80s glamour models now – huge £15m net worth, prison stint and Take That fling

They were the stunning superstars of the 1980s, but where are the lines of icons Linda Lusardi and Sam Fox up to now?

The beauties earned mega-money in the decade that style forgot, for their gorgeous good-looks generated a huge fanbase.

After finding such success through Page 3, what did they do next after their glamour model heyday?

Some of them continued modelling, while others changed to acting, had a successful pop career, or left the industry entirely.

The path hasn't been smooth for all of them.

Here's a look at what some of the most famous glamour models from the 1980s are up to today.

Linda Lusardi

One of the ultimate glamour girls, Linda has managed to find great success after she left Page 3 behind.

Despite her fame, Linda has some regrets and says she’d tell her younger self to try acting instead of glamour modelling.

She said: “I was young and enjoying life and it was a very different time. It was everywhere. It was a great career and I am where I am now because of it.

“I found acting late in life, though, and I may have made a career from it if I’d come to it earlier.”

Linda was recently voted the nation's all-time favourite glamour girl.

Now 63, Linda joined the cast of Emmerdale in 2007, but left in 2008.

She’s also appeared on The Bill, Hollyoaks and Brookside.

Last year she took part in The Real Full Monty On Ice for charity and also regularly appears in festive pantomimes.

She also appeared on The Krypton Factor and Bullseye.

But it hasn't all been roses for Linda, as both she and her husband Sam both fell seriously ill with Covid last year, with both of them fighting for their lives.

Linda, who was put on oxygen and was nearly intubated while her husband contracted pneumonia, later said: "It’s been horrible for everybody.

"My kids have had therapy (due to) the trauma of nearly losing both of us. Then we lost our dog."

Sam Fox

Blonde bombshell Sam Fox was another hugely popular model, after making her Page 3 debut in 1983.

Now 55, stunning Sam was a roaring success. She said: “I did Page 3 but also loads of fashion and swimwear shoots.

She added: “I promoted Sun bingo and the paper even made pillow cases with my face on that readers could buy.”

She later appeared in Celebrity Big Brother in 2016.

After quitting glamour modelling she found fame as a singer, and sold over 30million records.

One of her biggest hits includes her 1986 single Touch Me, and according to Celebrity Net Worth, Sam's music success has bagged her a fortune of £15m.

During her music career she performed with the likes of Freddie Mercury.

Sam was previously with her beloved partner Myra Stratton for 12 years until she sadly passed away, and Sam is now engaged to mum-of-two Linda Olsen.

Kathy Lloyd

It wasn't just Page 3 fans that loved Kathy Lloyd, as the beautiful brunette caught the eye of several celebrities.

She became famous at the age of 18 in 1986 after becoming a glamour girl, and was named Page 3 Girl Of The Year in 1986, 1990 and 1994.

She dated Eric Clapton in the early 1990s, before moving on to Take That's Jason Orange around 1995.

Kathy found love with Lee Anderson and has a daughter Lola, nine.

The loved up couple now make music together under the name Lee Anderson and The L.A.

Their tunes Never Give Up and Lover Like You have clocked up millions of listens.

She recently credited her youthful good looks to "God, my Mum and Dad" her skin doctor, and "filters. In whichever order you please."

Tracy Kirby

Tracy gave up glamour modelling and went in search of lucrative work.

The blonde thought working as a currency courier would be a profitable business, but it turned out to involve moving cash for an international drugs ring.

Unfortunately for Tracy, it turned out to be too good to be true and she was arrested for money laundering and was sentenced to spend two years in Holloway prison.

After her release, the beauty released a book called Model Prisoner.

Tracy now lives a much calmer life as a furniture upholsterer.

She lives in Essex with her husband Dennis Arif, 64, and their teenage daughter Tyler-Blue.

She said: "Prison was a world away from my Page Three days – travelling to all these glamorous locations and getting an invite to every A-list event."

Nina Carter

Nina Carter also found success as a singer, like Sam Fox.

She formed a pop duo called Blonde On Blonde with another glamour model, Jilly Johnson.

They went to Number 1 in Japan, and their other hit was a cover of Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love.

Nina went on to pose for Vogue, and also appeared in adverts for cigars and Martini.

She found love in 1984 with Yes keyboard player Rick Wakeman, and married.

Sadly they went on to divorce in 2004 after 20 years of marriage.

She is now married to plastic surgeon Douglas Harrison but insists she has only had some botox and no facelifts.

However, she said she can't defy age and needs reading glasses and hearing aids.

Maria Whittaker

Maria first appeared on Page 3 back in 1969 and was named Page 3 Girl Of The Year in 1989.

Maria also turned to acting, appearing in Whoops Apocalypse in 1986, and Tank Malling in 1989.

She also tried music, forming Rhythm Zone and had a success with Stop Right Now.

Maria went on to marry British jungle producer DJ Congo Natty.

Now the pair seem happily loved up with him calling her his "Queen".

She now goes by Maria Tafari and sells weight loss juices and trained as a nutritionist.

She regularly posts about the importance of whole foods and looking after your body.

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