She posed for her first Vogue magazine cover at the age of 15 in 1947 and she is still doing her little turn on the catwalk of the world's fashion capitals sixty-four years later! The original supermodel Carmen Dell'Orefice has returned to the world of high fashion at a ravishingly beautiful 80-years-old.
The silver-haired beauty has worked with some of the world's most important photographers over the years and once posed for revered Spanish artist Salvador Dali. She was also once the official face of the House of Coco Chanel. Now, the sexy octogenarian has been forced to return to the modeling world after seeing her life's savings stolen away by her one-time investor, Wall Street villain Bernie Madoff, who swindled away billions of dollars of hard-earned money from his trusting clients. Madoff was close friends with Dell'Orefice and her former longtime partner Norman Levy, until the shocking scandal came to light. Facing eviction from her Manhattan apartment, she opted to go back to the glittering world of fashion to earn some much-needed cash.
Still. she is optimistic about the future. The twice-married stunner doesn't count out the possibility of finding love once again. "There's always a boyfriend... Whatever else I have to give up on, I won't give up on love."
|Dell'Orefice on the cover of Vogue 1947|