Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2018        Go!    
 
 
April 25, Wednesday 2018 12:26 PM       

       HEADLINES: Baby girl found abandoned                                              POCSO Act: Death penalty will be futile, says Justice Shah                                              Siddaramaiah files nomination from Badami                                              Parliament is not immune to casting couch: Renuka Chowdhary                                              Decision to reject impeachment motion against CJI was not hasty: Venkaiah Naidu                                              Centre defends death by hanging in SC, says far safer and quicker                                              Death toll in Toronto truck collision rises to 10                                              Fire in karaoke bar in China kills at least 18                                              Selective army censorship of press may impact Pak polls                                              US plans to end work permits for spouses of H-1B visa holders                                              IPL '18: Kings XI Punjab prevail as DD continue to lose                                              I’ll share champagne with Kohli if he breaks my record: Tendulkar                                              Barcelona Open: Bopanna-Vasselin look for winning start                                              Zverer surges to 3rd spot, Nadal stays top in ATP rankings                                              Tendulkar recalls 'happy dents' of World Cup triumph                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       WORLD Next Article: Trump's decision on Jerusalem has opened 'gates of hell', warns Arab world  
       Christine Keeler, ex-model at heart of Profumo affair, dies at 75
 
         Posted on :17:23:49 Dec 7, 2017
   
A A
       Last edited on:17:23:49 Dec 7, 2017
         Tags: Christine Keeler, is dead at 75
 

LONDON: Christine Keeler, a former model who was at the centre of the Profumo affair that shook British politics in the 1960s, has died at age 75, her family said.

Keeler, then a teenage model and showgirl, became famous for her role in the 1963 scandal that rocked the establishment when she had an affair with the Tory cabinet minister John Profumo and a Russian diplomat at the same time at the height of the Cold War, the Guardian reported. Profumo was eventually forced to resign after lying to Parliament about the affair.

Keeler’s son Seymour Platt, 46, told the Guardian that she died on Monday at the Princess Royal University Hospital in Farnborough. She had been ill for several months and suffered from the lung disease COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

Keeler, who had been living under the name of Sloane for many years, was briefly married twice, both marriages ending in divorce. She had two sons – James from her first marriage and Seymour from her second – and a granddaughter.

Platt, who lives in Ireland, said he, his wife and their daughter had last seen his mother a week ago. “There was a lot of good around Chris’s rather tragic life because there was a family around her that loved her,” the Guardian quoted him as saying. “I think what happened to her back in the day was quite damaging.”

Born in Uxbridge, Middlesex, and raised by her mother and stepfather, Keeler was working as a cabaret dancer in Soho in London when she met Stephen Ward, an osteopath, artist and “man about town.”

He introduced her to a party scene attended by aristocrats and VIPs, and through him, in 1961, she met both Profumo, then 46 and Secretary of State for War, and the Russian military attache Yevgeny Ivanov, having affairs with both men.

The relationships came to light in 1963, amid fears of a Cold War security leak, rocking the Harold Macmillan government.

At the height of the Profumo affair, Keeler gave newspaper interviews and also posed for the now famous photograph of her sitting naked on a chair.

Desmond Banks, who had known Keeler since her 20s, said: “She was the last survivor of a story that gripped Great Britain and the world more than 50 years ago.”

A A
       WORLD
Next Article: Trump's decision on Jerusalem has opened 'gates of hell', warns Arab world
 
 
WORLD HEADLINES
US plans to end work permits for spouses of H-1B visa holders  
Selective army censorship of press may impact Pak polls  
Fire in karaoke bar in China kills at least 18  
Death toll in Toronto truck collision rises to 10  
China's BRI exposes its ulterior strategic motives  
CPEC: Business, security headache for China, Pak  
Pak Army Chief calls for meaningful Indo-Pak dialogue  
The royal family of UK welcomes baby no. 3  
Yemen: At least 30 killed after Saudi-led air strike hits wedding party  
China denies "hidden" military bases on CPEC  
World’s oldest person Nabi Tajima dies at 117 in Japan  
Barbara Bush Funeral: Scores of mourners gather in Texas  
17 dead in China's dragon boat accident  
Death toll in Kabul suicide blast rises to 31: Reports  
US must stop Pak's Pashtun crackdown: Activist  
Pak is China's client state: US report  
Mira Ricardel to be new deputy national security advisor  
Ships don't want to stop at Chinese run Hambantota  
Sheikh Hasina makes it to Time's list of 100 most influential people  
PM Modi should pay more attention to women safety: IMF chief  
Cuba marks end of era as Castro hands over power  
Rawalpindi village named after Malala  
Pak-sponsored PoK-Khalistani elements burn Indian flag in London  
CIA chief had 'smooth' meeting with Kim Jong Un: Trump  
31 militants dead, 37 wounded in Afghan  
 
Do you agree with setting age limits for giving death penalty to rapists?
yes
 
no
 
no opinion
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy