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Therese "Bunty" Bailey (born March 23, 1964) is an English model, dancer and actress. Bunty started her career as a dancer in the dance group Hot Gossip in the early 1980s. She became known as the girl in the music videos of A-ha's singles "Take on Me" and "The Sun Always Shines on T.V." made in 1985; she met Morten Harket (the lead-singer and voice of a-ha) on the set and became his girlfriend.
She has since appeared in several films, with her most recent role in 2008 as a Gypsy Mamma in Defunct. She is currently living in Wraysbury, Berkshire. She did work as a children's dance teacher at Wraysbury and Datchet Village Hall, She was listed by Fox News as being one of The Hottest '80s Video Vixens. Bunty has two sons, Jake and Felix Bailey, who were born in 1996 and 1997 respectively. In June 2009, she was one of the first people to take advantage of the UK government car scrappage scheme and was invited to breakfast with the Prime Minister at the time, Gordon Brown. In September 2012, Bailey appeared as the mystery guest on Channel 4's Big Fat Quiz of the '80s, with her appearance in the A-ha videos being the correct answer.
- The Kenny Everett Show (early 1980s) with Hot Gossip
- "Talking Loud and Clear", OMD (1984)
- "Take on Me", a-ha (1985) as the Girl
- "The Sun Always Shines on TV", a-ha (1985) as the Girl
- "To Be a Lover", Billy Idol (1986)
- Dolls (1987) as Isabel Prange
- Rock and the Money-Hungry Party Girls (1988)
- Glitch! (1988) as Bimbo
- a-ha: Headlines and Deadlines - The Hits of a-ha (1991)
- Spellcaster (1992) as Cassandra Castle
- Essential Music Videos: Hits of the 80s (2003)
- Video on Trial: "Episode No.2.6" (2006)
- Defunct (2008) as Gypsy momma
- "Take On Me by a-ha" at Song Facts.com
- Eighties dancer's breakfast with Prime Minister at the Wayback Machine (archived July 22, 2011)
- "Noblemania: The Girl in the Video: "Take On Me" (1985)". Blogger. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
- Amos, Shawn (June 5, 2009). "The Hottest '80s Video Vixens". FoxNews.com.
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