While Sharon’s quintessential red hair and beauty undoubtedly helped her to get modelling roles, she had other ambitions. Some time after the portfolio shoot, she mentioned my pic of her draped in muslin brought her to the attention of casting directors in her burgeoning film career.
Incidentally, Muslin is the most common backdrop material used by photographers for formal portrait backgrounds; and used to mask the background of sets and to establish the mood or feel of different scenes is the cloth of choice for theatre sets and in film. Not a lot of people know that!
Anyway, back to Sharon: she made her screen debut with a minor role in 1988 when she played the role of a junior barrister on the defence counsel in “A Fish Called Wanda”; then went on to appear in an episode of the BBC series “All Creatures Great and Small” in which she played Molly McFeely, the housekeeper to the vets in Skeldale House. Further work followed in “Young Charlie Chaplin”, as a chorus girl and later in an episode of RTE’s Glenroe called “Miley’s New Bullock” for RTE.
Her multi-linguistic skills came to the fore in 2005, when she went on to appeared in the Italian television series “Il giudice Mastrangelo” and her last-known film appearance was in another Italian television series, “Capri”, that concluded in 2010…