Christine Keeler Age, Death Cause, Affairs, Husband, Family, Biography & More
Some Lesser Known Facts About Christine Keeler
- Her father, Colin Keeler, abandoned the family during the World War II.
- Keeler was raised by her mother, Julie Payne, and stepfather, Edward Huish, in a house that was made from 2 converted railway carriages in the Berkshire village of Wraysbury.
- Keeler couldn’t attend the school as the school health inspector said that she was suffering from malnutrition and was sent to a holiday home in Littlehampton.
- At a dress shop in London’s Soho, she found work as a model at the age of 15.
- On April 17, 1959, at the age of 17, Keeler gave birth to a son after an affair with an American sergeant. However, the child survived for just 6 days.
- In the summer of 1959, she left Wraysbury for London.
- While in London, Keeler initially worked at a restaurant in Baker Street as a waitress.
- She also worked as a dancer in a topless club in London where she met an English Osteopath and artist- Stephen Ward. It was Stephen Ward who introduced her to Profumo, at Cliveden House in Buckinghamshire in 1961.
- When one of her lovers, apparently in a jealous fit, fired a gun outside Mr. Ward’s home, where she was staying, led to court proceedings that surfaced many of the details of the Profumo affair. Ms. Keeler also had to serve 6 months in prison for perjury.
- When she came out of prison in 1964, she would like to go into films. She also underwent some screen tests for films. Though she earned some money by selling her story to some British tabloids, the film career never came about.
- In 1989, the Profumo affair made it to the big screen in the film “Scandal,” with Ian McKellen playing John Profumo and Joanne Whalley as Ms. Keeler.
- In 1963, at the height of the Profumo affair, Keeler sat for a portrait photographed by Lewis Morley. Morley was to promote a proposed film- “The Keeler Affair.” However, the film never released in the United Kingdom. After initially being reluctant to pose nude, Keeler finally agreed to sit astride a plywood chair. The photo propelled “Arne Jacobsen’s Model 3107 Chair” to prominence.
- Mr. Profumo died in 2006, and on December 5, 2017, Keeler’s son Seymour Platt announced on his Facebook page that his mother had “passed away last night at about 11.30 p.m.”
- Here’s a snippet of this showgirl’s life: