Ann Turkel Biography
While playing with her high school rock band, Ann Turkel was discovered by an editor at Vogue Magazine, and invited her to do a modeling stint for the said fashion publication. She stands six feet tall, and with the astonishing looks, and after a week from her acquaintance with the editor, Ann Turkel did her first photo shoot and became part of Vogue magazines list of cover girls. Eventually, Ann Turkel became one of the top models in the United States and graced covers not just of Vogue but as well as those of Bazaar, and Cosmopolitan, to name a few. At eighteen, she became known internationally as she became the face of cosmetic tycoons such as Max Factor, Chanel, Revlon, and the Touch of Class line of Faberge.
From modeling, Ann Turkel turned into another field, acting. She starred in Jack Frankenheimers 88 & 44/100% Dead opposite Richard Harris. She was nominated a Golden Globe for her performance in the said movie. Her acting career was swooned with other films such as Cassandra Crossing, Golden Rendezvous, Portrait of a Hitman, Humanoids from the Deep, as well as the award-winning series Samson and Delilah. Ann Turkel also married Richard Harris during this time.
Ann Turkel divorced her husband in 1982. From then on she put more focus on television work, as she continued to star on the TV movie Chance of a Lifetime with Leslie Nielsen, The Hunger, and series pilots such as Modesty Blaise and Hollywood Beat. She also appeared on feature films including Ready to Wear by Robert Altman, The Fear, and Touch Me. Ann Turkel also relived her musical aspirations as well as attended on the physical aspects of acting, such as swordwork, which she exhibited in her guest appearance in Highlander: The Series.
In addition to onscreen work, Ann Turkel is also an established photographer as well as a businesswoman, when she launched a workout company and promoted the popular product unsuited, which made history by being the largest selling item in a single day in the garments industry. Ann Turkel is currently busy in creating an online shopping mall called Hollywood21.com.