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April 20, 2020

40 Beautiful Photos of Former Model Celia Hammond in the 1960s

Born 1941 to English parents and raised in Australia and Indonesia, where her father was a tea planter, English former model Celia Hammond began her modeling career at the Lucie Clayton Charm Academy in 1960 and was a graduating classmate of Jean Shrimpton.

Hammond was also the favourite model of photographer Norman Parkinson and credited the rise of her career to him. She was first under contract with Queen magazine and then transitioned to modeling Paris collections exclusively with Norman Parkinson for a year. Later she began working for Vogue, forming a close working relationship with photographer Terence Donovan.

At first happy to model fur, Hammond later became concerned about the cruelty of the fur trade and took a stand against fur. Scottish singer and songwriter Donovan wrote “Celia Of The Seals” as a tribute to her attitude.

In 1986, Hammond founded the Celia Hammond Animal Trust with the aim of opening a low-cost neutering clinic to control the feral animal population. In 1995, the trust opened London's first low-cost neuter clinic in Lewisham. A second clinic opened in Canning Town in 1999.

The Celia Hammond Animal Trust also runs a sanctuary in Brede, East Sussex, for animals which need new homes. In addition to neutering animals, the clinics (and sanctuary) also help to rescue and rehome animals, and now find homes for thousands of cats each year.

Take a look at these vintage photos to see the beauty of young Celia Hammond in the 1960s.


  1. Two of the photographs are not of Celia Hammond.
    The model wearing the green hood with leopard trim is Christa Fiedler (Marant). The second to last photo is of model Sue Murray.




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