Vintage Photos of Glamorous 1950s Model Suzy Parker

When modeling agent Eileen Ford met the model Dorian Leigh’s fifteen-year-old redhead sister, in 1948, she ‘almost fainted with delight’. Suzy Parker became a prominent model of her times who, with her high dimpled cheeks, short flame hair and dark blue eyes, captured the attention of the most famous photographers such as Richard Avedon who believed ‘she was something else – a redheaded force of nature, a wolf in chic clothing, the one flesh-and-blood woman in a world of exquisite creatures’ (source).

Her modeling career reached its zenith during the 1950s. She appeared on the cover of dozens of magazines and in advertisements and starred in movie and television roles.

Suzy Parker by Avedon

Suzy Parker in Harpers Bazaar, wearing a little feathery hat. Photograph by Richard Avedon

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Suzy parker by clarke

 Suzy Parker for Mauboussin, 1953. Photograph by Henry Clarke.

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Suzy Parker by Bassman

Suzy Parker 1955 in Lillian Bassman’s photograph The V‐Back Evenings. Lillian Bassman/Harper’s Bazaar.

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suzy parker by dambier

Suzy Parker, Etole Leopard, Paris 1952. Photograph by Georges Dambier.

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Suzy Parker by Horst

Suzy Parker wears Dior Haute Couture. American Vogue, 1952. Photograph by Horst P. Horst.

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