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Erica Roe

Erika Roe (born 1957), also known as the Twickenham Streaker, is remembered for a topless run across the pitch of Twickenham Stadium during an England vs. Australia rugby union match on 2 January 1982. It has been described by the BBC as "perhaps the most famous of all streaks." Roe, who later attributed the inspiration to alcohol, ran onto the field during half time, exposing her 40-inch bosom. Roe and the friend who joined her streak (Sarah Bennett) were corralled by police officers on the field, one of whom covered Roe's chest with his helmet while leading her off the field.

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While Roe was not the first or the last streaker at an athletic event, in 2007 The Independent of London declared that her "memorable" streak made her a suitable icon to represent all such streakers in their article on sports interruptions. The event prompted Manchester Confidential to dub her "the most famous British streaker."

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Roe's continuing notoriety saw her appear on the nostalgic British TV programmes After They Were Famous (1999) and 80s Mania (2001).

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She was working at that time in a bookstore in Petersfield, Hampshire, but moved with her husband and children to Portugal to become an organic farmer of sweet potatoes.

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In December 2014, at the age of 56, Roe released a topless calendar in support of breast cancer research in memory of her sister who died from the disease; the photographs for the calendar were shot by her daughter, Imogen.

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