Shirley Mavis Tourret was born in Hendon, Middlesex, in 1935, the third of four daughters of Gaston Tourret and his wife Phyllis, née Evans. She was educated at Harrow Art School before becoming a freelance illustrator, illustrating books for children and adults. She also worked in British girls' comics, including Boyfriend in the early 1960s. Her sisters Gwen and Pat are also illustrators and comics artists. She died in Lockerbie, Dumfries, in 2007.
- Shirley Tourret at B. L. Kearley Illustration Agency
- Steve Holland, Happy Valentine's Day, Bear Alley, 14 February 2008