|Date of Birth||26 May 1946, Lindenhurst, Long Island, New York, USA|
|Height||5' 9½" (1.77 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Linda Morand was one of the top fashion models of the mid-'60s to 1975. She was discovered by Eileen Ford in 1966 and appeared in "Vogue", "Glamour", "Mademoiselle", "Teen", "Elle" and many more international magazines. As an internationally acclaimed cover girl, her fashionable Mod image helped to set the standards of 1960s style and beauty. As a popular cover girl, and one of the favorite models of fashion and beauty icons Betsey Johnson and Vidal Sassoon, Morand was one of the first American models booked from New York to model for the French haute couture. She arrived in Paris under contract to Paris Planning, part of a business partnership with the Ford Agency. She walked the runways of Cardin, Couregges, Ungaro and Patou and other top European designers. As one of the most celebrated mannequins in Europe, she decided to remain in Paris to continue her education at the Sorbonne and study the languages of Western Europe. Laurence Harvey and Prince Albrecht von Liechtenstein were two of her noted suitors.
She learned fluent French, German and Italian and studied art and literature. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, as an international jet-setter, Linda lived and modeled in the fashion capitals of the world, including Paris, London, Rome, Munich, Zurich and Barcelona. In 1969 she began a long courtship to the controversial French film star Viscount Philippe Forquet de Dorne. They were married in 1970. Linda's striking resemblance to Jacqueline Kennedy led to a career as an exclusive celebrity lookalike and appearances on many American talk shows.
Today she is a noted fashion historian and archivist living in New York City and Executive Producer of the Supermodels Hall of Fame TV Awards Special, directed by Gary Smith.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Emerald Alexander
|Philippe Forquet||(15 January 1970 - 15 January 1976)|