Pattie Boyd

Model + Photographer and Author

Patricia Anne "Pattie" Boyd is an English model, photographer and author. She began her fashion career in 1962 and worked in London, New York, and Paris. She has appeared on the cover of and wrote for 16 Magazine. Her photographs have been exhibited world wide including shows in San Francisco, Dublin, Sydney, Toronto, Moscow, London, the USA. She is the former wife of musicians George Harrison and Eric Clapton.… Read More

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1944 - 1946 2 More Events
1947 3 Years Old The Boyd family moved to Guildford, Surrey, where her sister, Helen Mary "Jenny" Boyd was born in 1947. … Read More
1948 4 Years Old The Boyds lived in Nairobi, Kenya, from 1948 to 1953, after her father's discharge from the Royal Air Force.
1952 8 Years Old Boyd's parents divorced in 1952, and her mother married Robert Gaymer-Jones in February 1953, in Tanganyika (now Tanzania). … Read More


1962 18 Years Old 1 More Event
Boyd moved to London in 1962 and worked as a shampoo girl at Elizabeth Arden's salon, until a client who worked for a fashion magazine inspired her to begin work as a model.


1964 20 Years Old In 1964, Boyd met Harrison during the filming of A Hard Day's Night, in which she was cast as a schoolgirl. … Read More
1965 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Boyd had her first encounter with LSD in early 1965 when the couple's dentist, John Riley, secretly laced her coffee with the drug during a dinner party at his home. … Read More
1966 22 Years Old In September, Boyd flew with Harrison to Bombay to visit sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar, before returning to London on 23 October 1966. … Read More
1967 23 Years Old Through her interest in Eastern mysticism and her membership in the Spiritual Regeneration Movement, she inspired all four Beatles to meet the Indian mystic Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in London on 24 August 1967, which resulted in a visit to the Maharishi's seminar in Bangor, the following day.
1968 24 Years Old Boyd accompanied Harrison on the Beatles' visit to the Maharishi's ashram in Rishikesh, India, in February 1968.
1970 26 Years Old In March 1970, Boyd moved with Harrison from Kinfauns to Friar Park, a Victorian neo-Gothic mansion, in Henley-on-Thames.
1973 29 Years Old In 1973, Boyd's marriage to Harrison began to fail and she had an affair with Faces guitarist Ronnie Wood.


1974 30 Years Old She separated from Harrison in 1974 and their divorce was finalised on 9 June 1977. … Read More
1979 35 Years Old Boyd moved in with Clapton and married him in 1979. … Read More


1984 40 Years Old Boyd left Clapton in September 1984, and divorced him in 1989. … Read More
1989 45 Years Old In 1989, her divorce was granted on the grounds of "infidelity and unreasonable behaviour". … Read More


2015 71 Years Old On 30 April 2015, Boyd was married for the third time at the Chelsea Register Office at Chelsea Old Town Hall in London. … Read More
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