Newton, whose work is best known under the pseudonym Alice Springs, died at her home in Monte Carlo on Friday. Her death was announced in a statement from the Helmut Newton Foundation.
Newton had a storied, decades-long career, with her work having appeared in publications such as Vogue, Elle and Vanity Fair. Newton has also photographed numerous notable figures throughout her life, including Yves Saint Laurent, Nicole Kidman and former Vogue editor Diana Vreeland.
Married to fellow photographer Helmut Newton for over 50 years, she played a large role in preserving his legacy both during his life, working as the art director on his exhibition catalogues and books, as well as after his death in 2004, as the president of the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin, which she led the construction of.
Newton was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1923, the city where she eventually met her future husband when he set up a photo studio there. She spent the early years of her career working as a model and actress before the couple moved to Paris, which is where Newton began her own photography career in the 1970s. She presented her first solo exhibition in Amsterdam in 1978 and published her first book, titled “Alice Springs. Portraits.” in 1983.
She is also remembered for the photography series she and her husband completed together, “Us and Them,” which was later published as a book and was presented in an exhibition that toured across the globe. In 2004, she published an autobiography titled “Mrs. Newton,” and has had her work presented in Milan and Paris over the past decade.
“We mourn the loss of an outstanding person and an internationally recognised photographer,” The Helmut Newton Foundation said in a statement on its website. “We will deeply miss her.”