For decades, Martha Stewart has proven to us that she is unstoppable when it comes to all things cooking, entertaining, and decorating.
But did you know that Stewart wasn't always the domestic goddess she is today?
Prior to starting the catering business that inspired her to launch Martha Stewart Inc., the multi-million dollar empire that currently includes books, a home decor line, a newspaper column, as well as a radio and television show, Stewart worked as a stockbroker for the boutique firm of Monness, Williams, and Sidel.
But it was what she did before her time on Wall Street that surprised many of her fans. As it turns out she had her first taste of the celebrity life when she was just 15 years old. The New Jersey native signed a modelling contract with a New York agency, and went on to appear in fashion shows, print and television advertisements for major brands during the late 50s and early 60s.
A few years ago, Stewart opened up about her time working as a model in the PBS documentary, Makers, but now more photos of a fresh-faced college-aged Stewart have resurfaced online.
In the documentary, Stewart explained that she was so successful that she was paid top dollar for her work. She needed the extra income to supplement her scholarship while she attended Barnard College.
“I got enough modeling jobs at $50/hour — which was a lot of money at that time,” Stewart said.
She booked campaigns for some big brands, including the iconic Chanel and Unilever. The media mogul left the fashion world behind after graduating college and getting married, but there are plenty of photos to remind us of how mind-blowingly photogenic she was.
Take a look at some of the photos below:
What do you think of Stewart's modelling photos?