Babette March Quotes:- Babette March (born 1941), pronounced Marx, born Barbara Marchlowitz, formerly Babette Russell, or simply Babette, who is now known by the name Babette Beatty, was the first Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model. She was on the swimsuit issue cover of the January 20, 1964, issue.
According to her website, March was born in Berlin in 1941, moved to Rio de Janeiro in 1949, traveled from 1959 to 1961, lived in Manhattan from 1961 to 1979, lived in Montreal from 1979 to 1986, resided in Palm Beach, Florida, and Naples, Italy, from 1986 to 1992, after which she moved to Halfway, Oregon.
According to a Sports Illustrated retrospective and other corroborating sources, in her prime, she was the “highest-paid model of her day” while working for Ford Models. In the mid-1960s, she was earning $85,000 a year. Eileen Ford describes March as the first elite photographic model that she recalls with gapped teeth. She was known for living the high life and for partying with the likes of Mick Jagger and Andy Warhol.
Inspirational Babette March Quotes
“I never thought I wouldn’t succeed. Not because I thought I was good-looking – I just thought I would make it.”
“I came to New York with $500 and I had to live on that, but thankfully I was taken up by photographers quickly.”
“I did not have any money, so when I came to New York, I just dressed with whatever I could find and the Army-Navy store.”