Dayle Haddon

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Dayle Haddon
Dayle Haddon at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival.jpg
Haddon at the 2008 L'Oréal Legends Gala
Born (1948-05-26) May 26, 1948 (age 71)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
OccupationModel, actress
Spouse(s)Glenn Souham (d. 1986)
ChildrenRyan Haddon
Modeling information
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorGreen
AgencyBryan Bantry
Storm Model Management

Dayle Haddon (born May 26, 1948) is a Canadian model and actress, presently known for promoting anti-aging products manufactured by L'Oréal.[1] Additionally, she is credited as author of Ageless Beauty: A Woman's Guide to Lifelong Beauty and Well-Being.[2]

During the earlier part of her career as a model, Haddon appeared on the covers of many top fashion and beauty magazines, as well as the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 1973.[3] Haddon also served as a wellness contributor to CBS News where she appeared regularly on The Early Show from 2005 to 2008.[4]


Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Haddon speaks both English and French. As a child, she was enrolled in dancing classes to develop her physique, and she performed well enough to become a member of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens at 13, and was chosen Miss Montreal at 18. Haddon is Jewish.

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Haddon's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover from January 29, 1973

As a model in the 1970s and 1980s, Haddon represented Max Factor, Revlon, Estée Lauder, and L'Oréal. She appeared on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 1973 (January 29)[3] and was twice named to Harper's Bazaar's "Ten Most Beautiful Women." She also appeared nude in the April 1973 issue of Playboy.

Haddon worked as an actress, appearing in the Disney movie The World's Greatest Athlete (1973) with Jan-Michael Vincent. She moved to Europe, continued modeling and acting, and appeared in a number of film roles in French and English,[5] as well as occasional small parts in American movies. Her best known roles were in Madame Claude (1977), and North Dallas Forty (1979) opposite actor Nick Nolte.

Haddon was originally cast for the role of Dale Arden in the 1980 film version of Flash Gordon, but producer Dino De Laurentiis replaced her with Melody Anderson just before filming commenced.[6]

During Haddon's tenure as a main face for L'Oréal, sales for the Age Perfect line have increased by 50%.[7] According to The New York Times, Dayle has "shattered age taboos" with her multiyear contracts with L'Oréal and Estée Lauder, among other companies.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Clairol selected her as a spokesperson, and she later broke barriers for women over the age of 35 when she became the global face of a new anti-aging line for Estée Lauder, a first in the beauty industry. On the day that her Estée Lauder contract expired L'Oréal signed her. She now has her own company, Dayle Haddon Concepts Inc. In early 2008 she was named a UNICEF ambassador.[9]

Haddon is also the founder of a non-profit called WomenOne. The organization's motto is "changing the world one woman at a time." [10]

Through WomenOne, Haddon has partnered with Free The Children, an international charity, to provide scholarships for girls’ education in Kenya. Through her organization, she has raised and donated more than $150,000 for one of Free The Children's all-girls secondary schools.[11]

Haddon has also appeared as the face of a line of socially and environmentally responsible accessories launched by Me to We, Free The Children's partner organization.[12]

She is the mother of Ryan Haddon.[13]



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  2. ^ "Photos from Gucci event :: U.S. Fund for UNICEF". Unicef Usa. Archived from the original on 2010-04-14. Retrieved 2010-10-05.
  3. ^ a b "1970s covers". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved December 1, 2015.
  4. ^ "The CBS Early Show". Archived from the original on 2009-03-30. Retrieved 2010-10-05.
  5. ^ Maslin, Janet (1979-10-05). "Screen: Beauty Meets Beasts in 'Romantic Lover':Battle of the Sexes". The New York Times.
  6. ^ Smith, Adam (7 January 2016). "Gordon's alive! The untold story of Flash Gordon". Empire.
  7. ^ O'Riordan, Maggie (2004-09-12). "Dayle's a stunning supermodel whose flawless skin has boosted sales | Sunday Mirror Newspaper | Find Articles at BNET". Retrieved 2010-10-05.
  8. ^ "Style - BOOMER BABES -". The New York Times. 2007-05-06. Retrieved 2010-10-05.
  9. ^ "Best-selling author Dayle Haddon named UNICEF Ambassador :: Celebrity Ambassadors :: People & Partners :: U.S. Fund for UNICEF". Unicef Usa. 2008-02-12. Retrieved 2010-10-05.
  10. ^ "WomenOne". WomenOne. Retrieved 2013-02-06.
  11. ^ "WomenOne: What We're Doing". WomenOne. Archived from the original on 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2013-02-06.
  12. ^ "Me to We Artisans Magazine Fall 2012" (PDF). Me to We. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-01-20. Retrieved 2013-02-06.
  13. ^ Hall, Trish (2003-04-27). "Habitats/West 54th Street; A Model Refashions Her Career and Image". The New York Times.

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