“[S]he appears again and again in various guises,” writes Bryan in the blog Vintage Paperback Cover Art, “but [is] always recognizable--tall, brunette, with sharp, somewhat chiseled, vaguely exotic features. Quite the mystery woman, and quite the beauty ... does anyone know who she was?”
I’m afraid I do not have the answer. But perhaps some sharp-eyed Killer Covers reader can put a name to this famous but unknown face.
* * *Speaking of conundrums, Leif Peng of Today’s Inspiration has recently posted four galleries of uncredited covers, some taken from crime-fiction classics, and asked readers to help identify their artists. Again, any help in this matter would be appreciated.