Actress Susan Dey
Susan Dey, an American television (L.A. Law,
The Partridge Family) and movie actress, was a
teenage model, and appeared in an
advertisement 1 April 1970 for Tampax (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 was
venturesome since she also appeared for Pursettes tampons
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
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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