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Helen Mary Boyd
8 November 1947
Guildford, Surrey, England
|Occupation||Former model, author, clinical consultant|
|Spouse(s)||Mick Fleetwood (m. 1970–76; divorced, m. 1977–78; divorced)|
Ian Wallace (m. 1984–90s; divorced)
Helen Mary "Jenny" Boyd (born 8 November 1947) is a former English model. She quit her modelling career in the 1960s after discovering Transcendental Meditation, and she soon considered modelling a "waste of her time." She later became a clinical consultant and author. She is the younger sister of 1960s model and photographer, Pattie Boyd (first wife of Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison and subsequently wife of blues guitar legend Eric Clapton) and the older sister of Paula Boyd.
Early life and career
She was born as Helen Mary Boyd in Guildford, Surrey, England in November 1947 to Diana Frances Boyd and Colin Ian Langdon Boyd.
She was a freelance model in the 1960s, and often accompanied her sister Pattie to modelling jobs.
Despite Boyd being the inspiration of British folk musician Donovan's song "Jennifer Juniper", they were never in a relationship, though Donovan admitted having a crush on her. The song was released as a single in March 1968 and on the album The Hurdy Gurdy Man later that year. Also in 1968, Boyd travelled with Donovan and her sister, Pattie Boyd, to Rishikesh, India, to attend a training session in Transcendental Meditation held by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Later Jenny shared an apartment with Magic Alex of Apple Corps's Apple Electronics subdivision. She also worked at the Apple Boutique in London.
Boyd was fifteen when she met drummer Mick Fleetwood, who, at the time, was in a band called The Bo Street Runners and would later co-found Fleetwood Mac. From thereon, they began an on-and-off relationship that would last fifteen years. They eventually married in June 1970 and they had two daughters, Lucy and Amy. After divorcing Fleetwood (and remarrying and divorcing him a second time), Boyd married drummer Ian Wallace in 1984 but they later divorced.
- Boyd, Jenny; Holly George-Warren (1992). Musicians in tune : seventy-five contemporary musicians discuss the creative process. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-671-73440-7. OCLC 25984281.
- Leitch, Donovan (29 November 2005). The Autobiography of Donovan: The Hurdy Gurdy Man. St. Martin's Press. pp. 201–202. ISBN 0312352522.
- Lennon, Cynthia (10 February 2008). "The Beatles, the Maharishi and me". Sunday Times. London (UK). p. 3.
- Jenny Boyd, Holly George-Warren (1 May 1992). Musicians in Tune. Simon & Schuster. Retrieved 19 March 2013.