Five things you didn't know about Jerry Hall

By Guest, 28 August 2015 - 2:43pm

Jerry Hall remains a popular personality in the UK and abroad, famous for her modelling career and 23-year relationship with Mick Jagger

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Texan model Jerry Hall first hit the headlines in the mid-1970s, when she embarked on high-profile relationships with rockstars Bryan Ferry and Mick Jagger.

Alongside modelling, she has also worked as an actress, appearing in Tim Burton's Batman and playing Mrs Robinson in the stage version of The Graduate. But what else do we know about the 59-year-old star of tonight's Who Do You Think You Are?
 

1. Her father lost the family home in a game of poker

Sgt John Hall, who is believed to have suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after fighting in the Second World War, lost the family's Texas home in a game of poker. It is not known what type of poker was being played, although the clue is likely in the name of the state they lived in.
 

2. She ran into Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir in a Parisian bar as a 17-year-old

In her book Jerry Hall's Tall Tales, she first noticed the pair as “an older couple sitting next to me”. She later had lunch with them.
 

3. Bryan Ferry kept some of her clothes after separation

After Hall decided "it's all over now" and left Roxy Music's Bryan Ferry for Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger in 1977, she claims Ferry was so angry that he witheld many of her clothes and possessions.
 

4. Salvador Dali asked her to run through his sculpture garden naked

The surrealist painter asked Hall to run through his garden nude for a new artwork, but she refused. She recently said "I didn't feel comfortable doing it, but I wish I had." She was, however, painted by Lucian Freud in 1997.
 

5. She once starred in a Bovril ad

In 1980, Hall featured in an advert for the salty beef extract, with the tagline "Are you a Bovril body?"
 

Words: Zaki Dogliani

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