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Who did you aspire to when you were younger?

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Mrsknackered Sun 22-Oct-17 21:24:39

Probably show my age a bit, but...

Non fictional:

Trude Mostue - the TV vet from Vet School and Vets in Practice. In fact my photo was even taken holding a picture of her, for an art exhibition grin

Flavia from the Roman Mysteries book series. Ginny Weasley for a bit too.

DeadDoorpost Sun 22-Oct-17 21:26:09

David Seaman. Don't know why, as I never enjoyed playing football. But there we go.
And I was 100% convinced I was going to be the White Cat Victoria from the musical CATS.

Wightintheghoulies Sun 22-Oct-17 21:28:50

Captain Janeway or Xena Warrior Princess. I wanted to be cool, badass, in command....

Never any of those things sadly!

Pixilicious Sun 22-Oct-17 21:33:04

Real life: I wanted to be an air hostess
Fiction : Lucky Santangelo from Jackie Collins’ books

LongWavyHair Sun 22-Oct-17 21:34:13

Kelly Clarkson. Mid 00's when I was about 15/16. Loved her songs and loved her look.

Areyoufree Sun 22-Oct-17 21:35:52

Linda Hamilton, Terminator 2. Still kind of do.

Feckitall Sun 22-Oct-17 21:36:12

George from The Famous Five....

Or Kenny Dalgleish...being female was the block on being a professional footballer ...

RangeTesKopeks Sun 22-Oct-17 22:17:24

Anyone from the Pony Club books, Hermione from Harry Potter and, at one point, Charlotte Church grin

ILoveMillhousesDad Sun 22-Oct-17 22:23:22

Perry Mason (the reboot, not the 60s original)

He made me want to become a barrister, until one of them education people who came to schools told me to aim lower as people from my background didn't become barristers. He told me to aim for a legal secretary.

The twat. Talk about pissing on my bonfire.

ilovepixie Sun 22-Oct-17 22:26:55

Sandy from Grease. The bit at the end where she becomes Sexy sandy. I so wanted to be like her!

afrikat Sun 22-Oct-17 22:30:54

At various times, Jane Goodall, Kay Scarpetta and Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Lifeisforliving25 Sun 22-Oct-17 22:34:09

I really really really wanted to be Sabrina the teenage witch 😂
Or buffet the vampire slayer and then Lizzie mguire :/

Other than that actual people I wanted to be Margaret thatcher from about age 5 ( have no idea why )

Lifeisforliving25 Sun 22-Oct-17 22:34:45

Buffet !!! Clearly meant buffy 🙈

Mominatrix Sun 22-Oct-17 22:34:53

Audrey Hepburn. Cliche, probably. I wanted to be her because she had elegance, intelligence, humour, warmth and spunk. I still aspire to be her.

FoofFighter Sun 22-Oct-17 22:37:00

Miss Piggy

Blonde, buxom and ballsy

NancyDonahue Sun 22-Oct-17 22:38:12


Princess Diana. I was 9 when she married Charles and I loved every second of it. I still get a bit misty eyed if I see a pic of her in her wedding dress.


I loved Private Benjamin! Goldie Hawn is so gorgeous and being in the army seemed like a lot of fun blush

AHintOfStyle Sun 22-Oct-17 22:38:21

Wonder Woman and / or Joanna Lumley

Sometimes I think I'd still like to be either of them smile

GetTheeBehindMeShatner Sun 22-Oct-17 22:40:09

I wanted to be in an Australian women's prison. I loved the look of the laundry presses on Prisoner Cell Block H.

user1487175389 Sun 22-Oct-17 22:40:19

The ones I'll admit to:

Ace from Doctor Who

Snailo Sun 22-Oct-17 22:40:46

Kate Adie. I thought she was amazing - I still do. Our school careers adviser suggested journalism courses were "too competitive" - had I thought about being a teacher? (No, because I had no interest in it!) Anyway, 20 years later... I was never Kate Adie. I work in an office!

QuiteChic Sun 22-Oct-17 22:48:59

Growing up with Saturday black & white films, I always wanted to be Margaret Lockwood - stunning actress, beautiful, poised and elegant. Me - short, fat, bad skin, could trip over fresh air.

Recently Daenerys Targaryen - ooh the power ! (and John Snow !)

SpitefulMidLifeAnimal Sun 22-Oct-17 23:39:56

Feckit I wanted to be John Barnes. Being female, white and shit at football never bothered me but I couldn't rap either so that was that down the swanny.

OrangeCrush19 Mon 23-Oct-17 01:31:10

Daphne from Scooby Doo.

I’m halfway there - I look a bit like Velma.

RaindropsAndSparkles Mon 23-Oct-17 01:41:44

Lady Penelope as a child
Joanna Lumley as Purdey as a teen
After that I got real and tried just to be me.

CaoNiMwahaha Mon 23-Oct-17 06:22:44

For about 10 minutes in Sixth Form I wanted to be Cherie Blair blush

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