How can you mend a broken fan belt (It isn't the Clarkson's hammering technique)
In 1987 there was an advert that is considered as the best Jaguar commercial ever seen, but was not made by the automotive brand. Actually, the advertisement was not for car buyers but for ladies, because it was produced by the british lingerie company "Pretty Polly" for their new stockings campaign with the legs model Catrina Skepper (age 25 by then)
Catrina Skepper, Countess of Guerrini-Maraldi, had a successful model and actress career during the 1980 decade, starting in 1984 (at age 22) in "Harper's and Queen" magazine covers by means of Vogue's photographer David Royston Bailey, CBE. In this magazine she alternated on the covers with another model, Andie MacDowell, future Hollywood star.
(Left: Harper's and Queen March 1984 - Cover: Catrina Skepper by David Bailey) (Right: Harper's and Queen October 1984 - Cover: Andie MacDowell by Rudy Molacek)
Catrina Skepper in James Bond 007's "The Living Daylights" (1987) - Photo by Keith Hamshere - (image courtesy gettyimages.com)
Catrina's career was initially modelled on the catwalks of Paris, Milan, New York, London and Hong Kong, but she had also several roles in films and telefilms before being made host of NBC Super Channel "VIP" (a nightly prime time chat show). Her celebrity interviews include Frederik Willem de Klerk (President of South Africa who negotiated with Mandela to dismantle apartheid and establish a universal suffrage), Lauren Bacall, Shirley Bassey, Andrea Bocelli, Richard Branson, Sean Connery, Tom Cruise, Placido Domingo, Jodie Foster, Keanu Reeves, Diana Ross, Kurt Russell, Will Smith...
Catrina Skepper - TV presenter - 1999 - Catrina with Josie [golden retriever winner of the Blue Cross Award] - (photo credit: shutterstock)
But let's leave the fashion for people without mechanical knowledge, like Jeremy Clarkson, and let's go back to the technical issues that have always interested us ladies. Is the technique of real application or just an urban myth?
Believe it or not, the technique of stockings or pantyhoses worked as an emergency solution in the motoring epic times. If it is not for us ladies, a lot of cylinder head gaskets would have been damaged.
And remember, Ladies... a pair of stockings or pantyhoses are always better than a Clarkson with a hammer... and DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME !