The six-foot blonde had already amassed quite the acting repertoire, making her stage debut in London’s West End as Cherie in Bus Stop in 1990, and a year later, famously stripping as the seductive Mrs. Robinson in the theater production of The Graduate. On screen, she appeared in the 1980 romance drama Urban Cowboy, Tim Burton’s 1989 adaptation of Batman, and two British TV series, to name just a few. Suffice it to say, this wasn’t the Texan bombshell’s first rodeo.
Hall’s exhilarating challenge was part of One Amazing Week, a series of cultural events organized by London’s mayor to help promote tourism, and she pulled it off via foot and motorbike in just under three-and-a-half hours.
At 7:40 p.m., the model-slash-actress kicked off her tour at Her Majesty’s Theatre, where she had a five-minute role as a bidder in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. Clad in a black cloak, she then headed to the nearby Palace Theatre to play a sailor-smooching prostitute in Les Misérables before making a mad dash to the Aldwych Theater to portray a teacher in Fame. After a quick change, Hall rode a taxi bike to the Phoenix Theater, where she played a housewife in Blood Brothers. At 9:24 p.m., she high-kicked with the cast of Anything Goes at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, and finally completed her hair-raising mission at the London Palladium for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at 10:10 p.m.
The majority of the whopping 9,214 theatergoers Hall had entertained that night had no clue they were in the presence of a supermodel—what’s more, a supermodel who’d been married to a rockstar, graced countless magazines, and played muse to legends like Andy Warhol and Lucien Freud—as her roles were non-speaking and brief (in total, Hall spent 33 minutes on stage).
Nevertheless, Hall quietly—and proudly—earned her spot in the Guinness Book of World Records, proving that supermodels are, in fact, more than just pretty faces. Her only qualm? “There wasn’t much time for going to the loo.”END
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