View Sweet Savage Flame’s list of beautiful female romance cover models from the mid-1980s to the early 2000s.
Female Romance Cover Models
These female romance cover models deserve appreciation! You may know some already, as many of these ladies were successful in other fields.
The pages are still under construction, but you can view their images, a list of covers, and links to other articles on this site. We are creating full web pages dedicated to these stunning female models that will be more complete with photos, book covers, and biographies.
Carole Gustafson posed for Elaine Gignilliat’s Wings of the Falcon by Barbara Michaels and all of the Catherine series by Juliette Benzoni, huge best sellers in France.
She was the heroine of Moon Witch by Felicia Andrews and the angelic blonde in Mistress of Martinique by Helene Thornton. She was also the redhead in Lady of Fire by Valerie Vayle.
A delicate beauty and one of my very special models. She was graceful and adaptable. In this costume, she played the heroine in Jean Plaidy’s Prince of Darkness. She posed for the Wild Winds of Love by Veronica Jason, Drury Lane Darling by Joan Smith, Hearts of Fire by Christina Savage, The Best Way to Lose by Janet Dailey, and the sexy Captive Heart by Barbara Keller. She was wearing a huge diamond engagement ring but said she hadn’t decided whether or not she’d marry him, but he said she could keep the ring either way because she deserved it. I asked her just what she’d done to “deserve” it, and she replied, “I’ll tell you if you promise not to tell my Daddy.” A real Texas charmer.- Elaine Gignilliat Romancebookcoverart.com/models_index.htm
Model Barbara Langlois
Barabra Langlois was and is a big name in modeling, even if she’s not a household name among anyone outside the profession.
She has modeled for several clients, such as Anthony Martin sunglasses, as seen below in an ad from the 1970s.
Rob French and Alicia Mann thought the dress was so beautiful for the cover of Centennial at Jalna that I decided to do a portrait of the bridal couple in a different setting. I put them in Callaway Gardens, a marvelous place open to the public here in Georgia. It’s a glorious sight in springtime when the thousands of azaleas, rhododendrons, and dogwood are all in full bloom. – Elaine Gignilliat
A gorgeous Alabama real strawberry blonde. Her facial features are very fine, and her hair so glorious that she posed for National hair ads – Clairol, as I remember. She posed for many of my covers, including Passion’s Rebel by Kay Cameron, Thunder in the Wind by June Lund Shiplett, Tides of Destiny, The Redeemers by Clayton Mathews, Passionate Exile by Helene Osborne with Alain Jarry as the hero, and Exclusively Yours by Joanna Scott – Elaine Gignilliat
After a book cover shooting, I asked Roni to pose just as herself. She is a beautiful and very nice Greek girl, as beautiful as Ava Gardner, but strangely unaware of it. She even said she didn’t have a boyfriend. Unbelievable! I’m sure by now, she’s found a very nice one. She deserves it.
P.J. Sheaffer – a perfect model. While some models just look stiff, she always posed beautifully. She was the gorgeous blonde on Iron Lace by Lorena Dureau, the barely clothed heroine of Desert Hostage by Diane Dunaway, and posed for Under the Wild Moon by Diane Carey. She was the heroine of A Rebel’s Love and To Love and to Conquer, both by Joyce Verette, The Devil’s Embrace by Catherine Coulter and Golden Promises by Peggy Hanchar. She was always pleasant and easy to work with.
Stacy E. Walker
UNFORGETTABLE – Madeline Baker
More Models to Come
Leslie Metcalf/Burbank (and Leland Burbank)
Andi ?(Nicolosi ?)
Sazzy Lee Varga Cahoun: Official Website
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Maria Di Angelis