BETTINE #5

Bet 4 ONEILL 2015 ©

More collages behind the film Bettine Le Beau – A Lucky Girl. After the war Bettine moved to London and as a young woman developed a career as an actress & model in the 60’s & 70’s. When Griff and I spent the day with Bettine she talked us through her scrapbooks & photo albums from this part of her life. In a surreal contrast to her early life she worked extensively across TV, Radio, Film & Advertising for many years. She appeared in The Prisoner, Morcambe & Wise, she was a Benny Hill’s Angel & appeared in James Bond – Dr No. These collages weren’t used in the film which concentrated on ‘Bettine’s war as it were, but they did form part of the 35 prints given to her as a ‘part one’ of the ‘Memory Makers’ project highlighting her amazing strength and resilience in overcoming the adversity & hardship of 5 years a hidden child in World War II. You can read more about this latter part of Bettine’s life herehere.