Countess Vera von Lehndorff-Steinort, also known as Veruschka was an actress, model, and artist, who was very popular during the 1960s. It was while in Florence, she was discovered by photographer Ugo Mulas and became a full-time model.
Veruschka reigned supreme as the girl with the most covers, she appeared on the cover of Life magazine’s August 1967 issue and on the cover of all four major Vogue magazines’ American, Italian, French and British versions (multiple times) throughout the 1960s. She worked with Salvador Dalí and photographer Peter Beard. At her peak, she was making as much as $10,000 a day.