This is a blog dedicated to beautiful model Renee Toft Simonsen. She was very famous in the 80s, was dating our idol John Taylor (bassist of the 80s famous group Duran Duran) to whom she was engaged, (1985-1989) but she went to another country to live with her sister. That was leading to quiting her model career and leaving John Taylor in 89'. Now, she has a big family and lives a happy life with them.
Renée Toft Simonsen (born 12 May 1965) is a former model from Denmark, who currently works as a writer. Renee was one of the most successful models in the world during the 1980s. From year 1985 to year 1989 she dated bass player John Taylor of the band Duran Duran to whom she WAS engaged.
In 1981 she caught the attention of fashion editor Birte Strandgaard, who convinced photographer Leif Nygaard to take some photos. Simonsen subsequently participated in the Ekstra Bladet Contest and won 2nd place. In July 1981 she appeared on the cover of the Danish magazine Fotokino.
From 1983 on she became one of the quickest rising stars of the international modeling world, being featured on the covers of numerous international fashion magazines. She was the cover girl for the German Vogue in March, April and September.
In 1983 she was featured on the cover of Roxy Music's Atlantic Years album.
From 1985-1989 she dated bassplayer John Taylor of the British band Duran Duran to whom she was engaged.
In 1988 she decided to take a break from fashion. After breaking up with Taylor in 1989, she lived for 3 months in a kibbutz in Israel with her sister Heidi. Despite an offer to audition for the role of a Bond Girl in one the upcoming James Bond films, the following year Simonsen ended her modeling career.
Vogue Germany December 1985 “Gold Fieber” Model: Renée Simonsen ph: Irving Penn