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Carolyn Murphy

Carolyn Murhpy was once named Vogue’s model of the year. She is a Florida born model who started working in 1990. Eight years after starting she gained the honor of being VH1’s model of the year. She also acted in the film Liberty Heights. She has been likened to Gene Tierney, often referred to as a blonde version. She continues to model today and is considered an icon of fashion models with a long career.

Carolyn Murphy typically works as a model in campaigns, lookbooks, on the covers, in editorials, and in videos. She has appeared in several publications including Allure, Black Book, C California Mag, CR Fashion Book, Elle (Germany, Italia), Flair, Glamour, Harper's Bazaar (Turkey and UK), ID, Jalouse, Love, Madame Figaro, Malibu; Muse, Numero (China and Russia), Organic Style, Pirelli Calendar, and Pop. She has also been in publications by S Moda, Sports Illustrated (regular and swimsuit editions), Tatler, Telegraph, The Edit, Town and Country, V, Vamp, and Vogue (Australia, China, Germany, Italia, Japan, Korea, Paris, Russia and Thailand). To round off her publications she has appeared in W, W Magazine, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, and Zoo.

Typically her modeling work has her wearing brands such as Carlo Pazolini, Estee Lauder, Jones New York, Max Mara, and Tiffany and Co.

Personal Details

  • Birth Date: August 11, 1974
  • Nationality
  • Height: 5’ 9”
  • Bust: 34
  • Waist: 25
  • Hips: 35
  • Shoes: 9 (American)
  • Hair and Eye Color: Blonde hair, blue eyes


She is currently managed by IMG Models. Murphy also signed with Bon Image Corp Tokyo during her career. She does work out of NY, Paris, Milan, and London offices of IMG.

Work History by Year

Throughout her career, Carolyn Murphy has been considered a top model. She was on the 1999 millennium cover for Vogue America as well as a representative for Contradiction perfume by Calvin Klein. In more recent years she has worked on campaigns for Tiffany and Co, Missoni, and Versace. She was also featured on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover for 2005. In 2012, Murphy was asked to fill Angela Lindvall’s open position on Project Runway: All Stars. She was also listed in Forbes for the same year as one of the best paid models earning $3.5 million in a year.

Although older, Murphy is still a sought after model appearing on covers such as Elle Italia and Elle Germany in 2015. She continues to work on runways and other projects recently appearing in the spring/summer campaigns for 2015 for magazines like Max Mara, Harper’s Bazaar, S Moda for El Paris, and Harper’s Bazaar UK.

Most of her modeling work on the runway has been less and less in recent years. In 2014 she only appeared once on the runway for the Michael Kors fall/winter show. In 2013 she had a few more appearances walking the runway for Vionnet and Calvin Klein. In terms of recent lookbooks, Murphy was photographed by Alexi Lubomirski for the El Palacio de Hierro fall/wintere catalog in 2014. Most of her recent work is in advertising and editorials.


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