Dayle Haddon

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Dayle Haddon
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Haddon at the 2008 L'Oréal Legends Gala
Born (1948-05-26) May 26, 1948 (age 70)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
OccupationModel, actress
Spouse(s)Glenn Souham (d. 1986)
Children Ryan Haddon
Modeling information
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorGreen
AgencyBryan Bantry
Storm Model Management

Dayle Haddon (born May 26, 1948) is a Canadian model and actress, presently known for promoting anti-aging products manufactured by L'Oréal. [1] Additionally, she is credited as author of Ageless Beauty: A Woman's Guide to Lifelong Beauty and Well-Being. [2]


During the earlier part of her career as a model, Haddon appeared on the covers of many top fashion and beauty magazines, as well as the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 1973. [3] Haddon also served as a wellness contributor to CBS News where she appeared regularly on The Early Show from 2005 to 2008. [4]

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Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Haddon speaks both English and French. As a child, she was enrolled in dancing classes to develop her physique, and she performed well enough to become a member of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens at 13, and was chosen Miss Montreal at 18. Haddon is Jewish.

Montreal City in Quebec, Canada

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Searchtool.svg Haddon's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover from January 29, 1973

As a model in the 1970s and 1980s, Haddon represented Max Factor, Revlon, Estée Lauder, and L'Oréal. She appeared on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 1973 (January 29) [3] and was twice named to Harper's Bazaar's "Ten Most Beautiful Women." She also appeared nude in the April 1973 issue of Playboy .

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Haddon worked as an actress, appearing in the Disney movie The World's Greatest Athlete (1973) with Jan-Michael Vincent. She moved to Europe, continued modeling and acting, and appeared in a number of film roles in French and English, [5] as well as occasional small parts in American movies. Her best known roles were in Madame Claude (1977), and North Dallas Forty (1979) opposite actor Nick Nolte.

<i>The Worlds Greatest Athlete</i> 1973 film by Robert Scheerer

The World's Greatest Athlete is a 1973 American feature film released by Walt Disney Productions. It starred John Amos, Roscoe Lee Browne, Tim Conway, Dayle Haddon, and Jan-Michael Vincent. It is one of the few wide-release Hollywood sports films to look at the world of track and field, as the "World's Greatest Athlete", Nanu, played by Vincent, tries to make history by winning every event at the NCAA Track & Field Championship.

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Haddon was originally cast for the role of Dale Arden in the 1980 film version of Flash Gordon, but producer Dino De Laurentiis replaced her with Melody Anderson just before filming commenced. [6]

Dale Arden

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<i>Flash Gordon</i> (film) 1980 film by Mike Hodges

Flash Gordon is a 1980 superhero film based on the King Features comic strip of the same name created by Alex Raymond. Directed by Mike Hodges and produced by Dino De Laurentiis, the film was shot in Technicolor and Todd-AO-35. It stars Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Topol, Max von Sydow, Timothy Dalton, Brian Blessed and Ornella Muti. The movie was co-written by Michael Allin and Lorenzo Semple Jr.. It uses a camp style similar to the 1960s TV series Batman in an attempt to appeal to fans of the original comics and serial films. Although a box office success in the United Kingdom, it performed poorly in other markets. The film is notable for its soundtrack composed, performed and produced by the rock band Queen, with the orchestral sections by Howard Blake. The film has since gained a significant cult following.

Dino De Laurentiis Italian film producer

Agostino "Dino" De Laurentiis was an Italian-American film producer. Along with Carlo Ponti, he was one of the producers who brought Italian cinema to the international scene at the end of World War II. He produced or co-produced more than 500 films, of which 38 were nominated for Academy Awards. He also had a brief acting career in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

During Haddon's tenure as a main face for L'Oréal, sales for the Age Perfect line have increased by 50%. [7] According to The New York Times , Dayle has "shattered age taboos" with her multiyear contracts with L'Oréal and Estée Lauder, among other companies. [8]

Personal life

Clairol selected her as a spokesperson, and she later broke barriers for women over the age of 35 when she became the global face of a new anti-aging line for Estée Lauder, a first in the beauty industry. On the day that her Estée Lauder contract expired L'Oréal signed her. She now has her own company, Dayle Haddon Concepts Inc. In early 2008 she was named a UNICEF ambassador. [9]

Haddon is also the founder of a non-profit called WomenOne. The organization's motto is "changing the world one woman at a time." [10]

Through WomenOne, Haddon has partnered with Free The Children, an international charity, to provide scholarships for girls’ education in Kenya. Through her organization, she has raised and donated more than $150,000 for one of Free The Children's all-girls secondary schools. [11]

Haddon has also appeared as the face of a line of socially and environmentally responsible accessories launched by Me to We, Free The Children's partner organization. [12]

She is the mother of Ryan Haddon. [13]


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