(“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”.
Another shot of Claire Atkinson: