Ellen von Unwerth (Frankfurt, 1954) is a german photographer and director, specializing in erotic femininity. She worked as a fashion model for ten years before becoming a photographer, and now makes fashion, editorial, and advertising photographs.
Von Unwerth found fame when she first photographed Claudia Schiffer. Her work has been published in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Interview, The Face, Arena, Twill, L’Uomo Vogue and I-D, and she has published several books of photography. She won first prize at the International Festival of Fashion Photography in 1991