Pat Booth

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Pat Booth

Pat Booth, Lady Lowe (24 April 1943 – 11 May 2009) was an English model, photographer and author of romantic fiction.

Raised in the East End of London by a boxer father and an ambitious mother, Booth posed for such photographers as Norman Parkinson, Allen Jones (artist) and David Bailey in the 1960s. Famously, she was the model for Allen Jones' "table" depicting a woman on all fours. She opened two boutiques in London - Top Gear and Countdown on the King's Road during the 60's and 70's. She later became a photographer herself, taking pictures of such well-known figures as David Bowie and Bianca Jagger, Jean-Claude Duvalier as well as Queen Elizabeth II and the Queen Mother.[citation needed]

Her work has been displayed in the National Portrait Gallery and in The Sunday Times and Cosmopolitan. In the 1980s she turned her hand to writing racy and glitzy romance novels, partly inspired by her own glamorous lifestyle. She was published in both the U.S. and the UK.[1]

She was, however, also a devout Roman Catholic and regular churchgoer. She provided assistance[clarification needed] to women who became pregnant, but were unable to support a child.[2]


She died from lung cancer in a London hospital

Personal life[edit]

Booth's first husband, Garth Wood, a doctor, committed suicide in 2001. The marriage produced a son, Orlando Wood and an adopted daughter, Camellia Wood.[2] She remarried, to Sir Frank Lowe, in 2008 in a ceremony attended by good friend Pattie Boyd [3]

Partial bibliography[edit]

  • All for Love (1993)
  • Beverly Hills (1990)
  • Malibu (1993)
  • Marry Me (1996)
  • Master Photographers: The World's Great Photographers on Their Art and Technique (1983)
  • Miami (1993)
  • Nashville (2000)
  • Palm Beach (1992)
  • Self Portrait (1984)
  • Sisters (1989)
  • Sparklers (1985)
  • Temptation (1994)
  • The Big Apple (1990)
  • American Icon (1992)
  • Lady and the Champ (1980)
  • Rags to Riches (1982)


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