New York Magazine

‘JUNE NEWTON’ WAS NEVER FAMOUS

But photographer Alice Springs knew how to put stars like Grace Jones at ease—and her husband, Helmut, in heels.
Anjelica Huston, Los Angeles, 1983.

THE 95-YEAR-OLD photographer June Newton, a.k.a. Alice Springs, is the widow of provocative fashion photographer Helmut Newton, but that’s the least interesting thing about her.

Grace Jones, Monte Carlo, 1987.

Under Springs’s gaze, world-famous actresses like Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Rampling, and Audrey Hepburn look like people, not icons—as if caught mid-sentence in intimate conversation, their eyes telegraphing intellectual and emotional depth. Springs respects her subjects’ beauty but doesn’t accept it as a mask. There are shadows beneath Deneuve’s perfect features; Hepburn looks gorgeous but

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