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Famous Female Art Models

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List of famous female art models, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female art models list contains the most prominent and top females known for being art models. There are thousand of females working as art models in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic art models have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a art model then the people below should give you inspiration.

List features people like Julie Manet and Dora Maar.

While this isn't a list of all female art models, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female art models?" and "Who are the best female art models?"


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    Ali Germaine Landry is an American actress, model and beauty queen who won Miss USA 1996 She is perhaps best known as the Doritos Girl from her 1998 Super Bowl commercial, for her portrayal of Rita Lefleur on the UPN sitcom Eve, and for being the winner of the Miss USA 1996 pageant. In 1998, she was ...more

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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Model, Actor
    • Credits: Bella, Little Boy, Repli-Kate, Outta Time, Who's Your Daddy?, + more
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    Nicola McLean is an English glamour model, television personality and media personality. She was a contestant in I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! in 2008 and Celebrity Big Brother in 2012.more

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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Nude Glamour Model, Art Model, TV Personality
    • Credits: I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, Generation Sex, With Nicola McLean, WAGS' World
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    Dorothy Gibson
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    Dorothy Gibson was a pioneering American silent film actress, artist's model and singer active in the early 20th century. She is best remembered as a survivor of the sinking of the Titanic and for starring in the first motion picture based on the disaster.more

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    • Age: Died at 57 (1889-1946)
    • Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Art Model, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Saved from the Titanic, The Lucky Holdup
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    Trishelle Cannatella
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    Trishelle Cannatella is an American reality TV contestant, Playboy model, and actress, known for her appearances on the MTV reality television series The Real World: Las Vegas, and the Real World spinoff show The Challenge. She has also appeared on other reality shows such as The Surreal Life, Kill ...more

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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: Cut Off, Louisiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Model, Art Model, Actor
    • Credits: Brüno, The Real World, The Surreal Life, Kill Reality, Ninja Cheerleaders, + more
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    Jeanne Hébuterne
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    Jeanne Hébuterne was a French artist, best known as the frequent subject and common-law wife of the artist Amedeo Modigliani.more

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    • Age: Died at 22 (1898-1920)
    • Birthplace: Meaux, France
    • Profession: Art Model, Artist
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    Gail McKenna rose to fame in the 1980s as a Page 3 girl and glamour model. She subsequently became a theatre and television actress, a sports presenter for L!VE TV and Five, and a presenter of children's programmes for CITV.more

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    • Age: age 47
    • Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Art Model, Presenter
    • Credits: How 2
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    Li Tobler was a Swiss stage actress. She is best known as a model for several of H. R. Giger's works, as well as for being his life partner up until her suicide in 1975.more

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    • Age: Died at 27 (1948-1975)
    • Birthplace: Switzerland
    • Profession: Art Model, Actor, Artist
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    Jane Avril
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    Jane Avril was a French can-can dancer made famous by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec through his paintings. Extremely thin, 'given to jerky movements and sudden contortions', she was nicknamed La Mélinite, after an explosive.more

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    • Age: Died at 75 (1868-1943)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Profession: Art Model, Dancer
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    Sophie Arnould
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    Sophie Arnould was a French operatic soprano. Born Magdeleine Sophie Arnould, she studied in Paris with Marie Fel and La Clairon, and made her stage debut at the Opéra de Paris on 15 December 1757 and sang there for 20 years. She created for Christoph Wilibald Gluck the roles of Eurydice in Orphée et ...more

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    • Age: Died at 62 (1740-1802)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Profession: Opera Singer, Art Model
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    Dora Maar
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    Dora Maar, born Henriette Theodora Marković, was an Argentinian-raised photographer of French and Croatian descent, with further known artistic work in poetry, and painting; she is most widely known as Pablo Picasso's muse of nearly a decade, including for his widely known pieces Guernica and The ...more

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    • Age: Died at 90 (1907-1997)
    • Birthplace: Tours, France
    • Profession: Art Model, Artist, Photographer
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    Nusch Éluard was a French performer, model and surrealist artist. Born Maria Benz in Mulhouse, she met Swiss architect and artist Max Bill in the Odeon Café in Zurich; he nicknamed her "Nusch", a name she would stick to. Their liaison ended after six months when Max Bill's plan to marry her in order to ...more

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    • Age: Died at 40 (1906-1946)
    • Birthplace: Mulhouse, France
    • Profession: Performer, Art Model, Artist
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    Suzanne Valadon
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    Suzanne Valadon was a French painter born Marie-Clémentine Valadon at Bessines-sur-Gartempe, Haute-Vienne, France. In 1894, Valadon became the first woman painter admitted to the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts. She was also the mother of painter Maurice Utrillo. The subjects of her drawings and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 73 (1865-1938)
    • Birthplace: Bessines-sur-Gartempe, France
    • Profession: Art Model, Artist
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    Julie Manet
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    Julie Manet was a French painter and art collector. Born in Paris, Julie Manet was the daughter and only child of artist Berthe Morisot and Eugene Manet, younger brother of painter Édouard Manet. The death of both parents within a three-year period left her orphaned at the age of 16. As a result, she ...more

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    • Age: Died at 88 (1878-1966)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Profession: Art Model, Artist
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    Marie-Thérèse Walter

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    Marie-Thérèse Walter
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    Maria-Therese Walter was the partner of Pablo Picasso.more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1909-1977)
    • Birthplace: Le Perreux-sur-Marne, France
    • Profession: Art Model
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    Camille Doncieux

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    Camille Doncieux
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    Camille Doncieux was the first wife of French painter Claude Monet. She was the subject of a number of paintings by Monet, as well as Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Édouard Manet. She was mother to two sons by Monet.more

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    • Age: Died at 32 (1847-1879)
    • Profession: Art Model
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    Isabella Brant
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    Isabella Brant was a Flemish artists' model who was the first wife of painter Peter Paul Rubens. She was the daughter of Jan Brant, an important city official in Antwerp, and Clara de Moy. Brant married Rubens on 3 October 1609 in Saint Michael's Abbey, Antwerp. They had three children: Clara, Nikolaas ...more

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    • Age: Died at 35 (1591-1626)
    • Profession: Art Model
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    Marie-Hortense Fiquet

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    Marie-Hortense Fiquet
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    Marie-Hortense Fiquet Cézanne was a French artists' model. She is best known for her marriage to Paul Cézanne and the 27 portraits, mostly in oil, he painted of her between 1869 and the late 1890s.more

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    • Age: Died at 72 (1850-1922)
    • Profession: Art Model
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    Berthe de Courrière

    Berthe de Courrière was a French artists' model and demimondaine. She was the mistress, model, and heir of the sculptor and painter Auguste Clésinger.more

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    • Age: Died at 64 (1852-1916)
    • Profession: Art Model
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    Joanna Hiffernan

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    Joanna Hiffernan
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    Joanna "Jo" Hiffernan was an Irish artists' model and muse who was romantically linked with American painter James Abbott McNeill Whistler and French painter Gustave Courbet. In addition to being an artists' model, Hiffernan herself also drew and painted.more

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    • Age: Died at 61 (1843-1904)
    • Profession: Art Model
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