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Oct
11

Model History Suzy Parker

Suzy Parker. THE model of the 1950’s, red hair, green eyes and at 5’10 was told she was too tall. (ha!) Dorian Leigh‘s younger sister, who was the first model to make 200 dollars an hour and 100,000 in one year. The Beatles even named a song after her.

Best friends with Coco Chanel and modeling contracts with everyone from Revlon to Simplicity, Suzy’s modeling status soared passed her sisters and I would imagine was the cause of the rivalry that led to their eventual fall out. When Suzy died of renal failure in 2003, Dorian did not attend her funeral.

Suzy was not just a model she also acted in several movies and television shows between 1957 and 1970, the most notable being  ‘Kiss them for me’ staring Cary Grant and Jayne Mansfield.  I also found a great little video clip of her on a television show called ‘Whats my line?’ I’ve attached it to the end of the post, well worth a little watch!

I think Suzy Parker was stunning, but, I actually prefer her sisters pictures. What do you think?

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Suzy Parker on Whats my line

 

 

 

  • http://thosegraces.com Courtney

    This series is back! And I love it!

    It’s a shame what jealousy can do to siblings. 

    • Anonymous

      Thanks Courtney! :)

      Jessica Robinsonhttp://enchantedvintageclothing.com/http://www.vintageclothing.ie/catalog/

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  • http://voyem.com/ Shanley Knox

    I LOVE the photo with her a-line skirt. So gorgeous! I wish we all dressed up more now although, I like to go out of my way to do so regardless of how anyone else feels :). Thank you for your comment on my post over at louder mouth! Have a great day!

    • Anonymous

      I know, you would never have seen any of these stunners, slobbing around in their comfy pants and sweatshirts, full on glamour all the way! So fabulous, but, perhaps not as comfortable! xx

      Jessica Robinsonhttp://enchantedvintageclothing.com/http://www.vintageclothing.ie/catalog/

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  • http://www.facebook.com/thecitizenrosebud Citizen Rosebud

    Suzy Parker has such great style and clothes just hung so beautifully on her. Years later, her style and looks still inspire us.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed! The models of the 40’s and 50’s were so damn classy. Not like some of the ones we have today…. not mentioning any names… ahem, cough, ‘kate moss’ cough cough

      Jessica Robinsonhttp://enchantedvintageclothing.com/http://www.vintageclothing.ie/catalog/

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  • SACRAMENTO Amate

    At last I found your blog, yeahhhhhhhhhhh.I will add it to my blogroll inmediately.
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    • Anonymous

      Yay! I shall put you right back on mine! have a great day lady! XX

      Jessica Robinsonhttp://enchantedvintageclothing.com/http://www.vintageclothing.ie/catalog/

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  • http://www.kirstinmarie.com Kirstin Marie

    She is absolutely stunning. I adore these photos. 

    • Anonymous

      Thanks Kristin Marie!

      Jessica Robinsonhttp://enchantedvintageclothing.com/http://www.vintageclothing.ie/catalog/

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  • http://www.ladyofashion.blogspot.com Ladyofashion

    Great selections – these photos are beautiful, I really love the glam black dress image of her in the fur, she had such style & class in her looks. The black & white lovely Jacques Fath dress above is reminiscent of the infamous Oscar de la Renta polka dot pedal tiered dress, both so iconic. Can you imagine if we dressed this way today? Gosh, I love dresses!

    • Anonymous

      I know, I wish we dressed like that ll the time, imagine how glamorous you’d feel? (although it might be a touch unpractical, totally worth it) X

      Jessica Robinsonhttp://enchantedvintageclothing.com/http://www.vintageclothing.ie/catalog/

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  • http://twitter.com/ModanistaJunkie Mel

    Wow she is STU-NNING!!!!!

    xoxo

    • Anonymous

      I know, right? Its ridiculous!

      Jessica Robinsonhttp://enchantedvintageclothing.com/http://www.vintageclothing.ie/catalog/

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  • http://audreyallure.blogspot.com Audrey Allure

    I think they’re both gorgeous! Such beautiful images.

  • Rickey Jones

    I believe she acted in the “Let It Be”  movie, she was looking very attractive and also her attitude was very tender. Thank you for sharing this article, and the pictures are also very beautyful,I specially like the picture of Jacques Fath. Really great collection.

  • http://fashionpearlsofwisdom.co.uk/ Fashionpearlsofwisdom

    The photo with Coco is wonderful!

  • http://NorthOnHarper.com Alexis of NorthOnHarper

    I love how glamorous she was…… very beautiful….. 

  • SACRAMENTO Amate

    Absolutely inspinring.
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  • Berenice de la Salle

    Here is a glimpse of her life with her dashing French husband, Pierre “Pitou” de la Salle. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CZUhCngEDY