Jakki Degg (born 20 February 1978)
is an English model and actress. While the bulk of her work has been done
in England, she has appeared in American film and television, and has
posed for posters and magazine pictorials.
Although born in Stone, Degg is from Hednesford, Staffordshire, England.
Degg studied dance as a child, particularly ballet, and won several
competitions. She went on to hairdressing school and managed a salon of
her own by age 20
Jakki became famous when, at her mother's encouragement, she entered and
won the inaugural Max Power magazine babes competition. Following this she
became a Page 3 girl for the The Sun newspaper, and was voted "greatest
ever Page 3 girl" in 2001. She has posed topless and semi-nude for lad
mags such as Front.
Jakki took a break from topless modeling, preferring to remain more
covered up. Jakki returned to page 3 of The Sun in August 2006 after a
four-year absence. Degg appeared in a 2009 calendar.
Jakki has appeared on television several times. She had a small role in
the drama Is Harry on the Boat? (Sky One) and played the lead in the short
film Remember My Dream, directed by Joao Costa Menezes. She was also a
stand-in for the tv show The Games but was not used. She wielded a shotgun
on Channel 4's Banzai as viewers were encouraged to wager on how many
balloons she would pop with it. She won the Page 3 model charity special
edition of The Weakest Link (BBC1) beating Leilani Dowding in the sudden
death round, with her winnings going to the RSPCA.
In 2004 she won the Celebrity 24 Hour Quiz on ITV with her winnings also
going to the RSPCA.
She also starred in The Poker Academy, and the American film Eurotrip, and
will appear in the upcoming films Catch .44, Clubbing to Death, and Goal!