12 Facts About Pattie Harrison


Pattie Harrison's was one of the leading international models during the 1960s and, with Jean Shrimpton, epitomised the British female look of the era.

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Pattie Harrison's divorced Harrison in 1977 and married Harrison's friend Eric Clapton in 1979; they divorced in 1989.

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Pattie Harrison's moved to London in 1962 and worked as a shampoo girl at Elizabeth Arden's salon.

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Pattie Harrison's was photographed by David Bailey, Terence Donovan and Brian Duffy, among others, and appeared on the cover of British Vogue.

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Pattie Harrison's recalls that further assignments for Vogue and Vanity Fair were the result, along with jobs for Tatler, more TV commercials, for Smith's and for L'Oreal's Dop shampoo brand, and advertisements in newspaper fashion pages.

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Boyd and Pattie Harrison were among the leading couples in the Swinging London era, when, according to a 1966 article in the Daily Express, "actors, pop singers, hairdressers, and models" were London's new "privileged class".

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Pattie Harrison's resumed her career at that time, promoting designs by Ossie Clark.

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Pattie Harrison's said that her lack of professional status probably made for a more intimate and authentic mood in her work, since her subjects were relaxed in her company.

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In July 1964, Pattie Harrison bought Kinfauns, a house in Esher, Surrey, to escape the constant attention of fans in central London, and Boyd soon moved into the house.

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In March 1969, as part of the British authorities' intolerant attitude towards the Beatles in the late 1960s, Boyd and Pattie Harrison were arrested at Kinfauns for possession of cannabis.

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Pattie Harrison later admitted to raping and abusing her while they were married and he was a "full-blown" alcoholic.

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Pattie Harrison wrote "Golden Ring" for Boyd, in response to her sadness at learning of Harrison's marriage to Olivia Arias in 1978, and the 1983 track "The Shape You're In", which addressed Boyd's drinking.

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