Sunday, December 9, 2018

The Beauty of Dance, Part Seven: Jacqueline Callahan, Pennsylvania Ballet, Philadelphia, PA

Jacqueline Callahan is from Abington, Pennsylvania, a sprawling suburb just north of Philadelphia.  Although she went far and wide to train in ballet, she didn't have to go too far from home to find her place in the world of dance.

She trained in Boston and New York before going back to the Keystone State and joining the Pennsylvania Ballet's corps de ballet.  Her performances include roles in Angel Corella's Don Quixote, Christopher Wheeldon's Swan Lake, and of course, The Nutcracker.

Fun fact:  She's currently pursuing a communications degree at the University of Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The Beauty of Dance, Part Seven: Kathryn Boren, American Ballet Theatre, New York, NY

Kathryn Boren is a striking young dancer who joined the American Ballet Theatre's corps de ballet in 2015. 

She brings to the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) a wealth of experience from her training at the company's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School.  Her first major professional gig was at Staatsbellett Berlin, where she danced for two years beginning in 2011.  From 2013 to 2015, she danced with the Boston Ballet, where,she performed in George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante, danced the principal in Jerome Robbins’ Interplay, and also danced in Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes.  She amassed even more credits in Boston - too many to list here.

A beautiful young woman, yes, but looking at her résumé, it's easy to see that Kathryn Boren is not just another pretty face.  Look for her to become a principal at ABT.

And speaking of pretty faces . . . one of the articles of faith that encourages me to keep this blog going is that a woman's natural beauty is always preferable to her cosmetic beauty. So as glamorous as Kathryn Boren looks when made up for a stage role . . . 

. . . she looks absolutely gorgeous without any makeup at all.

I told you that finding beautiful women in dance was easy-peasy! :-) 

Sunday, December 2, 2018

The Beauty of Dance, Part Seven: Erica Alvarado, Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta, GA

Erica Alvarado is a dancer with a long track record prior to joining the Atlanta Ballet.

The Tucson native trained on both coasts, at the schools of both the San Francisco Ballet and New York's American Ballet Theatre. She stated out professionally at her hometown company, Ballet Tucson, where she danced leading roles primarily in ballets choreographed by Antony Tudor.  She later joined the Milwaukee Ballet II program, and, in 2011, became a principal dancer at the City Ballet of San Diego. 

Among the ballets she was a principal dancer of in San Diego are Firebird, Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, and Serenade.  With such an impressive resume, it was inevitable that Ms. Alvarado would join one of the most important ballet companies in the Southeast.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

New Series: The Beauty of Dance, Part Seven!

I'm featuring a month's worth of beautiful dancers - twelve of them this time - for the seventh time on this blog, and, when it comes to finding new subjects, I feel lucky.

And why not?  Dance, be it ballet or modern, requires a lot of grace and strength, even as it's easily the most effeminate art form ever conceived.  So finding beautiful women in dance is like shooting fish in a barrel.

So why do I only feature dancers every other year?  It would obviously be too tempting to include dancers all the time, as there are so many of them, and then it wouldn't be special when I did feature them.  Dance it its best represents performing artistry in its most beautiful and precious form, and so featuring on this blog women in ballet or modern dance should honor that by being available only rarely, at an appropriately timed interval - which, I've concluded, is two years.

So why in December?  I don't remember why I chose the last month of the year, but it may have had something to do with the fact that ballet companies thought the United States always stage The Nutcracker for Christmas.  And people always go to dance recitals over the holidays, whether the dance is Christmas-related or not.  So December seems to make sense.

Right, enough of my yakking.  Let's get this new series started.  Back soon with the first subject!

Sugar plum fairy, sugar plum fairy . . . 

Friday, November 30, 2018

The Beauty of Retrospect: Juli Foster and Sheila Johnson

Two of my favorite models from the late seventies and early eighties . . . together in not one, but two pictures!

Juli Foster and Sheila Johnson were quite ubiquitous back in the glory days of modeling, appearing in numerous ads and magazines, so it was inevitable that their paths would cross eventually.  Both of these pictures. I believe, are from a catalog from the early 1980s.

Of course there was a distinguishing difference between them.  Sheila Johnson has a winning smile, while Juli Foster has . . . uh, no smile at at all.  Although, if you look closely at the photo directly above, Juli manages a slight, almost mischievous smile.  She must have been thinking about those garish tops she and Sheila were wearing! :-D

Of course, Juli Foster, whom I last featured here in February 2018, and Sheila Johnson, whom I last featured here in April 2018 (with Carol Perkins) and also in February 2018 before that, could make anything look great.

That's it for retrospectives now.  Back soon with my seventh series devoted to dancers.   

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The Beauty of Retrospect: Dianne deWitt

November is almost over, and before I move on to my seventh - my seventh! - series of beautiful dancers for December, I thought I'd revisit a few models I've featured here before.  One of them is Dianne deWitt.

This is my first post featuring Dianne deWitt. one of the classiest cover girls of all time, since September 2016.  The above picture is from a late-seventies TV commercial for Revlon nail polish.  Her appearance in this commercial is just what you see here - a fixed stare into the camera.  It was more than enough to sell the product to the female viewer and mesmerize the male viewer. :-D

The more recent picture above, showing Ms. deWitt from the 2010s, shows that, while she's not active as a model anymore, she still has that impeccable class that you can't pick up in a Barbizon modeling course.  You either have it or you don't.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Model Yvonne Westling

Yvonne Westling is model who was primarily active in the early 1980s.

She was represented in Paris by the L'Agence agency.  Further biographical details about her are unavailable.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

British actress Rachel Ward

If you watched a lot of TV or went to a lot of movies in the 1980s, chances are you remember Rachel Ward.

Originally a model who appeared on the covers of magazines such as Vogue and Cosmopolitan, she made the transition to acting at the beginning of the eighties, impressing critics with her performance as a prostitute in the 1981 Atlanta cop thriller Sharky's Machine, starring and directed by the late Burt Reynolds.  Two years later (1983) she played Meggie Cleary in the American miniseries version of Colleen McCullough's novel "The Thorn Birds," opposite Richard Chamberlain, a soap-opera-style story about three generations of a family in Australia and New Zealand.  It was one of the highest-rated miniseries ever in American television history.

She distinguished herself in several movies throughout the decade, including Taylor Hackford's 1984 thriller Against All Odds, the 1987 Australian romantic drama The Umbrella Woman (about a complication between a woman and the brother of her husband) and 1989's farcical How To Get Ahead in Advertising (doesn't the title alone make you want to see that one?). 

Rachel Ward has remained active in movies and television, albeit at a slower pace than in the 1980s.  Her most recent film as of this writing is 2016's The Death and Life of Otto Bloom, a pseudo-documentary about a man who experiences time backwards and can only remember the future.
And here's something you may not know about her: She has been married to Australian actor Bryan Brown since 1983.  They met while working together on "The Thorn Birds."

Friday, November 23, 2018

Actress/singer/blogger Bligh Voth

An actress, a singer and a blogger? Well, Bligh Voth and I have at least have one thing in common!


Bligh Voth originally hails from Washington, D.C., but don't hold that against her.  Now a New York resident, she has appeared in different stage productions, including a turn as Dyanne in Million Dollar Quartet, the musical based on the December 1956 Sun Records session involving Elvis Presley, Jerry lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash.

She runs two blogs, "Avocados Are For Rich People," a blog of varied opinions and observations, and the provocatively titled "Nasty Women of New York," a blog profiling the many and diverse women of New York who stand up against the misogyny and patriarchal attitude associated with the current White House occupant. (Guess how she came up with that blog's name.)

In her Web site's bio, the not-so-shy Ms. Voth, referring to herself in the third person, says she "loves fancy things, but secretly, is happiest at Olive Garden with that "'all you can eat' soup/salad/breadsticks deal."

To find out more about Bligh Voth, you can access her Web site here.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Model Alicia Thompson

Alicia Thompson is a model who was active in the late eighties.

She was based in Los Angeles, and she was represented by the Wilhelmina West agency.   

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Model Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen is one of the hottest models of this decade (the 2010s).

Her best known modeling gig was in the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in 2010, but she's also been in ad campaigns for Oil of Olay, Nike, and Gap Factory. She's been on television as well, as a host on several celebrity-news programs.  She gets her exotic looks from her Norwegian-American father and Thai-American mother. 

These days she's recognized as the wife of soul singer John Legend. :-)  

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Model Nena von Schlebrügge

Nena von Schlebrügge was born in Mexico City to a German father, who was a cavalry officer for the Kaiser in the First World War, and a Swedish mother.  That's not the most interesting thing about her.

Nena von Schlebrügge's parents fled to Mexico to escape fascism in Europe.  She went to Europe after the war, where she became a teenage model, eventually moving to New York to pursue modeling as an adult. She found herself working with the top photographers in the fashion business, including Norman Parkinson (who discovered her) and Gleb Derujinsky, and she appeared in Vogue and Harper's Bazaar.  The picture below is from Vogue, from March 1962 and taken by Horst P. Horst.

She later appeared in filmmaker Edie Sedgwick's Ciao! Manhattan, but her scenes were cut.  By then, 1967, she married Buddhism expert Robert Thurman, and she embraced his cause to preserve Buddhist and Tibetan culture. They are still married today.

And yes, she's the mother of actress Uma Thrman, an earlier honoree on this blog.  She sired three other children as well.

Nena and Robert Thurman founded the Tibet House US Cultural Center of H. H. the Dalai Lama, whose purpose is to present and preserve the heritage of Tibet. Since 2001, Nena von Schlebrügge has been the managing director of the Tibet House-owned Menla Mountain Retreat, which is the home of a medicinal spa.

Not just another pretty face.  Below is a picture of her today. 

And if you think all of that is astonishing, here's another fun fact for you - before she met Robert Thurman, she'd been married to Timothy Leary for a year.  

Monday, November 12, 2018

Actress Kelly Reilly

Kelly Reilly is an English actress who has made big splash in America. 

She plays Beth Dutton in the Paramount TV series "Yellowstone," about a family who owns the largest ranch in the lower 48 states. Beth is a financier who helps run the ranch but battles with personal demons.

Ms. Reilly got her start playing a role on the British television drama "Prime Suspect," which led to other small television roles.  Her breakthrough came in the 2008 film Eden Lake, a horror movie in which she played a nursery school teacher who makes a journey to a lake in the English countryside.  This led to, among other things, two Sherlock Holmes moves as Dr. Watson's wife,  and as a heroin addict in Robert Zemeckis' 2012 airline thriller Flight, starring Denzel Washington. 

Ms. Reilly is no stranger to American television, by the way.  In 2014 she starred the ABC series "Black Box" as Catherine Black, a famed neuroscientist who studies and solves issues concerning the human brain while trying to keep private her own bipolar disorder from the world.

"Black Box" was not a hit but "Yellowstone," having just been renewed for a second season, should ensure that Kelly Reilly will be around a little longer this time.  

Friday, November 9, 2018

New Zealand TV newswoman Alison Pugh

Alison Pugh is a television reporter in New Zealand, so most of you are likely hearing about her from the first time here. That is, unless, you live in New Zealand. 

Ms. Pugh works for 1 News Now, the news channel that's part of TVNZ network, as a reporter; she's based in Christchurch, New Zealand's third largest city, situated on South Island.

She joined TVNZ in 2009 and soon became part of the on-camera staff of the morning show "Breakfast" that September.  Ms. Pugh was the co-host of "Breakfast" from 2014 to 2016, though she's remained a part of the 1 News team as a part-time reporter after having a child.

She holds an communications honors degree and journalism graduate degree from Canterbury University.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Colombian model Carla Ossa

Sofia Vergara isn't the only Colombian woman to take the world by storm. There's also Carla Ossa.

Represented by Elite Model Management,  she has appeared on the covers of numerous magazines in South America and in Germany, where she has had a lot of success.

You can also find her in catalogs for the German mail-order clothing brand Bonprix.  She's even done ads for Burger King.

Carla Ossa has too large a portfolio for me to encapsulate sufficiently on a single blog entry.  Expect many retrospective posts of her here in the future. :-)

Friday, November 2, 2018

Actress/singer Idina Menzel

Idina Menzel is a Broadway actress of intense beauty.  You might even say her beauty is . . . wicked!

Ha ha!  Yes, that was a play on the musical that made her famous.  She originated the role of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch Of the West, in Wicked, about the witches of the land of Oz.  But that was not her first major role on Broadway.  She originated the role of performance artist Maureen Johnson in Rent, the Broadway show about struggling actors in the bohemian area of Manhattan.  There she met fellow cast member Taye Diggs; they were married for eleven years beginning in 2003.

She has played other roles, though, most notably Elizabeth, a woman who moves to New York City for a fresh start and imagines two different possible paths on how to live her life going forward, in the Broadway musical If/Then.  Coincidentally, it premiered in 2014, the same year she divorced Taye Diggs.  (She's currently married to actor Aaron Lohr.)

She's also played vocal Shelby Corcoran on the musical comedy.dram series "Glee."

These days, Idina Menzel concentrates more on voice-acting for animated movies and on records than musical plays.  She released her latest LP,, in October 2018.  It's her seventh album.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Swedish model Gunilla Lindblad

Gunilla Lindblad has been a model since before your mother was born, or almost.

She arrived in Paris from Sweden in 1968, and soon after that, she would go to New York, where she became a favorite of legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland.  In the seventies, Ms. Lindblad would come to personify the "haute hippie" look, a style that combined hippie culture with haute couture.  

It was indicative of how the Merry Pranksters and the Deadheads would influence mainstream culture, though they probably weren't too thrilled with seeing their look get turned unto a commodity.

But if any model was going to legitimize it, it was definitely Gunilla Lindblad. :-)    

She was represented in Paris by the Paris Planning and Elite agencies, appearing on Vogue covers as well as in Vogue editorials.  She would be represented by the New York and Los Angeles offices of Elite as her modeling career progressed in the 1980s.

After fifty years as of this writing, Ms. Lindblad continues to model, and she is a client of Iconic Focus, an American modeling agency that specializes in veteran models, many of them famous names like Ms. Lindblad herself.  

I ask you, does this look like a woman who has been modeling for half a century?  Well, believe it.  And believe this: Real beauty never fades, It improves with age, like a fine wine.  Gunilla Lindblad certainly proves that in spades. :-)

Friday, October 26, 2018

Model/actress Vendela Kirsebom

Vendela Kirsebom is so unique in the modeling profession that, like Iman (Abdulmajid) and Wanakee (Pugh), she usually goes by her first name alone.

Discovered in her native Sweden in 1980 by legendary modeling agent Eileen Ford, eventually she became the face of Almay cosmetics in the United States.  Not only did she appear repeatedly in Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue, she has also graced the covers of American magazines such as Bride's and Shape, as well as the British magazine FHM.

She's also branched out into acting, playing - what else? - a bridal gown model in the 1998 remake of The Parent Trap, as well as episodes of "The Larry Sanders Show" and "Murphy Brown"  (the original "Murphy Brown," not the reboot).  Ms. Kirsebom has also been the host of both Norwegian and Swedish versions of the reality-contest show "Top Model."

Vendela Kirsebom is of unique ancestry. Though born in Sweden, she's the daughter of a Turkish father and a Norwegian mother.  She currently lives in Oslo, and she remains active in modeling while also serving as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

TV actress Ashley Jones

Ashley Jones has distinguished herself on not one, but two CBS soap operas at a time when the soap opera is an endangered television genre.

She played Megan Dennison on the CBS soap "The Young and the Restless" from 1997 to 2000 and briefly again in 2001.  Coincidentally, her character on "The Bold And the Beautiful," Bridget Forrester, became a regular character in 1997 after a number of child actresses played the little girl.  By the time Ms. Jones assumed that role, she became the fourth actress since 1997 to play Bridget, who by then had grown up and would eventually become a doctor.  She assumed the role of Bridget in 2004.   

Dr. Forrester ceased being a regular character in 2011, but Ms. Jones has played her periodically since then.

Among Ashley Jones' other roles are as Daphne in the dark-fantasy series "True Blood" and a slew of Lifetime TV movies.  

Fun fact #1:  Ashley Jones was married to actor Craig T. Nelson's son Noah for seven years beginning in 2002.

Fun fact #2:  The role of Bridget Forrester was also played by Jennifer Finnigan, an earlier honoree on this blog.  

Sunday, October 21, 2018

CNN newswoman Poppy Harlow

Katharine Julia Harlow - called Poppy by everyone who knows or watches her - is one of the more prominent anchors on the Cable News Network (CNN).

Originally from Minnesota, Ms. Harlow interned for CBS News while in college  and worked there for a spell after graduation.  She later worked for the local cable-news channel NY1 in New York City, covering Staten Island and New Jersey.

At CNN, she has been a business correspondent for the parent channel, CNN International, and CNN's Headline News (HLN) Channel.  She also anchors part of the parent channel's morning newscast.  She has been at CNN since 2008.    

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Model Andrea Ford

Andrea Ford is a model from the late 1980s.

She worked in Vienna, and she represented by the Tausendsassa agency in that city.  No other biographical information is available.   

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Musical actress Kerry Ellis

Never heard of Kerry Ellis?  That's probably because you're an American who has never been to London and seen a West End play.

Ms. Ellis is as big a star there as Patti LuPone and Betty Buckley have been on Broadway. 

Her credits include the Queen musical We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre, the role of Fantine in Les Misérables, and the role of Nancy in a  2010 production of Oliver!  Oh yes, and she also played the role of Elphaba in Wicked at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre from 2006 to 2009, and also reprised the role at the Gershwin Theatre in New York in 2014 - her only American credit of note, at least so far.

When she's not appearing on the West End, Ms. Ellis is doing TV appearances in Britain and Ireland, appearing in British touring companies, and also making records of various show tunes.  She's regarded as the leading lady of British musical theater, and and hopefully she'll perform stateside again.    

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Model Rosie Draughn

Never heard of Rosie Draughn, a model from the seventies? That's because she was a regular on the Ebony Fashion Fair circuit, which was a proving ground for black fashion and beauty that, like Ebony magazine itself, was completely alien to white audiences.

But I look for beautiful women everywhere. That's why I get to feature Rosie Draughn here. :-)    

Originally from Mississippi, Rosie Draughn grew up wanting to be a fashion model, and in 1978 she joined the Ebony Fashion Fair tour, realizing her dream, after having seen one of its shows.  The fashion-show tour promoted Fashion Fair, a black cosmetics brand featuring models that only the most rabid bigot would not find beautiful.      

Ms. Draughn eventually settled in Houston, where she became a fundraising consultant.   

Monday, October 8, 2018

Cincinnati newswoman Jackie Congedo

Jackie Congedo is a former reporter for WLWT-TV in Cincinatti.

She spent four out of ten years as a TV reporter for that station, which is the NBC affiliate in that city.

In 2015 she chose to leave TV reporting for a career in public relations, saying that the career move allowed her to spend more time with her family.  And I'm sure the television audience of greater Cincinnati misses her.    

Friday, October 5, 2018

Model Sharon Bramble

Sharon Bramble is a model from the 1970s and 1980s, and her career took her far and wide.

She modeled through two agencies in Paris - L'Agence and Paris Planning - before moving on to Germany, where she was represented by the Talents agency in both their Hamburg and Munich offices. 

Ms. Bramble doesn't need Babbel! :-D

She later worked at the Reinhard agency.  Where's that, you ask - Berlin?  Stuttgart?  No - Philadelphia. :-)

And it's always good to know how to speak Philly.  (She should know that Thirsty is the day before Friday. :-D)  

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Journalist Julia Ainsley

Off we go into another year for this blog, and I start it with a journalist, as reporters are becoming ever so more important in the Age of Trump.

Julia Ainsley is NBC News's national security and justice reporter. She covered the Paul Manafort trial in Virginia earlier this year. 

Her rise has been rapid.  A graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, she was an intern at the Chicago Tribune​ in the summer of  2010, where she wrote for the lifestyle section.  She worked for Thomson Reuters as a criminal justice correspondent and also covered Congress for the National Journal before arriving at NBC News. 

Watch out, Pete Williams. :-D 

Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Beauty of Retrospect: Janet Evans In the 2010s

So how has Janet Evans been doing in this decade?

Quite well, thank you.  

This is her at the 2017 Rose Parade in Pasadena, as one of that year's three Grand Marshals.  (Allyson Felix - another past honoree on this blog - and Greg Louganis were the other two.)  The man to her left, I presume, is her husband, Bill Willson.

Here she his with her kids, her daughter Sydney (in her arms) and her son Jake.

Her son is cute. He obviously gets his cuteness from his mom. :-)

Right.  Back in October with a new A-Z round. 

Friday, September 28, 2018

The Beauty of Retrospect: Janet Evans

I thought I'd close out September, before I go forward with a new round of A-Z subjects for October and November, with another look at legendary distance swimmer Janet Evans, who now serves as the  Vice Chair and Director of Athlete Relations for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics - which is how she describes herself on her Twitter page.  She also describes herself as a "Mom, Wife, Olympic Champion . . ." :-)

And, of course, she is also my only sports celebrity crush. :-)

The above photo is from an appearance at DePauw University in Indiana in September 1996, two months after concluding her competitive swimming career at the Atlanta Olympics. She was on a victory lap in the form of a speaking tour.

The photo below is of our heroine at a swim meet in 2014.

She was only there as a spectator, yet she drew applause just the same. 

It's that magic ability she has. :-) 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Beautiful Women: Year Twelve

Once again, as another year on this blog, which started twelve years ago today, comes to a close,  I feature a complete list of the one hundred women I have featured in the year past.  They are, as always, a mix of actresses, and models, with athletes and media personalities included as well.  No dancers - I only feature them in Decembers of even-numbered years.  But come this December, December 2018, there will be more dancers.  I assure you.

As before, I have featured many women from different countries, though most of them, more by accident than design, are Americans.  And, as always, where a woman's nationality was in doubt - this mainly applies to the more obscure models I have featured - I did not list one.  Only two subjects - the actress in that hilarious Dewey Stevens commercial, and the Kohl's model I just closed out the past year with - remain unidentified.  Thanks again to those who identified the other unknown subjects.

So, without further ado, here's my latest list. :-)

Candice Accola King, American actress and singer
Malin Åkerman, Canadian (Swedish-born) actress
Alison Alberts, fashion model
Jasmine Ash, American pop singer/songwriter
Nicole Atkins, American folk-rock singer/songwriter
Patti Austin, American jazz/pop singer
Rebecca Ayoko, Togolese (Paris-based) fashion model
Joan Baez, American folk and folk-rock singer
Basia, Polish contemporary jazz singer
Sophie Billard, Belgian fashion model
Candice Bergen, American actress
Gunilla Bergström, fashion model
Brittany Boyer, American on-air weather forecaster
Diahann Carroll, American actress and singer
Jessica Chastain, American actress
Kaitlan Collins, American TV news reporter
Rita Coolidge, American pop-rock singer
Laveda Cooper, American beauty model
Emily Dann, American actress and dancer
Cécile de France, Belgian actress
Prisca Demarez, French musical actress
Jennifer Di Noia, American stage actress
Zohre Esmaeli, German (Afghan-born) model and designer
Nancy Everhard, American actress
Paige Faure, American stage actress
Roberta Flack, American jazz/soul singer
Amy Freeze, American TV meteorologist
Gal Gadot, Israeli actress
Yasmeen Ghauri, Canadian fashion model
Ros Gold-Owunde, American TV sports reporter
Meagan Good, American actress
Rebecca Hall, British/American actress
Veronica Hamel, American actress
Juliana Hatfield, American alternative-rock singer/songwriter
Winnie Hollman, Danish model and actress
Shelya Huff, American fashion model and interior designer
Stephanie Johnson, fashion model
Jolie Jones, American model, record producer, singer, and activist
Meiko Kaji, Japanese actress
Bhavaja Kat, American fashion model
Emily Keane, Australian stage actress, singer and dancer
Chaka Khan, American soul/funk singer
Gladys Knight, American soul singer
Machiko Kyō, Japanese actress
Miranda Lambert, American country and western singer
Carol Lee, American print and broadcast journalist
Taylor Louderman, American stage actress
Rebecca Lowe, British sportscaster
Carol Lynley, American actress
Leslie Mann, American comedic actress
Shirley Manson, British (U.S.-based) rock singer
Elizabeth Marvel, American actress
Kathy Massey, fashion model
Alexi McCammond, American journalist and commentator
Joanne McCoy, Boston-based fashion model
Natalie Merchant, American folk-rock singer
Melba Moore, American soul singer
Natalie Morales, American broadcast journalist
Nadette, fashion model
Ruth Negga, Irish actress
Kathleen Newman, fashion model
Kelli O'Hara, American stage actress and singer
Jane Olivor, American singer
Ana Ortiz, American actress
Annette O'Toole, American actress, singer and songwriter
Vanessa Paradis, French actress and singer
Elizabeth Pariente, Mexican fashion model
Carol Perkins, American fashion model and entrepreneur
Abby Phillip, American TV news reporter
Dania Ramirez, American (Dominican-born) actress
Julianne Regan, British rock singer (All About Eve)
Martha Reeves, American soul singer
Deborah Roberts, American broadcast journalist
Saoirse Ronan, American/Irish actress
Sara Rue, American television actress
Stephanie Ruhle, American broadcast journalist
Sara Sampaio, Portuguese model
Sunlen Serfaty, American broadcast journalist
Grace Slick, American rock singer and songwriter
Mira Sorvino, American actress
Heather Stewart-Whyte, British fashion model
Jennifer Taylor, fashion model
Catherine Timmer, fashion model
Eleanor Tomlinson, British actress
Liv Tyler, American actress
unidentified actress in Dewey Stevens TV commercial
unidentified Kohl's model
unidentified Target model, later identified as Maria Borges, Angolan model
Meryem Uzerli, German actress
Wanda Ventham, British actress
Ursula Vincent, fashion model
Susan Walker, fashion model
Mia Wasikowska, Australian actress
Deniece Williams, American soul and gospel singer
Rita Wilson, American actress
Cat Wise, American television reporter
Constance Wu, American actress
Manuela Wust, fashion model
Yadi, fashion model
Brigitte Zarie, Canadian jazz singer

Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Beauty of Anonymity: Unidentified Kohl's Model

I found this picture of a model from a Kohl's ad.  I don't know who she is or what her name is, but I find her attractive, and so that was enough reason to include her here.   

As always, if anyone can identify her, please let me know in the comment section under this blog entry.  Heck, my three most recent posts of models I could not identify by name yielded identifications after  I asked my followers, so maybe I'll get lucky and get a fourth one here.   

This is my 1,200th subject.  I'll be featuring my list of the women I've featured (not counting retrospectives, of course) in the past year in a couple of days. :-)