who was christne Keeler

    I  heard her name in mid sixties, But I don't know who was she.

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    Christine Keeler was a very expensive prostitute who was having sex with a minister called Profumo and also with Russian secret agents. It was a very big scandel at the time which bought down the Government.

    She was a call-girl who had an affair with a minister of the British Government.


    it was a guy called john pefumo,a pcholigis i think,???yeah your right eggy it was stephen ward who was the phocolgist ,wich i cant spell,

    Yes, that's right.

    Eggie, i didn't think you would have been old enough to remember the Profumo

    I've read about it. I read a lot...

    It was labled the "Profumo Affair"


    PL, finally agree on something. lol.

    Born in Uxbridge, Middlesex, England, she was brought up by her mother and stepfather in two converted railway carriages in (what was then) the Buckinghamshire village of Wraysbury. At the age of 15, she found work as a model at a dress shop in London's Soho. At 17, she gave birth to a son after an affair with "Jim", an African-American sergeant from Lakenheath Air Force base. The child was born prematurely on 17 April 1959, and survived just six days.

    That summer, Keeler left Wraysbury, staying briefly in Slough with a friend before heading for London. She initially worked as a waitress at a restaurant on Baker Street and there met Maureen O’Connor, a girl who worked at Murray’s Cabaret Club in Soho. She introduced Keeler to the owner, Percy Murray, who hired her almost immediately as a topless showgirl. While at Murray's she met Stephen Ward. Soon the two were living together with the outward appearance of being a couple, but according to her, it was a platonic "brother and sister" type of relationship.

    [edit] The Profumo Affair

    Main article: Profumo Affair

    In July 1961, Ward introduced her to John Profumo, the British Secretary of State for War, at a pool party at Cliveden, the Buckinghamshire mansion owned by Lord Astor. Profumo entered into an affair with Keeler, not realising that she was also sleeping with drug dealer Johnny Edgecombe[1] as well as Yevgeni Ivanov, a naval attaché at the embassy of the Soviet Union.

    The affair was terminated by the government's Cabinet Secretary, Sir Norman Brook, who spoke to Profumo on the advice of Sir Roger Hollis, the head of MI5. On 9 August 1961, Profumo wrote to Keeler advising her he could no longer see her. However, when Johnny Edgecombe was arrested for shooting a gun at the door of Keeler's home, news of the affair became public, creating a scandal resulting in the resignation of Profumo. Keeler became a celebrity.

    [edit] The portrait

    At the height of the Profumo Affair in 1963, Keeler sat for a portrait that became famous. The photoshoot, at a studio on the first floor of Peter Cook's Establishment Club, with Lewis Morley was to promote a proposed film, The Keeler Affair, that was only distributed outside Britain. Keeler had previously signed a contract which required her to pose nude for publicity photos but was reluctant. The film producers insisted so Morley persuaded Keeler to sit astride a plywood chair so that whilst technically she would be nude, the back of the chair would obscure most of her body.

    At the time, Morley and Keeler were already famous, but the photo propelled the Arne Jacobsen model 3107 chair to stardom. However, the actual chair used was an imitation, with a hand-hold aperture cut out of the back to avoid making it an exact and infringing copy.[2]

    My ex-wife used to go to dancing classes with her in the early 1960's. She thought she was a bit odd even then.

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