In 1999 she created a fully functional website that included hundreds of original pictures, which eventually grew to thousands.
The name Nombrilla came from the French word for belly button - nombril.
As Joanne had been learning Spanish and welcomed people of all nationalities, she added a Spanish twist to the name - the 'll' and an 'a' to signify femininity.
Nombrilla was also the screen name that Joanne used on many chat forums.
Her legacy is that her website has been continued by friends and is now the longest running on the internet.
That's one of Nombrilla's girls.