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Name: Linda Morand  
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Date of Birth: 26th May 1946
Place of Birth: Lindenhurst, Long Island, New York, USA
Profession: Actress
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Linda Morand was one of the top fashion models of the mid 60's until the mid 70's. She was discovered by Eileen Ford in 1966 and appeared in Vogue, Glamour, Mademoiselle, Teen, Elle and many more international magazines. She was one of Vidal Sasoon’s house models and he created her signature style. Her favorite designer was Betsey Johnson, whose clothes she wore for many fashion layouts.

Often know as ‘Superchick” Linda Morand was a modern fashion pioneer and always a beacon of revolutionary style and avant-garde beauty trends. Morand was a major face in the Mod Sixties. She had cut glass cheekbones, a wide-eyed gamine look and a show stopping smile. Eileen Ford said she had the “formula face," a face you just could not get a bad picture of, in any light at any angle. Her look defined the essence of a certain avant guard style of beauty.

Her face graced the covers of many magazines including Mademoiselle and Harper’s Bazaar. She possessed a tall lean body, with slender, graceful arms and endless legs. These willowy limbs, as well as her elegant closely cropped head set atop a long slim neck, became as her media and instruments which she used to bring the spirit of the Sixties to life on the runways in the pages of the fashion magazines. Linda’s ground breaking fashion photo spreads in major fashion magazines helped to lead the coming of age Sixties Generation into a totally new way of thinking, looking and feeling. One of the top Ford models of the decade, her successful modeling career spanned over 10 years, first in New York and later throughout the fashion capitals of Europe, including Paris, Milan, Munich and Barcelona.

She was cast by the biggest names in fashion from 1966 until she retired in 1974. Her modeling assignments included walking the catwalks of the major European haute couture designers including Pierre Cardin, Jean Patou, Karl Lagerfeld, Emmanuel Ungaro, Paco Rabanne, Chanel and Valentino.

In 1970, shortly after her marriage to French actor Philippe Forquet, she spent a year in Los Angeles, represented by William Morris, modeling, doing TV commercials and playing a few small parts in movies and TV. Her husband became a Teen Idol starring in a beloved Prime Time historical mini-series for ABC called The Young Rebels. Later she lived another year in Rome modeling and playing small parts in a few Italian movies and TV shows, but she missed the runways of Paris.

In 1972 she returned to Paris and joined Euro Planning, later to be called Prestige. She was a favorite muse of renowned fashion photographers Helmut Newton and Hans Feurer who both photographed her for several 10-page layouts in Elle, Marie Claire, Mode International and French and Italian Vogue . In 1974 Linda retired from an active modeling career to raise a family. In 2003 with her four children all grown up, she moved back to New York City to launch her own facial exercise program.

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