Culture minister Ed Vaizey responded by stating that the government did not plan to regulate the content of the press. Over-exposure in newspapers, magazines and "celebrity" shows have made some wonder if the former actress is simply fame-hungry, or simply acutely aware of how much money her generous bosom can bring in. A fledgling singing career was not a success but she married into the business, now enjoying a happy family life with the musician Rebel MC Michael West. A fresh take on sports:
The tabloid newspaper is certainly not known for its high quality journalism and integrity but still, the owner of the publication, Rupert Murdoch , was apparently furious when he first saw what Lamb had done. However, sales figures went through the roof and so, naturally, the Australian tycoon turned an ambivalent eye to the topless girls featured in his paper.
The Sun witnessed an impressive growth in figures: Although the latest circulation figure is only 2. But it's not all rosy for The Sun and Page 3. Over the years there have been many campaigns to remove the feature, which is viewed by many as anti-feminist, and there is even a protest group called 'No More Page 3'. Many see young girls exposing their breasts in a national newspaper as degrading and demeaning, but the fact that the feature remains popular with The Sun 's readers makes it unlikely that it'll be discontinued any time soon.
As long as Page 3 Girls help to sell newspapers, their well-paid jobs are secure. Here, we're taking a look back at 10 of the most popular Page 3 Girls ever to feature in The Sun. Many of these women got their start as Page 3 Girls and went on to become huge celebrities in their native Britain and further afield.
Jo Guest beat out quite a few famous names to feature at number 10 on this list, including the polarizing Jodie Marsh, former beauty queen Leilani Dowding, lads' mag favorite Sophie Howard and Suzanne Mizzi, a popular Page 3 girl from the s who tragically died in from ovarian cancer at the age of Jo Guest clearly had a clever agent, who exploited Guest's Page 3 fame to the max.
She was a ubiquitous contributor to numerous magazines during her modeling days and she even appeared as a PC character in a game called Interactive Girls , which included a bizarre shaving scene Pinder used a very clever marketing technique to boost her profile when it came to appearing topless.
Although her glamour-modeling career began in , she actually spent the next four years expertly covering her nipples.
For some reason, Pinder's areola became something of a celebrity in itself, so when she finally exposed her full topless glory for the appropriately titled Nuts magazine in , her star value shot up. Lloyd will be fondly remembered by The Sun readers from the late s.
A simply stunning woman, Lloyd featured on Page 3 frequently and even appeared in the video for the hit "Senza una Donna" by Zucchero and Paul Young. The Welsh model was known for her exotic looks as much as for her bountiful curves. Another famous Page 3 girl from the s is Maria Whittaker. Shockingly, compared to current moral standards, Whittaker first featured topless at the age of just She was popular during the s computer-game craze, appearing in one of the tiniest bikinis ever made for the cover of Barbarian: A fledgling singing career was not a success but she married into the business, now enjoying a happy family life with the musician Rebel MC Michael West.
Hazell has enjoyed almost unprecedented success after winning The Sun 's Page 3 Idol competition in She has featured in games, television, films, made the obligatory attempt at a music career and has become a regular for FHM magazine. She is also known for working with charities, which include those working for animal rights and breast cancer awareness.
Few Page 3 girls have enjoyed the same level of fame as Ms. Although her career was brutally cut short after The Sun readers voted only to allow natural girls - i. Her friendly demeanor and likable personality have combined to help her become a television broadcaster and bona fide celebrity in the UK.
The inquiry also heard testimony from Sun editor Dominic Mohan, who argued that Page 3 was an "innocuous British institution" that had become a "part of British society".
In February , Rupert Murdoch , chairman and chief executive of News International, parent group of the Sun, stated on social networking site Twitter that he was considering replacing Page 3 with a "halfway house", whereby Page 3 would feature clothed glamour photographs, but not bare breasts. Arguing that The Sun newspaper should be removed from sale in Parliament until it dropped the feature, she said that "if Page Three still hasn't been removed from The Sun by the end of this year, I think we should be asking the government to step in and legislate".
Culture minister Ed Vaizey responded by stating that the government did not plan to regulate the content of the press. In August , citing "cultural differences" between the UK and Ireland, Paul Clarkson, editor of The Sun ' s Irish Republic edition, announced that he would no longer print images of topless models on Page 3.
The Irish Sun now features images of glamour models with their breasts covered. The hopes of campaigners were further raised when Rupert Murdoch, in his Twitter feed in September suggested the Page 3 feature was "old fashioned".
Eighteen months earlier on twitter "glamorous fashionistas" i. While defending it from criticism, he said: Never in America, never in Australia. It just would not be accepted. The feature in the British newspaper was reported as having been scrapped in with the edition of 16 January supposedly the last to carry the feature, after a 20 January article in The Times , another Murdoch paper, said that a decision had been made to end Page 3 in the present incarnation.
On 22 January , after an absence of six days, The Sun returned to publishing shots of topless female models. A notice appeared in the issue: We would like to apologise on behalf of the print and broadcast journalists who have spent the last two days talking and writing about us. A lot of people are about to look very silly". The apparent ending of the feature gained much attention in the British press.
Clare Short thought that the dropping of topless photographs on Page 3 of The Sun "is an important public victory for dignity. The edition of 22 January saw the return of a topless Page 3 model, but this revival has turned out to be a one-off. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Page 3 disambiguation. Lacey Banghard Danielle Sharp. Flanagan Vicki Hodge Stephanie Marrian. Pornography portal Journalism portal.
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