Despite her age, 91-year-old Carmen Dell’Orefice is now a sought-after and famous model.
She had her first experience in the modeling business at the age of 14. Carmen took part in shoots for Vogue. Then she conquered most photographers by her beauty.
Our heroine was born into the family of a ballerina and a violinist. They lived in poverty. After her parents divorced, the girl stayed with her mother. Her mother wanted her daughter to be a ballerina and sent her to ballet.
The girl was constantly criticized by her parents, because she was strict and sometimes even rude woman, she did not like the appearance of her daughter. Carmen considered herself ugly, because she was the highest and thin among her peers and was not popular with boys.
Because of the great lack of money, the girl could live for months at boarding school. She dreamed of becoming a ballerina, but since she had rheumatism, it became impossible.
Nevertheless, Carmen achieved a lot, at the age of 14 she began her modeling career. In 1947, her picture was on the cover of Vogue.
The model admitted that she did not like this picture, seeing it the girl almost cried — her hair made her look like a boy.
The celebrity had a difficult childhood. She and her mother lived without many amenities, money was constantly in short supply. They had to pawn a sewing machine to pay for the apartment. In order to pay the electric bill, they spent all month raising money. Now with that baggage of experience, the woman truly knows how to appreciate money and life.
In 1963, the model decided to end her career.
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.
More often than not, 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 a silvery shade her highlight. By 1987 the woman was again in demand and popular.
By the way, Carmen wrote a book in which she shares her experiences, titled: »Staying Beautiful: Beauty Secrets and Attitudes from My Forty Years As a Model.»
And it’s true, when you look at the photos of this amazing woman, you realize that the years have no power over her. She looks beautiful. Now, just as in her youth, she takes part in fashion shows and shoots advertising campaigns.