Streaking - a curiously British phenomenon (that guy who streaked behind David Niven at the Oscars notwithstanding). While I was growing up, it seemed that almost every national sporting event in England was interrupted by a naked runner - usually a short ugly hairy man who proved to the crowd just how cold the weather actually was (see Seinfeld, shrinkage).
But while no-one - male or female - probably gives a damn about seeing male dangly bits jogging across a tennis court, I thought there might be a little more interest in a Hall of Fame for the great female streakers to grace our sporting arenas.
And so, YBNBY provides a pictorial guide to the Ten best female streakers of all time. (NSFW)
24 year old Erica with an impressive 40“ bosom was the grandmother of female streakers, having famously bared herself before the Queen of England at an England vs Australia match in 1982.
Sheila was aged only 19 when she invaded the hallowed turf of Lords Cricket ground in 1989. She is shown here breaking the two cardinal rules of female stripping - 1) trim well, and 2) never cartwheel.
The first streaker to take to the grass at Wimbledon, during the Mens singles final in 1996. Balls dropped everywhere.
Indoor bowls, a curiously British phenomenon which my own grandfather used to play religiously. Quite what the old codgers thought of 22 year old waitress Tracy is anyone's guess. This happened at the Indoor Bowls Championship in 2000. I believe in some circles the balls themselves are called 'Woods”, so there's definitely an erection joke in there somewhere.
The old saying goes “Men seldom make passes at women who wear glasses”. Err, I'm not sure that applies if that's ALL they're wearing. Naked women and golf - to some men, I'm guessing this equals nirvana. (To quote Monty Python, “Golf's not too popular around here”)
I would only consider topless to be a half-streak, but Michelle's fine form deserves inclusion for her spirited jaunt on the Wembley turf during the 1995 Rugby League World Cup Final.
Suzanne is seen here wearing Varsity colours at an Oxford vs Cambridge Rugby match at Twickenham in 1997. Apparently Suzanne was a student at - wait for it - Tit Hall College. Yep, sometimes the jokes just write themselves.
It's not all young nymphs on the greens. British Mom Michelle Newton streaked out onto a Sunderland soccer pitch to win a $100 bet. However, as she was arrested and fined $200 for her trouble, it wasn't exactly a financial success.
A rare thing amongst female streakers (unlike their more outgoing male counterparts), Naomi is a serial streaker, having pulled off naked runs at both International cricket matches and Wimbledon.
Lynsey Dawn Mckenzie
Lynsey's sprint into streaking history happened during an England vs West Indies cricket match in 1995. She's one of the few streakers to go on to make a living taking her clothes off, as a professional 'big boob“ model. So fire up google and you'll find plenty of shots.
My thanks goes to the Streakers Hall of Fame where you can find these and many more streakers featured.