Veruschka von Lehndorff model
May 14, 1939
6 ft 0 in | 183 cm
34-25-35 in | 86-63.5-89 cm
11 US | 42 EU
Veruschka von Lehndorff was born in Königsberg, Germany on May 14, 1939 is an German supermodel and actress. She was discovered at the age of 20 in Florence, Italy, by Italian photographer Ugo Mulas.
She was one of best models of the '60s and '70s.
She studied art in Hamburg.
Her first photo book, Veruschka: Trans-Figurations is published in 1986.
American fashion and portrait photographer Richard Avedon called her “the most beautiful woman in the world”.
Lehndorff poses for Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dalí as a living sculpture in 1963.
She retired from modeling in 1975.
Walked runway for Giles Deacon’s Spring 2011 show, at age of 71.
Featured in the Resort 2018 lookbook for Acne Studios in 2017, at age of 78.
She is a vegetarian.
She dated Italian photographer Franco Rubartelli.
Lives in New York City with her boyfriend musician Micha Waschke.
She made her big screen debut in mystery thriller film Blowup (1966) in role as Verushka.
Veruschka - poesia di una donna (1971) drama in role as Vera the model
Salomè (1972) drama in role as Myrrhina
Evil Thoughts (1976) comedy in role as Mario Marani's Lover
Flesh Color (1978) drama crime in role as Anna
Milo-Milo (1979) comedy in role as Barbara
The Image of Dorian Gray in the Yellow Press (1984) in role as Dorian Gray
The Bride (1985) fantasy drama in role as Countess
The Red Orchestra (1989) adventure drama in role as Anna Maximovitch
Casino Royale (2006) James Bond film in role as Gräfin von Wallenstein.
Life magazine, American, Italian, French and British Vogue, Flair, Interview Germany.
Represented by agencie New York The Lions.
In the Sixties, fashion was about liberation. It was about setting women free; it wasn't about being unable to walk.
I dressed all in black and went to see all the top photographers, like Irving Penn, and said, 'I am Veruschka who comes from the border between Russia, Germany and Poland. I'd like to see what you can do with my face.
Fame, I mean, it's like a bubble, in a way. It's like something glittery, and it goes, and it can be forgotten fast.
No, it has not been hard to grow older, because I believe if you have something you believe in that will keep you alive far more than plastic surgery or Botox.
Fashion isn’t about being beautiful. It’s about never being forgotten once a photographer has seen you.