Jill was a sparkling-eyed brunette who lived in North London. She was a biochemical lab assistant and aspired to be a film and TV star. In her spare time she was mad about horse-riding.
She made quite an impression on Marjorie Smith, editor of Funfare and other titles. In Funfare 13, she writes, “only a month after we met her, we’d introduced her to a well-known film director. We thought she’d got that ‘look’. She had, apparently, for she was given parts in two films immediately.”
She at least starred in three memorable editions of Funfare devoted entirely to her – in two of them in military uniform − one dressed as an ATS army girl and the other as a Wren, a lady sailor. She invariably wore beautiful seamed stockings.
At one stage, we are told Jill was considering either going to the South of France as a long stay as a nanny to brush up her French or emigrating to New Zealand with her sister. She decided on the latter and ToCo managed to get her in the studio to shoot Funfare 21 a week before her departure. Robin Brewster called her “one of the nicest girls we ever met”. She was certainly a fantastic ToCo model.
Personal Details – Born 1940 – 34-22-35
Appearances – 27 (4 covers, 6 back covers), debut Beautiful Britons 36 (October 58)
Spick – 60, 61, 62, 63(bc), 65(bc), 66, X7
Span – 55(bc), 56, X10
Beautiful Britons – 36, 39, 42, 50, X9, X10
Spick & Span Holiday – 3
Funfare – 12(bc), 13, 15(bc), 16, 20(bc), 21
66 – 36, 37, 38, 41