Sunday, July 9, 2017

Million Dollar Smile

Shelley's smile was worth millions
the caption - in Italian - reads: 
Shelley Hack: Vivacity Worth Over 300,000 Lire Per Hour

Shelley Hack was one of the busiest models in the 1970s. She began to model part-time as a teen in 1964 and went full-time in 1970 when she graduated. She was represented by Ford Models Inc. and was one of their biggest earners. Her peachy soft smooth skin, all-American-as-apple-pie good looks and long-legged stride were some of her biggest assets. But her biggest was her smile which could light up a room and jump off the pages of magazines. Although asked by clients to turn on that smile so many times, she told Cosmopolitan magazine in 1974, "My smile is crooked." She added, "There is very little I can do about my smile except control the upper left side without looking stiff." But it's the one of most famous smiles of the 1970s (second only to Farrah Fawcett's). In fact, it's one of the biggest earning smiles of that decade, earning millions by the late 1970s.

Shelley's smile throughout her modeling years
1964, 1966, 1971, 1973, 1977