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No. 14 - Brendan Jay Sullivan

A former sidekick of Lady Gaga, New York based bartender turned DJ and author Brendan Jay Sullivan wrote a memoir of his time with...

No. 25 - Gino D’Acampo

Though his middle name is ‘Sheffield’, television chef Gino D’Acampo was actually born in Torre del Greco in Italy. Twice incarcerated – once for two...

No. 5 - Edward Holcroft

Named the “UK’s star of tomorrow” by Screen Daily in 2014, Edward Holcroft has also been described as “a remarkable actor, a remarkable man”...

No. 26 - Gillian Clarke (1941 – 2015)

The late daughter of schoolteachers from Sidcup, Kent and a mother of two, Gillian Clarke met her Conservative politician husband Kenneth at Cambridge in...

No. 27 - Francesco Macera

Naples born Francesco Macera found fame in London whilst working at Frankie Dettori’s restaurant, Sette. Here, aside from showing great skills as a cocktail...

No. 28 - Nicholas Loeb

The son of the former United States Ambassador to Denmark John L. Loeb, Jr., Nicholas Loeb is the founder of Loeb’s Onion Crunch. Despite...

No. 15 - Shirley Temple (AKA “America’s Little Darling”, 1928 – 2014)

Despite having a non-alcoholic cocktail named in her honour, the actress and politician Shirley Temple actually hated the drink and its ingredients. Of it,...

No. 16 - Emily Mortimer

Oxford educated actor, writer and co-creator of the comedy series Doll & Em Emily Mortimer is the daughter of the Rumpole of the Bailey...

No. 29 - Reverend Robert Parker

A controversial, twice-married, former parish priest turned multi-millionaire businessman, Derbyshire born Robert Parker left the Anglican church in 1984 and set up a chain...

No. 7 - Luca Rubinacci

A third generation tailor, Luca Rubinacci loves Château du Galoupet rosé and “prefers to live life rather than read about it”. With a client...

No. 30 - Gillian Duffy

The personification of a political swingometer, Gillian Duffy thought she was speaking for the nation when she stated: “I’m voting Labour. I want a...

No. 31 - David Hallberg

The first ever American invited to be a premier dancer in Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet, David Hallberg was born in Rapid City, South Dakota and...

No. 32 - Ruthann Aron (AKA “Ruth Aron”, née Ruthann Greenzweig)

So desperate was “exquisitely sensitive” Ruthann Aron to be a politician that she hired a hitman to deal with those who had hindered her...

No. 33 - Lady Alice, Lady Eliza and Lady Violet Manners (AKA “The No Manners Girls”)

Famous for their raucous parties, Lady Alice, Lady Eliza and Lady Violet Manners are the daughters of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland. Neighbours...

No. 3 - Joey Maalouf

This Los Angeles based hair and make-up artist has 30,000 followers on Twitter. Detroit born and big-haired, Joey Maalouf is the co-founder of the...

No. 34 - Topsy Taylor (born Lesley Taylor)

This big-haired New York and Newport based socialite and aviation enthusiast co-founded Helicopter Flight Services in 1985. Topsy Taylor has been described as having...

No. 8 - Suzy Menkes OBE (AKA “Samurai Suzy”)

A “much loved” fashion journalist and critic, Suzy Menkes is best known for her Madame de Pompadour style haircut. “Frank” and a lover of...

No. 4 - Ann Barr (1929 – 2015)

Despite defining “The Sloane” and “The Mayfair Mercenary”, the co-author of The Official Sloane Ranger Handbook lived out her final years in Notting Hill in defiance...

No. 35 - Peter Dinklage

Despite his diminutive stature, Peter Dinklage lives life large. A father of one and a vegetarian, this New Jersey born 4’5” actor has played...

No. 36 - Olivier Sarkozy and Mary-Kate Olson

Despite an age gap of 17 years between them, banker and brother of the former President of France Olivier Sarkozy and actress and businesswoman...

No. 5 - Malcolm Gladwell

Given they share similarly wild locks, big-haired Malcolm Gladwell can most definitely be described as “the thinking man’s Don King”. Born in Hampshire, England...

No. 4 - Professor Ken Howard OBE, RA

London born Ken Howard is renowned as a painter of scenes in London, Cornwall and Venice. A Royal Academician and liveryman and freeman of...

No. 17 - Ava Gardner (1922 – 1990)

Once described as “having a mouth like a truck driver and the looks of a goddess”, thrice married American actress Ava Gardner spent her...

No. 37 - Nina Campbell

On her website Nina Campbell describes herself as “one of the world’s most respected and influential interior designers” and someone with a “contagious wit...

No. 38 - Crispin Baynes

Described by Gotham Magazine as “the go-to-man for super yachts” and listed by them as one of their ‘Most Eligible Bachelors’ in 2014, Crispin...

No. 18 - Sofia Coppola

Deemed a “global Godmother of Cool” by Town & Country, actress, director, producer and screenwriter Sofia Coppola triumphed with Lost in Translation and became the...

No. 19 - Charlie Siem

Violinist Charlie Siem was educated at Eton and Cambridge and has been described by Town & Country as “sleekly posh”. He is an ambassador...

No. 6 - Alan Cappelli Goetz

Belgian born and Italian raised Alan Cappelli Goetz acted as Robert Pattinson’s stunt double in The Twilight Saga: New Moon in 2010. Romantically linked...

No. 9 - Barbara Casasola

This Brazilian firecracker and rising star of the fashion world loves spending time at 5 Hertford Street and the National Art Library at the Victoria...

No. 39 - Bill Martin MBE (born William Wylie MacPherson)

This acclaimed Glaswegian songwriter and impresario is best known for having written Congratulations and Puppet On A String. A resident of Belgravia, Bill Martin...

No. 40 - Emma Sayle

Describing herself on Twitter as “London’s proper little madam”, there’s a lot more to Emma Sayle than meets the eye. This author, founder of...

No. 41 - Henry Blofeld OBE (AKA “Blowers”, “Tycoon” and “Typhoon”)

The legendary cricket commentator and author Henry Blofeld describes his world as “bubbly and boisterous”. Norfolk born and an Old Etonian, thrice married Blofeld’s...

No. 42 - Nancy Cunard (1896 – 1965)

Described as “the queen of the jazz age” and “a fashionable poor little rich girl and muse”, this heiress to the Cunard shipping fortue...

No. 43 - Elliot Bssila

London based crimper to the stars Elliot Bssila has styled the hair of people as diverse as Nancy Dell’Olio and Lulu and once commented:...

No. 20 - Kerry Washington

A self-declared activist, Bronx born actress Kerry Washington has an astounding 2 million followers on Twitter. As Olivia Pope in ABC’s hit drama Scandal,...

No. 21 - Gillian Anderson

Best known for her role in The X-Files, Gillian Anderson married her first husband on the 17th hole of a golf course in Hawaii....

No. 44 - Joudie Kalla

Having begun her career cooking at one of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants and at Daphne’s and Papillon in Chelsea, Joudie Kalla established Baity Kitchen in...

No. 10 - Bettina Graziani (1925 – 2015, born Simone Micheline Bodin, also professionally known as ‘Bettina’)

A French fashion model and muse of Hubert de Givenchy, Simone Bodin was renamed Bettina Graziani by the designer Jacques Fath who told her:...

No. 22 - James Bay

This Hitchin, Hertfordshire born acoustic singer-songwriter declared that he “ want to be a prisoner in a hat” in an interview with The Independent’s...

No. 11 - Pat Albeck (AKA “Queen of the Tea Towel”)

Hull born textile designer and mother of one Pat Albeck studied at the Royal College of Art in the 1950s and is best known...

No. 12 - Erika Bearman

A director of communications at Oscar de la Renta, Erika Bearman describes herself as “reporting from inside one of the world’s most prestigious fashion...

No. 23 - Aidan Turner

Despite tweeting just twice, Dublin born actor Aidan Turner has over 21,000 followers on Twitter. A graduate of The Gaiety School of Acting, Turner...

No. 45 - Ross O’Connell Jennings

Edinburgh graduate Ross O’Connell Jennings aims to become the first man to play the bagpipes in all 196 independent countries in the world. Half...

No. 46 - Alexa Jago

A delightful and talented actress and film financier, Alexa Jago is based in London and Los Angeles. Jago was the executive producer of the...

No. 47 - Claire Zambuni

Accompanied everywhere by her much loved “urban gun dog” Lola, public relations guru Claire Zambuni won The Field magazine’s Shooting Personality of the Year...

No. 6 - Merlin Holland

The only grandchild of Oscar Wilde, Merlin Holland has spent his life researching the writer and playwright and poet’s life. This Burgundy, France based...

No. 24 - Robin Wright (formerly “Robin Gayle Wright” and “Robin Wright Penn”)

Texas born actress Robin Wright has variously been married to Dane Witherspoon and Sean Penn. Best known for her role as Claire Underwood in...

No. 7 - Josie Goodbody

With a name worthy of a Bond Girl, Josie Goodbody has morphed from working in public relations in London to writing novels in Uruguay....

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