A digital recreation of an article published in Cocktail Magazine Vol4 No4 1965
When Fran Ormand first aspired to a career as a professional model, some friends gloomily predicted her freckles would either eliminate her completely from consideration, or else limit her severely. The many appearances of Fran’s lovely features in commercial ads is proof of just how wrong everyone was. Those very freckles help impart to Fran that wholesome "country girl" look required to model many items in the clothing and cosmetics line. Coincidentally, Fran is a farm girl from Pennsylvania who made good in the big city after winning a local beauty contest as a student.
Fran was an enthusiastic student, and was active in student affairs and sports. She has an easy going nature, and a bubbling enthusiasm which is contagious. This comes across well in many of the commercial ads, yet, Fran can appear demure and sedate if the mood calls for it. Fran’s lovely figure lends itself well to live modelling at many fashion shows.
Miss Ormand comes from the lush dairy farm country around Lancaster, and is close enough to home that she can be there within two hour’s drive from New York City, where most of her assignments are. Although she shares her apartment in Manhattan with another model, Fran’s still an outdoor-loving gal who swims and bowls.
When Fran gets a chance to go home for a visit, she still indulges her "tomboy" inclinations by swimming in the old favourite creek, roaming the fields and woods, picking fruit and berries and even milking a few cows, although modern milking machines take care of this chore now on her dad’s farm. Wintertime fun for Fran includes skiing, tobogganing, ice skating and, infrequently, ice boating.
While in Manhattan in the winter months, Fran occupies her time with sewing, reading or television, and once in a while, she attends a play or concert in winter months. Fran has a daily sunbath, under the sunlamp to maintain those freckles, which have now become quite an asset to her career. She is active enough normally not to need any dieting or slenderizing exercises to keep her trim shape, and the long sessions of posing under hot studio lights also tend to help maintain a slender form.