Friday, October 9, 2009

bebe buell

Beverle Lorence Buell on July 14, 1953, Virginia.

with Stiv Bators

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with her daughter

''Buell's mother, Dorothea, sent Buell's pictures to the Ford modeling agency, and received notice that the agency was interested after only three days. She began modeling professionally at the age of seventeen, and moved to New York City in 1972.

She was one of the first fashion models to pose for the men's magazine, although it cost her the contract with Ford. She was promptly signed to Wilhelmina in the US and Models One in the UK. Even after the Playboy appearance affected her career in the States she was still in demand in Europe appearing in British and French Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Cosmopolitan to name a few.

She returned to modeling in 2003, signing with the IMG Agency in New York City.''