Please read entire listing for all pertinent information BEFORE purchasing, thank you! Rare, 70’s vintage, mannequin was made in the USA by the famous Decter company. Decter, and other, realistic, mannequin-makers like Rootstein commissioned famous, “it girl” models to pose for mannequin sculptors. The model’s likeness was then meticulously created into an artistic, hand-painted, mannequin form. This mannequin’s likeness was sculpted from former, Ford model, and cult-following, actress, Susie Coelho. Susie was born in Sussex, England and is of East Indian / Portuguese heritage. I have never seen, a vintage mannequin modeled from this diverse, heritage which makes her quite rare. Some people may recognize Susie Coelho from various’70s /’80s movies / shows. Some may recognize Susie from her later career as an author and HGTV host. More on her film / tv credits are listed further down. Many people may remember Susie as Sonny Bono’s third wife, after Cher. I believe Susie and Sonny were together nearly nine years in all. Coelho was more than a trendsetting model and late’70s / early’80s’it girl’. Sonny Bono credited her with helping him get through some of the darkest times in his life. She also helped Sonny raise Chaz Bono. During their relationship, Susie and Sonny Bono opened an Italian eatery in LA which proved to be a very successful restaurant. I will include more details like this below if the history behind the lady and mannequin is of interest. For now, here’s the skinny on this particular, vintage mannequin. “Suzie” is constructed of fiberglass and metal, and she mounts to a weighted, clear-glass, circular base via a 4′ steel bar. “Suzie” is branded on the mannequin’s head; along with a few other Decter, maker’s marks on other limbs / body parts. Decter mannequin, connecting-parts are very distinctive. Each limb, even hands, separate and come apart. All original parts are present and work well. The wig is not original and is not included. I included a few, vintage, pictures of Susie Coelho so you will be able to see how accurately the artist sculptor etched details like her chin, nose, lips etc. She is artistically and anatomically detailed with etched ribs, navel, etc. She has pierced ears, real eyelashes, and a beautiful, hand-painted, face. As you can see from the many photos, there are naturally some age-related, paint, and glass-base, age / condition issues. I photographed such imperfections close up to disclose condition issues. There are some places on arms, legs, face, toes, where paint is flaking or has hairline cracks. Some minor chips are along sides of original, glass base. No paint, glass, or fiberglass condition issues effect Susie’s function. Please see attached photos closely. I would categorize Susie in good-to-very-good, vintage, condition. Her approximate measurements are: 5′ 11″ tall, 25″ waist, 33″ bust, 35″ hips. GA to CA is pretty far, so if you live closer, it should be a little less. If you happen to live in GA, feel free to contact me about local, pick-up. Here is more information about Susie Coelho. Susie’ /’Suzie’ Coelho was born on December 7, 1953 in Sussex, England as Susan Coelho. She is of East Indian and Portuguese heritage, and grew up in England, France, and Washington D. She is known for her work as a Ford model and actress. After high school, she moved to New York to pursue a career in show business / modeling. Most of her film credits range from the early 1970s to the early 1980s. She helped produce the first episode of Soul Train (1973), and went on to act in movies like: Mysterious Island of Beautiful Women (1979), The Norseman (1978), Police Story (1973), Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984), and The Six Million Dollar Man (1974). She auditioned for the lead, female, role in James Bond, Octopussy in the early’80s. She also had some successful film and tv work in the 1990s and early 2000s, and is currently featured as an author, lifestyle guru, designer, and contributing editor on various shows. On a personal note, all proceeds will go towards furthering my education. Thank you for your interest. The item “Decter Mannequin Ford Model Susie Coelho 70’s Vtg rootstein Cher Sonny Bono doll” is in sale since Saturday, August 11, 2018. This item is in the category “Business & Industrial\Retail & Services\Mannequins & Dress Forms”. The seller is “the_goonies_attic” and is located in Griffin, Georgia. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: Decter
- Non-Domestic Product: No
- Model: Susie Coelho Suzie
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- MPN: Does Not Apply