Born: November 16, 1957; Died: June 12, 2012.
FRANCES McPADDEN, who has died aged 54, was a leading Scottish model who featured prominently in a number of newspaper and magazine fashion shoots in the late 1970s.
Her outstanding natural beauty was most notably captured when the former pupil of Notre Dame secondary school in Glasgow was headhunted to appear in the Pirelli calendar, widely accepted as the pinnacle of any model's career.
Brought up in the Broomhill district of Glasgow, she quickly established herself as one of the most sought after models on the Scottish scene, thanks to her striking, elegant features.
Leading Scottish media photographer Alistair Devine was one of her biggest admirers, saying: "Frances had a special aura about her that few others even went close to matching.
"Quite simply, she had a face built for a camera. It loved her and she loved it.
"Frances was always willing to learn, take advice from people who always had her best interests at heart. The modelling world's loss is heaven's gain."
Like many girls of her generation, she was lured by the bright lights of London and the obvious attractions and excitement the early 1980s offered.
Her career took an unexpected change when she joined Channel 4, working within its press and publicity department.
It was there, quite by chance, she met aspiring Irish musician Jerry Fehily, whose band Hothouse Flowers were about to flourish following a guest appearance at the Eurovision Song Contest. Their subsequent hit song, Don't Go, went on to become a No 1 hit in Britain and Europe.
The couple set up home in County Dublin where they had two daughters, Katy and Erin. They later separated, although they remained friends.
They became close friends with a variety of celebrities including rock band U2 and Scots actor Bill Forsyth.
McPadden, who was one of five children, had been at the family holiday home in Bulgaria when she suffered a fatal heart attack.
Lifelong friend Alison Brady paid tribute, describing her as being " vibrant, vivacious, and effervescent".
She said: "Frances was always a joy to be around, generous to a fault and that beautiful smile and face won you over instantly."
She is survived by her daughters Katy, 22, and Erin, 18, her sister, Clare Anne, and her three brothers Stephen, Paul and Mark.
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