Who is Stephanie McLean?
Stephanie McLean is a British model who was the April 1970 Penthouse Pet of the Month and the 1971 Pet of the Year. She was also featured on the cover of Mayfair magazine in Volume 5 number 12 under the name “Gabrielle Nolan” and again in Volume 8 issue 8 with her name.
Stephanie McLean was the wife of British professional motorbike racer Barry Sheene. He raced in Grand Prix motorcycle racing and was a two-time world champion, capturing the 500cc title for Suzuki in 1976 and 1977.
Stephanie McLean: Bio Summary
|Full name||Stephanie McLean|
|Date of birth||Unknown|
|Place of birth||London, United Kingdom|
|Spouse||Barry Sheene (m. 1984–2003)|
|Children||Sidonie Sheene, Freddie Sheene|
Stephanie McLean is a British model who was named Penthouse Pet of the Month in April 1970 and Pet of the Year in 1971. She was the inaugural Pet Of The Year in the United States. She was also featured on the cover of Mayfair magazine in Volume 5 number 12 under the name “Gabrielle Nolan” and again in Volume 8 issue 8 but this time with her name. She is best known as the wife of Barry Sheene a British professional motorbike racer.
Stephanie McLean began her modeling career by appearing in Mayfair magazine and as a Penthouse cover girl. Stephanie was the April 1970 Penthouse Pet Of The Month and was chosen as the 1971 Pet Of The Year, appearing in a photo spread and on the cover of the September edition. She holds the distinction of being the first person to be bestowed the title in the United States.
Barry Sheene’s career
Barry Frank Sheene was born on September 11, 1950, and died on March 10, 2003. He was a professional motorcycle racer from the United Kingdom. He raced in Grand Prix motorcycle racing and was a two-time world champion, capturing the 500cc title for Suzuki in 1976 and 1977.
Sheene debuted in competitive motorcycle racing in 1968, winning his first races on his father Frank’s 125cc and 250cc Bultacos at Brands Hatch.
At the age of 20, Sheene had won the British 125cc championship on a former Suzuki factory racing team motorcycle he had purchased for £2,000. Stuart Graham, a Suzuki Factory-backed rider, had previously ridden the 1967 Suzuki RT67 twin-cylinder motorbike in the 1968 Grands Prix and selected 1969 events.
He was the first Japanese 500cc champion and the first guy to win more than one championship on a Suzuki. He was the first and only non-Yamaha rider to win the Formula 750 championship.
Sheene’s 1977 triumph was Britain’s only solo motorcycle world championship until Danny Kent won the Motor category in 2015. Sheene, on the other hand, is the last British champion in the premier class.
After his racing career that lasted from 1968 to 1984, he retired and moved to Australia to work as a motorsport commentator and property developer.
McLean met her husband, British motorcycle rider Barry Sheene, on crutches after a racing accident in 1975. She married Sheene in 1984 after divorcing her first husband, and they had two children, a boy, and a daughter. The family moved to Australia in 1987 to try to alleviate Sheene’s arthritis caused by his racing injuries. Sheene died in March 2003 after a fight with throat and stomach malignancies.
McLean and Barry Sheene have two children, Sidonie Sheene and Freddie Sheene.
Stephanie McLean’s net worth is unknown because she has not disclosed it to the media.