Top Models In The 1980s: No Photoshop Or Tons Of Makeup

Top Models In The 1980s: No Photoshop Or Tons Of Makeup


December 25, 2018 14:46 By Fabiosa

Nowadays, models are often slammed for using Photoshop. People claim they don’t look natural and use too much cosmetics. Sometimes it seems it's not possible to be on the covers of popular fashion magazines without having an ideal look.

But let’s take a look at how models in the 1980's looked without Photoshop or tons of makeup.


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Renée Simonsen came into the modeling business with one major goal: She wanted to pay for her education. Renée became successful in this sphere rather quickly after becoming a winner of the Face of the Eighties back in 1982.


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Kim Alexis became a model at 18 after being noticed by Elite Model Management representatives. She was the face of Revlon's Ultimate II line and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.


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When Carol Alt was discovered by fashion scouts, she was studying at college on an army scholarship and even took part in military drills. Shortly after, John Casablancas, the founder of Elite Model Management, offered her her first contract. As a result, Carol Alt became one of the most successful models of the '80s, and worked with such brands as Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren.

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Cindy Crawford was studying chemical engineering at Northwestern University before dropping out and choosing a career in modeling. In 1982, she became the winner of the Elite Model Management’s 'Look of the Year', and immediately became popular all over the country.


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Paulina Porizkova started her professional modeling career after meeting an Elite Model Management scout on the streets of Sweden. She worked with numerous fashion houses and brands, including Estée Lauder, Maybelline, and Escada.


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Laetitia Casta, a French actress and supermodel, worked with various famous fashion designers and brands, such as Yves Saint Laurent, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, J. Crew, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy and many others.


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Nowadays, more and more celebrities are promoting natural beauty. For example, Courtney Cox had her facial fillers removed, and Melissa Gilbert decided to quit botox, fillers, and removed her breast implants.

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Even though sometimes it seems Photoshop is a must-have for fashion magazines, photos of models from the '80s prove that natural beauty looks much better!

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