Saturday, January 19, 2013

Model Maria Hanson

Maria Hanson is a model who was very active in the late seventies and the eighties.


At the peak of her career, she modeled for several editorial features and advertisements.


But none of the work she did for editors or fashion designers made her as ubiquitous as her stint as a "Maidenform woman" in the eighties.  In those ads, which were for Maidenform lingerie, Ms. Hanson was always photographed in public settings - next to a hot dog stand, an opera house, a race track - wearing  Maidenform underwear and not much else.  Maria Hanson wasn't the only Maidenform model in the eighties, just the most  widely recognized one.  (Sheila Johnson was another Maidenform model at the time.)


The ads all featured the same slogan: "The Maidenform Woman.  You never know where she'll turn up."


And so Maria Hanson turns up here - fully clothed, thank you very much. :-D

I'm sorry, those Maidenform ads were so silly, and that's not all Maria Hanson has been as a model.  That's why I focused here on her non-Maidenform work.

13 comments:

ERIK said...

Those maiidenform ads were only silly if you are not attracted to women.
You are right marie was beautiful in anything she wore.
where is she now

Steve said...

I know where she's living now but I don't think I'm at liberty to share that information.

ERIK said...

ITS BETTER THAT YOU DONT MENTION WHERE SHE IS.
WE ALL HOPE SHE IS WELL.
THANKYOU STEAVE

Steve said...

You're welcome, and thanks for being understanding. :-)

Leslie Lim said...

Great article! People think it's easy to become a Model but there are things you need to know!

Benjie
www.imarksweb.org

Steve said...

Thanks for the feedback, Leslie! :-)

Steve said...

Erik, when was the last time you saw a Jockey ad showing a man wearing only bikini briefs in public? That's what I was driving at.

ERIK said...

(Belated, But in response).
It seems I remember Jim Palmer. He lived in his bikini underwear.
His ads were so omnipresent that He could have walked down the street in those briefs, And it would have been almost normal.

Steve said...

Ah yes, Jim Palmer. Now I remember. Well, don't worry about not seeing any of Maria Hanson's Maidenform ads on this blog; I'm sure I'll include them here some time soon. I haven't quite gotten to it yet. :-)

Erik said...

I, and Jim Palmer (wearing only his striped bikini underwear) look forward to seeing those maidenform ads.

Steve said...

;-)

ERIK SAGER said...

Where is the Maidenform pictures of Marie Hanson?. Jim Palmer and I are waiting.

Steve said...

Ha ha, sorry if you missed them, Erik. Go to the February 2016 archives, that's when I posted them. The drop menu for the archives is where it's always been, at the upper-right-hand corner of the screen.