Famous British Socialites

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Lady Colin Campbell
(British Jamaican Socialite, TV Personality and Author Who Has Published Books About the British Royal Family)
Lady Colin Campbell
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Birthdate: August 17, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St. Andrew Parish, Jamaica

Jamaican-born British writer, socialite, and TV personality, Lady Colin Campbell, is known for publishing four books about the British royal family, including a biography of Diana, Princess of Wales. While her books about the royal family made her popular, she also faced criticism for some of her claims. She once kindled controversy for supporting sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein, on TV.

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Ghislaine Maxwell
(Socialite, Sex offender)
Ghislaine Maxwell
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Birthdate: December 25, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Maisons-Laffitte, France

Daughter of publishing tycoon, late Robert Maxwell, Ghislaine Maxwell is a socialite infamous for her involvement with the convicted sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein. Charged with sex trafficking of minor girls, she is under investigation by the US Virgin Islands Department of Justice.

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Tara Palmer-Tomkinson
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Birthdate: December 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Basingstoke, Hampshire, England, UK
Died: February 8, 2017
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Tamara Ecclestone
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Birthdate: June 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll
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Birthdate: December 1, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Newton Mearns, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Died: July 25, 1993
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Lady Randolph Churchill
(Socialite, Mother of Winston Churchill)
Lady Randolph Churchill
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Birthdate: January 9, 1854
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cobble Hill, New York, United States
Died: June 29, 1921
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Consuelo Vanderbilt
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Birthdate: March 2, 1877
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: December 6, 1964
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Diana Mitford
(Political Leader)
Diana Mitford
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Birthdate: June 17, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Belgravia, Westminster, London, England
Died: August 11, 2003
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Jack Brooksbank
(Entrepreneur)
Jack Brooksbank
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Birthdate: May 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
British bar manager and wine merchant Jack Brooksbank is better known as the husband of Princess Eugenie, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II of the U.K. He had met Eugenie on a Swiss ski trip. He is the brand ambassador of Casamigos Tequila, co-founded by George Clooney.
Raine Spencer, Countess Spencer
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Birthdate: September 9, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newbury, London, England
Died: October 21, 2016
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Beau Brummell
(Society figure)
Beau Brummell
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Birthdate: June 7, 1778
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 30, 1840
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Dorothy Macmillan
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Birthdate: July 28, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lancashire, United Kingdom
Died: May 21, 1966
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Unity Mitford
(Socialite)
Unity Mitford
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Birthdate: August 8, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: May 28, 1948
Deborah Cavendish, dowager duchess of Devonshire
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Birthdate: March 31, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Asthall Manor, England
Died: September 24, 2014

Deborah Cavendish, the duchess of Devonshire, was the youngest of the popular Mitford sisters. An aristocrat and a socialite, she was one of the rare people who had met both Adolf Hitler and John Kennedy. She played a key role in commercializing Chatsworth Estate and also wrote books on it.

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Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook
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Birthdate: May 25, 1879
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Maple, Vaughan, Canada
Died: June 9, 1964
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Sheherazade Goldsmith
(British Environmental Activis and Jewelry Business Owner)
Sheherazade Goldsmith
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Birthdate: March 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Denmark Hill, London

Sheherazade Goldsmith is known for her pioneering a venture of concept jewelry, Loquet London, which offers customized pendants. She has been a columnist for publications such as The Sunday Times and has also penned books. An environmental activist and philanthropist, too, she once owned an organic food business.

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Lady Ottoline Morrell
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Birthdate: June 16, 1873
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
Died: April 21, 1938
Cosima von Bülow Pavoncelli
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Birthdate: April 15, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, United States
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Alice Perrers
(Mistress)
Alice Perrers
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Birthdate: 1348 AD
Birthplace: Hertfordshire, England
Died: 1400 AD
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Debonnaire von Bismarck
(Businessperson)
Debonnaire von Bismarck
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Birthdate: August 19, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: United Kingdom
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Daisy, Princess of Pless
(Was a noted society beauty in the Edwardian period)
Daisy, Princess of Pless
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Birthdate: June 28, 1873
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Denbighshire, Wales, United Kingdom
Died: June 29, 1943
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Margot Asquith
(Socialite, Author and was married to H. H. Asquith, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, from 1894 until his death in 1928)
Margot Asquith
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Birthdate: February 2, 1864
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Peeblesshire, Scotland
Died: July 28, 1945
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Hazel Crane
(Socialite)
Hazel Crane
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Birthdate: 1951 AD
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died: November 10, 2003

A well-known South African socialite and businesswoman, Hazel Crane once smuggled diamonds and worked at a strip club. She had also been a nurse. She was gunned down while traveling in her car to testify against Israeli mafia boss Lior Saat. Her interesting life later became public through her post-humous memoir.

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Elizabeth Bibesco
(English Actress, Socialite, and Writer)
Elizabeth Bibesco
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Birthdate: February 26, 1897
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 7, 1945
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Donald Soper
(Religious leader)
Donald Soper
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Birthdate: January 31, 1903
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wandsworth,London, England
Died: December 22, 1998

Donald O. Soper, Baron Soper of Kingsley, was not an ordinary Peer. He was also a Methodist Minister, a member of the Labor Party, a socialist, pacifist, fine orator and an established author. Along with doing mission work in London, he took up many radical causes and became known for his fight against poverty, arms trade, gambling and blood sport.

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Mary Boyle, Countess of Cork and Orrery
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Birthdate: May 21, 1746
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 30, 1840
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Maria Kinnaird
(Socialite)
Maria Kinnaird
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Birthdate: 1810 AD
Birthplace: Saint Vincent, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Died: 1891 AD
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Andrea Hissom
(Socialite, Wife of billionaire Steve Wynn)
Andrea Hissom
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Birthdate: January 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: United Kingdom
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Charlie Brake
(Reality Star, Socialite)
Charlie Brake
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Birthdate: January 5, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: England