statue & doll makeups: Worzel Gummidge

Worzel Gummidge – Aunt Sally

Worzel Gummidge, who originally appeared in a series of books by the novelist Barbara Euphan Todd, was a scarecrow that could come to life. In the books Aunt Sally was his maiden Aunt, and Worzel was married to another scarecrow, Earthy Mangold.

In the 1970s Jon Pertwee television version, however, Worzel was madly in love with Aunt Sally (Una Stubbs), a cruel-hearted fairground coconut-shy doll who considered herself a lady and far too good for a common scarecrow such as Worzel.

In the new TV adaptation Aunt Sally is once again a bitter, maiden aunt, who has been languishing for years in a museum storeroom.

The makeup

IMDb credits Marian Durnford as the makeup artist for some episodes; as these are scattered during the first two series it seems likely that she was the makeup artist for, at least, the first two series.