Dorian Leigh Supermodel

Dorian Leigh (April 23, 1917 – July 7, 2008), born Dorian Elizabeth Leigh Parker, was an American model and one of the earliest modelling icons of the fashion industry. She is considered one of the first supermodels and was well known in the United States and Europe. Dorian Leigh Parker was born in San Antonio, Texas, to George and Elizabeth Parker. Her parents married when they were around 18 and 17 years old and Elizabeth promptly gave birth to three daughters in quick succession: Dorian (1917), Georgiabell (1918), Florian (1919). Fifteen years after the birth of her first daughter, she gave birth to her fourth daughter, Cecilia (1932) (who became known as model/actress Suzy Parker). The family moved to Jackson Heights, Queens soon after Dorian's birth and later to Metuchen, N.J. There George Parker invented a new form of etching acid, production of which gave him enough income to retire. Dorian graduated from Newton High School in Queens, NY, in 1935 and enrolled at Randolph Macon Women's College in Lynchburg, Virginia. There she met her first husband, Marshall Powell Hawkins, whom she married on a whim in North Carolina in 1937.

Personal details

Date of birth
April 23rd, 1917
Place of birth
San Antonio, Texas, United States of America
United States of America
Date of death
July 7th, 2008 at age of 91
Place of death
Falls Church
Cause of death
Alzheimer's disease
Places lived
San Antonio , Texas
pop. 1,409,019 (2013)




1. Randolph College Colleges/University

Randolph College is a private liberal arts and sciences college located in Lynchburg, Virginia. Founded in 1891 as Randolph-Macon Woman's College, it was renamed on July 1, 2007, when it became coeducational.

Type Private school
2010. 137 mil. $
Institution colors
2500 Rivermont Ave, 24503 - Lynchburg, Virginia
2010. 517
2009. 488
2010. 7
Acceptance rate
2010. 71.0 %
Local tuition
2010. 28.7 K $
Official web page
Wikipedia article

People attended Randolph College connected by profession and/or age

b. 1948., Journalist
b. 1892., Novelist
b. 1963., Lawyer
b. 1949., Politician
b. 1960., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1899., Writer
b. 1924., Writer
b. 1945., Curator

2. New York University Colleges/University

New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian research university based in New York City, USA. NYU's main campus is situated in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. Founded in 1831, NYU is one of the largest private nonprofit institutions of American higher education.

Type Private university
2012. 2.83 bil. $
2011. 2.75 bil. $
Institution colors
70 Washington Sq South, 10012 - New York City, New York
2012. 22,498
2011. 20,815
2010. 22,097
2009. 21,759
2012. 18,557
2010. 21,700
Acceptance rate
2014. 34.0 %
2013. 35.0 %
2011. 30.0 %
2010. 32.0 %
Local tuition
2012. 43.2 K $
2010. 37.9 K $
Official web page
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended New York University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1921., Award Winner
b. 1918., Physicist
b. 1917., Film Director
b. 1922., Actor
b. 1916., Lawyer
b. 1922., Academic
b. 1918., Chemist
b. 1921., Physicist

3. Le Cordon Bleu Colleges/University

Le Cordon Bleu (French for "The Blue Ribbon") is the world's largest hospitality education institution, with 35 schools on five continents serving 20,000 students annually. Its primary education focus is on hospitality management and the culinary arts. In the United States, there are 17 associated Cordon Bleu schools, plus an online school.

8 Rue Léon Delhomme, 75015 - Paris
Official web page
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender

People attended Le Cordon Bleu connected by profession and/or age

b. 1912., Chef
b. 1968., Chef
b. 1961., TV Host
b. 1892., Theater Actor
b. 1970., Chef
b. 1966., TV chef
b. 1950., Actor
b. 1967., Businessperson

Movie performances

1. Les Mauvais Coups (1961)

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
Jean Thuillier
François Leterrier
François Leterrier
6 Show list

Les Mauvais Coups is a 1961 psychological drama under the direction of François Leterrier. The film stars Simone Signoret, Alexandra Stewart, Marcelle Rancon and Serge Rousseau.


Top cast

Le vétérinaire
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Jean Badal


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