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Ford Model Agency founder Eileen Ford dies

The founder of Ford Model Agency has died at the age of 92

By Emma Chong Johnston | Published: 11 Jul 2014

Eileen Ford dies
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Eileen Ford, the eponymous founder of the one of the world's largest modelling agencies, has died aged 92. Eileen has been credited with revolutionising the modelling world when she started Ford Model Agency in the 1940s. She took a strict but maternal approach to scouting and managing models, instituting a 5-day work week for them, insisting on absolute professionalism and hosting new models at her house to keep an eye on them.

Eileen and Ford Model Agency launched the careers of the world's first supermodels and actresses, including the likes of Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Candice Bergen, Lauren Hutton and Jerry Hall.


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