14 Vintage “Cosmopolitan” Covers From The Helen Gurley Brown Era

The legendary magazine editor died today at age 90. See a selection of covers from her 32-year tenure.

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Brown in March of last year at a New York City gala.

Helen Gurley Brown, the woman who turned Cosmopolitan into the controversial sex bible it is today, died Monday at age 90. She was the editor of the magazine from 1965 to 1997 and remained on staff as a consultant through the end of her life.

With Wayne Newton (left) in 1969 on the Joey Bishop Show.

Here, a look at the magazine’s evolution under her watch.

10. December 1985

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