May 7, 2010 Leave a comment
Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England, UK
Pamela Green (March 28, 1929, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England – May 7, 2010) was an English glamour model and actress, best known at the end of the 1950s and early 1960s. She modeled for Zoltán Glass, Horace Roye, and John Everard.
Born as Phyllis Pamela Green, she started figure modelling to pay for her art school studies and moved on to photographic modelling because it paid more. Early in her career Pamela Green was photographed by Bill Brandt (while still at art college), Zoltán Glass and Angus McBean.In 1954 Pamela started to supply the bookshops and newsagents of London’s Soho with her own postcard sets of glamour photographs, to supplement her work as a photographer’s model. In 1955 Luxor Press published a pictorial monograph on Pamela featuring the photographs of George Harrison Marks, entitled Pamela. Her rising profile prompted her to set up Kamera Publications Ltd with George.With her as Managing Director, they produced several magazines, with Kamera being the most successful. It was the first glamour magazine of any note in the UK, and heralded the top-shelf magazine industry in the country. As their success grew they ventured into 8mm cine film production.Following her divorce from Guy Hillier, she moved in with Harrison Marks and took his name, but there is doubt over whether they actually married. In 1961 she split with Harrison Marks and eventually the business was wound up; Kamera ceased publication in 1968. He always acknowledged his debt to Pamela Green and said in his biography The Naked Truth, “Pam set me up. She started it all.”She starred in Michael Powell‘s psychological thriller Peeping Tom (1960). In 1964 she appeared in an episode of This Week.Green continued to model for the photographer Douglas Webb, her last husband, a former war hero of the Dambusters raid. She became Webb’s camera stills assistant and worked for the major movie companies in London. In 1986 and Webb moved to the Isle of Wight.
Pamela Green died from leukaemia, aged 81, on the Isle of Wight on May 7, 2010.
- Peeping Tom (1960)
- Naked as Nature Intended (1961)
- The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)
- The Chimney Sweeps (1963)
- The Naked World of Harrison Marks (1966)
- Legend of the Werewolf (1975) (uncredited)
- Official website
- “Art of the Nude”. pamela-green.co.uk. http://www.pamela-green.co.uk.
- Pamela Green at the Internet Movie Database
- “Interview”. Bizarre. http://www.bizarremag.com/sleaze/interviews/2271/pamela_green.html.
- Obituary in The Independent
- Keeping the British End Up: Four Decades of Saucy Cinema (third ed.). Reynolds & Hearn books. 2007.