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Jilly Johnson (née Gosden) (born 17 November 1953) is a former Page 3 girl.

Jilly Johnson
Jilly Gosden

(1953-11-17) November 17, 1953 (age 65)
Queensland, Australia
Years active1975–present
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)


Early lifeEdit

Johnson was born Jilly Gosden on 17 November 1953 in Australia. Her family moved back to Surrey, England when she was eight, and she attended Horsell Primary School and Sheerwater Secondary School in Woking, Surrey.[1]


In the 1970s and 1980s together with Nina Carter, she was in the girl group Blonde on Blonde.[2]

In 1975, she became the first model to appear topless in the Daily Mirror

She has written two novels: Double Exposure (1994) and Playing for Love (1997).[3]

Personal lifeEdit

She has been married twice and has one daughter from her first marriage.

Johnson is now a housewife and grandmother.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
1979 The Golden Lady Herself Blonde on Blonde (musical duo) with Nina Carter


Year Title Role Notes
1980 Star Games Herself Game show
1986 Auf Wiedersehen Pet Model Comedy drama
1994 Digging the Dancing Queens Herself Television documentary
2003 Loose Women Herself

Published booksEdit

  • Playing for Love, published by Simon & Schuster (1997)
  • Double Exposure, published by Smith Gryphon (1994)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "My School Sport: Jilly Johnson". The Telegraph. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Blonde on Blonde: That time two topless models released a disco cover version of 'Whole Lotta Love'". DangerousMinds. 2016-07-07. Retrieved 2017-01-05.
  3. ^ "Angel is a centrefold". The Independent on Sunday. 26 November 2006.
  4. ^ Johnson, Jilly (3 April 2009). "I adore being a Glamorous Gran but why ARE children today so mollycoddled asks JILLY JOHNSON". Daily Mail. London. Retrieved 17 February 2010.

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