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Veruschka von Lehndorff

Her father was a Prussian count (Count von Lehndorff-Steinort) who was involved in a plot to assassinate Hitler in 1944 and hanged that year, when Vera was three. Her mother was arrested, and Vera and her sisters spent the rest of the war in Gestapo camps. They were reunited with their mother after the war, but the family was destitute, and ... See full bio »
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 2006 Casino Royale
Gräfin von Wallenstein (as Veruschka)
 1989 L'orchestre rouge
Anna Maximovitch
 1985 Vom Zusehen beim Sterben (Short)
 1985 The Bride
Countess (as Veruschka)
 1979 Milo-Milo
 1978 Flesh Color
 1976 Cattivi pensieri
Mario Marani's Lover (as Veruschka)
 1972 Salomè
Myrrhina (as Veruschka)
 1971 Veruschka
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Vera Lehndorff | Veruschka | Verushka | Vera von Lehndorff


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After returning to New York after changing her name to Veruschka: "I dressed all in black and went to see all the top photographers, like Irving Penn, and said, 'I am Veruschka who comes from the border between Russia, Germany and Poland. I'd like to see what you can do with my face.' "


A Bert Stern picture of the model and her frequent 1960s photographer, David Bailey, was used as the jacket cover for author Michael Gross' acclaimed 1995 hardback: "Model - The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women.". See more »

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