Joanne Latham
British model
Joanne Latham
Joanne Kandy Latham is a former and current English glamour model. After studying classical ballet for ten years and taking a scholarship to the Royal Ballet School Joanne started modelling at the age of 16 and was an instant success. After sixteen appearances on Page 3 of The Sun during 1979-81, demand for her worldwide was dynamic and Playboy and Penthouse magazine bosses battled over her signature.
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  • 1999
    Age 37
    In 1999, Latham became a teacher of Yoga training at the Sivananda Yoga Vendanta Centre in Nassau, Bahamas.
    More Details Hide Details Since then, she has continued working in the healing arts. Despite several offers, she has refused to write her biography. She has set up her own charity with her daughter 'Blue' who is also a teacher of Yoga and is studying to be a Doctor of Ayurvedic medicine.
  • 1985
    Age 23
    Her daughter, Elizablue Nairi, was born in Southern Spain in June 1985.
    More Details Hide Details In later years, she studied drama at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, working under a director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and went on to play the lead role in a government funded film for the Arts.
  • 1982
    Age 20
    In 1982, Latham was involved in a serious car accident after which she gave up modeling to open the first 'workout' keep fit studio in the UK.
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  • 1979
    Age 17
    In 1979, the two major men's magazines, Playboy and Penthouse, fought a very publicized battle over her for the first nude pictures.
    More Details Hide Details Latham signed a contract with Bob Guccione and Penthouse which promised a fee of £70,000 for her to appear in the 10th Anniversary edition. Latham adorned nineteen pages of the magazine. That edition made U.S. history, selling more in dollar percentage than any other magazine to date and making a profit of $18 million. After a brief affair with Guccione Latham's contract was terminated with Penthouse when she fell in love with Guccione's son. She moved from New York to Los Angeles and briefly became the girlfriend of Hugh Hefner living in the Playboy Mansion. In the early Eighties Latham returned to England to her Midland home in the village of Tettenhall. Latham was featured on the cover of Death Penalty, the debut album by NWOBHM band Witchfinder General. It was released in 1982 on Heavy Metal Records. She also featured on the cover of Friends of Hell, their second album released in 1983.
  • 1978
    Age 16
    In 1978 ATV made a documentary about her called "A Model's Dream" in the series England Their England.
    More Details Hide Details After a shoot with leading glamour photographer Patrick Lichfield, he was so impressed with her that he included her photo on the inside front cover of his book The Most Beautiful Women, a collection of his photographs.
  • 1961
    Born on March 21, 1961.
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