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Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward is the London Agent of International Rescue, as well as a renowned aristocrat, socialite, and model.

Early Life and EducationEdit

Lady Penelope was born in 2039, on Christmas Eve, to Lord Hugh and Lady Amelia Creighton-Ward. She spent her initial years with her parents at the Creighton-Ward Mansion. She moved to India along with her parents, her father having been posted there by the British government to oversee the production of tea. Penelope herself, however, suffered in the harsh climate, and was sent home on her own, being placed in the charge of a governess by the name of Miss Pemberton, whom she was particularly fond of.

Her schooling began at the illustrious Roedean School, an independent day and boarding school for girls aged 11 to 18. There she excelled academically, made firm, lifelong friendships, and was appointed head girl in her final year.

Having completed her education at Roedean, she attended finishing school in Switzerland. There she became an accomplished skier, but more impressively also developed her knowledge of French, German and Italian, speaking all three flawlessly.

Career Before International RescueEdit

Lady Penelope decided following her education that she did not want to spend her life as a socialite attending the functions that members of the aristocracy are traditionally expected to. Instead, capitalising on her linguistic skills, she entered the field of espionage, quickly progressing to become chief operative of the Federal Agents Bureau. It was whilst in this position that she met Jeff Tracy. Jeff went on to offer her a position within International Rescue, which Penelope accepted immediately.

Career at International RescueEdit

Lady Penelope is a key operative for International Rescue, playing a vital role in many a rescue mission. Her particular skills lie in subterfuge, regularly fooling unwitting villains and bystanders alike into revealing to her key information. However, she can hold her own when needed, being a skilled user of hand-held guns.

Despite these skills, given that she places herself in very direct danger, Lady Penelope has previously been captured and threatened by criminals and required rescuing herself by her colleagues. She's also been proven to be an extremely rubbish driver, as demonstrated in Vault Of Death, when she decides to drive herself to the Bank of London to rescue a man trapped in the vault and in danger of being suffocated, and Parker is driving incredibly slowly (so as to avoid his old cellmate, Light-Fingered Fred, who's recently broken out of prison). She takes over, and drives extremely erratically, almost making Parker vomit. However, in Brink Of Disaster, she is shown to be highly confident behind the wheel, shooting and presumably killing the Crook with Machine Gun using FAB 1's rear armaments.

ExpressionsEdit

OutfitsEdit

Main article: Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward/Outfits

Stately HomeEdit

Main article: Creighton-Ward Manor

VehiclesEdit

Pink Rolls-RoyceEdit

Main article: FAB 1

YachtEdit

Main article: FAB 2

Race Horse/Private JetEdit

Main article: FAB 3

Communication DevicesEdit

AppearancesEdit

TV EpisodesEdit

MoviesEdit

Thunderbirds 1965Edit

Missions and AdventuresEdit

Main article: Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward/Missions and Adventures

TriviaEdit

Coat-of-arms

The Creighton-Ward family crest. The motto reads Semper Floreat ("May it always flourish").

  • The Lady Penelope character was first introduced to the world in issue 1 of TV Century 21 magazine, on 23 January 1965, more than 8 months before her UK television debut.
  • Penelope's facial features are based on those of Sylvia Anderson. She was sculpted by Mary Turner, who also did John Tracy, Gordon Tracy and Brains.
  • Lady Penelope, along with Scott, FAB 1, Parker and Brains appeared in British comedian Peter Kay's "Animated All Star Band" for BBC Children In Need 2009.

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