Fiona Richmond

Fiona Richmond (born 2 March 1945 in Hilborough, Norfolk) is a former English glamour model and actress. She became a British sex symbol in the 1970s for her appearances in numerous risqué plays, comedy revues, magazines and films.

Fiona Richmond
Julia Rosamund Harrison

(1945-03-02) 2 March 1945
Other namesAmber Harrison

Early life

Richmond was born Julia Rosamund Harrison in Hilborough, Norfolk, the daughter of the Reverend John Harrison.[1]

Acting career

She made her film debut (billed under the name Amber Harrison) in Not Tonight, Darling (1971), which led to larger roles in the X-rated movies Exposé (1976), Hardcore (1977) and Let's Get Laid (1977). Her later film roles included the Queen of France in History of the World, Part 1 (1981), and Fiona the KGB agent in the all-star black comedy Eat The Rich (1987). She also recorded the spoken word album Frankly Fiona in 1973, in collaboration with Anthony Newley.

In 1977 she starred opposite Divine in the women's prison comedy Women Behind Bars at the Whitehall Theatre in London.

Richmond has published a number of fictional and autobiographical books based on her sex experiences, including Fiona (1976), Story of I (1978), On the Road (1979), Galactic Girl (1980), Remember Paris (1980), Good, the Bad and the Beautiful (1980), From Here to Virginity (1981), In Depth (1982) and Tell Tale Tits (1987). Her last showbusiness appearances in were in the 1990s, including guest spots on James Randi: Psychic Investigator (1991), The Truth About Women (1992), and as an uncredited extra in The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous (1997).

Personal life

She was once a girlfriend of the late British impresario Paul Raymond. Following Raymond's death on 2 March 2008, she gave a rare interview to the Daily Mirror about her former employer and lover:

"We had fabulous times touring the world looking for acts for the Raymond Revue bar[sic] ... [Paul Raymond] had a boat on the south of France called Veste Demitte. The closest translation from the Latin is "Get ‘Em Off...." He was one of the last great showmen. Everyone today is just so much more boring."[2]

Richmond now divides her time between her two hotels, Petit Bacaye Cottage Hotel[3] in Grenada and the Onion Store Hotel[4] in Romsey, Hampshire, which she owns with her current partner Peter Pilbrow, a former pig farmer. She had married TV producer James Montgomery in 1983; they were divorced in 1998. They had one daughter, Tara, born in 1984.[1] She retains her married name.


Year Title Role Notes
1971Not Tonight, DarlingSuzanne
1974Barry McKenzie Holds His OwnFrench Stripper
1977Let's Get LaidMaxine Lupercal
1981History of the World, Part 1Queen(The French Revolution)
1987Eat The RichFiona
1992The Truth About Women
1997The Man Who Made Husbands JealousextraTV Series,3 episodes


  1. "Person Page 26112, Julia Rosamund Harrison". Lundy, Darryl. 21 January 2008. Retrieved 25 January 2010.
  2. Webster, Nick (8 March 2008). "70s porn queen Fiona Richmond on her lover Paul Raymond". Daily Mirror (UK). Retrieved 25 January 2010.
  3. "Petit Bacaye Cottage Hotel & Restaurant".
  4. "The Onion Store Hotel".


Keeping the British End Up: Four Decades of Saucy Cinema by Simon Sheridan (fourth edition) (Titan Publishing, London) (2011)

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