Legendary Model Dies at 91
Jul 31, 2008 - by Hilary Price
Despite Janice Dickinson's rants, there were plenty of supermodels before her time. Dorian Leigh was a 1950's ford model and revolutionized Revlon cosmetics. In fact, she was one of the first models to be signed to Eileen Ford's prestigious agency. Soon after retiring from modeling, she started her own successful agency in France. Leigh was the quintessential chic model and booked major campaigns like Revlon and appeared regularly in Harper's Bazaar. Her employers adored her. Eileen Ford called Leigh "truly the best model of our time, She instinctively knew what every photographer wanted, and she came alive just at the moment the shutter clicked" D orian Leigh died earlier this month and will truly be missed.