18. Sue Tilley

Relationship to: Lucian Freud

Painter Lucian Freud loved having muses, and perhaps his obsession with Sue Tilley was from his work with Leigh Bowery. The "Benefits Supervisor" series she inspired has become iconic. Freud met Tilley through Bowery and nicknamed her "Big Sue." Tilley weighed in at 127 kg at the time the portraits were made. Tilley still has etchings from Freud that are worth a lot of money, but she will not sell them.

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