Today is the birthday of Lee Miller, the Vogue covermodel turned intern & Muse to peeps such as Man Ray & Jean Cocteau to surrealist photographer and then genius photojournalist. Her early life was horrid. She was raped by a family friend and contracted a vile venereal disease: “I looked like an angel but I was a fiend inside.” She was one of the first photographers to document the horrors of the concentration camps & reveal them to the outside world.
This famous pic is of her in Hitler’s bathtub, after just such a harrowing journey.
The Carolyn Burke bio is brill & the book by her son, Anthony Penrose is sooo moving. He says he did not understand the totality of her until after her not-so-easy demise. Heaps of her pics are at the Lee Miller virtual archive.
Her astro is here;
Libra Rising – the beauty & the free lover, classic.
Mars-Uranus the iconoclast in Capricorn and a Grand Trine with the Sun in Taurus & Moon in Virgo.
Venus-Saturn in Pisces in the 6th (health) square Pluto in Gemini…that awful childhood health/rape curse.
Mercury in Aries right on her Dsc so a big-mouth urge to rant off & tell her truth powerfully opposing the Libra Rising looks & desire for harmony.
Jupiter conjunct Neptune (just like is gonna happen soon in late May!) in the sign of Kataka (Cancer) on the Midheaven aka career point so a true visionary & destined to influence/alter our collective culture and the Anima Mundi…aka World Soul.