Stoke Newington model celebrates 105th birthday

Ms Iren Sinclair celebrates her 105th birthday among friends and family at Olive Cox Lodge.

Ms Iren Sinclair celebrates her 105th birthday among friends and family at Olive Cox Lodge. - Credit: Archant

A Stoke Newington model has celebrated her 105th birthday.

Irene Sinclair travelled the world eight years ago when she was chosen as a pin-up girl for Dove soap.

On Monday friends and family presented the great-grandmother with flowers and cake at Olive Cox Lodge sheltered housing in Yoakley Road, Stoke Newington.

Known to her friends as Renee, she was born in Guyana where she taught history, but moved to Hornsey in 1957 to look after her daughter’s children.

She retired in Stoke Newington in 1971.


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When Dove picked her in 2005 to star in their ad campaign designed to challenge stereotypical view of female beauty, she spent four days in Manhattan for photo shoots, TV and radio interviews and champagne dinners.

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