Helga Berkmann on the cover of Girl Illustrated Vol.3 No.26 (1969), with a different shot from this set also appearing in GI Vol.4 No.39 (1970). Normally I’d have passed this by without a second glance, but she also posed for Harrison Marks and was on my list of unknown Models. I posted this original shot of her back in 2015 from my negative collection and have several others of her as well.
Like many models back then she appeared in numerous publications such as Escort, Fiesta, Carnival, GI and more and all with various alterations to her name. The main name that appears seems to be Helga Berk/Berkmann, but she also appeared as Helga Nolan and Mara Osterman in Mayfair. The shots by GHM and in GI have her wearing a short wig, but it seems her actual hair is slightly longer and blonde.
Another unknown model named and off the list 🙂
Annette Johnson posing on a sheepskin rug from the pages for Girl illustrated Vol.4 No.49 (1970). Looking much better as a darker blonde than the early platinum blonde when she posed for GHM in my opinion.
Mary and Madeline Collinson on the cover of Girl Illustrated Vol.4 No.41 (1970). Another fabulous cover from Girl Illustrated featuring the twin sets of Mary and Madeline.
Cheryl Peters on the cover of Girl Illustrated Vol.3 No.27 (1969) posing in a very nice sheer black negligee. Girl Illustrated must be one of my favourite vintage magazines outside of Harrison Marks publications. The size and quality of the publication was exceptional, which shows today as copies still look good and go for high prices when up for sale. They were also full some of my favourite 1960’s/70’s models including many that posed for GHM.
A black and white shot of Ava Cadell from Girl Illustrated Vol.6 No.41 (1974). Although not named in the magazine as Ava, she is instantly recognisable in this shot of her in the bath, making sure she’s a good girl and keeping everything clean!
I love Girl Illustrated it’s one of my favourite larger format vintage magazine and loads of models posed for it. Many not using their known names and wearing wigs or other attire to hide their identity for some reason. But every now and then you come across a little gem like this one of Ava.