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Stephanie Marrian (born Stefanie Khan; 9 October 1948) is a former model, the first Page 3 model in The Sun newspaper, pop star and TV & film actress.

Stephanie Marrian
Born Stefanie Khan[1]
(1948-10-09) 9 October 1948 (age 70)
Singapore
Height 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)

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Modelling careerEdit

Marrian was the first Page 3 model in The Sun newspaper in the 17 November 1970 edition, where she was named as Stephanie Rahn. Marrian was using her father's surname of Khan at the time; a sub editor at the newspaper misread her surname with the German spelling, Rahn. From 1973 to 1978, using the name Stefanie Marrian, her mother's surname, she appeared regularly as the Page 3 girl. In this role she was featured in the 2017 stage production of Ink, played by Pearl Chanda and directed by Rupert Goold, at the Almeida Theatre, London.[2]

Marrian was a glamour model throughout the 1970s, appearing topless and nude in magazines, papers and calendars world-wide. Along with two other Page Three models, Gillian Duxbury and Mona Solomons, she was a member of a pop group called Page Three.[3]

Family and personal lifeEdit

Marrian was born in Singapore to an Indian father and an English mother;[1] other sources erroneously stated that she was German and her birth surname was Rahn.

In her late teens Marrian was involved with the comedian Benny Hill, however she never appeared in The Benny Hill Show. Marrian had a long term relationship with an actor boyfriend Alan Tucker. She was briefly engaged to the music promoter Rod MacSween.[4] In February 1988, MacSween was granted a restraining order against Marrian after she had become obsessed trying to re-kindle the failed relationship. In 1988 Marrian appeared in court when she broke the restraining order by phoning MacSween and writing to MacSween's new fiancée. Stephanie was found guilty of contempt of court and was given a 28-day suspended sentence.[5]

Television and film appearancesEdit

British TV programmes include:

Films include:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Kennedy, Monika (24 January 2015). "BILD-Besuch bei Stephanie Marrian (66) - Was macht eigentlich die erste Nackte aus der „Sun"?". Bild.de (in English and German). Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  2. ^ Tripney, Natasha (28 June 2017). "Ink starring Bertie Carvel". The Stage.
  3. ^ http://img172.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=59677_P3_001_123_896lo.jpg
  4. ^ http://www.itb.co.uk/agent.aspx?agentId=62
  5. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=b-wDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA15&lpg=PA15&dq=stephanie+marrian+court&source=bl&ots=0-u3VPkYMk&sig=O1o2NsJ-j7iUA-Q4jtwXFhh57e4&hl=en&ei=sapATe6lIMadOsLmwdII&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=9&sqi=2&ved=0CE4Q6AEwCA#v=onepage&q&f=false

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