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11 Models Who Are Also Successful Musicians

These women are not just pretty faces. They're badass musicians. Thankfully, Axe Black Chill is here to help you keep your cool around these double threats.

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1. Iggy Azalea

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This Aussie native recently signed with Island Def Jam. She put her Wilhelmina modeling days behind her and is now set to open for Beyoncé on the Australian leg of the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.

2. Florence Arnold

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Florence Arnold, known as Florrie, is only 24 and is already a successful singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Besides her growing solo career, she has played drums for Kylie Minogue, Pet Shop Boys, and Girls Aloud.

3. Agyness Deyn

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Agyness Deyn's talents are not limited to Vogue covers. She also collaborates with bands like the Five O'Clock Heroes. Her love of music continues to behind the camera, as she recently directed the music video for "Change" by Nimmo and The Gauntletts.

4. Twiggy

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One of the world's most famous supermodels also had an insanely successful music career. Her song "Here I Go Again" reached number 17 on the UK charts in 1976, and her album, Please Get My Name Right, was also included on various UK album charts.

5. Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

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Carla Bruni, former First Lady of France, is still going strong in the music industry. She recently released her album, Little French Songs. Her previous song, "Quelqu'un M'a Dit," was an international hit.

6. Carmen Villain

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Carmen Maria Hillestad changed her name to Carmen Villain to distance herself from her modeling career. Her latest album, Sleeper, received nods from Pitchfork and Spin.

7. Grace Jones

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Grace Jones began her career as a model until she signed a contract with Island Records. She has been an inimitable musician since the '70s, and at 65, she is still recording and performing.

8. Grace Slick

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Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane entered the public eye as a model. Her shift to music allowed her to be one of the most prominent female rock musicians of her time.

9. Hannah Cohen

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Hannah Cohen started her modeling career at 17 and posed for the likes of Terry Richardson, Ryan McGinley, and David Salle. She left the runway behind to showcase her eclectic, folksy sound.

10. Karen Elson

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This English beauty's debut solo album,The Ghost Who Walks, features 11 of her original compositions and was produced by her ex-husband, Jack White of The White Stripes, who plays the drums on it.

11. Sky Ferreira

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Sky Ferreira got a record deal at age 15. Ferreira still models for Calvin Klein, Adidas, and Yves Saint Laurent campaigns, but uses the money to fund music videos, like "Everything Is Embarrassing." Who says you have to stick to one career?

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