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Thousands of New Yorkers pass by them every day. Perched high atop the Municipal Building, the Manhattan Bridge, Columbus Circle, the Pulitzer Fountain, and scores of other landmarks, striking Beaux Arts statues of beautiful, often nude, women are an essential part of what makes Big Apple architecture so unforgettable. But although these figures are as familiar to locals as hot dog vendors, yellow cabs, or the Empire State Building, their origin contains a secret few realize. All of the monuments mentioned above, and over a dozen more, were created in the likeness of one astonishing woman. Photo by Jayel Draco. Born on June 8, , in Rochester, New York, to parents Katherine and Edgar, Munson and her family moved to Providence, Rhode Island, in the mids, and her parents divorced in

Audrey Munson

This Blacklisted Nude Model Inspired New York's Most Famous Statues - BUST

Though her modeling career ended by , you can still see the image of Audrey Munson in museums from Hartford to San Francisco. She was even in mass circulation for decades as the model for the Walking Liberty Half Dollar. Audrey appears atop the Municipal Building, at the entrance to the Manhattan Bridge and on the Pulitzer Fountain in front of the Plaza. She fell as swiftly and as spectacularly as she rose to fame. By the time the coins bearing her image were taken out of circulation, she was completely forgotten, confined to an insane asylum and then buried in an unmarked grave.

The Tragedy of Audrey Munson, America’s First Supermodel

Munson also appeared in four silent films , including Inspiration in which she appeared nude, one of the first American actresses to do so in a non-pornographic film. Long after she and everyone else of this generation shall have become dust, Audrey Munson, who posed for three-fifths of all the statuary of the Panama—Pacific exposition, will live in the bronzes and canvasses of the art centers of the world. Her father was from Mexico, New York , and she later lived there. Her parents divorced when she was eight, and Audrey and her mother moved to Providence, Rhode Island.
Her father, Edgar Munson, was a real estate broker who was descended from one of the founders of New Haven, Connecticut, and her mother, Kittie Mahoney, was the daughter of Irish immigrants. They divorced two years later. Kittie worked as a boarding house keeper, and Audrey eventually attended a Catholic high school called St.