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Manthe Penton Harrap

Featured on the BBC documentary Modern Times: Welcome to Mayfair in February 2015, Manthe Penton Harrap tells her Twitter followers that she believes “health is wealth”. This truly eccentric lady is described elsewhere as...

Kyle Hotchkiss Carone

A Princeton graduate and “hospitality expert”, uber-connected Kyle Hotchkiss Carone grew up in Connecticut and Long Island. A rising star restaurateur, Hotchkiss Carone worked under André Balazs whilst at college and opened what The...

Joyce Cohen (formerly Joyce McDillon, née Joyce Lemay)

Born in Carpentersville, Illinois to an American Indian and a mother of Polish descent, Joyce Cohen’s tale takes in a journey from rags to riches to rags. A mother of one by a previous marriage, Joyce Lemay...

Afton Elaine Burton

A one-time supporter and former fiancée of Charles Manson, Afton Elaine Burton moved from Illinois to Corcoran, California to be closer to a man she believed to be innocent. Born into a devout family...

Denis Doble

This party loving, gift bag collecting sort hails from SW18 and is often spotted at the very same gatherings as his Facebook friend David Pun. A member of the committee of the University of...

Justin Fichelson

San Francisco based realtor Justin Fichelson.

Raghad Hussein (غد صدام حسين, AKA “Little Saddam” and “The Terror Godmother”)

This shameless Jordanian based Iraqi is a jewellery designer and a supporter of ISIS. Despite her husband having been murdered at the instructions of her father, Raghad Hussein bizarrely still raves about how wonderful...

Lady Annabel Goldsmith

The hostess of “the event of the season”, mother of six Lady Annabel Goldsmith’s summer garden party at her home, Ormeley Park on the edge of Richmond Park, is attended by the great and...

Danilo Tersigni

Italian bartender and gin creator Danilo Tersigni is the charming general manager of Mayfair hotspot Mr Fogg’s. He founded and launched the VII Hills London Dry Gin brand in 2014 and lives by the...

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 and the owner of a beauty salon named Opium, Pickston...

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 – been a member of the International Best Dressed List since...

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 tacky self-promoting media whore. The founder of the tastefully named...

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 quality”. Originally from Berkeley, California and now based in New...

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 fatale Bienvenida Buck once commented: “The successful man is one...

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 of 13 years and 11 months. Of her success, she...

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 2015 whilst his Bikram Yoga loving partner, Billi Mucklow, is...

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 2012 alongside members of the Bush, Hearst, Rockefeller and Tobin...

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 owners of brothels in Germany”. Jailed at least twice for...

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 in luxury in a Philadelphia mansion but despite their wealth,...

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 in Chelsea than on The Apprentice after getting booted from the...

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 his fortune selling tobacco and alcohol to British “booze cruisers”...

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 club. Ampleforth educated and someone who “can always recall faces...

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” and “food geek” and is based in San Francisco. Illustrated...

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 of the ‘Open Bar’ crew and a fan of G&Ts...

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 310 girls in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru after being arrested...

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 to be “a dangerous dickhead” whilst June is “not that...

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 and in the time since attendees have included Internet entrepreneurs...

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 Acanthus in Edinburgh. A charming gent, Crawford kept company with...

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 run her renowned Dooky Chase restaurant since 1941 and has...

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 Alex Hua Tian was born in London to a British...

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 or gin, the alcohol is always flowing when Dominic and Stephanie...

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 charity and the annual Polo in the Park fundraiser founders...

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 antiques and art galleries, restaurants and vineyards and describes his...

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 the rage in the 1990s, newer “blockbuster” alternatives stole her...

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 by Ferrari but is now based in London. He is generally...

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 Dina Merrill and the great-grandson of Marjorie Merriweather Post. He...

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 city and the granddaughter of Arnaldo Bennati, a Liguarian shipbuilder...

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 “dressing like Jimmy Kranky”. Mrs Lee Travis allegedly told journalist...

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 Pacino to Gwyneth Paltrow. He’s featured in Vanity Fair’s ‘The...

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 for five years and has also presented shows such as...

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 Bachelors’ list, is described as liking “the international party circuit”...

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. Her clients are said to have numbered everyone from Rex...

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 BIBA with her late husband, Stephen Fitz-Simon (AKA “Fitz”), Barbara...

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 through five titles. Upwardly mobile, she’s been described as “larger...

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 and damage to her womb. She used part of the...

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 supporter of the Democratic Party, Brinkley is a vegetarian and...

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 of the Private Eye set whom lived by the Reverend...

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 NHS and demanded Botox for life and to have his...