Helen Wellington-Lloyd

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Helen Wellington-Lloyd, also called Helen of Troy, is an actress originally from South Africa. She was born on 1 January 1954 with a condition called Achondroplasia, which causes dwarfism.

She is most famous for being a follower of punk band The Sex Pistols in the late 1970s, attending most of their shows until their breakup. She was also one-time lover and later protégé of Malcolm McLaren. Wellington-Lloyd originated the first Sex Pistols "blackmail" typography for flyers and gig posters on the floor of her apartment.[1]

She appeared in Derek Jarman's film Jubilee (1977) and The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle, by Julien Temple (1980).

Little is known of her whereabouts since the release of The Swindle, except that on 20 September 2001 Helen auctioned her extensive collection of Sex Pistols memorabilia at Sotheby's in West Kensington, London.

Filmography[edit]

  • Jubilee (1977)
  • Punk Can Take It (1979)
  • The Tempest (1979)
  • The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle (as Helen of Troy) (1980)

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Wicked Ways of Malcolm McLaren, Craig Bromberg, (Omnibus Press 1991)

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