Modeling

In 1964, Jolie was introduced to Eileen Ford, founder of the world-renowned modeling agency, who invited her to join the Ford Models. At the age of fifteen, Jolie was the first African American to adorn the cover of “Mademoiselle” magazine and appear in the pages of “Seventeen Magazine.” Jolie was not just a fashion model but a model for young African American women who finally saw someone who looked like them become part of our fashion culture.

View our photo gallery of Jolie’s extensive portfolio at left.

Photography: George Barkentin

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