She’s a devastating beauty, paid big bucks to wear expensive clothes
and be photographed. It’s fun being gorgeous and all, but she’s looking
for some excitement and romance...
He’s a successful rock star, whose face and music are known the world
over. He’s had his share of groupies, but he’s ready for a steady
girlfriend, the younger the better...
They meet. Birds sing, shutters snap. HE gets to make all the men
around him green with envy; SHE gets to party backstage and gets songs
written about her. It’s a match made in heaven.
Rock musicians and models had their share of fairy tale
endings in the
80’s, and we loved to learn about their jet set
adventures. After all, what
little girl in the 80’s didn’t want to look like Christie Brinkley, and
what little boy didn’t want to rock out like Mick Jagger? These couples
were living the dream, at least until, you know, they got tired of each
Hall was a model who had appeared on forty magazine covers,
including Cosmo, by 1977. She was an international sensation known for
her long blond locks and six-foot stature. After a relationship of
several years with Roxy Music’s Bryan Ferry, sparks flew when she met
Jagger of the Rolling Stones. They were a hot item all through the
80’s and finally tied the knot in 1990.
The marriage lasted until Mick was confirmed as the father of Brazilian
model Luciana Gimenez’s baby in 1999.
New Age group The Cars were one of my favorite 80’s bands, and
Ocasek’s vocals and songwriting
skills were largely the reason. Perhaps Czech model
Paulina Porizkova was a Cars fan, too.
Paulina has acted in numerous roles and is an accomplished writer (she
blogs!), but I always think of her Estee Lauder campaigns when I hear her
name. She and Ric married in 1989 after dating for five years, and, in a
quirky twist to the rock star fairy tale, they’re still together.
Congratulations, Ric and Paulina!
Here Paulina portrays a mentally disturbed (but undeniably beautiful)
woman in The Cars’ video for their song “Drive.” Yes, that’s Benjamin
Orr singing, but see Ric in the video too, with his trademark choppy
Elle Macpherson in the early eighties before marrying
Christie Brinkley, that all-American blond
with the friendly smile, in 1985. Christie graced the cover of three
consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit editions, thereby earning a
special place in the hearts of men all over the world. Their marriage
ended in 1994, although the couple is still on good terms.
Like Paulina, Christie acted in one of her man’s music videos, but
Christie’s outfits are a lot cuter in “Uptown Girl.” I thought her
elegant black hat and sleek tan shoulders were the epitome of chic:
British Iranian model
met fabulously cool
Simon Le Bon
of Duran Duran in 1984. The blindingly pretty couple married in 1985.
Yasmin Le Bon became the face of Guess? in the late 80’s and graced the
cover of many top magazines.
Like that of Ric and Paulina, the Le Bon marriage has stood the test of
Duran Duran’s controversial video “Girls on Film” features scantily clad
models parading about on the catwalk, wrestling, and being scandalous in
assorted ways. It sums up the undeniable magnetism between the hot model
and the cool rock star: a totally wild 80’s fairy tale-come-true.