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October 15, 2023

Glamorous Photos of Dolores Hawkins as a Model in the 1950s

Dolores Hawkins’ lovely face was instantly recognizable to magazine readers during her long career; one that ran from 1952 until she married Stuart Phelps in 1966. After her marriage, Dolores modeled off and on until the mid-1970s.

Dolores Hawkins in the 1950s

Dolores’s career was unusually successful; she smoothly made the transition from teen model, appearing on covers of Seventeen, Glamour, Charm & Mademoiselle, to McCall’s, Redbook, Pageant, Bride, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, as well as covers of foreign magazines. Dolores worked throughout Europe and other countries during her prolific modeling career and was also a staple in TV commercials during the 1950s and ’60s.

Take a look at these glamorous photos to see portraits of young Dolores Hawkins as a model in the 1950s.

Dolores Hawkins in charming dress of green and blue brocade with long waist and whirling skirt by Pat Hartly, photo by Leombruno-Bodi, Vogue, August 15, 1955

Dolores Hawkins in pretty dress of sheer imported Swiss voile with tucks and pleats and lace collar by R & K Originals, Vogue, May 1, 1955

Dolores Hawkins in straight skirt and jacket of blue-and-black herringbone wool, collar and lining of black fleece, hat by John Frederics Charmer, bag by Greta, photo by Paul Himmel, Vogue, August 15, 1956

Dolores Hawkins in summery white piqué shorts and sleeveless top worn with its own jacket trimmed with navy ribbon, by Jo Collins, photo by Francesco Scavullo, 1956

Dolores Hawkins in heathery jersey swimsuit by Maurice Handler of California, photo by Francesco Scavullo, Harper's Bazaar, June 1957

Dolores Hawkins in hot-pink velveteen top and challis skirt in harlequinade of color by Mr. Gee, sandals by Bernardo, photo by Francesco Scavullo, Harper's Bazaar, November 1957

Dolores Hawkins in Italian knit bathing suit of a harlequin pattern by Imports International, photo by Roger Prigent, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, Vogue, May 1, 1957

Dolores Hawkins in white sweater of mohair and nylon by Jane Irwill and plaid skirt of mohair and tweed by Century Sportswear, alligator belt by Annette, photo by Francisco Scavullo, Junior Bazaar, August 1957

Dolores Hawkins, photo by Frances McLaughlin-Gill, December 1, 1957

Dolores Hawkins in cinnamon colored 3/4 length coat of South American guanaco by Georges Kaplan, photo by Henry Clarke, Vogue, October 15, 1958

Dolores Hawkins in fluffed cyclamen wool tweed coat by Tiffeau-Busch, silk hair binder by Lilly Daché, photo by William Klein, Vogue, July 1958

Dolores Hawkins in hand-embroidered golden paisley challis bodice and white organdy skirt with matching turban by James Galanos, mink capelet by Maximilian, Coro earrings, photo by Richard Avedon, Harper's Bazaar, March 1958

Dolores Hawkins in red Enka rayon crêpe dress by Eloise Curtis, shoes by Pappagalo, Vogue, February 1, 1958

Dolores Hawkins wearing an empire draped wool dress by R & K Originals, hat by John Frederics, 1958

Dolores Hawkins in looped mohair and worsted suit in smoke-blue and chestnut flame tweed by Glenhaven, hat by Mr. John, Vogue, September 15, 1959

Dolores Hawkins in Moygashel linen tweed dress and jacket by Larry Aldrich, Sally Victor hat, beads by Hattie Carnegie, photo by William Bell, Vogue, May 1, 1959

Dolores Hawkins is wearing "Snow Ball of Fire" lipstick and Emerald Green eyeshadow stick by Du Barry, photo by Ben Rose, Harper's Bazaar, June 1959

Dolores Hawkins is wearing a pink nylon cowl-necked nightgown by Rogers against a colorful backdrop, photo by William Bell, Vogue, November 1, 1959

Dolores Hawkins pinning up her hair, November 1959, New York

Dolores Hawkins, MacShore Classics ad, photo by Jacques Simson, Harper's Bazaar, 1959

Dolores Hawkins, November 1959, New York City

Dolores Hawkins, photo by Lionel Kazan, circa 1959

Dolores Hawkins, photo by William Bell for use in collage, 1959

Dolores Hawkins, Ray-Ban sunglasses ad, Vogue, May 1, 1959

Dolores Hawkins' face is framed by yellow abstract cut-out to highlight her yellow eyeshadow, photo by William Bell, 1959


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