Rochelle Lofting

Rochelle Lofting

Born Rochelle Whaler in Paddington, both Rochelle’s parents were in show business − but her mother died not long after she was born and she was brought up in an orphanage. In 1950, when she was 16, she married Gerald Convamore Lofting in Hammersmith. A year later, a son was born – Erik Viking Lofting, so perhaps there was some Danish blood in her husband. The marriage didn’t last long and father and son emigrated to Australia in 1962. In the same year, Rochelle married again, to Maurice L. Slater in Westminster; the happy couple were blessed with a son – Jason.

She went on to achieve some fame as a film and stage actress but is almost certainly better remembered as a pin-up girl – and the red-headed ‘50s girl with bigger boobs than Sabrina’s. Amazingly, these fleshy attributes seem to have been a serious disadvantage to her career – she was rejected as a chorus girl, says the Miami News on July 16, 1957, “because she made the others look flat-chested”. But she overcame the problem and went on to be the star of another show at the Chiswick Empire in London called Glamour Girl.

She appeared in numerous early ToCo mags as well as Harrison Mark’s stable of titles.

Rochelle is reported to have died in Eastbourne on the 19th April 2011.

Personal Details  -   Born 10 May 1934      42-23-36         5ft 9in (175cm)

Appearances  -  13, debut Beautiful Britons 1 (November 1955)

Spick  -  24, 25

Span  -  20

Beautiful Britons  -  1, 4, 5(bc), 7, 9

Spick & Span Extra  -  3 56 Sum, 9 57 Win.

Spick & Span Annual  -  1, 2

66  -  23