Biography courtesy and copyright of Pamela at
In 1977 I joined
the London Playboy Club on 45 Park Lane,
world famous for it's beautiful bunny girls. I joined as Bunny
Croupier "Goldie" and had to train for
six weeks at Stocks House Mansion, then owned by
Victor Lownes, in Hertfordshire. I was hired and trained by
Ingrid Seward, now PR to the Queen.
Whilst training I was soon spotted by Victor Lownes and was invited to
a party; I ended up dating him for nearly two years.
During my time as
a Bunny I stayed at Victor's mansion every weekend. I met lots of
famous people from Jack Nicholson to
John Cleese. John even became my Chess
partner, but he always lost as I was a great Chess player (captain of
my school team). I also played Roger Moore, he lost too (Bond beaten
by a Bunny!), so Roger taught me to play Backgammon so he could have a
chance to win at something.
I loved the disco
scene and have danced in every club around London. One night I went
out on a promo night with Hot Chocolate
at the time of the release of their track "So
You Win Again". It was great... everyone inside the disco
cheered as they walked in, they were playing their track at the time.
Just the sort of set up I could do with now.
I also became a
friend of Dodi Fayed. He was one of the
first guys I met in London. He liked dancing and was my dance partner
in Stadd, Switzerland, along with Brian Ferry
of Roxy Music, who I also spent time on
the dance floor with. I also danced with former Prime Ministers
Harold Wilson and
Ted Heath! I met so many people there -
Liz Taylor, Audrey Hepburn,
Helmet Berger - that it felt like I was
living in a fairytale.
Acting has always
interested me and I did receive an offer from
Murial Young to appear in the film "Girl
On A Motorbike" but I did not have an equity card at that time.
I then went to a party hosted by Susan George (lovely lady) whom I met
and I started going out with the Top of The Pops' dancers
Pans People (Babs
and her husband, actor Robert Powell,
became a regular dinner date), which inspired my acting and dancing.
Back at Victor
Lownes' mansion at Stocks there was the regular weekend gang. They
taught me a few things: Dia Llewelyn was
was a good acting coach; Kenny Lynch the
singing coach; and Mike King the song and
dance instructor. What a gang! I had lots of friends and they all
possessed their own unique talent.
I met boxer
Muhammad Ali after his most recent fight,
at the London Playboy Club, Ali showed me his black eye under his sun
glasses, winked and said, "you are the only person who will see this,
so keep quiet... " in his famous joking fashion. I was overjoyed as he
was my hero in boxing. I am going to write a song about him since I
have always admired his spirit and humour. Words seem to work great
offers were presented to me. One of these was when Playboy offered me
the chance to pose for the centerfold, but I declined that. But I did
appear in the November 1978 issue of Playboy in the "Bunnies of '78" pictorial. I represented the
London Playboy Club, posing in my underwear. I refused to pose naked
even after a £40,000 offer from Hugh Hefner...
along with an invitation to stay at the Los Angeles Playboy Mansion. I
was very shy then and was advised by Victor not to do it as it would
not be beneficial for my future career.
However I did
accept an offer to fly to Spain to open a hotel and to launch OUI
magazine, a promotion organised by Ingrid Seward. Unfortunately I was
held hostage by the hotel and was brought back after a week instead of
the agreed three days. I was only released after Playboy gave the
hotelier back his money. I was informed by Ingrid that she, and the
other Bunnies, had appeared on Spanish TV for a rival hotel for free.
This gave the rival hotel more publicity than the hotel that had paid
a lot of money for their promo, so they wanted their money back! I was
scared to work in another country after this episode. I was informed
by Ingrid that the hotel owner was an ex-mercenary! On the way back
from the airport I heard a lot of whistling going on from behind our
Rolls Royce, we looked round only to find soldiers inside an army
truck holding up my picture from the "Bunnies of
'78" pictorial. I was shocked at the fact it had just come out
and that they had recognised me, so I just gave them a thumbs up and
smiled. They wanted to know if it was me or not.
I was front page
news in 1979 when the scandal story of "The
Bunny and the Stud" broke. I had spent the night with
Oliver Tobias at a party held by Victor
Lownes. The story had former MP, Norman St John
Stevens raging, Nigel Dempster
defending and Victor Lownes keeping very quiet... more to come on this
After all this, I
left Playboy, got married and raised my children... But I am back as a
singer, songwriter and producer of my own group together with my
husband Gary - Macushla is our name and
music is our game! Our album "Gonna Get Ya"
has been played by Flava FM 87.6 and I'm sure will soon be played all
around the clubs. (A big shout out to the G man... cheers!)
Macushla have won the
BTgetoutthere charts quite a few times
now and have been at Number 1 on MTV
Undiscovered for nearly a year with our track "I Kept You
Waiting". My hubby Gary and I have worked for three years on the
album. Gary is a great guitarist and has been playing for over 30
years now. He is also a brilliant singer/songwriter and producer.
I have always
been a fashion designer and have made most of my own clothes since I
was seven (using Sindy as my first model). The green lace dress I am
wearing on the home page of www.macushla.co.uk was one I
designed myself. I always have lots of girls to design for, including
my two daughters Joanna and Jamie who I have enlisted as my models.
Joanna also appears on the Macushla album
"Wild Cat". Her vocals feature on the
tracks "Be My Lover" and "Get Groovy". She has a voice similar to
Whitney Houston. I'm sure you will all
agree she is very talented. My son Rick is also on the track "Get Groovy". I have three grandchildren... one
of each... and I already have them contributing on the album. Children
at a young age have such a great talent and enjoy singing and dancing.
It's also a great way to keep them amused.
Macushla site is at www.macushla.co.uk. My e-mail is
All the best,