Neith Hunter

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Neith Hunter
Born Neith Andrina Hunter
(1960-12-03) December 3, 1960 (age 57)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, model
Years active 1986-1999
Spouse(s) Warren Fahy (m. 2009)
Children 1

Neith Andrina Hunter (born December 3, 1960)[1] is an American model and actress. She began her modeling career in the 1980s in her home town of San Francisco, California, where she was discovered as a teen by John Casablancas, she was the first graduate of his exclusive model training center. French couturier Hubert de Givenchy offered her an exclusive contract to work for his House of Givenchy in Paris.

She would later appear in several films, including Fright Night II (1988) and Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation (1990).[2]

Career[edit]

Hunter became an international model on runways and in print appearing regularly in publications such as Vogue Italia and Victoria's Secret catalogs. Neith worked with photographers Gian Paolo Barbieri, Albert Watson, Sheila Metzner, Arthur Elgort, Guy Bourdin, Helmut Newton, Mario Testino, Irving Penn, Antonio Guccioni, Matthew Rolston and Steven Meisel. Returning to the states, Neith modeled in New York City for American Vogue and became the signature model for avant-garde designer and fashion journalist, Diane Pernet, and worked extensively with photographer Herb Ritts.[3]

She studied acting with Daniel Mann in the mid-1980s, and relocated to Los Angeles. Working with Ritts, Hunter collaborated on the iconic image, Neith with Tumbleweed, for his book, Pictures, as well as, Neith with Shadows and images for Ritts' book, Men / Women. Neith also appeared in books by photographers Matthew Rolston and Gian Paolo Barbieri for Vogue Italia.[4]

Helmut Newton introduced Neith to master sculptor, Robert Graham. Neith became Graham's muse and the two were a couple, during which time Graham sculpted, sketched and photographed Neith for such installations as the Duke Ellington memorial in Central Park and Study for Column 1, in the Rolfe Courtyard, at UCLA.

Hunter would later appear in films and television as an actress making her film debut in Born in East L.A. (1987).[5] Other films includeLess Than Zero (1987), Fright Night Part II (1988) and Brian Yuzna's Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation (1990).[6]

Personal life[edit]

Hunter attended the California Institute of the Arts and graduated with a BFA degree in studio art in 2002. She has one child with songwriter Andrew Scandal and was married to author Warren Fahy in 2009.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1987 Born in East L.A. Marcie
1987 Near Dark Lady in Car
1987 Less Than Zero Alana
1988 Fright Night II Young Admirer
1990 Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation Kim Levitt
1991 Inside Out Angela Segment "The Diaries"
1991 Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker Kim Levitt
1995 Carnosaur 2 Joanne Galloway
1995 Gentlemen's Bet Lauren Bernard
1996 Red Shoe Diaries 6: How I Met My Husband Alice
1999 Liar's Poker Brooke

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1986 Sledge Hammer! Doll 1 Episode
1987 Miami Vice Trace 1 Episode
1988 Nightingales Julie Television film
1990 - 1991 One Life to Live Laura Jean Ellis
1992 - 1996 Red Shoe Diaries Daughter / Alice 2 Episodes
1994 Jonathan Stone: Threat of Innocence Nora Walsh Television film
1994 - 1995 Silk Stalkings Elise / Gayla Everett 3 Episodes
1995 In the Name of Love: A Texas Tragedy Elaine Phelps Television film

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Neith A Hunter". California Birth Index. Retrieved December 11, 2016. 
  2. ^ Skin 2009, p. 126.
  3. ^ Martineau 2012, p. 206.
  4. ^ "Neith Hunter, Vogue Italia, 1983: Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta, 308 gr., Edition: 2/15". Ocula. Retrieved January 11, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Neith Hunter". British Film Institute (BFI). Retrieved December 28, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Neith Hunter". TV Guide. Retrieved January 12, 2017. 

Sources[edit]

  • Martineau, Paul (2012). Herb Ritts: L.A. Style. J. Paul Getty Museum. ISBN 978-1-606-06100-8. 
  • Mr. Skin (2009). Mr. Skin's Skincyclopedia: The A-to-Z Guide to Finding Your Favorite Actresses Naked. St. Martin's Griffin. ISBN 978-0-312-58402-3. 

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