She went by a variety of aliases: the American Venus, Miss Manhattan, the “most perfect model” and, by her friends and loved ones, Audrey Munson. In the 1910s, Munson worked as a model for a plethora of artists and was the first woman to go nude in a non-pornographic film. The supermodel's perfectly proportioned face and body inspired numerous works and sculptures that still stand in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx today. She has posed for more public works than anyone and, while New Yorkers may not know it, they see her everywhere they go.
In 1919, her fame collapsed when she became involved in a murder case that ultimately ruined her career and destroyed her sanity.
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