Christine Keeler, UK Scandal Girl Of The '60s: Young, Hot, And Maybe A Spy

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Christine Keeler arriving at the Old Bailey, London, 1963. (Photo by The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images)

In the early '60s, Christine Keeler was a young model with some powerful lovers, most famously John Profumo, the Secretary of State for War, and Yevgeny Ivanov, a naval attache at the Soviet embassy in London. The discovery that the head of Britain's military and a Soviet military official were sleeping with the same woman -- in the midst of the Cold War -- ranks among the biggest scandals of the 20th century. The notoriety and confusion -- was she a spy? did she know what she was doing? had she passed secrets to the Soviets? -- made Keeler a celebrity. Whether she was an unwitting pawn or real-life Bond Girl, Keeler gained a mystique that made her a strange kind of icon in the Swinging London scene.