Cristina Ferrare was just 14 years old when her family relocated to Los Angeles from Ohio, and she found fame pretty quickly after that. At 16 years old, Ferrearre started modeling for Max Actor, becoming the “Max Factor Girl” for over a decade. In 1973 she married John DeLorean, the infamous VP of general motors and creator of the DeLorean car from “Back to the Future.”
Ferrare ventured into TV in recent years, hosting a number of shows such as the Home and Family Show with Mark Steines. The former model and TV personality have also been portrayed in the 2018 film Driven and by Morena Baccarin in the 2019 documentary Framing John DeLorean.
Before Rosie Vela was gracing magazine covers throughout the 70s, she got her start in modeling in Arkansas while studying art and music. There she met her musician husband to be Jimmy Roberts. Sadly shortly after their marriage, he passed away. Vela moved to New York, where her modeling career skyrocketed, appearing in Newsweek and Vogue and even acting in several films.
In the 80s, Vela transitioned into a music career, becoming a backup singer. As a trained artist, she also found her way back into creating art which she posts on her Instagram account. At one point, she was in a relationship with the frontman of ELO - Jeff Lynne.
Dayle Haddon led a legendary career that spanned over three decades. The Quebec native has represented a plethora of beauty brands, including Estee Lauder, Revlon, and L’Oréal. The former pageant queen also appeared twice on the list of "Ten Most Beautiful Women" in Harpers Bazaar.
Haddon's ongoing career and multi-year contracts with top Beauty brands have, according to the New York Times, "shattered age taboos." But with a face like that, it's truly no surprise. Dayle Haddon's timeless beauty and business acumen have made her a trailblazer in the beauty industry. Beyond modeling, she ventured into entrepreneurship, launching her own line of beauty products and authoring books on holistic wellness.
Karen Bjornson rose to fame through her collaboration with legendary 70s designer Roy Halston, known mononymously as "Halston" becoming one of his very famous "Halsonettes" and his greatest muse. Bjornson worked runways for Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, and more.
Bjornson retired from the modeling game in 1989 to raise her two daughters, but at 50 years old, she returned to the runway! It showcased her enduring beauty and indomitable spirit. Her comeback marked a significant moment in the fashion industry, challenging ageist norms and inspiring models of all generations. Bjornson's legacy as a muse and trailblazer continues to resonate in the world of fashion.
In 1978 Gia Carangi moved to New York at just 17 years old to pursue a modeling career, and boy, did she find one. Considered to be one of the first supermodels in the world, Gia was a force. She graced covers of Vogue (both US and international editions) and multiple issues of Cosmopolitan until 1981.
Gia's modeling career came to an end a few years after the passing of her agent and mentor, Wilhelmina Cooper. The supermodel's life fell into disarray due to substance abuse and financial problems. Tragically her life ended at 26. In a 1998 film, Angelina portrayed the iconic model.