Thursday, April 8, 2010

"It is not a picture I would buy."~ Martin Elliott

Tennis GirlImage via Wikipedia
Martin Elliot

THE man behind the sexiest poster of all time has told how he has been inundated with fan mail from Hollywood stars - and serial killer Dennis Nielson.
The 'Tennis Girl' featured a cheeky beauty and became an iconic image across the world, selling two million copies.
Few people know that the photograph was taken on a tennis court in Edgbaston, Birmingham, in the summer of 1976.
Now, on its 30th anniversary, photographer Martin Elliott has revealed the amazing story of the famous Athena poster which starred his former girlfriend, Fiona Butler.
And he revealed fans of the picture have included world-famous movie stars - and a British serial killer.
Martin, 59, said: "I have letters from people like Ernest Borgnine and Charlton Heston, who told me a copy of the poster has pride of place on his tennis court in Los Angeles. {Read on}

The sexy dress and tennis racket used in the picture are being sold on internet auction site ebay from June 16 to mark the 30th anniversary of the photo.