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Agneta Frieberg

Swedish female model

Died when: 25 years 342 days (311 months)
Star Sign: Gemini


Agneta Frieberg

Agneta Marianne Bengtsdotter Frieberg (2 June 1945 – 10 May 1971) was a Swedish fashion model and activist.She was known for her extensive editorial and commercial appearances throughout the 1960s, resulting in a decade-long career under the Ford Modeling agency.

In 1960, at the age of 14, Frieberg was signed by Eileen Ford to Ford Models.After relocating to California, she appeared on over 100 covers for publications including Vogue, Elle, Mademoiselle and Glamour, among others.

Frieberg served as the face of Clairol's Great Body product line from 1967 until her death.Frieberg was often characterized by her signature waist-length hair and "girl next door" appeal.

By the late-1960s, Frieberg had become less active as a model and focused more on her activist work in the anti-war and civil rights movements of the time.

In 1971, Frieberg fell from the top story of a hotel in Paris, France.She was rushed to the American Hospital of Paris, where she remained for four days before dying of injuries on 10 May.

Her death was subject to widespread media coverage due to its odd circumstances, with conspiracies having developed over her cause of death.

In her lifetime, Frieberg was recognized as "one of the first supermodels" by publications including Glamour.Frieberg's success in modeling lead to her receiving the third highest salary of a fashion model in her era, following behind Twiggy and Veruschka.

In 2011, The Agneta Frieberg Foundation was established in honor of Frieberg and her life.

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