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Audrey Munson: “Miss Manhattan” Died in Obscurity in 1996

Walking around New York City, it’s hard to avoid Audrey Munson. The girl is everywhere, gazing down on us from above. She has been holding vigil over Manhattan for generations and will likely…

The Glamorous Life And Tragic Fall of America’s First Supermodel

She’s the face of every famous statue from America’s Gilded Age and the first actress to appear nude in a Hollywood film—but Audrey Munson’s charmed life ended in tragedy.

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Model Audrey Munson served as the inspiration for some of New York City's most iconic statues, and yet she died unknown in an asylum at the age of 104. A new book tells her story. Click to watch video

Model Audrey Munson served as the inspiration for some of New York City's most iconic statues, and yet she died unknown in an asylum at the age of 104. A new book tells her story.

An adaptation from the new book The Curse of Beauty, about the turn-of-the-century icon Audrey Munson, whose face can still be seen all over the country, but whose wild life and tragic end have been almost entirely forgotten.

An adaptation from the new book The Curse of Beauty, about the turn-of-the-century icon Audrey Munson, whose face can still be seen all over the country, but whose wild life and tragic end have been almost entirely forgotten.

Audrey Munson Portrait 1915 - her face and figure are all over Manhattan as statues: top of the Municipal Building, Manhattan bridge, fountain across from the Plaza...  She spent the last 65 years of her life confined to an asylum after her landlord was convicted of murdering his wife, ostensibly to free himself for Audrey.

Walking around New York City, it’s hard to avoid Audrey Munson. The girl is everywhere, gazing down on us from above. She has been holding vigil over Manhattan for generations and will likely…

The tragic Audrey Munson posed for many prominent New York City artists at the beginning of the 20th century. Her image can be found at numerous Manhattan sites. #nyc #newyorkcity #manhattanbridge

The tragic Audrey Munson posed for many prominent New York City artists at the beginning of the 20th century. Her image can be found at numerous Manhattan sites. #nyc #newyorkcity #manhattanbridge