Christine Keeler(1942-2017), Model
Sitter in 28 portraits
Keeler left her home in Wraysbury, Berkshire for London aged sixteen and in 1960 was employed at Murray's cabaret club in Soho. Here she met Stephen Ward and soon after went to live with him. He introduced Keeler to the Conservative Minister of War, John Profumo, and Yevgeny Ivanov, the Soviet naval attaché, at Cliveden. Affairs with both provoked a major political scandal in 1963 and helped to pave the way for Labour's success at the following election. Keeler gained substantial payments for her story from newspapers worldwide after the scandal broke and has since written autobiographies Nothing But... (1983), Scandal! (1989), The Truth At Last (2001) and Secrets and Lies (2012).
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by Unknown photographer
gelatin silver print, July 1961; printed June 1963