The tragic fate of Audrey Munson - the world's first supermodel
• The tragic fate of Audrey Munson - the world's first supermodel
They called her "Miss Manhattan" and American Venus. In 1910 Audrey Munson was the most popular model in the world. With her sculpted sculpture and to paint its image on coins minted, and the US president at that time named Audrey epitome of America. The world's first supermodel was born in 1891 and lived a long life - 104 years. 65 of which she spent in a psychiatric hospital.
Audrey spent his childhood in poverty. Luck smiled when her - running Broadway - said the eminent photographer. Audrey was 15 years old. Her modeling career took off. She earned decent money being wasted.
The black band began in 1919: Audrey in love with a man from whom she rented a flat. To marry model, he killed his wife. He has been caught, sentenced to death and fry in the electric chair. Audrey was not to blame, but the Puritan community turned away from her. No one else wanted to deal with her. So much so, that Audrey moonlighted as a dishwasher.
At some point she was so tired that she tried to commit suicide. Pumped. However, suicide attempt did not pass without a trace for the psyche. Soon Audrey was in a mental hospital, from which never came until his death.
The only person who once visited the exiled and all the forgotten star, was her father. She did not recognize him. It was buried in the same grave with him.