They were never allowed to pollute what was essentially a lighthearted, breezy look at the phenomenon of topless models appearing daily for half a century in family newspapers and homes all over the country.
One of my favorite pictures of Debee, so I took some time and stitched it up.
Are you old enough to remember that particular crawling fear as a teenager in a railway carriage or on a bus next to a bloke looking at Page 3 and then at you with semi-glazed but appraising eyes? Most of the former models had happy memories — the money, the glamour, the excitement, the escape from ordinary and sometimes impoverished lives.
In 1994, looking towards a time when she'd be hanging up her kinky modelling boots, she set about living that dream by taking a pub management course.
Debee made a controversial splash right from her first ever modelling shoot for Men Only magazine in December 1983.
Mayfair quotes her as 36D-24-35 at 19; a later mag claims 'she's put on three inches in the last three months' and is 'nearly 44 inches'.
This got wide attention in the British media, and she was soon posing nude for The Sun, with her mother, Anne Ashby, posing topless.