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10 things to know about Eileen Ford, the Supermodel maker

Published on Jul 11, 2014 6:30 PM

Eileen Ford, who died on July 9 at the ripe old age of 92 on July 9, is considered the mother figure and pioneer of the supermodel industry.

She died of complications from a brain tumour and osteoporosis.

Born in New York, Ford is a modelling industry icon. A former model herself, she has groomed the biggest names in the circuit.

In the 1940s, Ford Models became the top agency in the world, and was instrumental for turning the modeling profession into a multi-billion dollar industry. Her modelling agency, run by herself and her late husband, Jerry Ford, is one of the most well-known and successful agencies, even till today.

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