The girl in the video: “Claire”

(“The Boys of Summer”: video may no longer be available.)

I have long been curious as to who the girl on the beach was in the above video. (The short-haired brunette in the white one-piece swimsuit running with the man on the beach.) I knew her name was Claire, but other than that nothing. I had assumed that she was a local Californian model who did a little work, including this, and then disappeared into suburbia.

In fact, a commenter on this blog has now told me that she is Claire Atkinson, a top British model of the 1980s with the Ford agency. Assuming this is the girl, here are two pictures of her:



Obviously a fabulous looking girl, who could look elegant in those fashion shots as well as athletic in the music video for “The Boys of Summer”.

Marc Tyler Nobleman interviews girls from classic music videos and the subject of “Claire” has come up. Maybe he will be able to interview her now that her full name is known.

Another shot of Claire Atkinson:





3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Oscar Reyes on May 29, 2016 at 12:53 am

    That is Claire ! 🙂


    • Posted by Julian O'Dea on May 29, 2016 at 12:54 am

      Thanks again Oscar. I will tell Marc Nobleman and he may want to interview her for his series.


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