Supermodels before the superfame

Election schmectshun. Let’s talk supermodels!

These women may not have won votes for Most Stylish -- or even Most Beautiful -- back in high school, but they didn't let that stop them from transforming into some of the world’s most beautiful (and wealthiest) women.

Our friends at compiled vintage pics of some of our favorite famous faces before they were mega-models and business moguls, to see where those good looks came from.

Jerry Hall

Jerry Hall was already a successful super model when she married Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger on November 21, 1990. The couple had already been together since the late 1970s. Hall has four children with the Stones frontman, and will always be linked to him in the press, despite her other more recent accomplishments in acting (she was in the original "Batman" reboot with Jack Nicholson, remember?) and various TV appearances.

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Cheryl Tiegs

Here’s a shocker—Cheryl Tiegs is 65! How is that possible?

Wasn’t it only yesterday that Tiegs graced the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue? Actually, it was 1970 and 1975, as well as 1983, when Tiegs was on the magazine’s coveted cover.

She was also one of the first super models to create her own brand, starting a signature line of clothing and accessories for Sears. The Cheryl Tiegs collection sold nearly a billion dollars of merchandise in its 10-year span, helping turn the company around.

See all 36 photos of Supermodels before the fame at

Kathy Ireland

Kathy Ireland began her modeling career in the early ’80s, making many appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. In the ’90s, she became an entrepreneur, which was clearly a good career movie—according to Ireland’s web site, her company grosses over a billion dollars a year from a variety of products, of which Kathy earns “at least $15 million,” according to Forbes.

Seems Ireland is well in the “green” from her most recent non-modeling business ventures.

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