Posted on: 02/13/2015

83-year-old Model Carmen DellOrefice Lands

83-year-old Model Carmen DellOrefice Lands Magazine Cover Who says the modeling industry is ageist? In the past six months, 68-year-old Helen Mirren starred in a LOreal Paris commercial, 80-year-old Joan Didion became the face of Celine, 65-year-old Twiggy landed a LOreal Professionnel campaign, 68-year-old Charlotte Rampling starred in ads for Nars, and 65-year-old Jessica Lange became the face of Marc Jacobs Beauty. Now 83-year-old supermodel Carmen DellOrefice is on a special edition cover of magazine. Last year, the octogenarian with enviable cheeckbones and bright white hair also appeared in the magazines spring 2014 issue. She claimed she was still "figuring out how to do the job and who I am," but perhaps she was being modest. DellOrefice landed the cover of Vogue at just 15 years old back in 1946, and that was the first of many. She worked with famous photographers like Richard Avedon and Irving Pen, and became artist Salvador Dalis muse. Its been reported that she commanded $300 an hour in the 1950s. While she retired from the industry in her late 20s, she made a comeback in the 70s and continues to be featured in fashion magazines and on the runway.