Natassja Kinksi and The Serpent – 1981

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