Christine Keeler - 1967

Model & Showgirl

Christine Keeler (b.22 Feb 1942 – 4 Dec 2017) was an English model and showgirl. At the height of the Cold War, her sexual involvement with a British government minister John Profumo and Soviet diplomat Yevgeny Ivanov brought down the Conservative government in what later became known as the 'Profumo affair.'

Keeler was arrested on charges of perjury relating to the incident in 1963 and served a four and a half month prison sentence. Duffy photographed Keeler a few months after her release in August 1964 which can be seen here.

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