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1998: All time great TV ad girl attacked

Updated: Dec 5, 2023

Police are investigating an attack on former model Paula Hamilton. She was found injured and in a distressed state on Wednesday night in the village of Cuckfield, Sussex. Police are treating the incident as actual bodily harm.

Paula, 37, shot to fame after starring in a 1980s TV advert for Volkswagen, as a power-suited woman who dumps a fur coat and pearls from her boyfriend but keeps his car keys.

Evening Post, 24 October 1998

There is more about Paula Hamilton on Wikipedia at

Contributed by Malcolm Davison.

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