Ford Models founder Eileen Ford, center, congratulates Katsia Damenkova from Belarus, right, as Katie Ford, left, 3rd place winner Charo Ronquillo, second from left, and 2nd place winner Bojana Reijic, second from right, look on, at the conclusion of the 2005 Ford Supermodel of the World contest in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006.
Ford, who died on Wednesday at the age of 92, invented the idea of the "supermodel." Here's a look at some of the famous names that got their start with Ford.
Jane Fonda (left) gets ready on the set of "Barbarella," about an earth girl on an unknown planet in the year 40,000 in a Sept. 1967 photo.
Model Naomi Campbell wears a denim jacket with matching pants over a sequin tube bra in the showing of the Todd Oldham Spring 1997 fashion collection 29 October in New York. Fashion week runs through 01 November in New York.
Ali McGraw embraces Ryan O’Neal in a scenes from the film "Love Story" 1970.
Actress Christie Brinkley testifies January 23, 2002 before a Senate subcommittee hearing on transportation, infrastructure and nuclear safety In Washington DC. Brinkley who is also a member of the board of directors of the Standing for Truth about Radiation (STAR) Foundation, testified on issues related to the reauthorization of Price-Anderson provisions of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 as they apply to licensees of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Model Beverly Johnson poses for a photo in New York City, Jan. 18, 1976. Johnson was the first African-American to appear on the cover of American Vogue (in August, 1974).
Actress/model Brooke Shields is shown on the set of NBC's "Today Show," April 2, 1979.
Actress Rene Russo poses for a portrait in New York, June 17, 2000. Russo co-stars in the new film "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle," based on the 1950s and '60s cartoon which opens June 30.
Fashion model Cheryl Tiegs stands among the opening night audience at the Minskoff Theater to see Rudolf Nureyev perform with the Murray Louis Dance Company in New York, Tuesday, April 11, 1978.
Rock musician Mick Jagger, right, is shown with pregnant girlfriend Jerry Hall on the beach in Barbados, Dec. 5, 1983.
Elle MacPherson, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington
Supermodels, from left, Elle MacPherson and Naomi Campbell pose with their new partner in New York's Fashion Cafe, Christy Turlington, at a news conference to announce Turlington's involvement as an investor with the restaurant Wednesday, July 5, 1995. Owner Tomasso Buti also announced the opening of Fashion Cafe London set for the Summer of 1996.
Kim Basinger is shown in this 1994 photo in Paris, France.
This Oct. 29, 1977 file photo shows Eileen Ford of Fords Models Inc. in New York. Ford, who shaped a generation's standards of beauty as she built an empire and launched the careers of Candice Bergen, Lauren Hutton, Jane Fonda, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014. She was 92.