BGT’s Amanda Holden Channels Athena Tennis Girl Poster Ahead Of Tonight’s Final – Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden has posted a photo which shows her lifting up her tennis skirt just as the famous Athena Tennis Girl did back in the 1970s.
Amanda was appearing with former British tennis player Tim Henman at a special pre-Wimbledon event being held at Westfield Stratford City and posted this photo on her Twitter account before going on court this afternoon.
The pose will be very familiar to many in the UK as it channels the Athena Tennis Girl poster that was such a huge success in the late 1970s. That poster showed 18-year-old student Fiona Butler exposing her pert bottom whilst wearing a short white tennis dress. Fiona was the girlfriend of the photographer Martin Elliott and has since revealed that she received no money for the pose despite the fact that the poster sold over 2m copies.
The poster is probably the most iconic reminder of the UK in the 1970s and is as representative of that generation as the Che Guevara poster “Guerrillero Heroico” is of the 1960s generation. Read the rest of this entry »