Also known as - Judy Downes
Ann Grainger came from Glasgow in Scotland – she was a Bearsden girl, and a very good one. She is another example of a hugely popular model who appears many times in all four main titles, but about whom the photo captions reveal very little; instead, there are silly stories that explain the ludicrous scenarios photographer Fullarton puts them in. But the patient researcher can glean that she was a bright girl – a qualified children’s nurse who became a dental receptionist, that she did volunteer work for “old folk”, and that she loved dancing and travelling.
ToCo couldn’t even decide on how to spell her name. She was seen as combinations of Ann and Anne, Grainger and Granger and Grange, and as Judy Downes.
But she sure had what it takes. Great legs that were made to display stockings at their best, and the bottle to pose for photos likes these.
She did solo sessions and duo shoots with Annette French in the snow. It must have been very cold – yet photographer Fullarton didn’t take the opportunity to put them in his beloved DKs, which makes the sequences taken in more clement weather even more absurd. She also did trios with Cherie Scott and Jane Rennie – with the familiar skipping rope. It is said that Ann eventually emigrated to Canada.
Personal Details - 35-23-35
Appearances - 19, debut Beautiful Britons 90 (April 1963)
Spick - 116, 117, 143, 221
Span - 105(bc), 184, 207
Beautiful Britons - 90, 91, 95, 118, 195, 200
Spick & Span Extra - 8, 10, 49, 52, 53, 55