The early 1980s saw a plethora of high-profile models named Nancy. Nancy Donahue, Nancy Dutiel, Nancy DeWeir . . . oh, and did I happen to mention that their surnames all begin with the letter D? Well, here's another Nancy D. from that era . . . Nancy Decker.
The Wisconsin-born beauty was discovered in Milwaukee by a talent scout from the Elite modeling agency in 1979 and encouraged to become a model. By the end of 1980, she was already well-established, having appeared in various editions of Vogue, Glamour, Elle, and Mademoiselle, and she even appeared in Gentlemen's Quarterly.
She remained a mainstay of the modeling trade for much of the eighties, being represented by Elite in both New York and Los Angeles and by Viva in Paris.
Ms. Decker helped define an era of style and beauty that, for obvious reasons, I like to call "the age of Nancy." ;-)