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Wenda Parkinson (née Rogerson)

(1923-1987), Fashion model; author; wife of Norman Parkinson

Sitter in 14 portraits
Norman Parkinson first met Wenda Rogerson when she was appearing as a young actress at The Arts Theatre Club. Several of the actresses supplemented their salaries through occasional fashion modelling. Parkinson was alerted to her beauty and photogenic qualities by Cecil Beaton, who had worked with her successfully on one of his sittings. Rogerson married Parkinson in 1947. She researched and published an important biography of Toussaint L'Ouverture, the Haitian slave-turned-revolutionary, entitled This Gilded African in 1978.

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Wenda Parkinson (née Rogerson), by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30067

Wenda Parkinson (née Rogerson)

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1947
NPG x30067

Wenda Parkinson (née Rogerson), by Norman Parkinson - NPG x126411

Wenda Parkinson (née Rogerson)

by Norman Parkinson
colour print on card mount, 1949
NPG x126411

Wenda Parkinson (née Rogerson), by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30084

Wenda Parkinson (née Rogerson)

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1949
NPG x30084

Wenda Parkinson (née Rogerson), by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30093

Wenda Parkinson (née Rogerson)

by Norman Parkinson
colour print on card mount, 1949
NPG x30093

Wenda Parkinson (née Rogerson), by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30103

Wenda Parkinson (née Rogerson)

by Norman Parkinson
colour print on card mount, 1950
NPG x30103

Wenda Parkinson (née Rogerson), by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30095

Wenda Parkinson (née Rogerson)

by Norman Parkinson
colour print on card mount, 1950
NPG x30095

Wenda Parkinson (née Rogerson), by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30092

Wenda Parkinson (née Rogerson)

by Norman Parkinson
colour print on card mount, 1950
NPG x30092

Wenda Parkinson (née Rogerson), by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30181

Wenda Parkinson (née Rogerson)

by Norman Parkinson
vintage bromide print, 1951
NPG x30181

Wenda Parkinson (née Rogerson), by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30090

Wenda Parkinson (née Rogerson)

by Norman Parkinson
colour print on card mount, 1951
NPG x30090

Wenda Parkinson (née Rogerson) and an unknown man, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30087

Wenda Parkinson (née Rogerson) and an unknown man

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1951
NPG x30087

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Wenda Parkinson (née Rogerson)

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1951
NPG x30083

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