Dawn Grayson – Real name: Kay Kirkham – An auburn-haired enchantress from the Luton area who won the title of Miss Luton 1965. She was described as a housewife and model. Her appearances from the late 1950s to late 1960s were not limited to ToCo publications and some of her earlier work was with photographer Harrison Marks.
She came to fame in the early ‘60s when she appeared on Health and Safety at Work posters and in a series of advertisements for the Milk Marketing Board − but she was already a firm favourite of the Spick and Span cognoscenti of that era. Although a more professional model than those normally depicted in Spick, Span and Beautiful Britons, she still had the ability to portray the “girl-next-door” look that made the ToCo genre such international money-earners at that time. ToCo itself described as “the find of the year”, “one of the very best models we’ve discovered” and “the epitome of symphonic sex appeal”. She was certainly one of the company’s most popular models of directoire knickers but is another of the Top Ten who was rarely seen in fully fashioned stockings.
She apparently followed her electronics whiz kid of a husband to Maryland in the US in 1970, and it has been said that she continued her modelling career while out there. At some stage, though, she got her first film part after an audition at Pinewood. It is said that she loved gardening and landscape painting.
Text from vintage fetish