Here’s British actress Hayley Mills, photographed by John d Green on 5 December 1966 at his Kensington studios for Birds of Britain. She was twenty when the photograph was taken.
The union jack mini-dress predates Spice Girl Geri Halliwell’s by three decades. If that wasn’t British enough, Hayley drinks brown ale from a traditional dimpled pint glass. The out-takes from the session show that brown ale probably wasn’t her favourite tipple. Don’t you love how the bottle sits primed like a space rocket on the ornate table alongside? Note how because this was not an advertising shoot, John turned the label on the bottle down so as not to promote the brand.
This is one of the photographs in John d Green’s Birds of Britain exhibition, available to purchase as a signed limited edition for the first time. Hayley comes in a range of four sizes to suit every wallspace.