That's right, Pattie Boyd, the lovely 60's dollybird also celebrates her birthday on the 17th of March. As her mother had assumed she would be a boy, a name was never picked for her, so being born on the day of a saint was an easy pick!
Pattie is a favourite of mine. I even made a suit in her name and managed to remember her birthday!
For the unfamiliar, Pattie Boyd was a 60s model, muse and all 'round sweet girl. Known mostly for her marriage to George Harrison and later to Eric Clapton, Pattie has also made a name for herself in recent years as a photographer and has held exhibitions of her old and new photos around the world
Pattie had met George on the set of A hard days night and inspired him to write the love song 'Something'. They separated in 1974 and divorced in 1977
For many years she had also rebuffed the affections of Eric Clapton who wrote 'Layla' in her honour. They eventually married in 1979 but divorced in 1988.
While she may be most famous for the men she married, she was also a striking beauty modelling for Vogue, Mary Quant, Foale and Tuffin and countless advertisements in the 60s and also modelled for Ossie Clark in the early 70s
As a model, Pattie was already some what well known, and she was lucky enough to score a one-line role in The Beatles film 'A hard days night.'
|A shot taken while on break on the film set|
|March 1964 - Pattie Boyd (Prue Bury, and Isla Blair not pictured), who worked together in A Hard Day’s Night, posed for publicity photos at the Battersea Park Fun Fair|
|Astrid Kirchherr, Maureen Cox, & Pattie Boyd on the set of "A Hard Day's Night."|
|George Harrison and Pattie Boyd's wedding, January 21 1966|
|With George Harrison|
|Pattie Boyd's Beauty Box: Lessons on make up and hair styling from 1965 Pattie Boyd. A shoot that was replicated in Lula Magazine years later|
|Pattie Boyd in 1966, modelling for Quorum|
|Heading to India in 1968 with John Lennon in the back|
|With her sister Jenny, who she often paired up with for photo shoots|
|In India with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and the Beatles|
|In 1973 - modelling Ossie Clark|
|Pattie now - still just as beautiful!|
All images from Truth about the Beatles girls and Something in the way Pattie Boyd tumblr page