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.
Ava Cadell going incognito and wearing a blonde wig from a small set of her posing on a white leather 3 piece suit from the 1970’s. I’m not aware that Ava ever worked for Harrison Marks, but during her early career she was definitely on the modelling books of June Palmer at Strobe Studio’s.
Ava went on to pose in all the usual 1970’s men’s publications, such as Men Only, Mayfair, Fiesta etc and appear in both TV and film parts on both sides of the Atlantic, before changing career (sort of!) to become Dr. Ava Cadell a therapist and speaker on issues of sexuality!