Christine Keeler

Christine Keeler

Birth
Uxbridge, London Borough of Hillingdon, Greater London, England
Death 4 Dec 2017 (aged 75)
Locksbottom, London Borough of Bromley, Greater London, England
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 185727357 · View Source
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British Model, Born Christine Margaret Keeler, she was best known for being involved in the Profumo affair which brought down the Conservative government of Harold Macmillan in Great Britain in the early 1960s. She left home at the age of sixteen and went to London to become a fashion model. She later took a number of different jobs, eventually becoming a dancer at the London nightclub Soho. It was there where she met Charles Ward, a doctor who connected to some of Britain's most political and social powerful families. She later moved in with Ward and he introduced her to some men who were in his circle, including Soviet military attache and intelligence agent Eugene Ivanov, who began a romantic affair with her. In 1961 she met John Profumo, Britain's secretary of state for war at a party and they began a short romantic affair. Rumors started swirling in the press of the affair, but Profumo intially denied it. After more evidence of the affair came out, Profumo resigned in July 1963 and it helped bring down the government of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in the same year. During the publicity of the affair, she posed for some photographs by photographer Lewis Morley and a nude photo of her became one of the most iconic photographs of the 1960s. She later left the public light and didn't come out again until 2001 when her biography "The Truth at Last: My Story" came out. The 1989 film "Scandal" dramatized the events of the Profumo affair and brought her name back in to the public light. She passed away after a long illness.


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  • Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
  • Added: 5 Dec 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 185727357
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Christine Keeler (22 Feb 1942–4 Dec 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 185727357, ; Maintained by Mr. Badger Hawkeye (contributor 46542485) Burial Details Unknown.