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List of Famous Art Models

List of famous art models, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top art models in the world? This includes the most prominent art models, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable art models is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic art models were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned art models.

List people include Ali Landry, Dorothy Gibson and many additional people as well.

From reputable, prominent, and well known art models to the lesser known art models of today, these are some of the best professionals in the art model field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous art models ever?" and "What are the names of famous art models?" then you're in the right place. (27 items)

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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 on Wikipedia
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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? + 8 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 on Wikipedia
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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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    Quentin Crisp was an English writer and raconteur. From a conventional suburban background Crisp grew up with effeminate tendencies which he flaunted by parading the streets in make-up and painted nails and working as a rent-boy. He then spent thirty years as a professional model for life-classes in art ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 91 (1908-1999)
    • Birthplace: Sutton, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Illustrator, Raconteur, Art Model, Actor, Writer
    • Credits: Philadelphia, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, Orlando, The Bride + 9 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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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 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 on Wikipedia
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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 + 8 more
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    Diosa Canales is a Venezuelan singer, actress, and model. Diosa Canales is set to release her first album, La Birola Sexy Venezuela, described as a fusion of merengue and reggaeton. Diosa is notoriously known for making promises of getting naked if her country's national football team wins a football ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 28
    • Birthplace: El Tigre, Venezuela
    • Profession: Model, Art Model, Actor, Singer
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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 on Wikipedia
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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 on Wikipedia
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 27 (1948-1975)
    • Birthplace: Switzerland
    • Profession: Art Model, Actor, Artist
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 75 (1868-1943)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Profession: Art Model, Dancer
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 62 (1740-1802)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Profession: Opera Singer, Art Model
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 90 (1907-1997)
    • Birthplace: Tours, France
    • Profession: Art Model, Artist, Photographer
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    Alice Ernestine Prin, nicknamed Queen of Montparnasse, and often known as Kiki de Montparnasse, was a French artist's model, nightclub singer, actress, memoirist, and painter. She flourished in, and helped define, the liberated culture of Paris in the 1920s. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 52 (1901-1953)
    • Birthplace: Châtillon-sur-Seine, France
    • Profession: Painter, Memoirist, Art Model, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: The Starfish, Ballet Mécanique, Emak-Bakia, Le Retour à la Raison
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 40 (1906-1946)
    • Birthplace: Mulhouse, France
    • Profession: Performer, Art Model, Artist
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 73 (1865-1938)
    • Birthplace: Bessines-sur-Gartempe, France
    • Profession: Art Model, Artist
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    Michael Quentin Schmidt is an American film and television actor and fine arts model. According to Film Threat, he "has become a much-in-demand presence thanks to his versatility and his willingness to take roles to wild extremes". more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: Whittier, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Character actor, Art Model, Actor
    • Credits: John Dies at the End, Yes Man, Because I Said So, Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie, Tom Goes to the Mayor + 7 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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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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    Maria-Therese Walter was the partner of Pablo Picasso. more on Wikipedia
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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 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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 32 (1847-1879)
    • Profession: Art Model
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    Desha Delteil

    Desha Delteil was an American dancer and artists' model. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 81 (1899-1980)
    • Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia
    • Profession: Art Model, Actor, Dancer
    • Credits: Glorifying the American Girl, Isn't Life Wonderful
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