It even added an expression to the British lexicon. In later life, Keeler had regrets about how the scandal unfolded and said she had been a victim.
The political and diplomatic firestorm helped bring down the Conservative government of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan and the 1963 “Profumo affair” is still seen as a watershed moment that changed British attitudes to sex and class.
Keeler’s son, Seymour Platt, told The Guardian newspaper she had died on Tuesday night after suffering for months from a form of lung disease.
More than two decades later, she expressed regret in a 1986 interview.
LONDON — Christine Keeler, the central figure in the sex-and-espionage Profumo scandal that rocked Cold War Britain, has died at 75.
He died after the conviction without regaining consciousness. "My life has been cursed by sex I didn't particularly want," Keeler said in a memoir written with journalist Douglas Thompson.
Keeler was imprisoned for nine months after admitting perjury and conspiring to obstruct justice. But if I had known then what was going to happen, I'd have run off and not stopped until I had reached my mum," she said.
When it emerged that Keeler had also slept with a Soviet naval attache, the collision of sex, wealth and national security issues caused a sensation and helped topple the Conservative government. She spent the rest of her life trying to escape her unwanted notoriety. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
A naked photo of Keeler straddling the back of a chair is among the most famous U. ___ A previous version of this story incorrectly reported Keeler was born in 1943.
This is precisely why so many countries have a Statute of Limitations.
Yet this subject is never discussed in Parliament and any attempt to bring some rational thought ti the debate is closed down instantly.
She had led a humble lifestyle after the scandal but never escaped the notoriety it brought her.