Dorian Leigh

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Dorian Elizabeth Leigh Parker (April 23, 1917 - July 7, 2008; better known as Dorian Leigh) was an American model. She was one of the earliest modeling women in the fashion industry.[1] Leigh might have been one of the first supermodels. She was well known in Europe and United States.[2]

Leigh was on the covers of the Vogue, Elle, Paris Match and Life. She modeled for much of the 1940s and first half of the 1950s.

Leigh had several siblings. One of her sisters, Cecilia "Suzy Parker", was also a fashion model. Parker would later act in movies and television.

Dorian Leigh was born in San Antonio, Texas. She succumbed to Alzheimer's disease at age 91.

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  1. "Unconventional American Model". The Guardian. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  2. "Dorian Leigh". The SF Gate. Retrieved September 14, 2019.