Jean Broke-Smith is an English etiquette, deportment and grooming teacher. She was the principal of the Lucie Clayton School of grooming and modelling for thirty years, during which time she supervised a curriculum that included etiquette and deportment. Graduates of the school include actress Joanna Lumley. Prior to that she trained as fashion designer, milliner and make-up specialist, and herself was a model. She is a regular expert contributor for TV, radio, newspapers and often appears on live news programmes and is interviewed on live radio 'link-ups'.
In recent years Broke-Smith has appeared in a series of television programmes on the subject of manners. She was 'head-teacher' in Ladette to Lady, a reality television programme that emulated the curriculum of a finishing school; she was the etiquette expert on The Family, another reality-television show in which a large extended family were sent to live in a large mansion house with a full domestic staff; she was one of the judges of the Australia Princess series, and the original NBC series American Princess, which set out to teach young women how to conduct themselves like princesses and make them fit to marry a prince. She appeared on Faking It, teaching a girl from the north of England to present herself as a society 'lady'; in Snobs; and as an etiquette expert on Britain's Next Top Model.
- http://www.channel4.com/programmes/three-in-a-bed/episode-guide/series-2/episode-3 Channel 4 website for "Three in a Bed"
- Javin, Val, A dream of being stuck with a star, Huddersfield Daily, 7 June 2008
- Jean Broke-Smith, Grooming and etiquette expert, biography at First Artist Management
- Jean Broke-Smith at the Internet Movie Database
- Broke-Smith, Jean, Another view: The Boy Friend, The Guardian, July 26, 2006