60's model Christine Keeler dies age 75

60's model Christine Keeler dies age 75

Keeler was a model and nightclub dancer in 1963 when she had an affair with British War Secretary John Profumo.

"There was a great deal of good around Chris' fairly deplorable life, in light of the fact that there was a family around her that adored her", he told the Guardian.

"My mother, the grandmother to my lovely little girl, passed away late last night", wrote Seymour Platt on Facebook.

"She suffered in the last few years with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease but lost the fight".

Profumo had to resign his post after he admitted he had lied to parliament about the affair.

"As many of you know my mother, Christine Keeler, fought many fights in her eventful life, some fights she lost but some she won".

"She earned her place in British history however at an enormous individual cost".

After the relationships ended, she had flings with two other men who became violent towards each other, resulting in shots being fired into Mr Ward's house, where she was living at the time.

Christine Keeler 21 arrives at Old Bailey in London in 1963
Christine Keeler 21 arrives at Old Bailey in London in 1963 AP

A healing facility representative affirmed Ms Keeler had passed on at the Princess Royal.

She was linked to Commander Eugene Ivanov, a Soviet naval attaché at the Russian Embassy in London - sparking concerns over national security.

Profumo, who later resigned in disgrace, was said to have been introduced to showgirl Keeler through osteopath Stephen Ward at a party.

More than two decades later, she expressed regret in a 1986 interview.

It emerged in November 2017 that Profumo had a long-running relationship with a Nazi spy, according to newly released MI5 files with Gisela Winegard who may have tried to blackmail him.

A BBC series about the scandal is due to start filming next year.

Profumo denied the affair in the House of Commons, but weeks later was forced to admit it and step down as an MP.

Ms Keeler was briefly married twice, with both ending in divorce.

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