How about Amanda Lear. Muse of many musicians and artists of the 60's. In the art world, she is remembered as Salvadore Dali's Muse. He painted her portrait and she in turn painted his. Books have been written of their association. Interesting stuff.Attachment 289303
Speaking of muses - I was just reading about Elizabeth Siddal who was a muse to Dante Gabriel Rossetti.Attachment 282186 Perhaps you might recall her as the subject of John Millais' Ophelia.Attachment 282203 She never really recovered from that icy water for her sitting in that portrait. Story goes that as she turned into her 30's, she realized she would remain a spinster as Rossetti would not marry her. She had already endured a still-born child and took to laudanum (an opiate derivative). Rossetti came home one evening to find her dead. Was the overdose accidental or suicide? It was never officially determined. But Rossetti was so distraught - he painted his final homage to her.Attachment 282199 But then he met a new wonderful muse.....Jane Burden. Attachment 282204 But then she married his best friend, printer William Morris. But that's another chapter.
its interesting that you brought this up because we were just studying the pre-raphaelite brotherhood in one of my art history classes and we were talking about the women behind the pre-raphaelite brotherhood. she was painted by not only rossetti and millais, but also holman hunt and others of the group.
and she wasnt the only one either. many girlfriends and wives of those artists were continually painted by these artists.
they really were important aspects of the art. its really fascinating