Monday, 20 July 2009

yesterday's muse - anne st. marie



little information is available regarding 1950s/60s supermodel Anne St. Marie. what i do know is that she was rumoured to have suffered a nervous breakdown, and that a fim entitled Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970), starring Faye Dunaway as a former model on a downward spiral to ruin, was based upon recorded conversations between St. Marie and photographer/filmmaker Jerry Schatzberg.






9 comments:

Red Bird said...

These are such beautiful pictures- but it was sad to read about her breakdown- it seems a common occurrence though...

Meaghan Kelly said...

beautiful images!!!!!! thanks for the inspiration!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Beautiful woman...especially the smoking one. One wonders what really happened to cause the breakdown but then again, it's nice to know it is private.

Jessica Cangiano said...

Such is so captivating beautiful...something about her reminds me ever so slightly of a young Angelica Houston (the dark hair and well defined check bones perhaps).


Wishing you a lovely evening, sweetie!
♥ Jessica

the art cupboard said...

i would love to have a swim cap like that
i have been very into the vintage beach photo's
perhaps because it is summer :)

[Tara] said...

What a sad story! She was stunning...

Anonymous said...

Just stumbled on this post...Anne St.Marie's cause of breakdown was her inability to accept that she has grown too old for modeling and that the photographers were no longer booking her. She took booze and pills until she died of her own disillusionment.

Anonymous said...

That is simply not true! She had amental illness, and passed away fairly young from Cancer!

Poke Salad Annie said...

don't look at me guys, as i said in the post above, little information is available about Anne's life, and i don't pretend to know what eventually happened to her. i only hope that she found some peace.