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Fernande Grudet (AKA ‘Madame Claude’)

Fernande GrudetQuite 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 Harrison to Marlon Brando and Muammar Gaddafi to John F. Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis. Of her, Taki Theodoracopulos commented: “Going to a hooker wasn’t frowned upon in the days before the pill” whilst the journalist Dany Jucaud added: “She was vicious… She reduced the entire world to rich men wanting sex and poor men wanting money”.

 

The Roll Call - SOCIAL BUTTERFLIES

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Socialite who got away with murder Elvira Mullens Barney (1904 – 1936) – Elvira Mullens Barney’s lover Michael Stephen was shot dead in her Knightsbridge house in 1932. She was cleared but died of a drug overdose.

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Elvira Mullens Barney (1904 – 1936)

Kyra Kennedy – Wildchild and scion of the Kennedy dynasty – A bit of a wildchild, Kyra Kennedy is the daughter of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. She has been accused of cyberbullying and claims to be “somewhere between psychotic and iconic.”

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Kyra Kennedy

Theresa Doyle (AKA ‘The Grim Eater’ and ‘The Phantom Mourner’) – Funeral crasher from Slough, Berkshire

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Theresa Doyle (AKA ‘The Grim Eater’ and ‘The Phantom Mourner’)

Socialite and fashion designer Andrew Warren – Known primarily as the best friend of Donald Trump’s daughter, Tiffany, and for his Just Drew brand.

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Andrew Warren

Gianna Lahainer (AKA ‘The Merry Widow’, also known as Gina Lombardi)

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Gianna Lahainer

Jeffrey Slonim –Entertainment reporter and walking ad for Ralph Lauren

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Jeffrey Slonim (1960 – 2016)

Oliver Rothschild (AKA “The Fake Rothschild”)

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Oliver Rothschild (AKA “The Fake Rothschild”)

The Ranting Crasher

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The Ranting Crasher

The Inspector Clouseau lookalike

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The Inspector Clouseau lookalike

Sabine Getty (née Ghanem, AKA ‘Sabine G’)

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Sabine Getty (née Ghanem, AKA ‘Sabine G’)

Maya Henry (AKA “The It Girl with a Heart of Gold”)

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Maya Henry (AKA “The It Girl with a Heart of Gold”)

Judy Taubman (previously Judith Mazor Rounick, née Jehudit Mazor)

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Judy Taubman (previously Judith Mazor Rounick, née Jehudit Mazor)

Danielle Rollins (née Danielle Deaton)

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Danielle Rollins

The Iain Duncan Smith lookalike

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The Iain Duncan Smith lookalike

Lara Asprey (AKA “Lady Lara”)

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Lara Asprey (AKA “Lady Lara”)

Debbie Bancroft

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Debbie Bancroft

Alexandra Tolstoy FRGS

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Alexandra Tolstoy FRGS

Lady Elizabeth Anson (AKA “Lady E”)

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Lady Elizabeth Anson

Charlene Marshall (AKA “Miss Piggy”, née Charlene Detwyler Tyler and previously Charlene Gilbert)

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Charlene Marshall (AKA “Miss Piggy”, née Charlene Detwyler Tyler and previously Charlene Gilbert)

Thomas Gilbert Jr. (AKA “Tommy Gilbert Jr.”)

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Thomas Gilbert Jr.

Texan socialite Lynn Wyatt - A Black Belt First Degree in TaeKwonDo and generous “old school socialite” philanthropist, Lynn Wyatt describes her personal style as: “Class with a bit of dash and never trash”

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Lynn Wyatt (née Lynn Sakowitz)

Peter Cary Peterson (AKA “PC”)

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Peter Cary Peterson (AKA “PC”)

Sara Vestin Rahmani

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Sara Vestin Rahmani

Hermé de Wyman Miro

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Hermé de Wyman Miro

Kathy Prounis

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Kathy Prounis

Elyse Newhouse

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Elyse Newhouse (née Elyse Applebaum)

Manthe Penton Harrap

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Manthe Penton Harrap

Denis Doble

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Denis Doble

Justin Fichelson

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Justin Fichelson

Lady Annabel Goldsmith

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Lady Annabel Goldsmith

Bienvenida Buck

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

Randy Harris

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Randy Harris

Marcus Prinz von Anhalt

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Marcus Prinz von Anhalt (born Marcus Edward Eberhardt)

Solomon Akhtar

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Solomon Akhtar

David West

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

Brian Crawford

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Brian Crawford ( – October 2014)

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James Gartshore-Boulter

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Alessandro Carnicella

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Cole Rumbough

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Ivan Pun

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Fernande Grudet (AKA 'Madame Claude')

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Christie Brinkley

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Scott Harvey-Nicholls

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Sally Farmiloe-Neville (1954 – 2014)

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Nicky Rothschild (née Nicky Hilton)

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Mr Frizzy

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The art loving duo

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Lady Joan Oliphant Fraser

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Ruth Madoff (née Ruth Alpern)

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Grant Harrold

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Denise Eisenberg Rich

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Tamsin Lonsdale

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“Lady” Sandra Bates

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Alice de Janzé (nee Alice Silverthorne and also known as Alice de Trafford and Comtesse de Janzé, 1899 – 1941)

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Miriam “Muffie” Potter Aston

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Candy Spelling

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The Bouquet of Christie's

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Donna Air

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The Julian Assange lookalike

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David Patrick Columbia

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Baroness Gabriella Langer von Langendorff

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Baroness Stefania von Kories zu Goetzen (1939 – 2013)

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The Autograph Hunter

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Fernando Peire

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Alexandra “Lexi” Abrams

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David Pun

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Georgia Davies

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Ricardo Garcia

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Nell Diamond

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John B. Goodman

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Holly Candy (born Holly Rachel Vukadinović)

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Euan Rellie

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Orlando Hamilton

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Jacqueline Branston

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Paris Hilton


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