Modelling as a profession was first established in 1853 by Charles Frederick Worth, the “father of haute couture”. Types of modelling include: fashion, glamour, fitness, bikini, fine art, body-part, and commercial print models.
Vera Gräfin von Lehndorff-Steinort or Veruschka von Lehndorff (born 14 May 1939) is a German model, actress, and artist who was popular during the 1960s. She is known professionally as Veruschka, born Vera Gottliebe Anna Gräfin von Lehndorff-Steinort on 14 May 1939, in Königsberg, East Prussia, now known as Kaliningrad, Russia.
Linda Evangelista is regarded as one of the most accomplished and influential models of all time, and has been featured on over 700 magazine covers, known for being the longtime muse of photographer Steven Meisel, she holds the record for her multiple appearances on the cover of Vogue Italia photographed by Meisel.
BIRTH DATE March 8, 1989
LIVES NOW New York, NY
KNOWN FOR Lips
FRIENDS Allegra Carpenter, Vanessa Milde, Rachel Rutt, Georgie Badiel, Lisanne de Jong, Nicola Haffmans
INTERESTS Dancing, Surfing
Her father, Count von Lehndorff-Steinort was involved in a plot to assassinate Hitler in 1944 and hanged that year, when Vera was three. Her mother was arrested, and Vera and her sisters spent the rest of the war in Gestapo camps. They were reunited with their mother after the war, but the family was destitute, and ostracised by other Germans for their father's treachery.
She ended up studying textile design in Florence, where a fashion designer first asked her to model. She had first travelled to New York in 1961 as plain old Vera, but failed to secure a single booking. After retreating to Milan for a spell, she returned to take Manhattan under her new name....