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Sarah Doukas

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 10 October 2010

Kirsty Young's castaway is the founder of Storm model agency, Sarah Doukas.

She has never, she says, had a normal career - after running away from school, she ran bric-a-brac stalls in London and Paris and then lived in America before returning to Britain. She enjoyed a stint as a model herself (her speciality, at only five feet two inches tall, was perching on car bonnets so they seemed bigger in advertising pictures). But she discovered she had a knack for spotting future talent and is best known for finding a 14 year old Kate Moss and turning her into an international star. "I'm a terrible old rocker" she says, "I always knew my life would be unconventional."

Producer: Leanne Buckle

Record: Mercy Mercy Me by Marvin Gaye
Book: The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin
Luxury: A photo album of all my family.

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