A look at the female supermodels then and now and what made them leave that stamp on the modelling world.
An English supermodel forever known for her large eyes, long eyelashes and thin build.
The granddaughter of writer Ernest Hemingway and the older sister of actress Mariel Hemingway. She suffered from alcoholism, bulimia, epilepsy and was dyslexic. At six feet she holds the record of the first million dollar contract with Fabergé's Babe perfume.
Credited for paving the way for black models by having bestowed on her the privilege of gracing the cover of American Vogue in the 70s.
The first self-proclaimed supermodel and now owns her own modelling agency.
A Swedish supermodel who trained as a dancer. She was born on 1911 and died in 1992.
Known as an intellectual - she finished high school at 15 because she preferred to take as many classes at once. Born in 1917 she died in 2008.
Her life movie had been starred in by Angelina Jolie. She died at 26 because of HIV.
Launched the miniskirt. An 'unusual' model in the sixties she would wear short dresses, no hat, no stockings, no gloves and has a fascination for wearing men's watches.
The first favorite of Sports Illustrated as their cover girl.
Known for her 5'11” , 38-23-36 frame, doe eyes, delicate cheekbones, dark hair and classical, aristocratic look she was the standard beauty of the 50s and 60s. She founded Wilhelmina Models at the peak of her career.
Now a countess she was born on 1939. In her peak she was earning $10,000 a day.
Made the gap between the two front teeth fashionable.
The first African-American model in Vogue. The 1945-born model died of a drug overdose.
The first American-Somali supermodel. She is married to David Bowie.
The first to make her own posters and calendars.
The former Mrs. Billy Joel had the longest running contract with Cover Girl cosmetics.
The only supermodel very vocal about her faith. She is a born-again Christian.
A Czecholovakian-born model and the first woman from Eastern Europe to have a cover on Sports Illustrated.
An Australian who in 2010 became the host and executive producer of Britain's Next Top Model. Her assets is estimated to be around £60 million.
A Canadian supermodel who is notoriously remembered for “supermodels don't wake up for less than $10,000 a day.”
Would be forever remembered for her $800,000 pay for twelve days of work every year with Maybelline cosmetics in 1991.
A German model who first gained attention due to her resemblance to Brigette Bardot. Her net worth is $55 million.
A high school valedictorian she made the mole above her upper lip a supemodel asset.
A British model who is known for her waifish figure and short height. She is barely 5'7”.
A black British supermodel who would forever be remembered for her violent temper that had lead her to many legal issues.
A French supermodel who gained notoriety when she relocated to London to escape taxes in France.
The Wonderbra girl.
Currently the first lady of France and former lover of many rockers.
The “eagle-eyed iconoclast” and “fad-making model.”
The former Miss Denmark who crossed over to becoming a supermodel.
A Slovak supermodel who was studying to be a doctor only to give it up to become a model. She is married to French football player Christian Karembeu.
The Resident Evil supermodel.
“The Brazilian” who is the sixteenth richest woman in entertainment with a $150 million fortune.
Another Brazilian who is also a Victoria's angel model and a second placer in Ford's Supermodel of the World competition.
A Brazilian supermodel described by Tyra Banks as the “future of the modelling world.”
A German-born model who is famous for her Project Runway hosting gig.
Host of her then show Tyra. She is the current host and creator of America's Next Top Model.
A former angel of Victoria's Secret she is praised as having the proportions of body and face that make her the next supermodel.
The Mrs. of Orlando Bloom she is the first Australian to be a Victoria's Secret angel.
Dubbed the “return of the great American supermodel.”
A Dutch Victoria's Secret angel. In May 2009 she was fifth in the World's 15 Top-Earning Supermodels.
Dubbed the young Brooke Shields.
A Brazilian who started modelling at 14 and who is currently the thirteenth on the Top Model Icons of All Time.
A Canadian model of Irish, Russian and Welsh descent who verbally admitted that her handlers never wanted her to be anorexic but they want her to look like one.
A Canadian supermodel with the doll face was discovered in a coffee shop. The only girl of a family of six brothers this farm girl wanted to be a dentist. When she won the Los Angeles Model Look Search in 2002 Steven Meisel, one of the most successful photographers of our time, cast her in every print ad campaign of his.
So far, that's about it.
Women with the legs that never end, high cheekbones, perfect proportions... A minute few in the long line of women who graced magazines and left their imprint long before many of us had been born. The women who personifies beauty at its ultimate perfection that transcends generations.