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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.
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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.

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

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

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1. February 1967

2. April 1967

3. April 1969

4. October 1972

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5. April 1974

6. November 1976

7. May 1979

8. June 1981

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9. June 1984

10. December 1985

11. July 1987

12. February 1990

13. February 1992

14. October 1995