LAUREN HUTTON Biography - Craftmen, artisans and people from other Occupations


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Name: Mary Laurence Hutton                                                             
Born: November 17, 1943 Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.                               
Lauren Hutton (born Mary Laurence Hutton on November 17, 1943, in Charleston,         
South Carolina) is an American supermodel[1] and occasional actress. She is best       
known to drama fans for her starring roles in the movies American Gigolo and           
Once Bitten, and to everyone else for her fashion modeling.                           
Hutton became one of the first students to attend the University of South             
Florida in Tampa, Florida in 1960, but later she transferred to Tulane                 
University, where she graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in 1964.               
Hutton parlayed her looks into one of the major modeling careers of the 1970s         
and 80s, including the first huge contract by a model with a cosmetics company.       
As an actress, Hutton made her film debut in the Paper Lion (1968), and she won       
interesting notices for her performances in James Toback's The Gambler (1974),         
opposite James Caan. She played the wealthy adventurous adulteress in the             
American Gigolo (1980). Important roles in major films were relatively few,           
however, and her acting career slowly diminished during the 1980s, with most of       
her appearances being in minor European features or American films that fizzled       
at the box office, such as Lassiter (1985), Once Bitten (1985), and Guilty as         
Charged (1992). Hutton's modeling career blossomed anew in the 1990s with a           
highly successful return, and then more acting offers following suit.                 
Considerable media coverage as she approached the age of 50 highlighted her           
still exceptional, unashamedly middle-aged beauty, her love of world travel and       
anthropology, and her mature, mellow attitude towards the trappings of fame.           
Huttons's travels took her often to Africa, where she enjoyed the beauty of that       
continent as well as its people.                                                       
1995 was a notable year for Hutton, since she was cast in the ensemble of the         
obscure CBS soap-opera Central Park West, playing the wealthy socialite Linda         
Fairchild; and also her late night talk show Lauren Hutton and ... also debuted.       
The talk show was short-lived, but Hutton continued to work steadily, appearing       
in film roles and in the occasional assignment as a hostess.                           
The actress, an avid motorcycle enthusiast, made headlines in October 2000, when       
at the age of 55 she was involved in a serious motorcycle accident, while on a         
100-mile ride near Las Vegas with motorbikers, and also fellow celebrities,           
including Dennis Hopper and Jeremy Irons, to celebrate a planned motorcycle           
exhibit at the Hermitage-Guggenheim museum. Irons reportedly had given Hutton a       
full-face helmet just minutes before she crashed. Losing control on a curve, she       
skidded about 100 feet and then went airborne, ultimately suffering multiple leg       
and arm fractures, broken ribs, a punctured lung, cuts, and bruises. Hutton           
subsequently traveled down a long road of physical rehabilitation. Hutton             
endured, and soon she became the spokeswoman for her own signature brand of           
cosmetics, Lauren Hutton's "Good Stuff", sold primarily via the Home Shopping         
Network in the USA as well as through numerous secondary distribution channels         
throughout Europe and South America. Her well known purist approach to life is         
also well known to be mirrored in her cosmetics company, in that the company           
reputation and mandate for using nothing but the best of ingredients is               
invariably attributed to her very karmic approach to life.                             
In October 2005, at the age of 61, Hutton agreed to pose nude for Big magazine.       
"I want them (women) not to be ashamed of who they are when they're in bed,"           
Hutton told ABC's Good Morning America.