Daphne is a classic model and she has been with Models 1 Agency since being rediscovered at 70 years old in 1999

You can see Daphne’s Z card by clicking or tapping the link here

To book Daphne for modelling, personal appearances, interviews, documentaries, filming, use of images, editorial, events or to ask her a question or two please contact:-

Chantal or Uwe at Models 1

Tel: 02070254970

Models 1

12 Macklin Street

Covent Garden



For information regarding the publishing rights for Daphne’s Book The Way We Wore: A Life in Clothes please contact: or

Gordon Wise

Leading World Literary & Talent Agent Curtis Brown

For questions regarding the Daphne Selfe Academy and Confidence Course please go to the Academy Page or Confidence Course Page or email: or

For anything else email:

A BRIEF HISTORY of Models 1 

Models 1 was founded in 1968 with just three models on its books (no Classic Model Section then!) Now, in its 49th year, the Company has grown to become the largest and most successful agency in Europe and among the top and most respected agencies in the world.

Models 1 is wholly owned by its management in the UK.


The company developed its reputation by discovering and helping to build the careers of girls and boys who have achieved enormous success and international fame. Among the many models represented are the likes of Yasmin and Amber Le Bon, Olivia Palermo, Sophie Dahl, Erin O’Conner, George Barnett, Billy Huxley, Sam Way, Tom Warren, Johannes Huebl, Francisco Lachowski , Jarrod Scott, Linda Evangelista, Twiggy, Alesha Dixon, and Hollie-May Saker.


Models 1 has an unimpeachable and responsible attitude to its models. The Company is determined to nurture and develop their long term careers whilst ensuring they do not run before they can walk. Models 1 treats all models as individuals and puts their care, safety and happiness above all else. A model’s welfare is in the absolute interests of Models 1. Models 1 is committed to, and develops, long term relationships with models and clients alike.


Models 1 will maintain its outstanding commitment to professionalism in every aspect of its business and in the discovery, development and welfare of the best models in the world.

A Brief History of Curtis Brown

Curtis Brown, founded by Albert Curtis Brown in 1899, is one of the world’s leading literary and talent agencies.

We represent authors, playwrights, film and television writers and directors, theatre directors and designers, television and radio presenters and actors.

We are not only a literary and talent agency. Innovative subsidiary companies have been formed, which include:

Cuba Pictures was founded in 2008 by Nick Marston and is the film and television production arm of the agency. In April 2016, BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, extended their relationship with Curtis Brown and Cuba Pictures by taking 10% shareholding in Original Talent Ltd, a new parent company, created to house Curtis Brown, Cuba Pictures, Conville & Walsh and Curtis Brown Creative.

Curtis Brown Creative was formed in 2011 and is chaired by Jonny Geller and managed and curated by Anna Davis. In a very short time, it has expanded to deliver 3 and 6 month courses as well as online courses and summer schools. In just 5 years, over 20 graduates have gone on to secure major publishing deals.

In 2008, we joined forces in a co-agency venture with one of the biggest agencies in US, ICM, to represent their authors worldwide excluding America.

In March 2013 Curtis Brown completed full ownership of literary agency Conville and Walsh.

The company is led by joint CEOs Jonny Geller and Ben Hall under the chairmanship of Jonathan Lloyd. Nick Marston (Chairman, Media) Sarah Spear (Managing Director, Talent) and Jacquie Drewe (Chair, Presenters) comprise the main board. Over 100 members of staff operate from our offices on Haymarket in central London.

The Original Talent Ltd board consists of CEOs Jonny Geller and Ben Hall, alongside Nick Marston, Sarah Spear and Finance Director Simon Flamank.