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The Daily Telegraph magazine, Number 421, 24 November 1972

photo: John French

Celia epitomised the look of the sixties

The face that epitomised the look of the Sixties: Celia Hammond (above) at the peak of her career in 1965 and (below) as she is now, surrounded by her family of cats. She was 'discovered' by photographer Norman Parkinson in 1962, and was a famous Vogue and Harper's Bazaar cover girl. She still works one or two days each week, but spends more time on her animal conservation work. 'I have not been willing to model fur or suede for the past six years, though I have yet to draw a line on leather shoes. When I was working full-time modelling was hard work, well-paid and amusing,' she recalls. Her busiest years were from 1964 to 1966. 'I wish I had done something more important,' she says now. 'But I was caught up in the web of making money.'

Celia with her family of cats

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