Allan, Jani

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South African model and journalist

Allan was adopted aged one month by a wealthy British-South African couple, John and Janet Fry. John Fry died when she was 10.

She has been a model and married a wealthy South African, Gordon Schachat, but later had an affair with Eugene Terre'Blanche, leader of the extreme right-wing Afrikaner Resistance Movement, which led to a notorious and unsuccessful libel suit against the UK Channel 4 in 1992.

She has unsuccessfully tried to trace her birth family.

She is now a freelance journalist and television producer/broadcaster and has written a book, White Sunset, about the break-up of white society in South Africa.


Wavell, Stuart. "The Trials of Jani Allan," Sunday Times [London], 9 August 1992, p. 5/11
Streak, Diana. "Victim or Vixen?" [interview], Fair Lady, 28 May 1997. Also formerly available at:
Allan, Jani. "Cyberjani: On-Line and Off the Cuff." Available at:


South Africa
Uk/great Britain
20th Century
21st Century
Fashion, Hairdressing and Modeling; Beauty Queens
Anti-social or Disruptive Behavior, Adhd
Formal, American/European-Type Adoption
Birth or Infancy
Others ("Strangers")
Wealthy, Famous, Noble or Divine Adoptive or Foster Families
Divorce or Premature Death of Adoptive Parent(s)
Tracing Impossible or Birth Family Extinct
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