Hilary Laing

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJocelyn Hilary Mary•Laing (-de Ferranti)
Used nameHilary•Laing
Born21 September 1927 in Guildford, Surrey, England (GBR)
Died16 November 2013 in Ellisfield, Hampshire, England (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


The winner of the downhill and slalom race, Hilary Laing captured the combined title at the Ladies’ Ski Club Championship at Grindelwald in 1950. She won the slalom event at the 1951 four-nations Lowlander’s Competition, and also the Ladies’ Ski Club’s Open Championship in 1953 and 1954. After ending her skiing career, Laing established a specialist sailing and skiing clothes boutique at Pimlico, London, in the1960s. She was also an excellent yachtswoman as well as skier. In 1971, she became the third wife of Basil de Ferranti, a member of the famous Ferranti electronics firm, and also a Member of the European Parliament.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) GBR Hilary Laing
Downhill, Women (Olympic) DQ
Giant Slalom, Women (Olympic) 24
Slalom, Women (Olympic) 24