legally Married)
but is rumored to be having an affair with Cindy Crawford. Is one of
the top five supermodels of the world at the moment. Appeared in
George Michael's video "Freedom". was dating Christian Slater, the
actor. Her mother is El Salvadoran, her father is Anglo. May be
supporting PETA, an anti-fur activist group. Currently seeing Jason
Patric, the actor. Smokes, Drinks, apparently gaining weight in thighs,
see recent Prada ads in Vogue. Hosted "Christy Turlington's
Backstage" a one-shot look at the modeling world. Has shown pubic
hair in print photographs. Possibly has an apartment at 240 Centre
Street in Little Italy on New York's Manhatten Island.
Has a major contract with Maybelline cosmetics.

#Turner, Janine#
Agency: Ford
Still on Runways and can be seen in Vogue print ads.
Has done print and TV advertisments for Automobiles, currently starring
as "Maggie O'Connell" on Northern Exposure, hit TV show
Twiggy
Hair: Yellow, blonde, generally long
Skin: pinkish pale.
The original waif model. Incredibly popular in the 60's. Most
recent appearance was a cameo in the movie "The Blues Brothers".
Was in Broadway show "My one and Only" in the 80's with Tommy
Tune. (big comeback with fantastic reviews, ran for 2 years.)
Was the Kate Moss of the 60's. A cute-cute model.

#U#

#V#
#Valasquez, Patricia#
appears in Victoria's Secret catalogs, Sports Illustrated, SI CD-ROM,
and the SI Planner. Imhotep's lover in "The Mummy" w/ Brendan Fraser.

#Valetta, Amber#
Agency: BOSS
Born: '73? in Tulsa
One of the waifs. Gets a lot of work in the UK magazines.
Was everywhere and then deliberately cut back on exposure to prevent
saturation and self-distruction of her career. Interviewed on House of
Style and Fashion TV in 1994.

#Vanderloo, Mark#
Born: April 24, 1968
Raised: Waddenveen, Holland; Nairobi, Kenya
Has apartments in Amsterdam and Paris, but works largely in New York,
Los Angeles, or Miami. A nice looking guy.

#Vanous, Lucky#
Born: April 11, 1961
Raised: Lincoln, Nebraska
Male model. Married. Was member of the Black Beret Rangers, an
antiterrorist company in the military. 11 years ago got first break
modeling for GQ. "For the diet-coke commercial, a casting agent I've
known for years said, 'Come on, take off your shirt.' It makes me very
self-conscious, but I figured I'd try it. And it wasn't a big deal,
really. Not until afterward..." This is "Diet-coke break" ad where the
women of the office gather at 11:30 to watch him strip off that shirt and
guzzle down that diet-coke. [you've ALL seen this ad I am pretty sure.]

#Vela, Rosie#
ge: 41 (in 1995)
Hair: Strawberry Blonde
modelling for Maybelline, released a record album called "ZAZU" a few
years back. Was modeling for a cigarette company in Japan in 1994.

#Verushchka#
Popular in late 1960's.
Height: 6' 3"
Nationality: Russian
appears in Antonio's movie "Blow Up", an excellent look into fashion
photography.

#Visser, Anouschka Tamara#
Age: 23.
Place of Birth: Delft.
Country of origin: The Netherlands.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blond, long
Worked for Vogue, Weekend, Story and Cosmopolitan.
Had some minor parts in Dutch series (like Medisch Centrum West and Goede
Tijden Slechte Tijden) and had a small role in a Dutch movie called Diepe
Hartstocht, Kleine Dames.

#W#

#Wal, Frederique Van Der#
Height: 5'10"
Bust-waist-hips: 36C-24.5-36
Dress size: 8
Hair color: Blonde
Eye color: Blue-Green
Shoe size: 8.5
Agency: ELITE
Was on October 1993 cover of Cosmopolitan magazine. Often models for
Victoria's Secret Catalogue. Appears in Japanese perfume and Diamond
TV commercials. Dutch, dating the french owner of Manhatten's Jour
et Nuit resturant. Can be seen in American Vogue (and everywhere
else) in "CACH`E" adverts. Now has her own fragrance, a voluptuous
floral. Called Frederique of course.
Annoucement for her "appearance" on America Online (AOL). (1995)
=====
Elite model Frederique van der Wal will answer questions about her modeling
career and how she has combined her savvy for business with her artistic
talent to develop outside projects when she visits ABC Online on Tueday
March
28 at 7 pm ET.
As a student in Holland majoring in economics and languages, Elite model
Frederique had no idea that she would soon experience an amazing career
turnaround in her life. Although headed for the business world, Frederique
was persuaded to enter the Elite "Look Of The Year" contest. She won first
place and walked away with a two-year contract with Elite Model Management,
and a plane ticket to New York.
Once in New York, Frederique began appearing in top magazines, from Vogue
and
Harper's Bazaar to Glamour, Mademoiselle and Cosmopolitan. Over the years,
she has graced the covers of many of them, including Cosmopolitan covers
shot
by Francesco Sacvullo.
Frederique has been the face of many campaigns, including Revlon's "Most
Unforgettable Women in the World" shot by Richard Avedon. Her campaigns for
Guess? gave her recognizability across the world. She regularly graces the
pages of Victoria's Secret catalogue.
Frederique's celebrity has not escaped the attentioin of the television
medium, either. She has appeared on Entertainment Tonight, CNN, Late Night
with Conan O'Brien, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Extra, Oprah Winfrey,
Lifestyles Of The Rich and Famous, E! Entertainment, MTV and VH-1.
Modelling has given Frederique recognition, notoriety and the tremendous
opportunity to combine her savvy for business with her talent to develop
outside projects. She has created and designed her own swimwear line. She
has launched her own fragrance, "Frederique," and will soon follow with a
body moisturizer and shower gel. Her workout video "Frederique Presents
Chris Imbo's Peak 10" is in stores across the country. Currently, she is
working on an underwear line which will premiere in the latter part of 1995.
One very special lady you don't want to miss. Frederique van der Wal Live in
the Globe! See you there!
Place: ABC Auditorium/Globe Date: Tueday March 28 Time: 7-8 pm ET
(c) Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. 1995
==== quoted without permission, but then I paid for an AOL membership
just to sit in on this thing. (check the logs. altsmdlfaq@aol.com
<mailto:altsmdlfaq@aol.com> was ME.)

#Wale'#
Born: August 22, 1967
Raised: Lagos, Nigeria; London
Skin: Black. Very dark brown skin.
Hair: none. Bald
Biceps: BIG.
Appearing in Delta of Venus (movie) as the aristocratic African
Clairvoyant. Parents are Barristers (lawyers in UK), and studied at
Law school until he quit to be a model.
Webb, Veronica
Agency: FORD
Black model for Revlon's new cosmetic line for darker skin. Appears
in Spike Lee's Jungle Fever, and has a small appearance in Malcolm X.
"discovered" in Soho boutique (Allure Interview)
TV contributor on Fox's Front Page and Lifetime's Ooh La La ( another
FT, made by the same company in Toronto, Canada)
WEBBLESS: After five years on the job, Veronica Webb has given up her
column at "Paper" magazine, though publisher David Hershkovits says that
Webb will stay on as a contributor. Friends, however, say that Webb has
bigger plans--a job on the Clinton re-election campaign.
---"New York" magazine, August 14 1995

#Williams, Rachel#
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Born: Apr 29 1967 in New York City, USA
Agency: Ford
A popular model who appeared frequently in American Elle magazine in
89-90. She is also in print ads for Nine West Spa Collection shoes.
Has appeared nude in various magazines, American Photo most recently.[93]
Recently graduated with a bachelor's degree from Columbia University and
is out of the closet. See May95 Vanity Fair. Then seen with Boyfriend so
the consensus of my friends is that this, plus the Sept95 Playboy cover &
photo shoot are all carefully calculated ploys to get back on the hot list
and get back to modeling. Also appeared in The FACE this summer showing
off her tatoos (2 ankle and one right at the end of her spine) as
well as a lot of the rest of her body up close and in color.
Appears in a Helmut Newton portfoilo spread in October 95 Vogue.
Featured in the ELLE online model gallery on AOL.

#Williams, Roshumba#
Nationality: American
Hair: Black, short, natural - refuses to wear extensions
Skin: dark shade black/brown
Hosted BET (black entertainment television) Shades: The Dark Side of
the Runway. Plans to have her own TV show by end of 1994.

#Williams, Stacey#
Agency: NEXT
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Sports Illustrated swimsuit model. (may & november 1994 SI calendar)
Appeared topless in swimsuit spread in Jan 1994 GQ magazine.
"She was discovered near an athletic-shoe store in a shopping
mall in Mechanicsburg, PA, where she grew up. Since then Stacey
has made great strides in her modeling career and shown that her
personality runs deep. She can be innocent, quiet and sensitive
one moment, only to turn up as a life-of-the-party jokester the
next. Introspective and thoughtful, Stacey is a faithful devotee
of yoga and dreams of opening her own studio one day."
[jule campbell SI]

#X#

#Y#

#Young, Kara#
Height: 5'8"
Bust-waist-hips: 34-23-34
Dress size: 6
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Brown
Shoe size: 8.5
Agency: ELITE

#Z#

#Zadrick, Shana#
Height: 1.76m
Bust-waist-hips: 86-61-86 cm
A model who is still trying to establish her niche but who is being
helped along, much like Linda Evangelista was, by photographer
Steven Meisel. She appears in ads for Calvin Klein Escape, was a
Guess? girl in 1991, and appears in ads for Kors and Alberta
Ferreti. Lives in Florida with husband on horse ranch. Shoots skeet,
rides horses, has many pets inculding a tiger. Appears in the John
Cougar Mellencamp video "Wild Night". Fashion spread in June 94 Cosmo.
Appeared in the Guess ads in 1991 with Karen Mulder.
A Internet fan-club is being started by the following person.
Ryan Marshall - Co-ordinator of the Shana Zadrick Internet Fan Club
comtech@nznet.gen.nz <mailto:comtech@nznet.gen.nz> Send him email for
information about creation
of an alt.fan.shana-zadrick newsgroup.

#Zang, Kristen#
ooks like Shauna Zadrick
Appeared in September 94, french PHOTO magazine.
Hair: Black, Long.
#####################

Common questions and answers not handled in the previous section.
#What is a supermodel?#
This is a major point of discussion in this group. Some factors
that may be involved are earning power, name recognition, face
recognition, frequency of runway appearances, frequency of magazine
covers, appearances in Sports Illustrated, calenders, TV
appearances, movies.

#Supermodel?#
This means that the supermodels have the most attributes going for
them instead of just having a really great look, or a really good
attitude. When it comes down to it, beauty is subjective. "What makes
these models we call 'super'models stand out is their overall
excellence. Their good looks, extreme professionalism, their
wonderfully friendly personality, and their ability to give the
photographer exactly what he wants.

#Why are all (or most) supermodels tall and thin?#
There are variations, but most models are about the same size,
height (~5'9 and above), and weight.
Most of the designs are for very thin women (why is another good
question). Tall women appear thinner than short ones.
Women with small faces are supposed to photograph "better". If
you put a head on a woman who is 5'10" - 6', it will look smaller
than the same beautiful head on a woman who is 5'2" or so.
Designers can sew clothes for the "standard" model. Then they can
easily substitute models if they think a particular dress would
look better with a different model, or if someone is late for a show.
Uniformity lets them "ensemble" well with other models. No one
has to stand on box. The standard height may be on the tall side
to ease posing with men for whom height is also an issue.

#Who's the woman in the Meatloaf video?#
Dana Patrick. However, the voice belongs to a woman identified
only as "Mrs. Loud".

#What's the name of the magazine Alyssa Milano posed nude in?#
The complete title is "Bikini".
Volume 1, Issue 1. Completely sold out, no back issues.
(hint. This magazine is SQUARE in shape.)

#Who is the girl in the Aerosmith videos?#
Alicia Silverstone was in the Aerosmith vidoes "Cryin'" and
"Amazing", and starred in the movie, "The Crush". She was 17.

#Who is the girl in the John Cougar Mellancamp video "Wild Night"?#
The woman who plays the taxi driver, with the titilating clothing
donning is none other than model Shauna Zadrick.

#What is that movie "Inferno" that features a lot of models?#
It's some short-stories with lightly dressed topmodels. Filmed by
fashion model turned photographer Ellen von Unwerth. With among others:
Kate Moss, Tyra Banks, Shana Zadrick, Eva Herzigova, Helena Christensen,
Emma Sjoeberg, Amber Smith. It has appeared on German Television and
other stations in Europe, but not in the US except for in excerpts.

#What are better terms for all those models? ie. a taxonomy of model
ranking.#
(excerpted from pins&needles in Harper's Bazaar by Woody Hochswender)
"Remember the good old days when men were men, and models were
either just plain models or supermodels? Well, there is now a
more elaborate system of model categories to accomodate the glut
of new, old, and veteran talent. Lauren Hutton, Rosie Vela, Patti
Hansen, Beverly Johnson, and other over 40 stars are now called
the Ultramodels. The new Supermodels are Kate, Amber, Nadja,
Shalom, and Emma. The former Supermodels ==Christy, Naomi, Linda
et al.== are now known as Megamodels. Get all that?

The new nomenclature apparently facilitates discussions at
agencies, fashion shoots, and editorial meetings. (At meetings of
some of my *tre`s gentils* male friends, there is only one
catagory that comes up: Hot Young Models.)"

#####################
Addresses.
Allure Magazine
alluremag@aol.com <mailto:alluremag@aol.com>
ALLURE-USA
Allure
Box 53598
Boulder, CO 80322
##
American Photo
for subscription:
P.O. Box 51033
Boulder, CO USA 80323-1033
for questions or comments:
Editor American Photo
1633 Broadway
New York, NY USA 10019
##
AMICA - Italia
R.C.S Rizzoli Periodici S.P.A.
Servizio Abbonneti
via A. Rizzoli
20132 Milano ITALY
##
Bikini Brought us Alyssa Milano Nude 1st issue
Ray Gun Publishing, Inc.
2110 Main Street, Suite 100 Mostly a pop culture magazine.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
310-452-6222 for subscriptions
##
Cosmopolitan Magazine
P.O. Box 7162
Red Oak, Iowa USA 51591
tel (800) 888-2676
##
CULTRE SHOCK
16/18 Wimbledon Stadium Business Centre
Riverside Road London SW17 OBA
United Kingdom
Tel (081) 879 3949 Fax 081 879 0792
##
DAY DREAM CALENDARS, INC.
Carpinteria, CA 93013
Canadian Distributor:
Bella Flor Enterprises, Inc.
Kelowna, British Columbia
Tel (604) 860-33771 [ too long? ]
##
ELITE MODEL MANAGEMENT
111 East 22nd Street,
New York, NY USA 10010
212-529-9800
##
ELLE (american) 1-212-767-5800
1633 Broadway [see magazine for regional addresses]
New York, NY USA 10019
##
ELLE (french)
90, Ruede Flandre
75947 Paris Cedex 19
##
FORD MODEL MANAGEMENT
344 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
##
Harper's Bazaar (subscriptions Attn Joan Harris)
P.O. Box 7178 1-800-888-3045 (USA)
Red Oak, Iowa 51591
##
Mademoiselle
Letters to the Editor
350 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017
FAX (212)880-5LTR Voice mail (800)644-MLLE (us only)
Email: MlleMag@aol.com <mailto:MlleMag@aol.com>
##
Marie Claire (US)
250 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019
FAX: 212-397-4145
##
Metropolitan Agency
5 Union Square West
New York 10003
(No phone number yet)
##
Model Management 212-529-9495
Men 212-529-9554
New Faces 212-529-9551
T.V. 212-529-4555
Accounting 212-529-9594
London office: +44 71 333 0888
##
Niki Taylor Fan Club
119 Rockland Center
Suite 251
Nanuet, NY 10954
##
Northbeach Leather
1335 Columbus Avenue, Dept. 603P
San Francisco, CA USA 94133
[ Their $3.00 catalog sometimes has supermodels. ]
##
PHOTO (french)
subscriptions:
63, avenue des Champs-Elysees
75008 PARIS
France tel: 40.74.73.27 fax: 40.74.71.52
200 Francs/year in France 285 Francs for other places
##
Sports Illustrated
Time & Life Bldg
Rockefeller Center
New York, NY 10020
##
Sterling Specialities
Calendar Showcase
P.o. Box 6105 Dept CS95
Norata, CA 94948-6105
1-800-365-YEAR
(claudia Schiffer calendar, Christy Turlington, Rachel Hunter)
##
Storm (modeling agency, Kate Moss is client)
First Floor,
5 Jubilee Place
London
SW3 3TD ENGLAND tel +44.71.376.7464
##
Vanity Fair
P.O. Box 51333
Boulder, Colorado USA 80321-1333
##
Victoria's Secret Catalogue
North American Office
PO BOX 182103
Columbus, OH USA 43272-2497
1-800-888-8200

##
Vogue (american)
subscription
Box 55980
Boulder, Colorodo 80332
tel (800) 234-2347
editorial and business offices
350 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017
voguemail@aol.com <mailto:voguemail@aol.com>

#####################
Sources of additional movie appearance information.
A lot of information about model's movie appearances is available
from the movie database servers. One of the best is "Cardiff's
Movie Database Browser", available through the Web with URL:
"<http://www.cm.cf.ac.uk/Movies/moviequery.html>"

This Cardiff's site is defunct, but it has become the IMDB website.
http://www.imdb.com/


#####################
How to download and view the pictures.
Read the FAQ for alt.binaries.pictures.d. If your site doesn't get
that group, or expires it quickly, look in news.answers, or ftp it
from rtfm.mit.edu. Jim Howard has done an excellent job of
explaining this, much better than I could. He describes the
necessary steps and programs on a wide variety of systems, and
tells you where to find them on the net.
Supermodel pictures are usually available in
alt.binaries.pictures.supermodels (usually abbreviated a.b.p.s or
abps) and alt.binaries.pictures.celebrities (abpc).
##
NEW YORK--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--Sept. 13, 1995--Next Management, the New
York City-based modeling agency, is distributing the first interactive
CD-ROM for model selection, supplementing the traditional promotional book,
it was announced today by Next co-owners Faith Kates and Joel Wilkenfeld.
Next is the first agency to commission a CD-ROM featuring full-motion
video. Viewers can employ the interactive medium to its fullest. Each
model's entire book, and her complete stats are available at the click of
the mouse from anywhere within the application. Clicking on Yasmeen Ghauri
hijacking a taxi for example, brings up Yasmeen's book and stats. This,
plus an efficient search and sort facility, makes the Next CD-ROM product
stylish, entertaining and practical.
"This innovation provides clients with the unique ability to review a
model's skill in both still photography and full-motion video environments,"
said Kates.
Added Wilkenfeld, "We feel the convenience of this resource is
invaluable to our busy clientele and provides them with a more
comprehensive overview of each model's strengths and abilities."
Formatted for MAC, the interactive resource is being distributed to art
directors at ad agencies and magazines, model editors, catalog publishers,
photographers and designers. Accompanying the CD-ROM is the traditional
promotional book containing the models still photographs and statistics.
Derek Penn, president of mindandmedia, inc., a New York based
interactive media software firm, designed the story ideas and application
architecture in collaboration with the noted photographer/director Thierry
Le Goues and art director Doug Lloyd.
Shot on location in the streets, prisons, peep-shows and back alleys of
New York City, the CD-ROM and book have a distinct high-fashion fantasy
esthetic.
In business for just six years, and with affiliate offices in Paris,
Milan and Canada, and branches in South Beach, Fla. and Los Angeles, Next
is now among the largest agencies in the country. In the fall of 1994 they
moved into their own building in Soho.
Among the women represented by Next are Yasmeen Ghauri, Angie Everhart,
Estelle Hallyday, Judit Masco, Tanya Fourie, Stacey Williams, Rebecca
Romijn, Milla and Brandi.
--30--csm/ny*
CONTACT:
Jacqueline Becher Public Relations
Jackie Becher, 212/371-0415

#####################
Where to get pictures of supermodels on the net.

## this is all probably defunct now. ##
##Use GOOGLE IMAGES to find stuff on the WWW.##


Picture files can be obtained over the internet using ftp, fsp, or
mail to one of the ftp-by-mail servers. For more info, see Tom
Czarnik's "FTP List - FAQ" posting to news.answers.
Some FTP servers with supermodel info are:
ftp.sunet.fe:/pub/pictures/people/women/
<ftp://ftp.sunet.fe:/pub/pictures/people/women/>
louie.udel.edu:/pub/supermodels
louie only has small "mug-shot" pictures of supermodel's faces,
some copies of the posted lists of where to find pictures of
particular supermodels, and archives of this newsgroup.
<ftp://nic.funet.fi/pub/pics/gif/pics/people/>
250- Only users from within NORDUnet networks are allowed
250- to retrieve these files without limits. Anyone else
250- wishing to get these pictures must go elsewere, or
250- competete at "pictures" -login:
250-
250- Login: pictures
250- Password: -- the usual password for `anonymous' ftp,
250- that is, your email address
<ftp://wuarchive.wustl.edu/graphics/> 250 user support. BIG SITE. (USA)
<http://src.doc.ic.ac.uk/index.html> sunSITE Northern Europe (London)
(or ftp to src.doc.ic.uk, but the WWW access is nice)
galaxy.uci.agh.edu.pl pub/gif University of Krakow, Poland, Europe
ftp.uni-stuttgart.de <ftp://ftp.uni-stuttgart.de>
WWW LYNX MOSAIC
Some gopher and web servers with supermodel info are:
Go to <http://www.yahoo.com> and enter "supermodels" and there you
find a very up-to-date listing of sites.
Bryan Woodworth's graphics page. lots of utilities
<http://www.best.com/~bryanw/index.htnml>
EMAIL
FTP-via-EMail servers take mailed commands, ftp for the requested file,
and mail it back to you.
mail ftpmail@decwrl.dec.com <mailto:ftpmail@decwrl.dec.com> with no subject
line, and two-line body
with line one help and line 2 quit
mail bitftp@pucc.princeton.edu <mailto:bitftp@pucc.princeton.edu> (body:
help or ftplist for a list of
anonymous ftp sites)
Kate Moss fans should contact Neil Rodgers at <neil@katemoss.demon.co.uk
<mailto:neil@katemoss.demon.co.uk>>
as he has a mailing-list setup for distributing Kate Moss pictures and is
active in creating kate moss newsgroups. He wrote the entry for Kate in
this FAQ.
#####################
Standard for posting pictures.
Again, read Jim Howard's FAQ for alt.binaries.pictures.d He clearly
describes the current standards for splitting articles (and why you
should), how to title them, helpful programs, etc. In particular,
look for xmitBin, an automated splitting-posting program.
Pictures should be posted to alt.binaries.pictures.supermodels,
not alt.supermodels. Many sites do not get abps because
of "moralistic" censorship, worries over copyright suites,
low disk space, or low net bandwidth. However, if pictures
are posted to alt.supermodels, then it will also become blocked.
[ Note to any admins reading this: Please don't cut off entire
groups to save bandwidth/space, instead ask your feeder to place an
article size limit on your feed. That will accomplish your goal,
but not subject you to irrate users screaming "censorship". It
will also protect you from idiots posting 5 Meg bible quotes to
normal discussion groups (which actually happened about a year
ago). ]
Auto-decoders (such as Mark Stantz's "aub") are becoming far more
common. These programs scan all new articles in a list of
newsgroups, find the picture pieces, sort them, assemble them,
process them, and drop the finished picture files in a directory.
The only problem is they demand that the subject lines follow the
standard. If you don't follow the standard, a lot of people will
never even see your posting; so why did you bother to post?
#####################
Where to get the latest version of this FAQ.
Latest version will be posted to alt.supermodels, alt.answers, and
news.answers. I am counting upon long term storage at FAQ repositories
on various Gopher and WWW sites. Go to <http://www.yahoo.com> and ask that
service to find "FAQ" and you should get lots of hits, some will be large
repositories of the FAQS.
WWW: URL: "<http://www2.gol.com/graham/faq.html>" version 3.0
FAQ site: http:www.cis.ohio-state.edu/Hypertext/Faq/usenet/Top.html

#####################
How to contribute if you don't have usenet posting access.

www.google.com   GROUPS  for one.

#####################
History and purpose of alt.supermodels and this FAQ.
alt.supermodels was created (at louie.udel.edu anyway) on 30 July 92,
by a newgroup control message from umalexa9@ccu.umanitoba.ca
<mailto:umalexa9@ccu.umanitoba.ca> (Edward W.
Alexander). The original purpose was discussion of supermodels.
Then someone realized that supermodels are known through their
pictures, so it is appropriate to discuss photographs here. That
led to posting pictures, so everyone could be talking about the same
thing. The end result seems to be FLAME WARS.
|From: brinkley@cs.utexas.edu <mailto:brinkley@cs.utexas.edu> (Paul
Brinkley)
|Subject: Re: Where are all the gifs
|Date: Mon Mar 01 11:56:16 EST 1993
|
|We just got through a pretty long and hard discussion concerning this.
|Apparently alt.supermodels was NOT created with massive picture-posting
|in mind. Your post could possibly touch off another flame war.
|From: FallenAngel@not.in.heaven.com <mailto:FallenAngel@not.in.heaven.com>
(Fallen Angel)
|Subject: Who is NOT a supermodel.
|Date: 20 Jul 1993 03:19:06 GMT
|Summary: This group is not alt.fan.bimbo.chick
|
|Some people should look at the name of this group before posting. It is
|near impossible to create an algorithm that will separate people (mostly
|women) into two cases, supermodel and not-supermodel, and have it work
|perfectly. We can state, with total certainty, that some people are NOT
|supermodels.
|
|Tanya Roberts is NOT a supermodel.
|Dana Plato is NOT a supermodel.
|Some-chick-who-had-a-role-in-a-movie is NOT a supermodel.
|The Double Mint gum blow-job bimbo is NOT a supermodel.
|The Bud girls are NOT supermodels.
|
|This newsgroup is not alt.fan.chick.hot. Yes, it is unmoderated and there
|is no authority who can maintain topicality. Still, I ask for a bit of
|common sense and courtesy. Respect the bounds of this group.
|
|This group was created to discuss (mostly) women who have excelled in a
|particular career, modelling. This means a focus on the medium of
|photography. This means an association with the fashion industry. This
|means runway work.
*From: comtech@nznet.gen.nz <mailto:comtech@nznet.gen.nz> (Ryan Marshall)
*Playmates and actresses are nice, but they're simply NOT supermodels,
*and therefore do not belong in the FAQ.

#####################
Credits.
Many people contributed directly or indirectly to this FAQ. Several
requested to remain anonymous (or didn't say), and aren't listed
here. If I've forgotten anyone, then I apologize for my spotty
memory, no slight was intended. Thank you:
#### SCOTT "DOKE" - Original FAQ maintainer ####
Janet Olson for a lot of the relevant data.
Victor P. Panlilio for his many useful postings.
DSL for many corrections.
Mathius Weyans, Amy Carroll, BUCKY, NR (Neil Rodgers), Kim Joo-Hun.
Nicole, Thomas Holmstrom, Cedric Mialaret, Oliver Dreer, Telesis,
Girish Maraliga, jnamc, normedw, awells586, AOGYU, poshboy,
Andrew Wolf, and Oscar Zeta Acosta for their posts to the group.
ST2C6, ESC, anonymous from NZ, tmoh, carolina, luca.somazzi, kaisa,
qem, image, ewingde9, jgblair, elishiva, CF542, dbono, melkor,ulf
schmidt, bleufunk, awells586, jorgen, edward, and others.
Special thanks to Neil Rodgers for so aptly slapping me in the
face for not posting this file in over a year.
**** CONTRIBUTOR EXTRODINAIRE - (CRITIC) ****
**** now Anonymous and helpful FORD agency intern (AA) ****
**** "By the way the models are amused that you guys have devoted ****
**** a newsgroup to them or at least that's what they tell me." ****
#####################
Disclaimer and Copyrights.
My internet service providers are not in any way related to this document.
I take and keep sole responsibility for its content and retain all
applicable international publishing rights, whatever they may be after I
post it to the Usenet Newsgroups. Please contact me if you plan to
mirror/publish or otherwise use this FAQ in your own projects. If you
quote a singular model's entry, please put a note that you got it from the
FAQ and which version it was. Thank you. I've noticed my own text
showing up on specific model's web pages, and it would be nice to have
the source listed.
With the assistance of many fans and industry contributors I have attempted
to keep this posting reasonably accurate. Occasionally the rumor-mill does
creep into the text some and I do welcome your corrections for the errors.
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