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22 November 1963 |
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Russell became an accomplished student of gymnastics and dance as a young schoolgirl. She even went on to become an instructor herself, teaching acrobatic and ballroom dancing and specializing in Latin-American dance, winning a number of competitions, and was also a contortionist. She even spent six weeks in a Greek hotel displaying her own style of Terpsichore. Her dancing skills eventually led her to become a dancer on Top of the Pops.
Russell also worked as an office girl and a barmaid in a pub, where she grew in skill as a darts player, so much so that she went on to captain a women's darts team. It was while working as a barmaid that a fashion photographer eventually noticed her, and her modelling career began. She lived with her parents in Redditch, Worcestershire.
She went on to become one of The Sun's most popular Page 3 Girls, making her Page 3 debut in The Sun on 22 August 1982, and first appearing in the Daily Star on 7 September, notching up 189 appearances in total (118 in The Sun and 71 in the Daily Star), before making her final appearances in The Sun on 27 September, and 8 October 1990 in the Daily Star respectively. She also appeared in the May 1983 issue of Lui magazine in a 3D layout of poses of various famous pin-ups, as Brigitte Bardot, Marilyn Monroe, and Jayne Mansfield. She was nude in the January 1984 issue of Mayfair, a magazine which listed her measurements as 36-23-38. She later appeared in High Society in May 1988.
She became one of the "Hill's Angels" on the 1983 cycle of The Benny Hill Show, where her contortionist talents were utilized to maximum effect during the "Keep Fit" section of "The Cruise Liner" Hill's Angels routine, and the "Mahala Bubble dance" number during the "Saucy Boy" sketch. She also featured in the controversial "Super Teech" sketch, the "Holiday" sketch, and the Hill's Angels routine "Wild, Wild West." She later became a regular on the third series of The Kenny Everett Television Show in 1985. Later, in 1989, she had a nonspeaking role in Dennis Potter's adaptation of Blackeyes, appearing as the already-corrupted model who accompanies Gina Bellman's character back into the room in which she has just fought off an attempted rape, where they proceed to perform sexually for her attacker as a pair.
Her film work includes Absolute Beginners as the Giant Typewriter Dancer and a speaking role in Highlander as the hooker "Candy"; and, Russell was chosen to dance in silhouette during the opening credits of the 1983 James Bond flick Octopussy. She also had a speaking role in the TV movie Harry's Kingdom as the car model "Suzi Lake". She had a minor role in Bolero, her only scene in an outdoor hot tub.
Music video work
She led other leather-clad women with zippers at the groin region of their suits in the AC/DC music video "You Shook Me All Night Long". It was revealed on the VH1 series Pop-up Video that during the shot with the mechanical bull, she accidentally jabbed herself with her spur twice. The roadie who came to her aid married her a year later; Angus, one of the band members, gave them a mechanical bull for a wedding present as a joke. They later divorced.
- Corinne Russel commercial Video Game Vixen (German title: She-Fox) on www.kultboy.com