Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

NatassJa Kinksi and The Serpent - 1981

Photo: © Richard Avedon

Famous 1981 Vogue photo, actress Natassja Kinski and The Serpent. There isn’t a great hairstyle here but John Sahag had this photo in his portfolio because it was very famous, and still is. It also became a top selling poster. The only accessory, apart from the python wound around her body, was an ivory bracelet, according to Vogue’s Polly Mellen. I think Natassia was very brave, the idea, Avedon’s, and everything about this photo, fantastic, iconic.  For more John Sahag editorials, click here: 

Hair: John Sahag … Editor: Polly Mellen for Vogue … Photo: © Richard Avedon


  1. Dec 9, 2014

    WOW!!!! It’s amazing shot & I love it so much..

    • Dec 9, 2014

      Wow, you are right, Nirmala. Thanks for posting.

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