Suzy Parker, the willowy, red-headed beauty whose elegant poses on scores of magazine covers defined glamour in the 's and paved the way for the supermodels to follow, died on Saturday at her home in Montecito, Calif. She was Her husband, the actor Bradford Dillman, said she had suffered from a number of serious ailments over the last six years. In the period just after World War II, models were becoming celebrities. Fashion's influence was inexorably expanding from high society to society at large, and Suzy Parker, along with other models like Dovima and Lisa Fonssagrives, signified a postwar world of stylish promise for all. When Miss Parker posed in one of fashion's first bikini shots, America noticed.
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Her modeling career reached its zenith during the s, when she appeared on the covers of dozens of magazines and in advertisements and movie and television roles. She appeared in several Revlon advertisements as well as in advertisements for many other cosmetic companies, including Solo Products, the largest hair care product company in the country at the time. Models did not have "exclusive" cosmetic company contracts until Lauren Hutton and Karen Graham in the early s. She had three older sisters: Dorian — , Florian — , and Georgiabell — Suzy's original names came from three of her mother's best friends.
Chanel Girl Suzy Parker Dead At 69