History: 1950s Supermodel: Mary Jane Russell was a top American model of the 1950s, often photographed by Louise Dahl-Wolfe and Irving Penn she graced the covers of Vogue and Harpers Bazaar throughout the Fifties.
Born Mary Jane Walton in New Jersey in 1926 she studied art in New York when she met her future husband Edward Russell. While he was serving in the Air Force he courted her by sending her hand-drawn cartoons of the places he was visiting. They married on his return from the war on 21 December 1946.
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