Lisa Fonssagrives was a Swedish model credited to be the first super model. She’s worked with great photographers like George Hoyningen-Huene, Man Ray, Horst, Erwin Blumenfeld, George Platt Lynes, Richard Avedon, and Edgar de Evia.
Lisa was born in Sweden and took up art, sculpture and dance at a schoolin Berlin. She started her own dance school and soon was discovered in an elevator by photographer Willy Maywald, who asked her to model hats for him.
Her image appeared on the cover of many magazines during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, she was seen in Vanity Fair, Vogue, Time, Life and many others. She was said to be the highest paid, highest praised, high fashion model in the business! She though, always called herself a really good clothes hanger.
In the 60s she went back to sculpting and believed that through and through she had always been a sculptor at heart. She was a beautiful, intelligent and highly skilled lady, truly worthy of being an amazing MU-se!