the pix to see the big picture
To start a riot in America, just add Jayne Mansfield to
any group of men. To start a riot in England, just add Sabrina to any
group of men.
It's not that blondes cause riots - just these two blondes.
Pound for pound, inch for inch these girls are equally spectacular.
Measuring 40-22-35 and weighing 118 pound, both are 22-year-old beauties
who have exploded the quiet of their respective countries.
the boys tore off my clothes
Jayne's exploits are better known, but Sabrina can match
her in every respect. When the London TV star walked into a dress shop
she was mobbed by 4,000 teenagers. "It was the most terrifying
moment of my life when the boys tore off my clothes," said she.
Sabrina emerged with some form fitting bruises, much publicity.
Her hand bled and panic ensued
While making a film in England, Hollywood
star Steve Cochrane [or 'Cochran' - whatever... Ed.] squired
Sabrina around the nightclub circle. At one point they argued about
who was stronger. Sabrina won (see PEOPLE TODAY, August), crushed champagne
glass with one hand. Her hand bled and panic ensued.
Naturally, the Sabrina Site has a picture of the event from another source:
Picture Digest, Oct 1956. Read
On another occasion she and her mother sued a playing
card company. Seems Sabrina had posed for some Monroe-like nudes. Photos
turned up on playing cards.
Click to read the Picture Digest article about the nudie cards.
Read the nudie card summary
Born Norma Sykes in a small town in
Wales [this is wrong - she was born in Stockport, England - Ed],
she decided to become famous as quickly as possible. She changed her
name to Sabrina, taken from the movie; the figure's her own) [according
to Arthur Askey, he chose her stage name, and it was based on the
play 'Sabrina Fair'. See other theories
here.], went to the BBC and asked if she could watch a TV program.
She could, and during the afternoon she stood - just stood and watched
a TV show.
She started her first riot then and there with the viewers.
BBC wasted no time getting her into a TV show, though she couldn't act,
sing or dance. From then on, it was no use manufacturing a toothpaste
or beer without an ad of Sabrina approving it.
After her intial success, she took her father out of the
Welsh coal mines [Quite a remarkable feat since he was an engineer
in Blackpool at the time - Ed.] and brought her parents to London.
Her first movie is 'Ramsbottom Rides Again' [in fact, her first film
was 'Stock Car' in 1955. Ramsbottom was released in 1956 - See 'Sabrina Films'
- Ed.] an English western farce. Movie will open shortly in America
and she may visit U.S.A to help publicize it.
Only difference between the Texan, Jayne Mansfield, and
the Welsh [No! Ed.] rarebit, Sabrina is - they're an ocean apart,
[Until they met! - The
dramatic fight is explained here by Sabrina]