GoTo

Audrey Munson by Arnold Genthe

Audrey Munson by Arnold Genthe
Amber L. Carter
If you've ever been to New York City, then you most likely have seen Audrey Munson's face, though few know the story of the tragic beauty who now graces fifteen statues in Manhattan. During her heyday, Audrey Munson was considered a "perfect beauty", her face and body perfectly symmetrical, which skyrocketed her to fame as a sculptor's muse, and later, a silent film actress. In 1919, the owner of her boarding house, Dr. Walter Wilkins, fell in love with Audrey and murdered his wife, Julia, so he

Audrey Munson: “Miss Manhattan” Died in Obscurity in 1996

Audrey Munson: “Miss Manhattan” Died in Obscurity in 1996

"Walking around New York City, it’s hard to avoid Audrey Munson. The girl is everywhere, gazing down on us from above. She has been holding vigil over Manhattan for generations and will likely continue to do so for centuries to come. But hardly anyone knows who she is."

Have a comment or suggestion?