Celebrating Empowered Actress / Model Linda Lusardi!
All year long, I’ve been looking at the careers of some of our favorite Cult Movie Queens, as well as empowered women who have lengthy careers across all forms of entertainment.
First thanks to my FB friend James Sherry who shared a picture of Linda Lusardi, which make me want to find out more about her – and I’m glad I did!
Linda has had a terrific career that is still going strong today – and was one of the most popular Models in England as well!
Lusardi was born on September 18, 1958 in Palmers Green, London, England.
As with many of the young women at the time, she got her start by modeling – for a newspaper!
Linda made her debut as a “Page 3” Model for the British newspaper The Sun in 1976 when she was 18 years old.
That led to a career as a popular Pin-up Model.
She got her acting start in 1982 on a project called “The New Kenny Everett Naughty Video”. I’m not familiar with Kenny, but assume he was an 80’s version of “Benny Hill.”
Linda began a career in TV and film for the next decade, including a role in this 1994 film:
“P.R.O.B.E: The Zero Imperative”
She had a long list of TV appearances as well, and continued to model as well:
She also posed for this provocative photo shoot for Mayfair magazine.
Whenever I see Mayfair magazine I think of one person:
Mary Millington starred in the longest-running British film in history – and what a wild life story as well…it was captured in a new documentary along with that record-breaking film – see her story here:
Linda has never stopped acting, including films like the 1988 sci-fi film “Olympus Force.”
As you can see, Linda has a great sense of humor and an empowered view of life as well!
In fact, Lusardi was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours List!
As you can see, she is still active and looking better than ever! This is a picture she shared for her 60th birthday, naked behind a guitar!
I have profiled other “Page 3” Models who went on to have great careers as well:
Yes, that is 80’s hair to be sure, but it was the style then, wasn’t it?
See all of “Page 3” Model Gail McKenna’s terrific career by clicking on my story here:
Gail’s career reminds me of another sex kitten who got her start doing more provocative work:
Kelly Brook was also a hugely popular pin-up Model in England before getting into film and TV as well…see her story here:
And what about this “Page 3” Icon?
Maria Whittaker also had an illustorus career in the tabloids, and you can see her greatest hits by clicking here:
And speaking of successful pin-up Models:
Lucy Pinder has built a great career from it, and you can see more of her revealing highlights by clicking on my story here:
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