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Sabrina

We don't yet know where or when this happened but - as of 8 Dec 2022 - we live in hope of finding out.

I think Sabby's boarding a BOAC plane.


A happy Sabby

Happy Sabrina



Sabrina's Feather Dress


Added 10 May 2022 - SABRINA has lost three inches round her waist! by RUNNING two miles daily throughout the summer at Blackpool, dressed in two pullovers, one sweater, one windcheater, two pairs of slacks and a track suit, she amazed everyone by her endurance and determination. But not to worry - the 39 1/2" dimension now more than twice her waist measurement of 19", remains the same, as I.T.V. viewers will see when this human hour-glass appears in "BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES, with ARTHUR ASKEY, presented by Jack Hylton for Associated Rediffusion on alternate Friday evenings. [undated]

Sabrina in (what I call) her Feather Dress stares at everyman of the 1950s and they knew whatshe wanted.
Because she knew what they wanted.
I know I love this pic. It's my new favourite.

 

Sabrina on a boat - being dleighted

I have never before seen anyone being so delighted at sitting on a boat.
Only our Sabby could do it. [2022/05/02]

 


Simple perfection

sabrina in black gloves

 


As we all know, Sabrina mastered all skills. Acting, singing, swimming, driving, cooking, posing, smiling. But she was also a mighty warrior .

Sabrina prepares for judo battle
Sabrina evaluates her prey...
Sabrina wins judo battle
Sabrina strikes!
Sabrina westling

Sabrina subdues her prey!

Sabrina prepares for the next attack.

It should not come as a surprise. We already know she was appointed the vice-president of a wrestling club in London in 1958 .

 


 

Sabrina's posterior persective 1957

Found on 16 December 2021: this fine rear-end display of Sabrina in 1957 from an Italian magazine, Le Ore .

Sabrina enjoys statuary in the woods

Added November 2021

Sabrina 1958

The shot above was used in 1958

Sabrina - no dumb blonde

Appeared on 1 Dec 1957

Sabrina, signed

A nice signed pic of Sabrina. found in 2020


Three pix from Present from the Past - Play , 9 April 1959

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Sabrina in full makeup

Sabby in full - and I mean FULL - makeup. Not one of my favourite photos, I must say.

And here's the autographed version...

Sabrina relaxing

Sabrina relaxes in colour

I could have sworn I had this pic already, but I can't find it. If you can find duplicates, please let me know

Sabrina

Dunno when, where or why, but enjoy! We know who !

Sabrina - 1958

From Pic Digest , September 1958 - posing in front of an NBC TV camera

I have no idea why, when, or where this pic was taken. I'm guessing the 1960s.

Anyone who recognises the geography in the background please let me know where she was

It's often said that Sabrina attracted crowds, but it's not until you see pix like this of her in Leeds (date unknown) that her drawing power becomes evident.

Whistful Sabrina

Added in March 2019

A tiny treat from Countess Anastasia

A rare happy moment for a tired Sabrina to sit and relax at Whiteley's Department Store, date unknown.

Sabrina relaxes at Whiteley's department store

Early Sabrina

A nice early shot, probably 1955

And Sabrina combs her hair - from the page in which Sabrina washes her hair and dries it with a mink .

A lovely smile from Sabrina.

This is annoying me. I was sure I had this pic already, but I can't find it on the site! Please let me know if it's old.

A contemplative Sabrina on the grass

Sabrina and woman autograph hunters, London 1957

Sabrina and curious women

13 September 2017 - Thanks to Suzie for this great reminder of how Sabrina took care of her fans.

25 September 2017 - Suzie sent this, and said it might have been taken in Blackpool

Sabrina signs autographs

30 August 2017 - Another great find by Countess Anastasia of Siberia . Thank you, dear Countess!
Sabrina was always clear on the 'baby' question.

Sabrina prefers a poodle to a baby

This is probably not the finest of Sabrina's photos, but it was taken and that's what counts.

Sabrina with a man and a mirror

15 August 2017 - Another great find by Countess Anastasia of Siberia . Some Sabrina side-boob... Thanks, Ana!

Sabrina in Turkish magazine Radyo Alemi in 1958

Sabrina in Turkish magazine Radyo Alemi in 1958. Those Turks loved Sabrina.

Sabrina has a thought

The picture above was captioned "Sabrina Has a Thought".
Apparently the media deemed the event so noteworthy that a photograph was required to commemorate it.

Sabrina with eyelashes - signed

Found in December 2016. Nice eyelashes!

Sabrina in her six-button belt and black gloves

Added Oct 2016 - Thanks to Tim we have a sultry, atmospheric al fresco shot of Sabrina from 'Photographing Glamour" from 1959.

Sabrina leans against a building

Also, I present this amazing shot that bears no resemblance to any other Sabrina photoshoot. Thanks to Anastasia.

Sabrina in nylons and little else

And if that is Sabrina, this is a rare undocumented nude . Same shoes, knickers, nylons...

 

Thanks to Bouke for the two following studio shots in 2016!

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Found in 2016. The Italian caption on the back of the first photo says it's both June and July 1957 (not 1956) and hints that Sabrina was causing a 'commotion'.
The second pic is from Tempo #29 from 30 October 1956. The text reads: "She got where she is by keeping her mouth shut"

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Sabrina, reclining

A rather classy shot of Sabrina taken from a Turkish magazine. Found in 2016.
(Full-sized, sadly. I rather like this shot.)

Sabrina singing lesson

Sabrina's singing lesson

Sabrina nearly falls out

In the 1950s and early 1960s, nations worried about fall-out from nuclear tests.
Strangely, few men apart from Billy Graham worried if Sabrina suffered from accidentally falling-out.

Sabrina is happy on the phone

Found 2015

Sabrina finds a towel?

Under-clad Sabrina seems to be delighted to find what looks like a shaggy towel on a couch.
I, too, remember when towel-finding was a joyous time in life.
Sigh.

Sabrina in a scaly dress

Found in 2015. That dress could be lethal if used in anger!

Sabrina in a dangerous dress

Sabrina bedroom

Sabrina's bedroom, 1958

24 Feb 2015 - pictures from the Mysteries page .

Sabrina at Bill Graves' Casa de Blanca 1959

"Les" Simon of STUDIO PHOTOS endeavouring to line up the Graves and SABRINA for a group photo.

Sabrina at Bill Graves' Casa de Blanca 1959

Britain's film, stage and TV start SABRINA, with Bill and Sophie Graves, of Surfers Paradise, who entertained her at their Broadbeach home, Casa Blanca del Rio.

Sabrina at Bill Graves' Casa de Blanca 1959

The cut-off caption refers to "Ray Bolwell", but it was not Sabrina's manager.
Melbourne's ' The Argus ' ( 1 July 1950 p.9 ) referred to "Mr and Mrs Ray Bolwell in their favourite cottage for four months' sunbaking." In the same para, "Near completion of dream house at Surfers' Paradise for Sophy [sic] and Bill Graves." If it were Sabrina's Ray, he would have been married at 16! The name is quite a coincidence, though.

Sabrina at Bill Graves' Casa de Blanca 1959

Host and hostess Bill and Sophie Graves with their exotic guest SABRINA.

Sabrina at Bill Graves' Casa de Blanca 1959

Sabrina autographing copies of the Gold Coast magazine for the Editor.

Sabrina at Bill Graves' Casa de Blanca 1959

Britain's fabulous stage, screen and TV star SABRINA relaxing at Bill and Sophie Graves' Broadbeach home, "Casa Blanca del Rio", during a Sunday morning "at home" held for the star.

8 Jan 2015 - possibly from Sabrina's South American period.

Sabrina reserved

Sabrina and pianist Maurice Moore

Sabrina and her 1950s pianist, Maurice Moore.
Thanks for getting in touch with your memories of Sabrina , Maurice!

Sabrina interview

Sabrina, maybe being interviewed.
Date unknown.

Sabrina in repose

Sabrina in her natural environment.
Note the harmless appearance, intended to put her prey into a false sense of security.

Sabrina visiting Ware

Sabrina visiting Ware. Dunno why or when, but I know Ware.
Ware is in Hertfordshire and Sabby was there to open the newly refurbished Drill Hall.
(Updated June 2016)

Sabrina inspects her own picture

Unknown date or location. Sabrina inspects a photo of herself.
Quite a delightful picture!

Sabrina - miscellaneous

Added 18 Oct 2013 - no idea when or where it was taken


February 1956. Photos by Ken Russell

Sabrina gains culture in leopardskin tights

Sabrina gains culture in leopardskin tights

Sabrina gains culture in leopardskin tights

Sabrina walked a tight rope while balancing cultural development with leopard-skin tights.

 

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The Harringay Television Trophy was presented to Bobby Myers by Sabrina after he won Britain's very first televised stock car race.
Found at oldstox.com 3Aug2012

Sabrina and doll

At the premiere of 'Giant' in 1956

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At a cinema premiere - November 1955

 

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Dated 19 Feb 1962 (which would be in Oz)

Sabrina dancing

Found 2 June 2012 - Sabrina in 1955

Sabrina kneeling

Sabrina in lacy top

A rare find nowadays - a nice, new picture found on the internet. It has no indication of date or location, and the person who posted it didn't know it was Sabrina. I'd guess it's from her more mature years - perhaps 1958+

Sabrina sitting on carpet

Thanks again to Simeon for cleaning up this photo

Sabrina 1964

Sabrina in 1964

Sabrina with piano and music

I have a feeling there is another pic with a similar costume - and what a great costume it is to rehearse in!

Sabrina 13 Feb 1957

Sabrina - London 1957

These must be from the same shoot taken in London in 1957. Lovingly restored by Sir Simeon

And this one in the same series I found in 2015

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Sabrina in America

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Looking at a seal


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One lucky dog

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At the boxing

Sabrina with Chairs!

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From Modern Man, April 1959

Brian wrote:
I've attached a picture, scanned from 'Bachelor', a 'Man's Magazine' No.1 Vol.1 price 2/- (date of publication not known but looks 1950's). The picture is captioned 'Sabrina - who else could it be'.

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A delightful pic of our Sabrina

VIP material

Published in 1960

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From Man Junior July 1961, thanks to James C.

Sabrina in Daily Mirror 1962
An atmospheric shot from Daily Mirror , 1962

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Sabrina in Picturegoer 3 Dec 55

Crowd 19 March 1958

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From " Box of Delights " - found and lovingly scanned by Paul Walsh

Sabrina sings!

Sabrina at the microphone

Full-sized

Sabrina singing Sabrina in Aust Post 17 Jan 57

1957 Sabrina proves she can sing. Read the (small) article

Hear her sing here

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This is not really Sabrina... or is it?

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It may not look like her, but they are it is.
Photo upgraded 25 May 2012 thanks to Sir Simeon

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Sabrina and her famous Ford Zephyr, appropriately plated "S41"

May 2009 = a similar angle, but now supersized!

Sabrina's car

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On the back of the photo:

Sabrina can't dance, sing or act -- yet she is the sensation of British TV and soon will be guest starring on U.S. channels. And the reasons why are quite obvious.

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Sabrina - and buckets!

Who knows what this was about. We have Sabrina. We have buckets. Perhaps the selection of a prize winner. Beyond that, I'm baffled. Any ideas?

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eBay description:

A small mens type magazine a collection of glamour photos of the famous Sabrina never before published (1950S?) some taken with famous stars of the day. Includes fold out centre page pin-up dreamtime photo.

This elusive little sucker appeared on eBay, starting at £UK3 and rapidly rising to £UK17! (It ended up selling for £26!! Ed.) Someone was certainly keen to get it, considering the maximum bid he/she allowed. I may be a Sabrina Fan, but that's too rich for my blood : considering Australia's exchange rate it would have worked out to $OZ47, not including postage. At that price, I could have booked it a seat on Qantas. But still, it looks wonderful. (November 2002)

23 November 2002: When all looked hopeless, David Jackson leapt to the rescue and bought the elusive little sucker : and here it is free and complete for all Sabrinaphiles!

Bravo, David!

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From FOTO 1955

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Young Sabrina with Shane

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Sabrina celebrates

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1956-09-01

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When Sabrina was young...

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From the Just My Luck series.

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Above: one of the wool dresses Sabrina promoted in Australia

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Opening a new clothing store the Edgware Road. That's so much Sabrina to­day. They want her to open every new shop and store

Found in Java's Bachelor Pad on Yahoo Groups.
From Stare , No. 8, 1962

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The next pic is courtesy of ignatz whose patient searching of the web over the years has reaped these Sabrinasnaps. Thanks, ignatz!
He also provided some larger/better copies of existing pix, which have replaced my originals.

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Upgraded 8 August 2009

This seems to be from the same occasion as this shot found in December 2016

Sabrina at the beach in her belt and shorts

ceguah said: Bought this mag together with a few more, some featuring Sabrina, in a second hand shop in the mid sixties (in Sweden).

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ceguah said: The first photo of "Sabrina again" pictorial in 'Show'. This one is identical to '66-14a1.jpg' but higher resolution. Unfortunately I don’t have the complete magazines anymore, just some pictures. No covers – one reason I can’t identify them.

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Sabrina Again - VIP version

Caption: SABRINA AGAIN. Sabrina, whether on Television or on tour, always merits a place in Show . These pictures come from Southampton.

2009 - the 'more upgraded' versions and VIP quality image arrived, courtesy of Sir David J.

ceguah said: 'Sabrina again' photo 4. The last one in this series.

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Sabrina Again! - VIP version

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A photo I bought on ebay

Sabrina on the stairs again

And a decade later, we have another shot from the same shoot, with the same suit and stairs.
Who says persistence doesn't pay off?

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Sabrina - black top

Sabrina in the same black top in 1956.
Thanks to Sir David J for the image above.

Another Greeting from Sabrina

Sabrina leans forward!

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I am certain this pic is already on the site, but for the life of me I can't find it! Perhaps I'm thinking of this one... Same occasion perhaps? Same dress and coiffure, certainly. Background has been masked out...

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Many thanks to Reg for acquiring and scanning these at high resolution for the Sabrinastuff site!

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The two pix above also appeared in the Australian Pix magazine, 27 Jan 62 but these scans are far better quality, thanks to Reg's efforts.

These stills come from Reg's SABRINA AT HOME 8mm short movie


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eBay description:

A small mens type magazine a collection of glamour photos of the famous Sabrina never before published (1950S?) some taken with famous stars of the day. Includes fold out centre page pin-up dreamtime photo.

This elusive little sucker appeared on eBay, starting at £UK3 and rapidly rising to £UK17! (It ended up selling for £26!! Ed.) Someone was certainly keen to get it, considering the maximum bid he/she allowed. I may be a Sabrina Fan, but that's too rich for my blood : considering Australia's exchange rate it would have worked out to $OZ47, not including postage. At that price, I could have booked it a seat on Qantas. But still, it looks wonderful. (November 2002)

23 November 2002: When all looked hopeless, David Jackson leapt to the rescue and bought the elusive little sucker : and here it is free and complete for all Sabrinaphiles!

Bravo, David!

From Foto-Rama 1960

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Yes, that's the end of Sabrina

The Louis Treasures

Louis of Reno, Nevada was kind enough to send his 'treasures' to SabrinaHQ - his 8x10" prints of some great Sabby snaps - some of them new to this site! Many thanks, Louis! In consideration of his kindness, he has been awarded 12 months' BOOBS membership.

Of particular interest was the information on the back of some the photos.

Sabrina shopping for handbags

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Sabrina shopping for handbags

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Sabrina shopping for handbags

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Sabrina - the star TV built

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In Australia

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Found on Ebay, September 2007. Full size

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From 'Bold' magazine, 1960

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"Glamour model and actress, Sabrina, wearing an animal skin fur coat, recoiling from the attentions of a leopard cub [Chico, a gift from Bill Smart] on a leash."
2 March 1958

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Sabrina publicity shot

VIP members only
If you ask me, Sabrina does not look well in this shot!

She has a better autographed picture here.

3 March 2015 - many thanks to Kris in Queensland for the hi-res scan to replace the small, old version I had.

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It would be cruel to suggest Sabrina needs a hat that big to prevent her chest getting sunburnt.

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I've seen that dress in another Sabrina photo... but which?
10 sabrinapoints to the first viewer to identify the photo!

And I don't mean in the photo immediately below!

Sabrina at a film premiere 1955

Glamorous radio and Television star Sabrina arriving at the Gaumont Cinema Haymarket London to attend the premiere of the film To Hell and Back 3rd November 1955

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6 July 2012- thanks to Sir David J for a nice upgrade of this image!

5 June 2020 - I obtained an original card and upgraded the image once more.

Sabrina in the Merrysweets swapcard collection. I bet many of you still have one or two collected with your old marbles and conkers. While the sweeties were delights for the kids, the card was for the dads to collect.

And on the back was some completely inaccurate information:

Sabrina Merrysweets card

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Sabrina checks herself out in 'Photoplay', March '56 .
Want to read the article she's reading? We have it!... click it to read it.

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Click the key to get the 230K BOOBS version

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1956 or before

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From Pic Digest , September 1958

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Sabrina insures her breasts

Read more about Sabrina's shrinkage insurance, underwritten by John E. Keevil, Insurance Agent
Read about Sabrina's supposed 'magic tape measure '

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Deportment classes

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Many thanks to 'Karamazov' for this image - not too flattering, but the first of Sabrina live onstage! Thanks, 'Karamazov'!

The following images were found by Paul Walsh at http://www.viewimages.com Thanks Paul!

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"English film actress Sabrina, formerly Norma Sykes of Blackpool, who is famed for her physical attributes rather than her skill as an actress."

'Sabrina worship has reached a new frenzy. But Sabrina, alias Norma Sykes of Blackpool, is not satisfied. A 40-inch bust is not enough. A girl must improve herself.'

Picture Post - 'Sabrina - A Cult Takes To Culture', 1956

Thanks to John Fox for finding a bigger and better copy of this picture - without the watermark too!

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25th February 1956

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Now with a bigger and better full-size pic! (1 April 2008)

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25th February 1956

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From Reveille , July18-24, 1963

Look who is adding a few fresh contours to this rock formation. It's Sabrina! Her beauty is reaching the dizzy heights as usual. Just in case you haven't noticed, perhaps we should mention that above her 41-19-36 figure she is wearing a rather striking hat.

And those eagle-eyed hat-fanciers among you will surely have noticed that this picture is one of the Coronado Hotel series!

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Check out the other Coronado pictures here

In May 2009, Louis provided a glorious glossy photo to finish this story. B.O.O.B.S. members can click the key to revel in its full depths:

Sabrina's birthday 1960

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The more interesting story relates to the caption on the back of the photo:

May 23 1960. NEW YORK: Buxom British Belle SABRINA pours champagne glass as she celebrates her 23rd birthday at Gotham Hotel here May 21st. Sabrina recently returned from year-long tour of Australia and the Far East."

This stirs up the age/birthday mystery again. It implies Sabby was born on May 21, 1937. Read up on the birthday debate .

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1960. Rescued and restored from eBay branding.
This was the original before repair work... Apologies for artistic mis-creation of the bustline!

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Thanks to a clever find by Paul W, we give you Sabrina in the Daily Sketch Northern Edition, 1956
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"When she decided she wanted to learn the clarinet, top musician Frank Weir was an eager instructor. Both finally decided Sabrina didn't need music talent to make her way." From Picture Digest . October 56.

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Sabrina and Barry Sullivan in a PR photo taken during the London filming of Another Time, Another Place in 1957. Oddly, it's the irrelevant girl on the left who captures one's attention. The PR photo man obviously didn't care!

Barry starred in over 100 movies, including Demon Planet

Sabrina's 18 inch belt

Sabrina with her infamous 18" belt in Australian Post , year unknown.


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Sabby shows off her famous 18 inch metal belt.
Hear her talking to me about her trials getting it on!

Read the transcript of the interview's metal belt test.


Wotta Waist!

From 'Exotique' magazine, date unknown. This belt has in different places been reported as 17", 18" and 19".

WOTTA WAIST
It took some tugging and pulling, but Sabrina managed to get herself into a 19-inch belt when some pessimist suggested she was fibbing about her figures (41-19-36). There was never much question about the 41, but Zygfryd Szmidt, a belt-maker in Plymouth, England said no woman with 41 upstairs could have only 19 in the middle. He made a 19-inch belt for Sabrina and dared her to wear it. She took a deep breath and two husky he-men tugged and tugged until the buckle closed. "Is it on?" she asked. "I can't see it."

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Found on eBay in July 2007 - a signed clipping with a starting price of 10 quid - about $OZ25! After enlarging it with Alien Skin Blow Up plugin in Photoshop, the text became easier to read:

In the past Norwich Carnival has brought big name stars to town. Stars like Mike Preston, Miss World and Ken Dodd. Now this year we are bringing SABRINA. She will ride in the procession, crown the Carnival Queens, and then will be at the Civic Hall on Carnival Night for the Carnival Dance. As the Dubber (??) News goes to press negotiations are being made to bring other top personalities to the Carnival. Watch out for more details."

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A signed photo from Gary

And there is a bigger version #2! Added 4 Aug 2020

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Again, a find by Nigel. As he says: " Not a great picture but an 'important' one as it is of Sabrina working as a Hostess on Hughie Green's "Double Your Money" show in the 1960's !

This is a tough one. I doubt it is her. When I asked Sabrina about it, she could not remember the show. Sabby's memory was (annoyingly) sketchy, but surely she'd remember appearing on such a well-known show.

The picture is lacking definition of vital Sabrinastats - particularly her bust, and her smile, which I mainly use as her main defining characteristic. She had a distinctive ever-so-slightly lop-sided smile.
And even at a distance, the hair style is not typical of hers, and the shape of her face does not ring true - too round.
And I doubt she would ever agree to wear such a loose dress: she would be in a skin-tight sheath dress!

Also, I have never found any other corroborating evidence of her being on the show.

Identifying Sabrina is a difficult art!

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Found on eBay - Sabrina influences the 1956 sensuous world of the samba! I won the bid for the sheet music: cha cha cha!

View the music!

Several of these pix are courtesy of Sabrina Hall of Fame members: Bouke ('The Guy From the Netherlands'), Lord Reg, ceguah, and Countess Anastasia of Siberia.

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