Hutton attending the premiere of The Union at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival
|Born||Mary Laurence Hutton
November 17, 1943
Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
I look at my first appointment book from 1965 and I get dizzy. I was constantly in a phone booth calling photographers.
No one's raising children any more. To love a child, you've got to work for it. You have to change its diapers and feed it at night!
I was making $50 a week as a house model at Christian Dior for nine months before I learned that photographic models made $50 an hour!
Eileen Ford wanted me to fix my nose and my teeth. I said, Sure, great, but I really had no intention to.
The last thing we need is yet another makeup company. Even I have a nervous breakdown when I go through the department store makeup floor.
We have to be able to grow up. Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life. They are what we have been through and who we want to be.
That's the mistake women make – you shouldn't see your makeup. We don't want to look like we've made an effort.
I'm not part of the cultural elite. I'm a down-home girl. Always have been, always will be.
In 1974, the modeling world changed. Jerry Ford and my lawyer negotiated the deal for the first exclusive contract in modeling history.
When I went back to modeling, nobody knew how to deal with a 46-year-old model!