Actress Susan Dey
Susan Dey, an American television and movie
actress (The Partridge Family, Sept. 1970 to
1974; she was 17 when she started), was a
teenage model, and appeared in an
advertisement dated 1 April 1970 for Tampax at
age 17 (below, left; see two more for Tampax).
Below, at right, is part of another ad she
made at about the same time.
An official of Tambrands, who visited MUM
with her son and a member of the company
advertising staff, was surprised to learn that
Dey had once appeared in a Tampax ad -
actually, at least three (see the other two). Ms. Dey also
appeared for Pursettes
By the way, this official, Dr. Iris Prager,
the manager of North American education for
Tampax, e-mailed me in November 2000 when I
was preparing for a television debate, writing "You don't have to actually
experience menstruation to understand how it
works physiologically or to educate about
it." She was president-elect of the
American Association for Health Education.
Many pictures, long
in a Tampax ad, 1 April 1970
Dey for Pursettes tampons in Ingenue
magazine, August 1970. Pursettes
often ran wordy
ads like this but also cartoons and
referred to the lubricated tip,
once before but with also a lubricated
I thank the donor for the scan!
Above, from the 1970s.
Above and below: Dey in the TV series The
Partridge Family, early in her television
career. Co-star David Cassidy chats, below.
The unmistakable Susan Dey,
probably early in her career.
Courtesy of Lu Petronelli.
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