It wasn’t just Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy whose popularity emerged because of their fashion choices. Here are 10 more iconic women who have proven that style started in the 60s. Let’s just say, they’re the ultimate models and pioneers of future modern fashion.
Charlotte Rampling was only 20 when she made her movie debut in 1965. She became more popular after portraying Hana Wild during one popular episode of The Avengers. Charlotte was all over the English and French cinemas. She became an international style icon when she started wearing brazen minidresses and creative patterns.
Donyale Luna was the first African-American model to appear on the cover of British Vogue. She was only 20 that time. Time magazine even described her as “a new heavenly body who promises to remain on high for many a season … Not to be missed if one reads Harper’s Bazaar, Paris Match, Britain’s Queen, the British, French or American editions of Vogue”.
Pattie Boyd’s style, gap tooth and cute dresses, flippy hair style made her the muse of rock and roll in the 60s. She was the first wife of Eric Clapton and George Harrison. Patti even had songs written about her.
Elke Sommer was a German sex symbol. She was one of the most popular pinup girls in the 1960s, appearing in the cover of Playboy twice. Elke was also an actress, winning Golden Globe for “The Prize” as the “Most Promising Newcomer”.
Natalie Wood started acting when she was only 4. She’s one of the few who received three Academy Award nominations before reaching the age of 25. Some might remember her in Miracle on 34th Street and West Side Story.
Jane Birkin. She’s Alexa Chung’s style icon. Jane was born in England. She auditioned for a French role and got the part even though she wasn’t a French speaker. Her song with Serge Gainsbourg “Je t’aime… Moi non plus” was banned in Spain, Italy and the UK for its sexual explicitness. The song has been covered by many different artists.