One of the very early models, Margaret was a cute Irish colleen from Killarney in County Kerry. She came to London to work as a nurse.
She was one of the relatively few girls in the 25+ years of the ToCo mags to be seen wearing a girdle, most memorably in a great series with a Jaguar sports car in Funfare 8. They were still worn by many girls in the mid-to-late 60s, so the paucity of girdle photos doesn’t really fit in with ToCo’s mission to reflect fashion through its lifetime. That’s rather strange. Because I would estimate that about 25% of the girls of my own age I knew between 1960 and 1965 or so wore girdles – and, of course, a much higher percentage of women in their 30s and over. Maybe picture editors Staples and Brewster didn’t like them. Shame on them both. I never met a girl who wore a basque (a la Sophie Loren in The Millionairess), yet Spick and Span are full of them.