Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Athena poster tennis girl' unveiled after 35 years

Athena's famous tennis girl turns the other cheek 35 years after she posed for the world-famous poster.

Fiona Walker, then Butler, has been reunited with the image to promote what organisers are billing as the first exhibition on lawn tennis as a subject in art.
More than two million copies of the sexy poster, which will appear in the exhibition, have been sold worldwide.
Walker, 52, who posed in the poster in tennis gear, hitching her skirt to reveal a bare bottom, said: ''I think it's the light that makes it so appealing.''
The model, who went on to become a mother of three and freelance illustrator, did not receive any royalties.
She said today: ''I was very naive and was paid nothing, and I think it's the biggest-selling poster ever.

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