Origin: Jane was
a comic strip that appeared in the British newspaper the Daily
Mirror from December 1932 until the final scene when Jane
and boyfriend xxxx sail off into the sunset in 1959. Jane
was the creation of artist Norman Pett who drew the strip until
May 1949, when Mike Hubbard took over.
Prior to the outbreak of World War II blue eyed, blonde haired
Jane was quite a prim young thing getting involved in various scrapes
with her pet dachshund Fritz, but with the outbreak of hostilities
something odd happened. Her clothes were variously ripped off, blown
off, shot off, washed off or hooked off, her bra snapped off with
a will of its own and her panties were prone to "wardrobe malfunctions".
As the allied troops advanced across Europe Jane seemed to shed
The star of the film, Christabel Leighton-Porter (seen above),
was the Norman Pett's real life model for Jane.