Going topless created career

Good looker Kate Moss

Good looker Kate Moss

First published in News

BEING forced to go topless on a Sussex beach turned Kate Moss into a supermodel, a new book has revealed.

The star has told how she was reluctant to pose topless on Camber Sands on a freezing day in 1990 for the pictures which went on to make her a household name.

Moss described the iconic shoot that put her in Face magazine.

She said: “They were like, ‘If you don’t do it, we’re not going to book you again.’ So I’d lock myself in the toilet and cry and then come out and do it.

“That picture of me running down the beach made the hairdresser – the only man on the shoot – turn his back.

“I see a 16-year-old now and to ask her to take her clothes off would feel really weird.”

Maureen Callahan’s book Champagne Supernovas tells the story of 1990s fashion and a trio of the big names from the period.

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11:11am Thu 4 Sep 14

s&k says...

I think being stunningly beautiful and photogenic probably helped too.
I think being stunningly beautiful and photogenic probably helped too. s&k
  • Score: -5

12:00pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Man of steel says...

So who "forced" her, did they hold her down and rip her clothes off? Or did they just offer her money, and she saw that it would be easier than working for a living?
So who "forced" her, did they hold her down and rip her clothes off? Or did they just offer her money, and she saw that it would be easier than working for a living? Man of steel
  • Score: 25

1:20pm Thu 4 Sep 14

theargusissoinformative says...

They'd probably expect her to do quite a bit more than just take her clothes off nowadays
They'd probably expect her to do quite a bit more than just take her clothes off nowadays theargusissoinformative
  • Score: -10

1:38pm Thu 4 Sep 14

NickBrt says...

Its not like she has anything to gawp at , just a couple of fried eggs.
Its not like she has anything to gawp at , just a couple of fried eggs. NickBrt
  • Score: 12

1:49pm Thu 4 Sep 14

theargusissoinformative says...

NickBrt wrote:
Its not like she has anything to gawp at , just a couple of fried eggs.
I like fried eggs.
[quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: Its not like she has anything to gawp at , just a couple of fried eggs.[/p][/quote]I like fried eggs. theargusissoinformative
  • Score: -1

3:21pm Thu 4 Sep 14

footsolider says...

Stick a bag over her head then she could pass as being male as she hasn't no breasts what so ever and she is minging.
Stick a bag over her head then she could pass as being male as she hasn't no breasts what so ever and she is minging. footsolider
  • Score: 2

3:59pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Handy-ish Andy says...

" Relunctantly, I removed my top and told the photographer that I was ready. He told me to take my top off."
" Relunctantly, I removed my top and told the photographer that I was ready. He told me to take my top off." Handy-ish Andy
  • Score: -3

7:22pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Nikski says...

footsolider wrote:
Stick a bag over her head then she could pass as being male as she hasn't no breasts what so ever and she is minging.
Did you mean to be foot 'solider' or should it have been foot soldier?
Rather unpleasant comments either way...
[quote][p][bold]footsolider[/bold] wrote: Stick a bag over her head then she could pass as being male as she hasn't no breasts what so ever and she is minging.[/p][/quote]Did you mean to be foot 'solider' or should it have been foot soldier? Rather unpleasant comments either way... Nikski
  • Score: 0
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