Monday, January 16, 2012

Model-turned-restauranteur Carolyn Effer

Carolyn Effer is another stylish fashion model from the 1980s.

Originally from Toronto, she modeled through both the Zoli and Wilhelmina agencies in New York. She co-founded the seafood/barbecue restaurant Live Bait in the city's Flatiron district in 1987. The restaurant is still in business today.

I don't know if she's still a co-owner, though.

Fun fact: Carolyn Effer is married to dance-pop producer John "Jellybean" Benitez, whose previous significant other was some single-named disco diva who pretty much used him on her way to the top. Carolyn Effer was clearly a step up from his earlier partner.

I'm sure Robin Wright and Annette Bening would agree. ;-)

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