SHE was the showgirl whose colourful love life propelled her to the centre of the most famous British scandal of the 20th century - and helped bring down the government. Christine Keeler, who was at the heart of the Profumo affair, died aged 75 – and a new BBC drama is set to retell the story of sex, espionage and suicide. Here's what you need to know about her. Who was Christine Keeler? Christine Keeler was born in Uxbridge, Middlesex, in 1942 and raised in Berkshire by her mum and step-dad. She claimed in a later memoir she was sexually abused by her step-father, who she said beat her mother and drowned her puppies. She also said she aborted her own child with a knitting needle after falling pregnant to a US airman aged 17. Still only a teenager, Christine was a topless cabaret dancer in London's Soho when she met society man-about-town Stephen Ward. He introduced her to a whirlwind party scene involving what were described as orgies attended by aristocrats and VIPs. It was … [Read more...] about Who was Christine Keeler, when did she meet John Profumo at Cliveden House and what is the Arne Jacobsen chair photo?