Elizabeth Lee Miller is a was an American Photographer. Unfortunately, she still is not alive anymore, she died back in July 21, 1977, she died due to cancer at the age of 70. She was cremated and her ashes were spread through her herb garden. But before she died, at a young age, her and her brother was introduced to photography. She was his father’s modeled. But she usually modeled nude, which she was embarrassed after getting gonorrhea after being raped by a family friend. But, that didn’t stop her from being a very famous fashion model and photographer.  At age 19 she nearly stepped in front of a car on a Manhattan street but was prevented by Condé Nast, the publisher of Vogue. This incident helped launch her modeling career; she appeared in an illustration by George Lepape on the cover of the Vogue edition of March 15, 1927. After that, she become one of the most successful models in New York City, in the 1920’s. But after that, she moved to paris, where she became a fashion and fine art photographer. She wasn’t really noticed from her work, it was after she died she became noticed. She mostly photographed pictures from World War II. But, she was famous for her picture in Hitler’s bathtub.  Apparently, it had a lot more meaning than just the fact that she was in Hitler’s bathtub.

She was published in many places like, Vogue, Glim Glory, etc. It didn’t say, or I didn’t find, what type of education that she had.  She’s been to many places like, New York, Paris, Manhattan, London, and Munich. But, I hope more people don’t just know her as “The Girl in Hitler’s Bathtub,” but as a women who’d like to take risks for her career. A women, who went through a lot and was able to face her obstacles. This was Elizabeth Lee Miller.

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