Nadja Auermann wasn’t born – she sprang fully formed from the brow of Helmut Newton. Or so it would appear. Because she is fashion’s most surreal Valkyrie. A woman whose proportions are superhuman. Nadja’s famous legs are longer than her head and torso combined. That and her white hair, and steely blue eyes and granite cheekbones all come together to form Newton’s oversexed Teutonic ideal. Besides being the incarnation of Helmut Newton’s scary Aryan dominatrix fantasy, she also did the opposite and became one of the scrubbed bare faces of early grunge. Looking disheveled and natural in photos by Peter Lindbergh she showed a completely different side of herself. Avedon and Meisel loved her too.