Supermodel Carolyn Murphy flaunts her ageless beauty and flawless figure in a sexy lingerie-inspired shoot as she reveals that she has been ‘cast as every blonde icon’ over the course of her illustrious career.
The 41-year-old donned a mod black and white Prada dress while posing in a swimming pool for the cover of the May issue of Town & Country, which was shot by controversial photographer Terry Richardson.
‘I’ve been cast as every blonde icon, you name it: Grace Kelly, Romy Schneider, Carolyn told the magazine. ‘But what’s interesting to me now is what lies behind the façade of the photo—this idea of being American, and what that means, how that defines you.’
Stripping down: Carolyn Murphy shows off her flawless figure in her new shoot for Town & Country magazine
Pumped up: The 41-year-old is pictured in a strapless Chanel swimsuit as she poses in a weight room
In one of the image from the shoot, Carolyn is posed in a weight room as she models a strapless black swimsuit by Chanel and a pair of dangerously high Christian Louboutin stilettos featuring a T-strap.
The model’s natural-looking make-up highlights her classic beauty while her shoulder length golden blonde hair is tossed to the side.
Another photo sees her in wearing an Etro bra top and briefs as she stands in front of white bed. Unlike the previous picture, her hair is wet and falling in natural curls down her back.
Despite being in her early 40s, Carolyn can easily pass for a woman half her age.
Fresh-faced: Carolyn wore a Prada dress as she posed in a swimming pool for the cover of the May issue of the magazine
However, after nearly three decades of being cast as the elegant or sexy blonde, the Sports Illustrated star said she sees the American woman as more than just her looks.
‘So often the American woman has been typified by a standard of outward beauty: blond hair, blue eyes, healthy build,’ she explained. ‘I see the evolution of the real American woman as being more about her spirit.
‘She can roll up her sleeves and get dirty. She can do it all—she is classy and she is casual. Neither holds more importance than the other, and the beauty is in her effortlessness.’
Now and then: Carolyn is pictured on the runway at the Vionnet show during Paris Fashion Week in 2013 (left) and at the Todd Oldham show in New York in 1997 (right)
Bikini babe: Carolyn shared this Instagram snapshot of herself enjoying some ‘vacation meditation’ last week
Carolyn was spotted by a modeling scout at the tender age of 15 and headed to Paris before spending her spring with Ford Models founder Eileen Ford during her senior year of high school.
By 1998 the rising runway star was named VH1/Vogue’s Model of the Year, and nearly 20 years later her career is still thriving, scoring campaigns with both Oscar de la Renta and UGG in 2015.
In addition to her work as a model, Carolyn is raising Dylan, her 15-year-old daughter with her ex-husband Jake Schroeder.
While it may be difficult to grow up having a supermodel mother, Carolyn told Harper’z Bazaar last year that she stresses to Dylan that ‘a lot of what you see in the magazines isn’t real’.
Blonde beauties; The mom and her 15-year-old daughter Dylan Blue are pictured at a private dinner in London in 2015. Dylan is Carolyn’s only child with her ex-husband Jake Schroeder
Day date: Carolyn and her boyfriend Lincoln Pilcher are picture walking around New York City in 2014
‘If there’s a zit, a bag, a little extra thigh, they’ll be like, “Don’t worry, we’ll take care of that,'” she said.
Although she knows there is no such thing as perfect, Carolyn does follow an extensive beauty regimen that includes ‘alkaline water, eight to 10 hours of sleep, biodynamic vegetables, frequent sauna sessions, Estée Lauder Youth-Dew, power crystals; and Transcendental Meditation’, which was taught to her by her boyfriend Lincoln Pilcher’s childhood friend.
Carolyn has also worked with an energy healer for more than 20 years, noting: ‘She’s one of my secrets to staying sane.’
‘I don’t want to get all hoodoo guru about it,’ she added. ‘I gave birth to my daughter in the living room, but I’m not saying everyone should do that.’