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Eileen Ford


Co-founded modeling agency Ford Choices, which redefined womanly beauty and was among the pioneer modeling agencies. She proved helpful being a secretary, stylist, copywriter, and reporter. Her set of versions featured such significant superstars as Jerry Hall, Christie Brinkley, Rene Russo, Kim Basinger, Janice Dickinson, and Lauren Hutton. She wedded Gerard W. Ford in November 1944 and she acquired four children called Katie, Billy, Lacey and Jaime. She and Gerard co-founded Ford Versions in 1946. Her company symbolized Martha Stewart when she was modeling in the first 1960s.

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Date Of Birth March 25, 1922
Died July 9, 2014, Morristown, New Jersey, United States
Place Of Birth Long Island, NY
Profession Entrepreneur
Education Barnard College
Nationality American
Spouse Gerard W. Ford
Children Katie Ford, Billy Ford, Lacey Ford, Jaime Ford
Parents Loretta Marie Ottensoser, Nathaniel Ottensoser
Star Sign Aries

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1She started modeling during her summer breaks from Barnard College, from which she graduated in 1943 with a degree in psychology.
2Ex-mother-in-law of André Balazs.
3Mother of Katie Ford.
4Founded the Ford Modelling Agency in 1946, with husband Jerry Ford, creating a new kind of global industry based on beauty.



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