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Elite agency founder later denounced catwalk models as ‘spoilt pains’

Film: Fan facts - Cindy Crawford and Mel Gibson, health role models

A survey by 'Top Sante' health magazine revealed that women choose Cindy Crawford and Mel Gibson as role models. But why?.

Lederhosen return and all Bavarians simply must have a pair

"When I started going down to the villages looking for this stuff, the locals thought I was cuckoo. Now they come to me to buy some of it back," says Herbert Lipah. The "stuff" gathered in his shop in a Munich cul-de-sac is Bavarian history with knobs on; a "technological feat"; science, art and culture rolled into one. "Once you try them on, your life will never be the same again," he enthuses.

Music awards take a low key

Jamiroquai and The Spice Girls were spearheading a strong British presence at this year's MTV Video Music Awards in New York last night. But the star-studded occasion was set to be overshadowed by the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. Elton John, one of the ceremony's presenters, is flying straight back to London in time for the Princess's funeral on Saturday morning.

why are they famous?; jennifer flavin

Main Claim: Rambo. Jennifer, as of last week Mrs Rambo, has played the eternal sidekick for nine years. Patient and panting, wide-eyed and faithful, she stood by that gloomy-eyed slab of beef Mr Sylvester Stallone while he was otherwise occupied with a round of activities including romances with models who weren't Jennifer, a public engagement, and a suspected siring. Throughout that time, Jennifer has calmly shared her thoughts with the press and kept up her appearances in Hello!

A model comeback - after 28 years and 10 children

It is hard to imagine a middle-aged Naomi Campbell returning to the catwalk after bringing up a large family. However a 45-year-old Worcester woman has done exactly that, winning a major modelling contract after having 10 children.

On Monday she was a marketing manager from Swindon. Yesterday she had become Britain's newest tabloid icon

A 22-year-old marketing manager returned home to Wiltshire last night having been herself marketed in the most direct manner imaginable by two of the nation's raciest rival newspapers.

Who is the fairest of them all?

Which celebrity has the most shrines on the Web? Using the Lycos, Yahoo and Altavista search engines, The Independent compiled this Top 10 ranking from a list of 50 mega-league media stars. The shrine addresses listed below are just examples, not necessarily the biggest or busiest ones

Read it here: the thriller you won't want to pick up

Exclusive to the Independent on Sunday, we give you the following exciting extract from Matthew Cretin's new techno-thriller, Zimmer frame. Buy the paper next week to see if there's more.

The Knack: How to look 10lb lighter

You need a big belt, a bright waistcoat and a G-string to look slimline, says Liz Earle

How the family pecking order affects you

The first-born child will be 'grown up'; the second will seek attention . Studies show your family place affects behaviour throughout life. By Elizabeth Udall

Peter York on ads No 146 Superdrug: How to sell drugs to teenagers

THE life and times of a family bathroom is an engaging subject; happy teenage girls in pine-and-poster- decorated bedrooms is another. They both feature in the new Superdrug campaign, which reproduces, with considerable success, the look of BBC2's Video Nation shorts in the service of a discount-toiletries multiple.

TELEVISION A Very Important Pennis (BBC2) The long-term appeal of the BBC's celebrity stalker may not be as big as some of his victims' egos. By Jasper Rees

In A Very Important Pennis, the carrot-topped geek who accosts celebs with scaldingly rude questions was released on Hollywood. And Hollywood, where celebrity is next to godliness, hadn't a clue what to make of him. Time after time, the stars would be seduced, like moths to the flame, into the alluring glare of the camera light, only to get their wings singed to a crisp.

Smile a perfect smile, but don't laugh ... we have officially lost our dentures

Even in the trendy Sixties, dentures - and jokes about them - were still commonplace. Not any more, reports Tim Minogue

live kd lang Apollo, Manchester

It was, according to kd lang, not so much a concert as a convention. The queue for the ladies, stretching from the foyer halfway into the centre of Manchester, was an early clue. Noddy Holder, there to feel the noise, presumably, was in a tiny minority in the audience; he was male and straight. This was a night for girls, to quote Damon Albarn, who like girls.

Arts: Barbie see, Barbie do

First those Wonderbra ads, now sexual fantasy: yet Ellen von Unwerth is a model photographer. By Jane Richards
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