В восьмидесятые она гремела на весь мир и делила американский трон с женой Кита Ричардса, топ-моделью Патти Хансен. Навсегда вошла в историю моды как «девушка в купальнике» – в 1982 году, розовощекая и пышущая здоровьем Кэрол Альт (Carol Alt) снялась для журнала Sports Illustrated, и та обложка придала ее карьере ускорение атомного реактора. Она входит во все списки самых-самых моделей века. Кэрол появилась на более чем 700 обложках, была первой моделью, которая напечатала плакаты со своими фотографиями, и они разлетелись в один миг и продаются до сих пор. Много снималась в кино, написала несколько книг и даже организовала свою компанию.
"I never thought I was the most beautiful model out there or the most sexy woman, but I was a hard worker." - Carol Alt
"I want people to know that after 40, it's not the end of your life. Life goes on. You can feel good, look good, be beautiful and sexy, and that's all an attitude which comes from health."
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A true pioneer in the field of modeling, Carol Alt rose to stardom before the term supermodel even existed. Her enormously successful career helped pave the way for the girls who rose to fame in the '90s.
Residence: New York, NY, US & Ontario, Canada
Hometown: East Williston, NY US
Eye Color: Blue
Date of Birth: December 1, 1960
Charities: Tony Alt Foundation
As far as nicknames go, being internationally known as “The Face” isn’t a bad one if you're a model. Carol Alt was also called the Most Beautiful Woman in the World by Playboy and the Next Million Dollar Face by LIFE, which aren’t too bad either!
Besides being the face of countless ad campaigns, Carol has graced more than 700 magazine covers. She seems to have always had an unerring instinct about where the industry could go, and she was one of the first to understand the real possibilities of extending modeling beyond the catwalk, fashion magazines, and advertising. Carol was the first model to have her own calendar and posters (which she produced herself when Elite rejected the idea). She made the switch from modeling to acting in 1986 and went on to appear in over 50 movies, TV episodes, and workout videos in America and abroad. Carol recently made a name for herself again as a go-to source for information about her raw-food diet, which she created later in her career after noticing how younger girls had so much more energy than her. Her two books promoting her own raw-food diet plans are USA Today best sellers.
With her parents Muriel, an airline employee and model, and Anthony Alt, a fire chief, Carol grew up in Flushing, Queens in New York. She was discovered while waiting tables in East Williston, New York. When Carol was 18, she decided to try modeling as a summer job to save money for college. Her first big break was in 1980, when she was featured on the cover of Harper's Bazaar, but gained real fame in 1982, when she appeared on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition.
Carol has recently returned to her modeling roots and taken on a number of model/spokesperson projects, including serving as a consultant with the Le Mirador skin-care line. After refusing to pose nude her entire career and turning down numerous offers from Playboy, Carol finally appeared on the cover and in a nude pictorial in Playboy’s December 2008 issue.
A contestant on NBC’s 2008 The Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump, Carol competed for her charity, the Tony Alt Memorial Foundation, which raises funds for scholarships to allow young adults to continue their studies. She ended up in third place before being fired, but was brought back for the final task of the show and was chosen by finalist Piers Morgan to help him become the Celebrity Apprentice.
It seems “The Face” is so much more than that.
People weekly - April 4, 1983
VIRGINIA SLIMS PRESENTS, CAROL ALT (1987---1989)
Beautiful Carol Alt was one of the women that Virginia Slims Cigarettes featured in their ads during the late 1980s. The classic "You've come a long way, baby" advertising campaign didn't mention or list the different model's names, and Ms. Alt felt that she personally wasn't endorsing the product because she hadn't been identified. Even though Carol Alt was a smoker, she refused to pose for any future Virginia Slims ads when she realized that her picture alone was recognition enough for some of her fans to feel that she was endorsing cigarettes. This decision cost her hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost wages.
GIRL IN A SWIMSUIT