Infamous Villan Erica Roe

It was while googling for an image of George Best in an Aston Villa shirt that a completely different figure in the claret and blue appeared. The voluptuous form of Erica Roe (actually spelt Erika), who became famous in the eighties for streaking across the  Twickenham pitch at half-time of a England vs Australia rugby game. Her connection to George Best? God knows.

As a  Villa fan she’d unknowingly timed her streak to perfection, January 1982 was a few months before the club’s finest achievement of lifting the European Cup. Roe was last heard of living in Portugal with her husband and three kids, plying their trade as ‘sweet potato’ farmers.

How times have changed since her streak over 30-years ago, the streak was laughed off and considered a bit of harmless fun like a Carry On film, just as the iconic  male streaker before her.


Erica Roe
Twickenham streaker male version – 1974


Nowadays such a streaker would be treated in a heavy-handed fashion and, as with the streaker at the Manchester City game at Villa Park last season, be prosecuted and end up on the sex offender’s list. Sadly, as a society we’re becoming more and more puritanical as the year’s pass. Hell, we can’t even wave a ‘One Stan Petrov’ flag without some people complaining and getting it banned! Sad times indeed.

Update 12/14: 33 years since her streak Erika Roe has posed naked for a 2015 calender to raise awareness for breast Cancer. More details on her website –

Anyway, speaking of Carry On humour, below are the top 20 answers by MOMS followers on Facebook in no particular order (although the first one did get the most facebook likes) to the following question:


Who’s this Villa fan and what is she famous for?



Erica Roe
Erica Roe not Collymore, Morley, Gregory, Cascarino or Six!
1. Jamie ‘Jamo’ Greer For having a chin like Buzz Lightyear


2. Steve Starrs Apparently she stole two footballs, although no one knows how she sneaked them out of the ground !!!


3. Steven J Green Her lovely personality, of course!


4. Kevin Moore For ‘avin a crackin’ rack of course!


5. Julian Slugger Bradford is this Stan Collymore before his sex and race change?


6. Garry Nolan she appeared on Jim Will Fix It and DIDN`T get groped?


7. Mark Cooksey You’d spot her kids at school , they’d be the ones with stretch marks round their mouths !!!


8. Yvonne Symeou I see our male Villa fans have a great sense of humour.:) lol


9. Phil Caldwell Great pair. What a stand in the background. True history and shame it couldn’t have been developed rather than replaced. How did Douglas ever get planning permission to knock down that listed masterpiece. Anyway lovely set


10.Martin Hewitt Dunno but that shirt’s a bit small!


11. Steve Webster It would appear to be a young lady with Billy Beaumont’s a**e strapped to her chest…


12. Simon Goodyear Two pints of Davenports


13. James Stephen Bell For being Aston’s long lost norkosaurus?


14.  Bill Chisholm Didier 66c our first French winger


15. Darren Wolfie Smith tell her to move, she’s blocking a view of our once great trinity road stand frontage ! Now that was a majestic sight.


16. Kevin Corkhill was this Tony Morley after he finished playing ?


17. Dave Clarke is it John Gregory?


18. Leon Monington Not many cups like that seen down Villa Park recently!


19. Steve Clayton Is it Tony Cascarino?


20. Nick Patrick Kavanagh Erica Roe, she had her knockers ,but I thought she was fab.


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