Bunty Bailey

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Bunty Bailey
Therese Bailey

(1964-05-23) 23 May 1964 (age 55)
OccupationActress, model
Years active1980–2008

Therese "Bunty" Bailey (born 23 May 1964)[1] is a former English model, dancer and actress. Bunty started her career as a dancer in the dance group Hot Gossip in the early 1980s.[2] 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 Momma in Defunct.[3] She is currently living in Wraysbury, Berkshire. She did work as a children's dance teacher at Wraysbury and Datchet Village Hall,[2][4] She was listed by Fox News as being one of The Hottest '80s Video Vixens.[5] Bunty has two sons, Jake and Felix Bailey, who were born in 1996 and 1997 respectively.[2] 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.[2] 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.[6]



  1. ^ "Take On Me by a-ha" at Song Facts.com
  2. ^ a b c d "Eighties dancer's breakfast with Prime Minister". Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2009.
  3. ^ "Defunct (2008)". IMdB. Archived from the original on 24 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Noblemania: The Girl in the Video: "Take On Me" (1985)". Blogger. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
  5. ^ Amos, Shawn (5 June 2009). "The Hottest '80s Video Vixens". FoxNews.com. Archived from the original on 3 November 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2009.
  6. ^ "Bunty Bailey from the 'Take On Me' video on Big Fat Quiz of the 80's" – via www.youtube.com.

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