‘I got enough modeling jobs at $50/hour – which was a lot of money at that time,’ she revealed in the PBS documentary MAKERS: Women Who Make America, which premiered earlier this week.

Martha Stewart

Sixties beauty: As a student, Martha Stewart modeled to support herself through college
Martha Stewart

Who’s that girl? Ms Stewart gives Twiggy a run for her money in one retro shot

The photographs show Ms Stewart, who was a newlywed at the time (she married Andrew Stewart in 1961), in a
wide range of guises.

Martha Stewart

Top model: It is little surprise that Ms Stewart enjoyed a successful and varied career
Martha Stewart

Eat your heart out Sports Illustrated: The would-be media mogul even modeled swimsuits
Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart
Versatile: Working the Fifties housewife look (left) and sporting a hooded poncho (right)
Martha Stewart

Youthful: In one carefree poses she joins children on the swings at the playground
Martha Stewart

Down on the farm: The young Martha channels her outdoorsy side as she co-stars with a cow

Martha Stewart

On the open waves: A more preppy outfit was required for a shoot on a sailboat
Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart
Suited… and ski-suited: From workwear (left) to hitting the slopes (right), Ms Stewart always looked the part

Talk about jailbait!