Vanity Fair Magazine ~ August 2006
" The girls were all gorgeous. They
were squeezed into the same three categories 1. the aloof and intimidating 2.
the sweet and wholesome 3, the dangerously hungry. The queen of the first
group was University High's Mary Hughes, who at five feet nine, with
puffy,piled up blonde hair and a George Hamilton tan, stode the beach as if it
were a Paris catwalk. When Mary Hughes walked down the beach every guy would
turn his head and stare. Not most of the guys but EVERY guy. She would appear
on the sand- this striking statuesque girl with dark skin and a tiny bikini
and an incredibly elongated body,very long legs,tiny waist and broad
shoulders...and she would be flanked by these younger twin guys who were like
her body guards. She was almost an artist at presenting herself".
"Did he say that? that was sweet"
says Mary Hughes who today is married to a wealthy owner of a packaging
company, and who still has a killer bod (she's been a personal trainer for 30
years) still owns a boogie board and has surfing sons, still is in the
Malibu"in" crowd- the middle aged chapter. Mary took a 25 year detour from
Malibu, including a late 60s period in London, during which she says she had
romances with rock stars Jeff Beck,Roger Daltrey,Eric Clapton and a period in
Mill Valley when she was married for 18 years to musician singer Lee Michaels
(" Do you know what I mean & Heighty Hi") with whom she raised 14 cheetahs and