"In Egypt, when someone asked Dovima what she thought of Africa the model replied:
"Africa? Who said anything about Africa? This is Egypt!"
When they explained that Egypt was in Africa, Dovima replied, “I should have charged double rate!”
On the same shoot, she brought along a large trunk that the photographer Richard Avedon assumed was filled with clothes. When he asked Dovima about the trunk, she told him it were her books. He felt he couldn’t separate the girl from her books so they lugged them across the desert only to find out it were her comic books."