Lee Miller. a ravishing American Beauty, was born in Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1907 and went to Paris in 1929 after a short but successful career as a Vogue cover girl. She arrived at the studio of Man Ray with an introduction from Edward Steichen, and bacame his protege, collaborator and lover for three years. After this period she set up her own photography studio.
Back in New York she opened a studio where she accepted photographic assignments from Vogue and generally worked in fashion as a model and photographer. Miller married and moved to Egypt, where she photographed extensively. During World War II she became a war correspondant. At war's end she went to Eastern Europe where she photographed until she was arrested by Russian soldiers in Hungary. She returned to London and Married Roland Penrose. Lee Miller dided in 1977.