Suze Randall

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Suze Randall
Suze Randall 2009.jpg
Suze Randall attending the "Free Speech Coalition Awards Annual Bash Event" – Los Angeles, CA on 14 November 2009
BornSusan E Randall
(1946-05-18) 18 May 1946 (age 68)
Worcester[1] England
NationalityEnglish
 
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Suze Randall
Suze Randall 2009.jpg
Suze Randall attending the "Free Speech Coalition Awards Annual Bash Event" – Los Angeles, CA on 14 November 2009
BornSusan E Randall
(1946-05-18) 18 May 1946 (age 68)
Worcester[1] England
NationalityEnglish

Susan "Suze" E Randall (born 18 May 1946) is an English model, photographer, and pornographer. She has been one of the world's leading erotic photographers for more than 35 years.

Suze was the first female staff photographer for both Playboy and Hustler. She is the one of the early female porn film directors, making Kiss and Tell in 1980.[2] She is President of one of the world's biggest adult content websites, Suze Network.

Working first as a nurse, then as a fashion model in the early 1970s, Randall gained attention for erotic photographs she took of her fellow model friends.[3] In 1972 she played an au pair in Éric Rohmer's film Love in the Afternoon. She gave up modelling and devoted her time to erotic photography becoming the first female to shoot Page 3 for The Sun newspaper. After working for years in top adult magazines like Penthouse and Playboy, she now continues her career as a freelance photographer. In recent years her work has included a lot of bondage imagery.

Her breakthrough came when she spotted the pinup model Lillian Müller and photographed her for Playboy. Müller was chosen as Playmate of the Month in August 1975 and subsequently Playmate of the Year in 1976. In a pictorial in Playboy's May 1976 issue, Randall was both photographer and model. She went on to shoot a much more explicit self-portrait in a June 1977 Hustler pictorial.

Suze Randall was staff photographer from 1975 until 1977 for Playboy under the supervision of the magazine's West Coast editor Marilyn Grabowski, then from 1977 until 1979 staff photographer for Hustler. Later she provided Penthouse Pet feature photo layouts for Aria Giovanni, Alexus Winston, Lanny Barby, Stormy Daniels, Nikita (see List of Penthouse Pets), Sunny Leone, Lexus Locklear, Lilly Ann, Silvia Saint, Zdenka, Elizabeth Hilden, Jisel, Tera Patrick, Julie Strain, Racquel Darrian, Aimee Sweet, Swan, & Pamela.

Randall has shot the prestigious British Lamb's Navy Rum calendar, has done album covers for recording artists such as Revenge (side project of Peter Hook from New Order)[4] and Robert Palmer, as well as a music video for Capitol Records.

Suze Randall is married to writer Humphry Knipe, who helped write her biographical book Suze (1977), wrote and directed several of her films as Victor Nye, and still manages Suze Randall Productions websites. Her daughter Holly Randall (born 5 September 1978) is an erotic photographer who now works with her mother and has her own erotic website.[5]

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  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ Kiss And Tell on IMDb.com
  3. ^ Anorak (4 May 2009). "US Evengelist Melissa Scott Was Porn Star Barbie Bridges". Anorak. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Flowers, Claude. New Order + Joy Division: Dreams Never End. London: Omnibus Press, 1995. Pg. 104.
  5. ^ Tristan Taormino, "Meet the Randalls," The Village Voice 4 April 2005 Meet the Randalls
  6. ^ a b Tristan Taormino (29 March 2005). "Meet the Randalls". Village Voice. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 

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