Foxy Ladies #15: Benny Hill Babes
To admit you like Benny Hill is like saying "I'm a sexist dinosaur". Sadly, his naughty humor came to be frowned on by the 1980s. Oddly enough, once his show was rerun in syndication it became fairly popular in the US, but still was basically blackballed from the UK. A lot of actors and actresses who've appeared on the show have disowned it, and several have demanded that their episodes not be played ever again. WTF?
I like Benny Hill, and I find nothing offensive about it. Call me an ass, but I think folks should lighten up. Spend a little less time being offended, and a little more time enjoying life. Life is too short to be so damn sensitive.
Anyway, rather than just thrust a set of sexy Benny Hill images at you, I thought it might be interesting to give you a few facts on his ladies - what became of them, interesting trivia, etc. And then thrust a set of sexy Benny Hill babe images at you. Enjoy!
Diana Darvey (Hill's Angels)
After Benny Hill, Diana didn't do a whole lot beyond a few cheeky British comedies like Carry On Behind after. She and her husband toured the globe doing a cabaret act, then she settled down and opened a pub. Tragically, she died from a fall at the age of 54.
Louise English (Hill's Angels)
Louise has gone on to enjoy a pretty respectable degree of success in the theater. What I found most interesting (and most disturbing) is that she later revealed that she was only 16 when she started on the show.
Jane Leeves (Hill's Angels)
We all know Jane went on to star on Frasier as Daphne.
Sue Upton (Hill's Angels)
Sue was the closest to Benny, and several of the cast thought she could've been Mrs. Hill under different circumstances. No one knows what became of Benny Hill's vast fortune - perhaps it went to Sue?
Jenny Lee-Wright (Hill's Angels)
Amazingly, Jenny became a highly regarded Foley artist. What's a Foley artist, you ask? From Wikipedia:
Foley is the reproduction of everyday sounds for use in filmmaking. These reproduced sounds can be anything from the swishing of clothing and footsteps to squeaky doors and breaking glass. The best Foley art is so well integrated into a film that it goes unnoticed by the audience. It helps to create a sense of reality within a scene. Without these crucial background noises, movies feel unnaturally quiet and uncomfortable.
Sue began her career in the 1960s in soft core sex movies by the well-known Harrison Marks - in one she gets it on with a big teddy bear. She's even on the cover of the X-rated 1972 record `Rugby Songs'. Quite a resume.
Bettina Le Beau
During WWII, Bettina was separated from her parents and held in a concentration camp; she later escaped and was taken by a family and hid from the Nazis.
In the 1960s, Cherri worked as a private detective and gained notoriety as a Page 3 Girl. In 1972, she was nearly the wife of a wealthy Arab Prince, but the marriage was cancelled when his family threatened to disown him. Cherri is quoted as saying, "If a little thing like three million pounds worries him then I don't think I'd want to marry him anyway". Cherri has also admitted to "pleasuring" Benny Hill.
Of course, there's many others, but I don't have time to get to them all. Here's a few group shots of Benny and his girls. Enjoy!