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Mandy Rice-Davies

(1944-2014), Model and show girl

Sitter in 4 portraits
The scandalous blonde was born in Wales, the daughter of a police-officer and grew up in the West Midlands before coming to London to be a showgirl at Murray's Cabaret Club. There she was befriended by Christine Keeler and Stephen Ward and became enmeshed in 'The Profumo Affair' (1963) that toppled Harold MacMillan's government. Celebrated for her court reply about Lord Astor, 'He would, wouldn't he', she later opened two night clubs in Israel called Mandy before returning to London and publishing her autobiography.

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Mandy Rice-Davies, by Tom Blau - NPG x199696

Mandy Rice-Davies

by Tom Blau
modern bromide print from original negative, 1960s
NPG x199696

Mandy Rice-Davies, by St Cross Features - NPG x137327

Mandy Rice-Davies

by St Cross Features
vintage press print, 1963
NPG x137327

Mandy Rice-Davies with her poodle, by Keystone Press Agency Ltd - NPG x137326

Mandy Rice-Davies with her poodle

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
vintage press print, 17 June 1963
NPG x137326

Mandy Rice-Davies, by Bryan Wharton - NPG x125693

Mandy Rice-Davies

by Bryan Wharton
bromide fibre print, 1986
NPG x125693

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