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Lisa Anderson Fonssagrives-Penn
Birth: May 17, 1911, Sweden
Death: Feb. 4, 1992, USA

Model, dancer, fashion designer, photographer and sculptor, she brought qualities from each of these talents to her modeling creating a persona at once earthly and larger than life. She was the world's first supermodel. Very little is known about this Swedish beauty, though her image graced
the cover of every fashion magazine during the 1930's, 40's and 50's photographed by George Hoyningen-Huene, Man Ray, Horst, Erwin Blumenfeld, George Platt-Lynes, Richard Avedon, Edgar de Evia, not to mention both of her husbands, Fernand Fonssagrives and Irving Penn. She was both muse and inspiration to the cream of fashion photographers with her seventeen inch waistline. Married first to Parisian photographer Fernand Fonssagrives in 1935 they divorced and in 1950 she married Irving Penn. She is survived by a daughter Mia Fonssagrives-Solow. (bio by: David McJonathan-Swarm
 
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Created by: D C McJonathan-Swarm
Record added: Apr 15, 2004
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Lisa <i>Anderson</i> Fonssagrives-Penn
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Lisa <i>Anderson</i> Fonssagrives-Penn
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Lisa <i>Anderson</i> Fonssagrives-Penn
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With love & respect.
- Amy Wolfe
 Added: Jul. 3, 2014

- KrazyCraftyLady2013
 Added: Aug. 14, 2005
Edgar de Evia gained so much by your friendship and the early photo sessions that you did with him.
- D C McJonathan-Swarm
 Added: Apr. 16, 2004
 
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