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Ivy Nicholson, born Irene Nicholson (New York, 1933) is an American supermodel and actress.

Start works like a model at 16 years old. Laying on the covers of major fashion magazines such as Vogue[1][2], Harper's Bazaar[3], Life[4], Elle. In the mid-50s she moved to Italy and works for some great fashion designers of the time such as the Sorelle Fontana, Vincenzo Ferdinandi, Irene Galitzine, Fernanda Gattinoni, Simonetta, Alberto Fabiani and Emilio Pucci. In 1954 in Paris, she works for Givenchy and Christian Dior.

She participates with small parts in "An American in Rome" with Alberto Sordi, in "Senso" by Luchino Visconti and Steno's "The Adventures of Giacomo Casanova".

She returned to the United States and entered into the circle of Andy Warhol[5], of which he became a muse and friend, participating as an actress in many films produced by the Factory (Batman Dracula, Couch, Four Stars, I, a Man, John and Ivy).

After a homeless life on the streets of San Francisco, he returns to living in wellness, shooting the warhol-style movie "The dead life" and completing his autobiography entitled "Warhol’s bride".


  1. ^ "Vogue - 1953".
  2. ^ "Vogue - 1955".
  3. ^ "Harper's Bazar - 1958".
  4. ^ "Life - 1955".
  5. ^ "Ivy Nicholson and Andy Warhol in 1964".