Lee Miller started out in front of the camera as a model and muse to some of the world's greatest photographers in the '20s. She moved to the other side of the lens soon after and turned into a renowned fashion photographer and portraitist.
When WWII broke out in 1942, Miller (second from the right) became a war correspondent for "Vogue" and one of the only female photojournalists to cover the front line in Europe.
After landing in Normandy a few weeks after D-Day, Miller witnessed some of the most significant events of the war — from the liberation of Paris to the crossing of the Rhine.
Women in Masks
Miller captured women shielding their eyes from incendiary bombs in London, England.
One Night of Love
Miller frequently teamed up with "Life's" David E. Scherman for assignments.
Dressed for War
Miller took this photo of David E. Sherman in 1943, showing off her surrealist roots (she was a lover, muse and apprentice to Man Ray in the early '30s).
"She never looked like a fashion model. She always looked like a filthy G.I.," – from the documentary "Lee Miller: Through the Mirror."
"Lee got as close to her subjects as she possibly could," said the doc's director, Sylvain Roumette.
Miller captures sculptor and artist Henry Moore in the London Underground's Holborn station in 1943.
Miller was one of the only photographers present at the liberation of Dachau and Buchenwald concentration camps in 1945.
The haunted faces of Buchenwald.
Miller posed for this self-portrait in Hitler's bathtub.
Upon returning home, she never exhibited her work or spoke out about her war experiences.