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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?"
Ali Landry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous 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: 43

Birthplace: Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, United States of America

Profession: Model, Actor

Credits: Eve, Repli-Kate, Crescendo I, Bella

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Nicola McLean is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Art Models
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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: 35

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Profession: Nude Glamour Model, Art Model, TV Personality

Credits: Four Weddings, I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!, I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! NOW!, + more

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Dorothy Gibson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Art Models
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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, USA, New Jersey

Profession: Art Model, Actor, Singer

Credits: Saved from the Titanic, The Lucky Holdup

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Trishelle Cannatella is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Art Models
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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: 36

Birthplace: Cut Off, Louisiana, USA

Profession: Model, Art Model, Actor

Credits: Brüno, The Real World, The Surreal Life, Kill Reality Ninja Cheerleaders, + more

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Jeanne Hébuterne is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Female Art Models
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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 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Female Art Models
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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: 48

Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Profession: Art Model, Presenter

Credits: How 2

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Li Tobler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Female Art Models
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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 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Female Art Models
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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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