Vicky Brago-Mitchell is an American fractal artist known in the 1960s as a Stanford University coed who, while working as a topless dancer, ran for student body president. Born September 30, 1946 in Yakima, Washington; grew up as Victoria Jane Bowles in small towns in Washington, Oregon and Montana; after graduating from high school attended Stanford University as a scholarship student majoring in Spanish; in 1968 began working at night as a topless dancer under the stage name Vicky Drake. Ran for student body president with a campaign poster that was a photo of herself posing nude on the Stanford Mausoleum (Stanford Alumni Magazine, September/October 1994). A feature about her titled Student Body appeared in the September 1968 issue of Playboy and was reprinted in the 1971 Playboy special edition The Youth Culture.
In 2002 produced a CD of her husband composer John Mitchell's chamber music for string instruments, recorded in Moscow, and in 2006 arranged the production of a double CD of his chamber music for woodwind instruments by MMC Recordings in Boston, featuring clarinetist Richard Stoltzman. In 2005 her fractal art appeared on the cover of Latin Finance magazine and was shown at the Biennale Internazionale dell Arte Contemporanea in Florence, Italy.