HAMILTON, Bermuda — Fashion model, World War II photographer, proto-feminist, celebrated cook and, at times, recluse, Lee Miller starred in a storied life that has been largely left untold. But a few chapters are revealed through a joint exhibition of her photos at the Bermuda National Gallery and Ace Gallery here on display until Sept. 5.

There she is modeling a “revolutionary” plastic headband, bathing solemnly in Adolf Hitler’s bathtub and marching through Dachau after its liberation. The 100-photo show also houses images of her friends and lovers, including Man Ray, Colette, Pablo Picasso, Paul Eluard, Jean Cocteau, Max Ernst, Leonora Carrington and her late husband, Roland Penrose. Clearly a woman of contradictions, Miller, who died in 1977 of pancreatic cancer, is exactly the kind of complex cat whose life played out like a movie. It should be no surprise, then, that Nicole Kidman has signed up to portray Miller in a Sir David Hare moviedue for release in 2006.

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