Saturday, June 23, 2012

German model Evelyn Kuhn

Evelyn Kuhn is a blonde model from the sixties who undoubtedly inspired a plethora of romantic poems in Creative Writing 101 on college campuses all across America.

I wouldn't be a bit surprised if you found her picture next to the word "knockout" in the dictionary. But, thanks to me, you don't have to consult Webster's book for a photo of her. :-) 

The German beauty began modeling with Eileen Ford's agency after meeting Mrs. Ford herself in Berlin, in 1966. She appeared on numerous magazine covers, most notably on Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, and she also became a face for Revlon and Cover Girl cosmetics. 

Ms. Kuhn remained active as a model well into the seventies. Like her fellow German model Margrit Ramme (who lives in upstate New York), Evelyn Kuhn has remained in the United States. She runs a gift shop in Greenwich, Connecticut, and the picture below shows her at her shop today.

As recently as 2010, Evelyn Kuhn was still making news in modeling, though not the kind she would have liked to make. In December of that year, she sued Corbis Images for $7 million after the stock photography company let the Belgian lager brewer Stella Artois use a 1963 photograph of her in an ad.  No, I have no idea whether or not she won the suit.

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