Newton Ferrers, Devon, England
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Flake Girl, Queen's Breakthru videoclip
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Deborah Jayne Leng Burguess (born on April 6th 1963 in Newton Ferrers, Devon, England) was an international model and actress. She graduated in Laucheston College in 1980.
She started her modelling career for Laraine Ashton under the artistic name of Debbie Du-Bell in 1982.
Debbie has worked with Laraine Ashton throughout the 80's and 90's. She was the face of Joop, Slix and Lejaby fashion campaigns. In those years, she shot lots of editorial for Vogue, Elle, Grazia.
Deborah Leng represented the UK in the 1986 edition of Supermodel of the World(formerly face of the 80s). In the same year she appeared in the famous Pirelli Calendar (April and September), chosen by photographer Bert Stern.
She created a sensation in 1987 when she became the iconic Cadbury's Flake girl. But she was axed three years later for being "too sexy".
Later, she starred in other tv adverts like Gyro Bank, Lilt and British Airways. In the same year she mimed the backing vocals for Bryan Ferry in some tv appearances.
In 1987 she was also on backing vocals in the video "Cowboys and Indians" of the English band The Cross. During the video shot, she met the lead singer of the band Roger Taylor (better known as drummer of Queen) and they started a relationship.
In 1989, chosen by Freddie Mercury, she played the role of the mysterious masked beauty lying on a railway in "Breakthru", a Queen video from The Miracle album.
Leng also starred in TV and film productions like "Bullseye!" (1990) along Michael Caine.
Debbie and Roger Taylor lived together for 15 years without marrying and had three children, drummer Rufus Tiger (born on 8th March 1991), model Tiger Lily (born on 10th October 1994) and music photographer Lola Daisy May (born on 9th April 2000) before splitting on 2004.
Deborah Leng returned to her modeling career, singing with leading agency Models1 at 45 in 2008. On Septeber 2010 she and her Brazilian friend stylist Fabiola de Freitas launched their own designed clothes Fab Deb Designs. Since fall 2010 she is dating poet and TV presenter Charley Ottley.
In 2011 she signed with Storm Models agency. Her last works, between 2014 and 2016, have been for Molton Brown, JD Williams and Charlotte Tilbury.
Through her years of involvement in the world of fashion, music and cinema she has become friends with numerous high profile women and has built up a fantastic client base.
Nowadays, she attends at some public events while keeping a low profile.
Couple Profile Source
Launceston College (1980)
Full Name at Birth
Deborah Jayne Leng
Jeanne Marine, Tori Cook
Rufus Taylor (son), Tiger Lily Taylor (daughter), Lola Taylor (daughter)
Model, fashion designer, actress
Toby Burgess (architect)
1982 - today
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