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Posted 01 April 2008 - 07:30 AM
She is also known as Jill Connick and Jill Goodacre-Connick...
Jill Goodacre was the first model to become a celebrity simply by appearing in the Victoria's Secret catalog. Her auburn-haired good looks made her a favorite with readers of the lingerie catalog in the early 1990s.
Date of Birth: 29 March 1965, Lubbock, Texas, USA
Height: 173 cm
Born on the March 29, 1965, in Lubbock, Texas. Daughter of sculptor Glenna Goodacre and real estate broker William Goodacre of Boulder, CO. Jillian Goodacre moved with her family to Boulder, Colorado, when she was just a baby and where she spent most of her formative years, together whit her brother.
Having developed a passion for modeling since in high school, Jill Goodacre immediately entered the industry after she graduated. Her big breakthrough came in the mid-'80s when Victoria's Secret hired her. Thanks to her poise and gorgeous face (and body), Jill quickly rose up the modeling ranks of the lingerie company. Soon, she was the VS girl and is often recognized as the original Victoria's Secret supermodel.
She was a primary lingerie and hosiery model for the relatively new Victoria's Secret company in its mail-order catalogs and retail stores in the 1980s, and she appeared extensively in the catalogs. She, Stephanie Seymour and Dutch model Frederique helped Victoria's Secret grow from a new company to one of the world's giants in women's lingerie, hosiery, swimwear, and clothing. To this day, Jill is recognized as one of the pioneers of lingerie modeling. Her auburn hair and charm brought her to the forefront of the industry and set the standard for future Victoria's Secret babes like Laetitia Casta, Tyra Banks and Veronica Varekova.
During her run at the top, Goodacre could be seen in magazines like Cosmopolitan, Self, Harper's Bazaar, YM and Sassy. She was the talk of the modeling world and was also a paparazzi favorite.
Proving she was more than just a model, Goodacre even acted in the film “Odd Jobs” (1986), and as a lawyer in the drama movie “Ladybird Ladybird” (1994), and the same year she was in a episode of “Friends”, playing herself, gets trapped with Chandler (Matthew Perry) in an ATM vestibule.
Then she meet singer Harry Connick Jr. and quickly grew into something serious, and in 1994, they were married. This coincided with Jill's retirement from modeling, but did not mean she would stop entertaining. After Jill gave birth to first child Georgia Tatom in 1996, she returned to television. First, she worked in the studio, lending her voice to an episode of the mature cartoon “Duckman” (1997). Then Jill played Rose in the four-episode miniseries “The Uninvited” (1997). She directed one of Harry Connick, Jr.'s live performance videos (The New York Big Band Concert) in 1992, and she appears in several of his music videos.
Married to Harry Connick Jr. (16.april 1994) and they have three daughters,
Georgia Tatom (born April 17, 1996), Sarah Kate (September 12, 1997), and Charlotte (born June 26, 2002).
Was engaged to French tennis star Yannick Noah (In the latter years of the 1980s, Jill was romantically linked with tennis star Yannick Noah, at one point, headlines claimed they were even engaged. However, this relationship fizzled as quickly as it had begun).
Jill and her husband Harry Connick
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