Margaret Nolan was a glamour model and actress; she was briefly known as Vicky Kennedy in the early 1960s.
Her successful career came to an abrupt halt in 1959 when she became a born-again Christian and chose missionary work over lingerie, leather, whips and chains.
In her capacity as Miss America, Vanessa Williams was also culturally significant because she was the first African American woman to win this title.
The artists retracted their statements about the origin of their new Marianne, but the similarity is undeniable.
Maybe she represents the ideal woman of the time, a Goddess, or just maybe she was modeled after a real woman.
It is a display of innocence combined with sexiness and motherhood, and Agnès Sorel appears in it as the Queen of Heaven, sitting on her throne.