Jerry Hall came to rise in the '70s , she was absolutely thriving in the '80s.

La Fressange's career took off in the late '70s and in 1983, she became the first model to sign an exclusive contract with Chanel

Gia Carangi was known for her troubled past and early death, but she was also considered one of the first supermodels of all time

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Cindy Crawford became a supermodel, she was on an academic track. She was her high school's valedictorian and studying chemical engineering at Northwestern University

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Christie Brinkley didn’t dream of becoming a supermodel. In fact, she was hesitant to abandon her career as an illustrator

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