You may not be familiar with Colleen Corby's name if you weren't a teen in the '60s, but if you've ever picked up a vintage Seventeen magazine from that magical decade, you're sure to have seen her wide eyes staring back at you. She had looks, and specifically lips, that boys could dream about, but she also seemed like she could be your pretty best friend.
After years of constant work as America's then top supermodel sweetheart under the tutelage/iron grip of Eileen Ford she left the business to get married and hopefully eat as much pork chops as she wanted (she was put on a strict diet by Ford for most of her youth).
This site contains a very extensive photo gallery of her work, mostly from Seventeen Magazine, whose staff adored her as much as her fans and the young Oprah Winfrey (who referred to Corby as the model she most closely identified with as a teen).
But what do you think?
I’d love to see her now – I was so much in awe of her when I was a teen during the 60’s. She’s a little older than me, but I used to imagine that I looked like her and I even shared the same first name.
LOVED COLLEEN CORBY!! I HAD MANY PICTURES OF HER THRU THE YEARS. SHE WAS SO PRETTY AND WAS EVERYTHING TEENAGE GIRLS IN THE 60’S WANTED TO BE. SHE AND JACLYN SMITH HAD THE SAME STYLE ABOUT THEM. VERY CLASSY AND VERY GIRL NEXT DOOR.