Christine Keeler Age, Death Cause, Affairs, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Christine Keeler

Full NameChristine Margaret Keeler
NicknameChristine Sloane
ProfessionEnglish Model and Showgirl
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourMedium Ash Blonde
Personal Life
Date of BirthFebruary 22, 1942
Birth PlaceUxbridge, Middlesex, England
Date of DeathDecember 4, 2017
Place of DeathPrincess Royal University Hospital in Farnborough,Locksbottom, Greater London, England
Age (at the time of death)75 Years
Death CauseChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
HometownLocksbottom, Greater London, England
SchoolA holiday home in Littlehampton, Arun District of West Sussex, England
Educational QualificationNot Known
FamilyFather(s)- Colin Keeler (later known as Colin King), Edward Huish (Step)
Mother- Julie Payne
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
ReligionNot Known
ControversiesShe had been in news for being sexually involved with several partners; especially with a married government minister, John Profumo, as well as a Soviet diplomat. After a shooting incident between two of her lovers, the investigating press revealed that her affairs could threaten the national security. When investigated, Profumo denied any improper conduct but later he accepted that he had lied. The incident brought disrepute to the Conservative government of Harold Macmillan in 1963 in what became known as the "Profumo affair."
Keeler was jailed for 6 months for perjury.
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusShe was reportedly briefly married twice, both ending in divorce
Affairs/BoyfriendsName Not Known (1959- an American sergeant from a United States Air Force base)
Stephen Ward (1960- an English osteopath and artist)
Christine Keeler With Stephen Ward
John Profumo (1961- the then Secretary of State for War of the British Government)
Christine Keeler And John Profumo
Yevgeny Ivanov (1961- a Russian naval attaché and GRU officer)
Christine Keelr With Yevgeny Ivanov
Aloysius "Lucky" Gordon (Jazz Singer)
Christine Keeler Ex-Boyfriend Aloysius Lucky Gordon
Johnny Edgecombe (Jazz Promoter)
Christine Keeler Ex-Boyfriend Johnny Edgecombe
Note: She was sexually involved with several other partners
Husband/SpouseJames Levermore (in the 1960s)
Christine Keeler With Her Ex-Husband James Levermore
Anthony Platt (in the 1970s)
ChildrenSons- Seymour Platt, James
Daughter- Not Known
Money Factor
Net WorthNot Known

Christine Keeler

Some Lesser Known Facts About Christine Keeler

  • Did Christine Keeler smoke?: Yes Christine Keeler Smoking
  • Did Christine Keeler drink alcohol?: Yes Christine Keeler Drinking Alcohol
  • 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. Film on Profumo Affair   Ian McKellen (John Profumo) and Joanne Whalley Kilmer (Christine 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. Christine Keeler Portrait By Lewis Morley
  • 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:

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