Snowqueen of Texas Deborah Dixon. Photo by Yale Joel (1960)
Beautiful sophisticated blonde with pale face, Snowqueen of Texas Deborah Dixon, was a very popular model of the cult 1960s. Her beautiful face and perfect figure graced in fashion magazines, such as Harper’s Bazaar. In the photos of Frank Horvat model Deborah Wood Dixon is accompanied by famous European painters, actors, directors, writers – Marcello Mastroianni, Federico Fellini, playwright Giuseppe Patroni Griffi. She was a real inspiration for later cult Scottish director Donald Cammell.
Deborah met Donald Cammell in New York. He moved with Deborah to Paris, where she continued to model and where he began to try his hand at writing scripts. Now she has been a very successful international model, and, in fact Cammell lived for her money for a few years. After living together for ten years, their long relationship (by the standards of fashion and film industry) ended shortly before the start of filming “Performance” (1970). Cammell earned a reputation as cult director just because of his debut film “Performance”, costume designer for which was Deborah Wood Dixon.