Died “destroyed” the British Minister of war model

Christine Keeler

A former British fashion model Christine Keeler, also known by the nickname Mata Hari 60s, died at the age of 75 in a hospital in London. This was reported by The Guardian, citing her relatives.

The last few months, Keeler suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. As reported by the woman’s son, she died in the night on Monday.

Christine Keeler became famous in the 1960-ies, being loud in the middle of a spy scandal. In 1961, she tied a short affair with war Minister war John Profumo. It later emerged that at the same time, the model was in a relationship with the assistant naval attache of the Soviet Embassy and GRU officer Yevgeny Ivanov.

Around Profumo scandal, and he resigned from all his posts. It is believed that this scandal was one of the reasons for the defeat of the conservatives in the elections of 1964.