Jill Goodacre is a former American model and actress. She is especially renowned for Victoria’s Secret line of clothing. She became one of the most important Victoria’s Secret models in the 1980s early 1990s. She featured in several of their catalogues and mainly modeled for their hosiery and lingerie collections. Jill, along with her friends, Stephanie Seymour and Frederique, established Victoria’s secret as one of the famous fashion brands and made it famous among women especially in hosiery, lingerie, clothing and swimwear. Jill has also appeared in television series such as ‘Friends’ in one episode and ‘The one with the Blackout’ as herself with Craig Bierce. She has also performed in some of her husband’s song videos and she has also been seen in one of Sugar Ray Leonard’s exercise videos. Jill has also performed in television in different series like ‘The Uninvited as Rose’ of 1997 as Rose, ‘Simply Mad About the House’ of 1991, ‘Odd Jobs’ in 1986 and ‘Play For Today’ in 1981. Jill is considered as the’ Queen Mother for all Victoria’s Secret Model’.
Childhood & Early Life
Jill Goodacre was born on 29th March, 1964 in Lubbock, Texas, USA to William Goodacre and Glennaa N. Goodacre. Her father is a real estate broker and her mother is a well- known sculptor who is a native of Lubbock and resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Goodacre has a brother named Tim.
Her parents later divorced and her mother got married to Dallas Attorney C.L. Mike Schmidt. Her mother created the Vietnam Women’s Memorial statue for Veteran’s Memorial, D.C as well as for the portrait of Sacagawea of the US Dollar coin.
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Jill was one of the main catalogue models of Victoria’s Secret in earlier years and certainly one of the best and most important. The company was quiet new then and Jill helped them tremendously in increasing its popularity. She played a big role in bringing huge male orders for the company through her catalogues. She remained their main model in 1980s to early 1990s.
She mostly modeled swimwear, hosiery and lingerie in most of Victoria’s catalogues and gathered immense popularity. She became the face for several other magazines like Self, Cosmopolitan, YN, Harper’s Bazaar and Sassy. Besides her gorgeous figure and beauty, Jill is also well- educated.
Jill Goodacre was the first model of Victoria’s Secret to have a family in New York. Her auburn haired sultry looks made her the favorite with the readers of the lingerie catalogues during 1990s.
She appeared on the David Letterman show, and made a guest appearance in the famous sitcom ‘Friends’ where she was trapped with Chandler in an ATM vestibule.
She was the first model to gather celebrity status just by appearing in Victoria’s Secret catalogue. She has featured in various television series and has also given her voice to the animated sitcom titled ‘Duckman’.
Jill is happily married to a singer Harry Connick Jr. since 1994. Harry states that he met her for the first time after she walked by a pool at Los Angeles Sunset Marquee Hotel where he liked her warm handshake and her love for beer. Jill has also directed some of Harry’s videos.
She is the mother of three children yet she has maintained a great figure. She is blessed with three daughters - Georgia Tatom (born 17th April, 1996), Sarah Kate (born 12th September, 1997) and Charlotte (born 26th June, 2002).
Jill Goodacre’s estimated net worth is $ 5 million dollars.
Jill has stated that she loves beer and is fully a meat eater.
Jill Goodacre was the first model to become a celebrity simply by appearing in the Victoria’s Secret catalog.
Jill has supported Erin Heatherton and spoken about the pressure put on models to lose weight. Erin had left Victoria secret for the aforesaid reason.
When Victoria’s secret was quiet small, Jill along with two other models was used prolifically in Victoria’s catalogues, retail store advertisements and print advertisements.