Page-three model Suzanne Mizzi dies in Hackney hospice
Glamour model-turned-artist Suzanne Mizzi has died aged 43 after losing a year-long battle to ovarian cancer. She died on Sunday afternoon at St Joseph’s Hospice near her home in Hackney.
Her husband Frank Camilleri said: “Suzanne was a beautiful person inside and out. She had an amazing life. We were together for 30 years.”
The mother-of-two was discovered by a photographer while working at a Bethnal Green clothes shop she opened after leaving school aged 15. She made her page-three debut aged 17 and quickly became one of the biggest glamour models of the 1980s.
At the height of her fame the Maltese-born blonde had her 34-24-34 figure insured for �11 million.
In 1988 she quit glamour modelling and succeeded where many failed in crossing over into catwalk modelling, and later became the face of fashion label Vivienne Westwood.
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In the past ten years Suzanne was a successful artist and interior designer known as Mizzy. Her abstract paintings sold for up to �10,000.
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