Audrey Munson: The Most Visible Person You Have Never Seen

In the early 1900s, Audrey Munson was the “It Girl” of New York City. She was known as “the most perfect model” and was adored for her stunning looks.

In fact, some public works sculptures based on her striking figure and face still grace Manhattan, Brooklyn and The Bronx.

It is purported that she posed for more public works than anyone of her time. Statues that bear her likeness grace Fifth Avenue, the New York Public Library, the Manhattan Bridge and Columbus Circle—among many others.

Because of this, some historians have called her the first supermodel. But despite her glamorous rise to fame, she met with tragic downfall.