Erika Roe (born 1957), also known as the Twickenham Streaker, is remembered for a topless run across the pitch of Twickenham Stadium during an England vs. Australia rugby union match on 2 January 1982. It has been described by the BBC as "perhaps the most famous of all streaks." Roe, who later attributed the inspiration to alcohol, ran onto the field during half time, exposing her 40-inch bosom. Roe and the friend who joined her streak (Sarah Bennett) were corralled by officials. Her breasts were covered by "a ridiculous man, with his [Union Jack] flag".
While Roe was not the first or the last streaker at an athletic event, in 2007 The Independent of London declared that her "memorable" streak made her a suitable icon to represent all such streakers in their article on sports interruptions. The event prompted Manchester Confidential to dub her "the most famous British streaker."
In December 2014, at the age of 56, Roe released a topless calendar in support of breast cancer research in memory of her sister who died from the disease; the photographs for the calendar were shot by her daughter, Imogen.
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