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Friday, February 22, 2008

Lost Babes: Gabrielle Drake

The sexiest purple wig in TV history

We had a most enjoyable lunch with HMS today who has given us much to ponder on as regards future content of this blog. He mentioned that he had been watching Gerry Anderson's paranoid classic UFO. Agent Triple P caught an episode of this too, recently, and was much taken by Gabrielle Drake as Lt Gay Ellis.

Nice boots

Is the Chicken Tikka done yet?

So young, so cute!

Oh my goodness!

Fancy a shag?

She isn't really a lost babe as she still turns up in the occasional TV drama even now, appearing in Heartbeat in 2006.

She has never looked finer than in her bacofoil outfit and purple wig as the commander of Moonbase (although her character was later demoted for having a fling with one of her interceptor pilots and sent back to Earth). Back on Earth, and working at SHADO HQ, she had to forego her purple wig, however.

Gabrielle was born in Lahore, Pakistan in 1944 and now lives in a converted Abbey in the Midlands. Her brother was tragic sixties hippy singer songwriter Nick Drake

 Heavenly body!

In 1972 she appeared in British film The Au Pair Girls playing a Swedish au pair and happily removed her clothes to reveal a splendid body which we could only imagine beneath the bacofoil outfit of UFO.

Gabrielle in her forties-possibly even more attractive!

We were in Forbidden Planet this week and they had a Lt Gay Ellis doll! A bargain at £29.99!

Gabrielle today. Still very, very attractive!


  1. Well she was a fine woman then and she is a fine woman now. She is still so doable, how does she do it? Definitely still one of my 10 tissue fantasy women ;-)

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  3. I was a big fan of Gerry Anderson's puppet shows, and I remember now seeing "UFO" on television and finding it strange and fascinating. I think a lot of it went over my head. I'd forgot all about it. Thanks for posting this. It would be fun to see some of the show again.

  4. it's worn well and still holds up as good drama...

  5. Hello again. I have just come to this blog from your wonderful ' Venus Observations'. I have just left some comments there about how good that blog is.
    I watched UFO on DVD a few years ago. The DVDs were reduced in a sale at HMV. I enjoyed watching them and I especially enjoyed watching those sexy Moonbase girls in their silver mini skirts.
    Best regards.

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