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Ampika Pickston

Oldham born divorcee and former glamour model Ampika Pickston describes herself as “feisty, fun loving and warm hearted”. Now based in Hale Barns, Cheshire...

Nati Abascal y Romero-Toro (formerly The Most Excellent The Duchess of Feria)

This Spanish socialite and fashion model has – alongside Coco Chanel, Carolina Herrera, Diana, The Princess of Wales, Baroness Thatcher and Anna Wintour –...

Chris Reynolds Gordon (born Christopher Webb, also known as Chris Reynolds)

He arrogantly terms himself “the entrepreneur who declared war on depression”, but in reality sex party organiser Chris Reynolds Gordon is nothing but a...

Oliver Kremer

The co-founder of New York’s Dos Toros Taqueria chain of Mexican eateries with his brother, Leo, Oliver Kremer describes himself as a “stickler for...

Bienvenida Buck (AKA “The Spanish Firecracker”, born Bienvenida Perez-Blanco)

Thrice married and best known as the mistress of the Sir Peter Harding, Chief of the Defence Staff during the Gulf War, self-styled femme...

Malavath Poorna

The youngest girl to have reached the summit of Everest, Indian Malavath Poorna scaled the world’s highest mountain in May 2014 at the age...

Andy Carroll and Billi Mucklow

Professional footballer Andy Carroll earns £85,000 a week and has 283,000 followers on Twitter. He took to social media to complain about The Sun on 1st January...

Randy Harris

The son of businessman King Harris and publishing heiress Anne Hearst McInerney, Randy Harris celebrated his 21st birthday party at the ‘21’ Club in...

Marcus Prinz von Anhalt (born Marcus Edward Eberhardt)

Having started his career as a butcher, this eccentric moved into the nightclub business and is described as “one of the largest and most visible...

Linda Sandler

Featured in the late Dominick Dunne’s Power, Privilege and Justice, Linda Sandler is the ex-wife of a multi-millionaire named Joel Sandler. The couple lived...

Solomon Akhtar

More “party boy” than “business man”, Exeter graduate Solomon Akhtar, himself, was the first to admit he’d have been more suited to appearing in Made...

David West (also known as “Dave West” and “Lord David West of the Manor of Hollesley”, 1944 – 2014)

This larger than life character loved distinctively coloured clothing, crocodile skin shoes and luxury cars. Romford born David West was a businessman who made...

Hugo Campbell-Davys

Described by the Evening Standard as “London’s best connected man”, this Chelsea based sage is the founder of Urbanologie, an online private members’ lifestyle...

Kate Spivak

The founder of a “social dining group”, Kate Spivak has over 21,000 followers on Twitter. This passionate foodie describes herself as a “marketing nerd”...

Pablo Salcedo

This cheerful barman lives in Chelsea and works at La Brasserie in South Kensington. Known for his superb Negronis, Pablo Salcedo is a founding member...

Pedro López (AKA “The Monster of the Andes”)

This Colombian psychopathic serial killer’s whereabouts are currently unknown. When Pedro López, the “son of a penniless prostitute”, confessed to the murders of over...

June and Leon Bernicoff

Channel 4 Gogglebox stars June and Leon Bernicoff met at teacher-training college in 1955. A couple who live by routine, Leon views Nigel Farage...

Jon Levy

This Upper West Side, New York based ‘behaviour expert’ is best known for his Influencers Dinners. Jon Levy founded this “secret dining experience” in 2009...

Brian Crawford ( – October 2014)

A director of Jermyn Street’s famous Tramp nightclub, affable Brian Crawford trained at Kensington’s Royal Garden Hotel and also worked at the Dome and...

Leah Chase (AKA “The Queen of Creole Cuisine”)

This New Orleans chef famously told off President Obama when he tried to add hot sauce to her gumbo. Leah Chase has owned and...

Alex Hua Tian (traditional Chinese: 華天)

The youngest ever eventer to compete at the Olympics at the age of 18 and “the finest horseman China has ever produced”, Old Etonian...

Dominic and Stephanie Parker (AKA “The Posh Couple”)

The undoubted stars of Channel 4’s Gogglebox love drinking at their Grade I listed Lutyens designed £3.5 million home in Sandwich, Kent. Be it champagne...

James Gartshore-Boulter

Born in 1993, James Gartshore-Boulter describes himself as a “change manager”. The brother of the tennis player Katie Boulter began his career co-founding the...

Sarah Meakin

Based in San Francisco and the co-founder of the Tal-y-Tara tea and polo shop, Sarah Meakin is the daughter of the Horses in California...

Michael Polenske

This financier turned vintner was born in Bermuda and is now based in California’s Napa Valley. Michael Polenske has variously invested in and owned...

Rosemary Conley

“Slimming guru” Rosemary Conley’s luck changed in 2014 when her empire went into administration. Though her low-fat “Hip & Thigh Diet” regime was all...

Alessandro Carnicella

As head of brand promotion at Bugatti, Alessandro Carnicella is a man whose job is the envy of many. This Italian was formerly employed...

Cole Rumbough

Dubbed “the truest American royalty” by one fan, jazz singer Cole Rumbough grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut and is the grandson of the actress...

Francesca Bortolotto Possati

The head of the four property Bauers Hotel Group is the “best connected woman” in Venice. Francesca Bortolotto Possati is a native of the...

Marianne Lee Travis

The “shy” Swedish born wife of the “compulsive groper and sexual opportunist” Dave Lee Travis since 1971, Marianne Lee Travis has been described as...

Roberto Senigaglia

One of the best known doormen in the world, Roberto Senigaglia works at Venice’s Hotel Cipriani and has been photographed with everyone from Al...

Julia Bradbury

Nicknamed “the walking man’s crumpet”, Dublin born, Rutland based television presenter Julia Bradbury has over 50,000 followers on Twitter. She fronted the BBC’s Countryfile...

Ivan Pun

Oxford educated Ivan Pun is plainly someone the party crasher David Pun would love to be. He features on Town & Country’s ‘Most Eligible...

Fernande Grudet (AKA ‘Madame Claude’)

Quite possibly the most famous madam ever, Fernande Grudet was the head of a French network of call girls in the 1950s and 1960s....

Barbara Hulanicki OBE

This Polish born, British raised fashion icon described herself as “a natural feminist” in a 2014 interview with The Observer. As the co-founder of...

Raine Spencer; Raine, Countess Spencer (AKA “Acid Raine”)

This thrice married daughter of the novelist Dame Barbara Cartland was allegedly fathered by Prince George, Duke of Kent and has worked her way...

Hannah Campbell (AKA “The Bionic Woman”)

This courageous corporal was hit by a mortar in Iraq and suffered terrible injuries that included being blinded in one eye, a heart attack...

Christie Brinkley

The world’s third richest model, Christie Brinkley was born in Monroe, Michigan and has been married four times. A mother of three and a...

Candida Lycett Green (1942 – 2014; nicknamed “Wibz”)

The daughter of John Betjeman, Candida Lycett Green was English through and through. An author, conservationist and horsewoman, Lycett Green was a bohemian member...

Sam Barton (AKA “Britain’s vainest man”)

Shameless Sam Barton is the male equivalent of Josie Cunningham. Born in 1992, Barton has been given a free £5,000 nose job on the...

Scott Harvey-Nicholls

He shares a similar sounding name with a department store but Scott Harvey-Nicholls is instead co-founding partner of Romelle Swire, a London and New York...

Josie Cunningham

Not so ‘Dozy Josie’ is a controversial scrounger who landed herself a £4,800 boob job on the NHS. This wannabe glamour model and escort...

Sally Farmiloe-Neville (1954 – 2014)

This Hampshire born actress, model and author embodied the spirit of a true trooper. Having starred in the 1980s drama series Howards’ Way, Farmiloe-Neville...

Rebecca Richardson

This Brighton resident announced she’d sue Brighton and Hove City Council in July 2014 after her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Scooby, slipped a disc...

Lady Lucan (AKA “Fie”, née Anne-Sofie Foghsgaard)

This Danish cracker shoots competitively worldwide and runs a bespoke shooting agency named Fie’s Club. In June 2014, the Financial Times’ ‘How To Spend...

The musical tramp

A can of beer in hand, this bearded wanderer likes to serenade customers outside Brompton Road restaurants such as La Brasserie and Aubaine. He’s...

Doris Thompson MBE OBE (1903 – 2004) and Geoffrey Thompson (1936 – 2004)

This mother and son duo were the stalwarts that built Britain’s most popular seaside attraction, the 40-acre Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Fairgrounds were their life...

Nicky Rothschild (née Nicky Hilton)

The sister of Paris Hilton met James Rothschild at the 2012 wedding of Petra Ecclestone and married the banking heir in July 2015.Nicky Rothschild...