Moon In Capricorn, Serious Beauty. Tonnes Of Taurus Too…
Carmen Dell’Orefice is a legendary model.
She was spotted at 13, sat for Salvador Dali at 14, graced the cover of Vogue at 15 and today, in her eighth decade she fronts campaigns for luxury brands such as Rolex, and can still be seen walking the catwalk for designers Gaultier, Galliano and Mugler.
There’s no denying she’s a great beauty, so what’s her Star Sign Style?
☆ Virgo Rising ☆
Tall and striking, Carmen Dell’Orefice may be a Gemini but she has an undeniable Taurean quality.
This statuesque beauty has Venus conjunct Mercury and Chiron in the constellation of the Bull, and her Midheaven sits in the last degree of the sign.
Taurus women make fabulous models, not only because this is a Venusian ruled sign but because their look is striking, strong and earthy. See Supermodels with the Sun In Taurus here.
Serious Style – Capricorn Moon Conjunct Saturn
With the moon ruling all things maternal, and Saturn’s role as the serious firm hand, it’s interesting to learn of the role of mother and what it means in this stars life.
Dell’Orefice was an only child to her Italian immigrant father and Hungarian mother; they didn’t divorce, nor stay together.
It seems an austere upbringing: “I was a sad child” she says, “I was full of solitude and solemnity.” “Penniless and hungry for most of my youth”, “we were so poor that my mother would often leave me in a foster home until she could raise enough money to rent rooms for us.”
At the same time, her mother was highly ambitious, and Carmen initially modelled to help support her impoverished parents.
She has also been candid about her three abortions, stating she hasn’t regretted them at all – quite a stark (Saturn) feeling around motherhood (moon).
I love the following quote, which speaks of the virtuous approach of the Virgo rising, who is modest with a health-conscious focus:
“I moisturise my skin with anything that comes to hand, but nothing on the outside is going to make a blind bit of difference unless you take care of the inside. I drink water with lemon juice in the morning, and eat plenty of probiotic yoghurt.”
Carmen’s Birth Chart
Carmen Dell’Orefice, born 3rd June 1931, on New York