The woman had wide popularity.
The name of this Scandinavian beauty may seem unfamiliar to you, but certainly in terms of this graceful lady you will surely find her daughter — Uma Thurman. Nena von Schlebrugge was a very famous model in the 60s, and her pretty face appeared in magazines such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, reports the Chronicle.info with reference on the BigPicture.
In 1941 in Mexico city in the family of Swede Birgit Holmqvist and German aristocrat Colonel Baron Friedrich Karl von Schlebrugge a daughter, Brigitte, Carolyn.
Mom daughter inherited an extraordinary appearance, from his father, aristocratic charm.
Mother Neny, Birgit Holmqvist, in his youth posed Nude for renowned sculptor Axel Ebbe statue to “Embrace” depicting the naked diva. This reverent statue 1930 and in our days meets ships in the port of the small Cape at the southernmost point of the Scandinavian Peninsula.
In 1955, renowned photographer Norman Parkinson, who worked at Vogue and went on business to Stockholm. There he saw the 14-year-old Nena. This meeting was the beginning of a modeling career of a young beauty. Just two years later, Nena moved to London, where he engaged in work in the world of high fashion.
In his new role, the girl was expecting a runaway success, the young Swede immediately offered a contract with Ford modeling Agency, who was in new York.
Nena gladly accepted the offer and went to another continent. There she was waiting for cooperation with magazines such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, she was shot by the best photographers of the time — Richard Avedon, William Klein, Bert stern and the already mentioned Norman Parkinson.
Photographers have cultivated her gentility, sophistication, charm, and trusted her to pose in the most ridiculous outfits and Palace interiors where the Nen looked organically and naturally as a true aristocrat by birth.
The subtle beauty of Neny has inspired many photographers and artists. Rumor has it that she became a Muse for the great Salvador Dali, who in 1963 introduced the already known by the time the beauty with a psychiatrist Timothy Leary, famous for his works in the field of action of psychedelics on the nervous system.
Just a year later, Timothy and Nena were married in the billionaire’s mansion of William Hitchcock at Millbrook. This rather unusual wedding ceremony was captured on film by documentary filmmaker donn Pennebaker.
Marriage with Timothy Leary only lasted a year, in 1965 Nena filed for divorce. Two years later, she married an even more extravagant man — Robert Thurman. Husband Neny became the first American to be tonsured Buddhist monks personally by the Dalai Lama.
It was a marriage, sanctified by someone up there, merged the two harmonious souls, who to this day live in peace and harmony and carry the divine light of goodness to people. Soon the couple first child was born Ganden.
Everything from Robert Thurman have Created four children, among them the famous actress Uma Thurman, which is very similar to his mother.
Uma was born in 1970. Her name means “giver of bliss”. Then Nena has decided to finish career of the model and to give himself to the family. Furthermore, it is so imbued with the ideas of her husband, which is also interested in active popularization of Buddhism in the United States and even became a licensed psychologist.
Today Nena is the Executive Director of the center for Tibetan medicine Menla Mountain Retreat and are proud of their talented and successful children with unique names related to the ancient Buddhist philosophy, Ganden, Uma, Decena, Myparam. And yet it remains all the same a noble woman-beautiful and just a happy woman.