Stephanie McLean (model)

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Stephanie McLean
Stephanie Harrison
SpouseBarry Sheene

Stephanie McLean is a British model who was the Penthouse Pet of the Month for April 1970 and Pet of the Year in 1971. She was the first Pet of the Year in the US. She also appeared in Mayfair magazine on the cover of volume 5 issue 12 under the name "Gabrielle Nolan" and again in Mayfair magazine in volume 8 issue 8, this time under her own name.


Born Stephanie Harrison,[1] after starting her career in fashion modeling, she posed in both Mayfair magazine and as a Penthouse cover girl. Stephanie was the Penthouse Pet Of The Month for April 1970 and was selected as the 1971 Pet Of The Year, being featured in a pictorial and on the cover of the September issue. She has the distinction of being the first awarded the Pet Of The Year title in the US. She was also on the February 1974 cover of the British edition of Cosmopolitan magazine.

Personal life[edit]

McLean met British motorcycle racer Barry Sheene in 1975,[2] while he was on crutches following a racing accident. After divorcing her first husband, she and Sheene married in 1984,[1] and had two children, a son and a daughter. The family emigrated to Australia in 1987, to try to ease Sheene's arthritis from his racing injuries. Following a battle with throat and stomach cancers, Sheene died in March 2003.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Independent article". The Independent. London. Archived from the original on 16 February 2010.
  2. ^ McLean was in London, working on a photo shoot which resulted in a 1975 calendar for Chrysler
  3. ^ "Barry Sheene - Telegraph". London. 11 March 2003. Retrieved 10 March 2008.

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