91-year-old Carmen Dell’Orefice, despite her age, is now a sought-after and famous model.
She had her first modeling experience at the age of 14. Carmen took part in the shooting for Vogue. Then she conquered most of the photographers with her beauty.
Our heroine was born into a family of a ballerina and a violinist. They lived in poverty. After her parents divorced, the girl stayed with her mother. Mom wanted her daughter to be a ballerina and gave her to the ballet.
The girl was constantly criticized by her parent because she was a strict and even somewhere rude woman, she constantly did not like her daughter’s appearance. Carmen considered herself ugly because she was the tallest and thinnest among her peers and was not at all popular with boys.
Due to the great lack of money, the girl could live in a boarding school for months. She dreamed of becoming a ballerina, but after she had rheumatism, this became impossible.
But still, Carmen achieved a lot, at the age of 14 her modeling career began. In 1947, her picture was on the cover of Vogue.
The model admitted that she did not like this photo when she saw her girl almost cry – the hairstyle made her look like a boy.
The celebrity had a difficult childhood. She and her mother lived without many amenities, there was always not enough money. They had to pawn a sewing machine to pay for the apartment. To pay for electricity, they spent the whole month collecting funds. Now, with such a wealth of experience, a woman truly knows how to value money and life.
In 1963, the model decided to end her career, but her agent laughed when she learned about it because she knew that work is the life of our heroine.
In 1978, Carmen met Norman Parkinson, who brought her back into the fashion world. The model accepted the offer, as her daughter was already an adult, and the marriage broke up.
Most often, women try to hide age-related changes in their appearance. However, Carmen did not get younger and did not dye her hair – on the contrary, she bleached it, making the silver shade her highlight. By 1987, woman was again very popular and in demand.
By the way, Carmen wrote a book in which she shares her experience, called: “Being Beautiful: Secrets and Techniques I’ve Learned in 40 Years of Modeling.”
Indeed, when you look at the photographs of this amazing woman, you understand that the years have no power over her. She looks great. Now, as in her youth, she takes part in shows and starred in advertising campaigns. Carmen destroyed the stereotype that the age of 30 for a model is the “ceiling”.