Sophia Dawn

Sophia with her stunning Mediterranean appearance and beauty spot, appeared in various publications during the mid 1960’s, including various HM publications.

Real Name: Sophia Dawn
Modelling Aliases:
None
Measurements: 37-22-36  
Hair Colour (Natural): Brunette
Hair Colour (Dyed):
None.

Sophia Dawn Images

Sophia Dawn Covers

 
Magazines:
Ann (Harrison Marks Reprints)Bandit
Champagne. 2 Unnumbered Editions. (Harrison Marks Reprints)

Femme No.9
Girl Illustrated Vol.3 No.29
Kamera
No.56, 57, 58, 60, 69 & 73
Kamera Winter Special No.3 (1967)
Lenz No.2 
Mirage No.9. (Harrison Marks Reprints)
Pagan No.7.
(Harrison Marks Reprints)
Parade – Numerous
Sapphire
Solo No.39

Filmography:
Peeping Tom (1960)

Witches Brew (1960)
The Window Dresser (1961)
Naked as Nature Intended (1961)
The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)
The Chimney Sweeps (1963)
The Naked World of Harrison Marks (1966)
Legend of the Werewolf (1975) (uncredited) 

Glamour Films:
‘The Bare Truth’ & ‘Nature’s Intention’ with Molly Peters and Frankie Young.

Other Publications: 
She Walks in Beauty (1966) – Hardback book of Harrison Marks Studies 
 

Dawn Grayson

Dawn Grayson was one of the foremost models of the late Harrison Marks era. Described by Girl Illustrated as “a byword for professionalism”, she was immensely popular and featured in many publications, not just for Harrison Marks, but also a regular in Toco publications such as Span, Spick and Beautiful Britons. She allegedly got started in the glamour industry after posing for an advertising safety poster and also appeared in a series of advertisements for the Milk Marketing Board. Born as Catherine Sheddock in Ireland and married a Royston Kirkham in Luton in 1962 and won the title of Miss Luton in 1965.

The safety poster in question was taken by Harrison Marks himself and was used by the British Safety Council in 1964 and caused quite a stir, as documented here!

The document and others state in 1964, she was 22 years old and married to a car plant worker based in Luton, Bedfordshire and had an 11 month old son.  Various other magazines also refer to her wanting to move to America or having moved to America as her husband got a highly paid position in electronics.  Another article says she had been in the states for about a year in 1973 and continued her modelling career over there.

So, some things do seem to be true in part, she was married, he was a electronics engineer for a car plant and they moved to Maryland in America in 1970, plus they had at least one child, possibly a girl not a boy.  As to beyond that point, like many other models of that time the details become sketchy.

Real Name: Kay Kirkham
Date of Birth: 1942?
Modelling Aliases:
Carla Higgins, Kay Stevens (Stephens), Gail, Nelson, Dorothy Gregson, Dawn Gayson, Liza Martelle and Dane Grayson
Measurements: 37-24-36  
Eye Colour: Green
Hair Colour (Natural): Redhead
Height: 5ft 4in (1.62m)
Hair Colour (Dyed):
None, but modelled for Harrison Marks under the name Liza Martelle in a long blonde wig.
                                                            

 

Magazines:

Name Vol Issue No. Year Notes
Avec Plaisir - No.1 ? Appears on the Cover
Beautiful Britons - - ? Full List of Appearances Here
Black Nylons Vol.1 No.9 ? Appears on the Cover
Body Shop Vol.4 No.3 ? Appears on the Cover
Bottom Vol.4 No.2 (Cover) Vol.4 No.2 ? Appears on the Cover
British Figure Beauty by Russell Gay - No.84 1968
Cancans de Paris - No.35 1968
Carnival - July 1965
Carnival - June 1967 Whitestone Publications, 1 Image
Carnival - Sept 1969 2 pages titled 'Dawn of Man'
Carnival - Oct 1969
Escapade Vol.10 No.5 1965
Ed Alexander Photographs English Beauties - - 1964 Whitestone Publications (112 pages) - Cover, P50, P75 & P84
Escort - June 1967
Escort - July 1967
Figure Quarterly Magazine Vol.45 Spring 1966 Appears on the Cover
Flirt 'n Skirt - No.13 ?
Girl Illustrated Vol.1 No.2 1966 As Carla Higgins
Girl Illustrated Vol.1 No.3 1966 As Dorothy Gregson
Girl Illustrated Vol.1 No.8 1966 As Dorothy Gregson
Girl Illustrated Vol.2 No.14 1968
Girl Illustrated Vol.4 No.38 1970 Appears on the Cover
Girls International - No.1 ?
Girls of the World - No.1 ? As Dawn Gayson
Good Photography - No.70 1966 Whitestone Publications, Appears on 1 Page, photo by Ed Alexander
H&E (Health & Efficiency) - Nov 1970
Heels & Hose Vol.3 No.3 1961 6 pages titled 'She Plays a Game of Pop'
Kamera - No.57 1963
Kamera - No.59 1964
Kamera - No.65 1964
Kamera - No.70 1965
Kamera - No.78 1966
Kamera - No.85 1967
Kamera - No.89 1968
Kamera Winter Special - - 1966 Appears on the Cover, P2, P7, P10 & P11 (Double Page Spread) & P25
Ken Williams London Figure Models - No.75 1967 Appears in 5 images
La Femme - No.1 ?
Mayfair Vol.1 No.3 1966 November Edition - Back Page Advert
Mayfair Vol.1 No.4 1966 A Medley of Models including Dawn
Men Only - - 1965 January Edition - 4 Pages titled 'The Girl Who Had Trouble with the Vicar', Photo's by Ken Williams
Men Only - - 1966 September Edition - Appears on the Cover
Mirage - No.9 ?
Parade Magazine - No.1322 1965 On The 'Gags & Gals' Page
Parade Magazine - No.1481 1968 Week-ending Saturday 27th April - Appears as the centrefold
Parade Holiday - - 1966
She. - - ? Harrison Marks Reprints
Solis - No.40 1964 European Magazine featuring Dawn on the cover with unknown model at Ewhurst Manor (Harrison Marks images)
Solo - No.43 1964 48 pages dedicated to Dawn by Harrison Marks
Span - - - No.131, 132, 136 (Cover) 137, 142, 143 (Cover), 147, 148, 150, 158, 163, 169, 180, 193, 229, 239, 250, 253, 258, 264
Spick - - - No.179 – No.140, 145, 146, 147, 148, 152, 153, 166, 168, 174, 179(Cover), 196, 217, 225, 232, 234, 257, 263, 264, 272
Spick & Span Extra - - - No.18, 19, 23, 26, 27, 29, 31, 32, 36, 38, 39, 43, 44, 51, 52, 58, 59, 61
Stop - No.40 1964 French Magazine - Appears on the Cover and 3 internal pages. Some photo's by Ed Alexander
Touch Vol.3 No.4 (Cover) - - -

Filmography: 

Key Strip 1964 Kamera Cine Film No.59
Festive Spirit 1967 Kamera Cine Film No.88
Sleepy Time Gal 1967 Kamera Cine Film No E.16 - Dawn lays on a bed dreaming to awake and strip naked!
The Nine Ages of Nakedness 1968 Harrison Marks colour feature film
Brides in the Bath ? Unpublished film by Arthur Howell loosely based on the true life story of serial killer and bigamist George Joseph Smith

Other Publications:

Kamera Calendar 1965
Kamera Calendar 1966 – July
Kamera Calendar 1968 – Cover, January
Harrison Marks Calendar 1969 – February (As Liza Martelle)
 

Molly Peters

Molly Peters was a gorgeous and voluptuous British blonde bombshell actress and model who appeared in a handful of films and TV shows during her acting career in the mid 60s. Molly was born in 1942 in Walsham-le-Willows, Suffolk, England and started out as a model and she graced the covers of and posed in pictorials for many of the men’s magazine of that period. In her early modelling career she posed for HM and appeared in multiple issues of Kamera and other HM publications and glamour films.

Molly achieved her greatest enduring cult cinema popularity with her memorably and sensuous portrayal of Patricia Fearing, the fetching masseuse who gets seduced by James Bond at the Shrubland health club in “Thunderball.” She was discovered by director Terence Young and has the distinction of being the first Bond girl to be seen taking her clothes off on screen. In the wake of her 007 stint Peters acted in two more movies and popped up on episodes of the TV shows “Armchair Theatre” and “Baker’s Half-Dozen.”

Real Name: Molly Peters
Date of Birth: 1942
Modelling Aliases:
None
Measurements: 37-2437  Height: 5’6″
Eye Colour: Brown 
Hair Colour (Natural): Brown
Hair Colour (Dyed): None.

Molly Peters Images



Magazines:
Ann. (Harrison Marks reprints)
Bandit
Beau (US)
Beautiful Britons No.88
Breeze No.2
Champagne. 2 Unnumbered editions. (Harrison Marks reprints)
Fifi
Flirt ‘n Skirt 1
Flirt ‘n Skirt Extra (pt 2)
Folies de Paris et Hollywood (various issues)
Francoise. Harrison Marks reprints
Health & Efficiency – Various inc No.785 and Dec ’65 and Feb ’67 (Cover)
Kamera No.
50, 51, 52, 54, 60, 73 & 76
Men Only
Mirage No.9 (Harrison Marks reprints)
Modern Man (US)
Pagan No.7 (Harrison Marks reprints)
Parade – Numerous
Parade Carnival – June 1966
Parade/Escort June (Year Not Known)
QT No.60
Revue Nouvelle Sexie 
Sapphire
Sarah
She
Solo No.36
Topless c.1965

Filmography: 
Behind the Scenes with Thunderball (1995)
Don’t Raise the Bridge, Lower the River (1967) With Vicky Kennedy
Geheimnis der gelben Mönche, Das (1966)
Thunderball (1965)

Glamour Films: 
Making Hay – Kamera Cine Films (with Frankie Young)
As Nature Intended – Kamera Cine Films (with Frankie Young amd Sophia Dawn) 

Molly Peters
Brush with a Body
The Naked World of Harrison Marks

Other Publications: 
She Walks in Beauty (1966) – Hardback book of Harrison Marks Studies
Kamera Calendar 1965