Nena von Schlebrügge
Mexican model
Nena von Schlebrügge
Birgitte Caroline "Nena" von Schlebrügge is a German Mexican former fashion model of the 1950s and 1960s and is now the managing director of Menla Mountain Retreat. She was born in Mexico City in 1941, the daughter of a Swedish mother, Birgit Holmquist, and a German father, Friedrich Karl Johannes von Schlebrügge. Her maternal grandmother's parents were German and Danish.
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  • 1987
    Age 46
    From 1987 to 1989 Nena was the program director at the New York Open Center, and from 1991 to 2002 was the managing director of Tibet House US, where she oversaw the construction of Tibet House, the educational programming, and with Philip Glass initiated the annual benefit concert at Carnegie Hall, as well as the annual benefit auction at Christie's.
    More Details Hide Details Since 2001 Nena has been the managing director of Menla Mountain Retreat where she has overseen the construction of a state of the art Tibetan medicinal spa facility and business.
  • 1970
    Age 29
    In 1970 Robert and Nena's second child, Uma Thurman was born.
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  • 1967
    Age 26
    In 1967, she played a part in the Edie Sedgwick film, Ciao!
    More Details Hide Details Manhattan. The film took four years to make and drastic changes were made from the original story causing the film-makers to remove many scenes shot in 1967, which included Nena's scenes. These deleted scenes can be found on the DVD version of the film. The Thurmans lived in Massachusetts from 1973 to 1988. During which time Nena did an M.Ed in creativity, and an all but dissertation doctorate in counseling psychology.
    In 1967, she married Indo-Tibetan Buddhist scholar, and ex-monk Robert Thurman.
    More Details Hide Details In the same year Nena and Robert's first child Ganden Thurman was born.
  • 1964
    Age 23
    She married Doctor Timothy Leary in 1964. D.A. Pennebaker documented the event in his short film You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You. The marriage lasted only a year before Von Schlebrügge divorced Leary in 1965.
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  • 1958
    Age 17
    In the snow storm of March 1958, at the age of 17 She arrived in New York City on the Queen Mary.
    More Details Hide Details In New York City she continued her modelling career as a top model, working at Vogue (magazine), and Harper's Bazaar.
  • 1957
    Age 16
    In 1957 Nena moved to London, England to pursue a career in high fashion modelling.
    More Details Hide Details She found immediate success and was invited to New York City by Eileen Ford of the Ford Modeling Agency to continue her modelling career.
  • 1955
    Age 14
    In 1955 at the age of 14, Nena was discovered by Vogue (magazine) photographer Norman Parkinson when he was on a tour in Stockholm, Sweden.
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  • 1941
    Age 0
    Born in 1941.
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