Eileen Ford and Swedish Models ~
1951 Very rare early photographs of legendary model agency mogul Eileen Ford and Swedish actress, Anita Ekberg, who began her career as a Ford Model. Eileen gave modeling tips to 20-year-old Miss Sweden Anita Ekberg:
October 8, 1951 Life Magazine1970
Many times a year, Eileen Ford would travel throughout Europe for the Ford Model Agency, looking for girls with the potential to become top models.
The Godmother Eileen Ford was the subject of the cover story of the November 13, 1970 Life Magazine:
Here are two alternate cover poses of 17-year-old Swedish models Irja Eckerbrant (left) and Pia Buggert. The photographer was Co Rentmeester:
The Godmother and her girls: