Above: Beautiful Blonde Model Carolyn Murphy Modeling For Estee Lauder Sensuous Noir Fragrance For Estee Lauder Advertisements Wearing Estee Lauder Makeup.
Forbes magazine recently released the latest list of the world’s most highly paid models. Ranked 8th on the list of the world’s most highly paid models is legendary American supermodel Carolyn Murphy with estimated earnings of $4.3 million United States Dollars over the past year. To make it into the ranks of the world’s top earning models, it is not enough to simply walk the high fashion runways of New York and Paris or sign on to big marketing campaigns. To make it into the rankings of the world’s most highly paid models these beauties that command the biggest paychecks in the modeling industry are brand names themselves. Carolyn Murphy earned approximately $4.3 million over the last year with a big Estée Lauder deal. New campaigns include Iceberg, Fashion Island and Peek & Cloppenburg.
Carolyn Murphy was born in Panama City, Florida, and grew up mainly in Northwest Florida, with brief periods in England and Maryland, as a result of her parents’ divorce. Her career began when at the age of 16, her mother enrolled her in a modeling school. Soon, she was modeling locally in Florida, as well as abroad in Japan and Paris. After graduating from high school in 1991, Carolyn Murphy went to New York. The one time Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl has contracts with Tiffany & Co., Tom Ford, and many of the world’s most prestigious fashion companies. The model has also tried her hand at acting, appearing in Barry Levinson’s Liberty Heights. Endorsements over the years: Prada, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, DKNY, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Jantzen, Lord & Taylor, Anne Klein, and Gap.
Above: Beautiful Blonde Model Carolyn Murphy Modeling For Cesare Paciotti For Cesare Paciotti Ads Photographed By Mariano Vivanco.
Carolyn Murphy was born in the United States. Discovered at the age of 15, she has proved a mainstay in the industry as she continues to appear in magazine editorials and campaigns throughout the world. She is also the signature face of Estee Lauder cosmetics and various fragrances. She has appeared in over 50 major ad campaigns and numerous fashion magazines worldwide and continues to do so during 2011.
Above: Beautiful Models Carolyn Murphy And Isabeli Fontana Modeling For Roberto Cavalli For Roberto Cavalli Ads Photographed By Steven Meisel.
Every step Carolyn Murphy takes in a photo set must feel like a money machine in motion. When the camera clicks for Estee Lauder, it means massive dollars and high powered modeling contracts. When she poses and models for Tiffany & Co, another block of six figure checks start coming in and if Carolyn Murphy feels like being sexy in her Jantzen, then it is because she is being very well compensated! Carolyn Murphy lists her top 3 models as Lauren Hutton, Christy Turlington, & Kate Moss. She also feels that Coco Chanel, Calvin Klein, and Karl Lagerfeld have revolutionized the fashion industry.
As one of the most prolific and famous models in recent memory, Carolyn Murphy has accomplished nearly every modeling goal imaginable. Throughout it all Carolyn Murphy has handled herself with grace and humility, remaining not just one of fashion’s favorite models, but also one of the most down to earth people in the modeling industry.
Above: Beautiful Blonde Model Carolyn Murphy Modeling For The Cover Of Sports Illustrated Magazine Photographed By Jeff Olson.
The signature face of Estee Lauder Cosmetics and its array of blue chip fragrances has achieved a dream editorial career with dream contracts. Her longevity in the modeling industry has been a masterpiece of management on the part of her very devoted modeling agency. Carolyn Murphy has been with Estee Lauder for approximately 11 years and just signed another high powered contract for a couple more years. She feels very grateful maybe because she grew up with the Estee Lauder brand.
“When you are called a supermodel, how do you feel?”
“I roll my eyes!! I think that it takes a whole team to create a model’s career. The photographer, hair and make-up artists, stylists and your agent, they are the building blocks to a successful career.”
Above: Beautiful Blonde Model Carolyn Murphy Modeling For The Cover Of Vogue Paris.
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