This is a quick guide to how Vida Garman, Helen Simpson and Wendy Cooper began their adventures in GlamourLand. Vida’s first photoshoot to reach print was published in Club in 1987 when she was 21. She appears as Lucy with fellow model Nikki Downey (aka Felicity Stewart) who was a readers’ favourite at the time. Nikki takes on the role of photographer while Vida, dressed in a ballerina’s costume, is the model. Vida appeared in Club again for the Christmas issue in a photoset of a 7-girl Christmas party romp in what looks like somebody’s lounge, and early in 1988 she also appeared as Christina in Sexy (a German magazine) where it is claimed she was a 27-year old music teacher from Hamburg! I wonder if they knew she played the trumpet? All of these magazines and more can be found in Vida’s glamour magazine gallery at Beautiful British Babes.
Helen’s first photoshoot to be published appeared in Men Only in 1989. The set includes photos taken in various outdoor locations around Newcastle – somehow the photographer managed to get them into St. James’ Park to take a few shots by the pitch! Next Helen featured as ‘Wife of the Month’ in Razzle wearing a mouthwatering PVC outfit before a return to Men Only for the last issue of 1989 wearing classic black stilettos, stockings and suspenders in a stunning bedroom set with a mirror floor. All of these magazines and more can be found in Helen’s glamour magazine gallery at Beautiful British Babes.
Wendy began glamour modelling in September 1993. The first photo of Wendy to be printed appeared in the centre pages of the Daily Sport on December 14th in a feature about photographer John Mason taking four models to Lanzarote for a shoot. Just two days later Wendy’s first photoset appeared in Praline (a German magazine) – relaxing on a bed in all white lingerie. Wendy’s final magazine appearance of 1993 was in Razzle for ‘LOOK BEHIND YOU! Their curtains are up and it’s Panto time with Sinderella’. This was a 5-girl full costume photoshoot with Wendy playing a very sexy Prince Charming – the first I have seen wearing stockings and suspenders with their thigh-length leather boots! All of these magazines and more can be found in Wendy’s glamour magazine gallery at Beautiful British Babes.