I just heard that Dorian Leigh died on Monday, at the age of 91. Dorian was one of the most amazing models of the 1940's and 50's, and opened the first modelling agency in Paris. She was a great beauty, very much in the Ava Gardner school of beauty.
I first read about her in the book "Model" by Michael Gross (which I highly recommend. Its all about the histroy of modelling, right from its beginnings in the 1920's until present day, and as well as various models, also talks about important photographers and fashion icons)
I ended up having my hair cut in a more modern version of Veronica Lake's famous style btw, and am loving it :)