Christine Keeler

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Christine Keeler
Christine Keeler on After Dark.JPG
Appearing on television discussion After Dark in 1988
Christine Margaret Keeler

(1942-02-22)22 February 1942
Died4 December 2017(2017-12-04) (aged 75)
Cause of deathChronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Other namesChristine Sloane
Known forProfumo affair

Christine Margaret Keeler (22 February 1942 – 4 December 2017) was an English model and showgirl.

Profumo affair[change | change source]

At the height of the Cold War, she became sexually involved with a married government minister, John Profumo, as well as a Soviet diplomat. A shooting incident between two of her other lovers caused the press to investigate her, revealing that her affairs could be threatening national security. In the House of Commons, Profumo denied any improper conduct but later admitted that he had lied. This incident discredited the Conservative government of Harold Macmillan in 1963 in what became known as the Profumo affair.

Death[change | change source]

On 5 December 2017, Keeler died at the Princess Royal University Hospital in Farnborough, London from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.[1] She was 75.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Davies, Caroline (5 December 2017). "Christine Keeler, former model at heart of Profumo affair, dies at 75". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 December 2017.

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