Richard Avedon and Doe Avedon
Richard and Doe Avedon’s relationship did not follow the standard model-as-muse-then-lover formula. Soon after the couple’s 1944 marriage, Doe subsequently became an actress and model. The couple’s relationship was loosely portrayed in Funny Face, in which photographer Dick Avery (Dick Avedon) meets Joe Stockton (Doe Avedon) and turns the bookish beatnik into a supermodel. However, the onscreen fairy tale ending in Funny Face was not reflected in the real-life romance. In 1949, Doe divorced her husband to marry actor Dan Mathews.