Tell us a bit about yourself?
So I started modelling at 17 In the late seventies Iwas inspired by Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton and also Verushka who I had avidly followed growing up although as a child I always preferred horses !
My Mum Frances was a real fashion lover and looked rather like Audrey Hepburn she actually started modelling at 80 and has made quite a mark in the recent trend for older silver haired models !
What are your best beauty secrets?
1 healthy eating
2 Long walks and tennis with friends
3 Less is more !!
What top 3 things are always in your bag?
Natural Lip balm
Bottle of Water (in case I get stuck on the tube!)
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would that be?
I would choose The South of France - We holiday there every year and enjoy a healthy mix of partying but also cycling swimming and visiting brocantes / antiques markets
I am a vegetarian so my favourite food is something full of beans , tomatoes ,avocados and such
What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time I love to play tennis with friends at my local tennis club where I sometimes play in the teams , or walking in the local countryside with my dog or coffees with friends
I also love to catch up with my children who are all grown up and live in Central London
My oldest daughter Is a tv producer and my youngest a nutritionist plus my soon to be daughter in law Milou is also a very successful model
Brunch at the Mondrian is very popular place for us to meet
What was your favourite modelling job so far?
I actually love all my modelling jobs and I am lucky to be booked for a variety of genres From editorials with Rankin this February - barely clothed ,to fashion shows for Backup charity in March plus healthy lifestyle products where I am often sent something lovely to eat or drink
Or lifestyle photos with or without my husband on a bicycle this week.
My first big job was a campaign for Badedas where for several years I was photoed in a yellow
towel in various fab cities and in the tv ad which became very well known
At the moment I am on billboards all over the tube stations and in trains for a health ins company
I just love the variety of it all and mixing with new people with different ideas and ages.
Any tips for anyone getting into the industry?
My tip for a youngster in the industry is :
Be true to yourself
Don’t slather yourself in thick make up
Don’t engage in fillers and pumped up body bits
Keep your sense of humour
Always have a back up plan ,
And remember it’s all about the product not about you!
Which Spice girl are you?
I am definitely a sporty spice!