One of my favorite people EVER, Cornelia Guest aka The Deb of the Decade aka the Paris Hilton of the ’80s, the daughter of the LEGENDARY style icon C.Z. Guest and national polo champion Winston Frederick Churchill Guest, yes THAT Cornelia Guest – is PETA’s newest pinup girl. FABULOUS! Says Dan Mathews, senior vice president of campaigns for PETA: “Cornelia epitomizes elegance, privilege and sophistication. She represents a part of society that used to embrace fur. She is a great example of someone who has lived and learned.” In the ad, the 47-year-old Corny rocks a gorgeous Godiva wig and not much else, which is simply fabulous, God bless her! Although I’m probably the ONLY PERSON IN EXISTENCE who remembers that she once had a billboard on Sunset Boulevard for Aussie shampoo, featuring her with similarly cascading locks. I wonder if it was the same wig. This was during her late ’80s “Gone Hollywood” phase when she was dating Sylvester Stallone. Anybody? Anybody? Anyway, MY GOD she was fabulous. I loved her despite the fact that she was never very nice to me. In fact, whenever we were introduced she’d always sniff and say “Hullo Jane” and walk away. Jane. HA! Lately, Cornelia has been working on several animal-friendly business pursuits, including a vegan handbag collection, a signature cookie label that helps benefit the Humane Society and a catering company that relies heavily on organically grown products. In honor of THIS ICONIC CREATURE, I hope you’ll indulge me as I present you with a calvacade of Corny through the years.
Pictured: Corny with Andy, Dianne Brill, looking like Phyllis Diller with her mother, and with Boy George. There’s more pictures AFTER THE JUMP, including: Cornelia with Sylvester Stallone, Mick Jagger, Beverly Johnson, Billy Dee Williams and Grace Jones, and from a recent spread in Harper’s Bazaar.