Often times the most ridiculed, under valued, and hated people
in the entertainment industry, models often under go the scorn of
society. From envy from other women, who accuse them, sometimes
accurately, of having eating disorders, from criticism by
feminists for perpetuating the alleged degradation of the male
gaze, and from men, who view them merely as a mindless body to
view, use, and throw away, models, whose career came in to
existence with the beginning of the printed press, can have it
Even the entertainment industry itself often demeans models, including agents and managers themselves. Reps that handle actors often dislike models, and actors, whose hard work is often undermined by a pretty face, may find them threatening.
While generally perceived as spoiled, rich little brats, who don’t roll out of bed before noon for less than a million dollars, the truth is, according to certain labor statistics, most models, the ones that even make money, don’t average much above minimum wage. Yet many models, based on my experience, are often hard working, intelligent young women, pushing their way through school, simply hoping to give themselves and, they may hope, maybe even their family a better life for a short term cycle that most know is short lived.
Yet when they succeed, models can get paid any where from several hundred dollars on the low end per day, to hundreds, and some times even thousands per hour. Yet it takes constant work, dedication, and yes, artistry, to know how to work their allure and beauty they were born with.
Having seen literally thousands of models, or those aspiring to be, over the years, I have realized that a part of the essence of the female model that makes her such an object of beauty to society and the media, is the essence of a woman herself. Her beauty, her intelligence, her personality, her charm, her spirit, her confidence, her innocence, and her modern power to push against the patriarchal system that has been set up against her, and use it to her advantage to regain her independence. We may all complain about models at some point, but the fact is, the world is much brighter, prettier, and better because of them, and so we here salute them.
We give you here now in each issue of The Hollywood Sentinel®, in no particular order, our top ten list of the most beautiful female models in the world, from the 1960’s to the present day.
Paulina Porizkova was one of the 80’s top supermodels. Her classic beauty is timeless. The images she has helped create are stunning, and her sensuality, intensity, and grace as a model is unparalleled. She is unquestionably one of the Worlds Top 10 hottest models.