Appearing on television discussion After Dark in 1988
Christine Margaret Keeler
22 February 1942
|Died||4 December 2017 (aged 75)|
|Cause of death||Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease|
|Other names||Christine Sloane|
|Known for||Profumo 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]
References[change | change source]
- Davies, Caroline (5 December 2017). "Christine Keeler, former model at heart of Profumo affair, dies at 75". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 December 2017.