Album Cover Models Then and Now

By now, you’ve probably already read a story on the whereabouts of the ‘Nevermind’ baby, or the porn star gracing the cover of Blink-182’s ‘Enema of the State,’ but there are so many other “Where Are They Now?”-type mysteries left in the world of album sleeves.

From the naked siren cradling the Red Hot Chili Peppers on the front of their ‘Mother’s Milk’ record to the girl peering at you through the lens of a still camera on New Order’s ‘Get Ready’ album cover, has done some investigating to see who and where these models are up to today.

New Order, ‘Get Ready’ (2001) Model: Nicolette Krebitz

London Records

Today: Krebitz has appeared in more than 40 films and has also hosted television and radio programs. The 41-year-old Berlin native wrote and directed the 2001 movie ‘Jeans’ and 2007’s ‘Das Herz

ist ein dunkler Wald.’

Luca Teuchmann, Getty Images

Sonic Youth, ‘Murray Street’ (2002)
Model: Coco Hayley Gordon Moore

DGC Records

Today: The 19-year-old daughter of Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon
and Thurston Moore is the vocalist for Big Nil, a noisy punk outfit
currently on hiatus while its members attend college.

Sebastian Kim

The Smiths, ‘The Smiths’ (1984)
Model: Joe Dallesandro

Rough Trade

Today: The iconic cover of the first Smiths album is a still image of actor Joe Dallesandro from Andy Warhol’s 1968 film ‘Flesh.’ The Florida native was discovered by Warhol in the late ’60s and has

kept a low profile in both feature films and television dramas.

Sean Gallup, Getty Images

Devo, ‘Something for Everybody’ (2010)
Model: Natasha Romanova

Warner Bros.

Now: Born in the Ukraine, Romanova currently resides in NYC, where she works as a model, actress and television host. Look for Romanova in the upcoming Abel Ferrara (‘Bad Lieutenant,’ ‘Ms. 45′)

film ‘Welcome to New York.’

Cindy Ord, Getty Images

Roxy Music, ‘For Your Pleasure’ (1973)
Model: Amanda Lear

Island Records

Now: French model Lear was dating Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry when she posed

for the cover of ‘For Your Pleasure.’ Rumors that Lear was actually born male have followed the entertainer since the ’70s, but she’s still managed to carve out a career as a singer and television

personality throughout Europe for the past few decades.

Pascal le Segretain, Getty Images

The Knack, ‘My Sharona’ single (1979)
Model: Sharona Alperin

Capitol Records

Now: Helping to kick off the “skinny tie” pop movement, ‘My Sharona’ was inspired by Sharona Alperin, Knack singer/guitarist Doug Fieger’s teen girlfriend. Fieger and Alperin eventually broke up a few years after the song was released, and she’s now a hugely successful real estate

agent in Southern California.

Manic Street Preachers, ‘Postcards from a Young Man’ (2010)
Model: Tim Roth

Columbia Records

Now: The most recognizable face on our list, Roth is a veteran character actor with hits such as ‘Reservoir Dogs,’ ‘The Incredible Hulk’ and ‘Planet of the Apes’ is his filmography. The English actor was also

the lead in Fox’s crime drama series ‘Lie to Me’ from 2009-2011.

Vittorio Zunino Celetto, Getty Images

Belle and Sebastian, ‘The Life Pursuit’ (2006)
Model: Alexandra Klobouk

Matador Records

Now: Klobouk eventually worked with Belle and Sebastian leader Stuart Murdoch on his ‘God Help the Girl’ album project. These days,

the German is working as a graphic designer and illustrator.

God Help the Girl

Minutemen, Double Nickels on the Dime’ (1984)
Model: Mike Watt

SST Records

Now: Watt, the bassist in the Minutemen, was photographed in his Volkswagen Beetle on California’s famed Interstate 10 for the ‘Double Nickels on the Dime’ cover. The influential bassist is currently a member of the Stooges, and he recently reunited with his post-Minutemen

band, fIREHOSE, for a slew of tour dates and festival appearances.

Steven Lovekin, Getty Images

Red Hot Chili Peppers, ‘Mother’s Milk’ (1989)
Model: Dawn Alane


Now: Alane-Kelmenson (she got married since the RHCP shoot) has
found her calling as a sculptor based in the Los Angeles area.

Dawn Alane-Kelmenson

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