Glamour Magazine Models From the 70s

Updated April 17, 2017

Glamour magazine published its first issue in 1939, touting itself as a fashion and beauty publication for women. Since then, the magazine has featured leading women of their day -- including aspiring and established models and actresses of the 1970s, many of whom went on to become iconic figures and household names.

Farrah Fawcett

Farrah Fawcett, who was born in 1947 and died at the age of 62 in 2009, was a 1970s icon and sex symbol best known for her role in the "Charlie's Angels" TV show and a poster of her in a red, one-piece swimming costume that sold millions of copies. Fawcett was a staple in Glamour magazine and often was featured on the magazine's cover.

Cheryl Tiegs

Cheryl Tiegs was born in 1947 and by the age of 17 had landed a gig as the cover model of Glamour. This 1970s actress and model was born in Breckenridge, Minnesota, and began her modelling career at an early age. Tiegs is also known for her popoular 1970s Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition covers, one of which became a pop-culture icon.

Beverly Johnson

The African-American model and actress Beverly Johnson, born in 1952, was the cover model for Glamour magazine's March 1971 edition. Since then, Johnson has modelled for the covers of over 500 other magazines and acted in a handful of successful feature films. The model was presented with Glamour's Women of the Year award in 2010.

Christie Brinkley

Christie Brinkley, American actress and model, graced the cover of Glamour magazine in the late 1970s, in addition to modelling for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. Brinkley was born in Monroe, Michigan, and began her modelling career in her late teens. In addition to her modelling, Brinkley is known for her long-running contract with Cover Girl and marriage to musician Billy Joel.

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