Caroline Cossey
actress, model, writer.
Caroline Cossey
Caroline "Tula" Cossey is an English model. She is one of the world's most well known transsexual women, having appeared in a James Bond film and been the first to pose for Playboy. Since being outed by British tabloid News of the World, Cossey has fought for her right to legally marry and to be recognised by the law as a woman.
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Les scandales du News of the World - Paris Match
Google News - over 5 years
Caroline Cossey était une jeune figurante dans le James Bond «Rien que pour vos yeux» -«For Your Eyes Only»- avec Roger Moore et Carole Bouquet. Peu après la sortie du film de John Glen, le tabloïd avait titré sur la transsexualité de la jeune femme:
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Det beste fra «News of the World» - Nettavisen
Google News - over 5 years
I 1981 avslørte avisen at skuespilleren Caroline Cossey, som hadde en rolle i James Bond-filmen «For Your Eyes Only», var transseksuell. Cossey, bedre kjent som Tula, var på tiden modell for Playboy og også en av Side3-pikene til søsteravisen The Sun
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Culpan a los "malos periodistas" del cierre de News of the World - ElEspectador.com
Google News - over 5 years
Así destaparon que la 'chica Bond' Caroline Cossey era un transexual (1981), fotografiaron los devaneos nocturnos con alcohol y drogas del Principe Harry (2002) o el cacareado affair del futbolista británico David Beckham con Rebecca Loos (2004)
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Born Again: - Myrtle Beach Sun News
Google News - over 5 years
"I remember in high school reading about Caroline Cossey, known as Tula," said Goldman, who is originally from Washington, DC Tula was born Barry Cossey, and became urban folklore when it was discovered after the success of the 1981 James Bond flick
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Gisele's BRAzilian Runway Show - TMZ.com
Google News - almost 6 years
She looks like Tula: The Transexual Bond Girl AKA Caroline Cossey. It's a body type and she's got it and not many women do. Tall, long and naturally lean all over. That's why she is a model. Most women would never look like this no matter how much
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Caroline Cossey
    THIRTIES
  • 1991
    Age 36
    She was featured in the September 1991 issue of Playboy, in a pictorial, "The Transformation Of Tula", as an acknowledged transsexual. Tula married Canadian David Finch in 1992.
    More Details Hide Details They live together in Kennesaw near Atlanta.
    In 1991, Tula released My Story, her second autobiography.
    More Details Hide Details In it she gave details of her transition and her unsuccessful battle with the European Commission.
    She was a Page Three Girl for the British tabloid The Sun and appeared in Playboy in 1991.
    More Details Hide Details In 1978, Tula won a part on the British game show 3-2-1. A tabloid journalist then contacted her, revealing he had discovered she was transsexual, and planned to write about it. Other journalists researched her past, attempting to interview her family members. Cossey dropped out of the show, convincing the producers to release her from her contract. After this incident, Tula maintained a lower profile, accepting only smaller assignments.
  • 1988
    Age 33
    After breaking up with Lasinio, Tula met Elias Fattal, a Jewish businessman, who was unaware of her history until he proposed marriage on St Valentine's Day 1988. When she told him, rather than rejecting her, he merely asked if she would convert to Judaism. She agreed. They were married on 21 May 1989, just weeks after the European Court of Human Rights decided legally to recognize Tula as a woman.
    More Details Hide Details They returned from their honeymoon to find that the News of the World had published a story on their wedding. Fattal's family was angry and persuaded him to have the marriage annulled. On 27 September 1990, the European Court overturned their decision on a British government appeal. (Later, the Gender Recognition Act 2004 was passed, giving transgender people in the United Kingdom means to change their legal sex.) Tula returned to modelling, which she had given up four years earlier.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1974
    Age 19
    After years of hormonal and psychological treatment, and legally changing her name, Cossey had her final surgery on 31 December 1974 at Charing Cross Hospital, London.
    More Details Hide Details Cossey now began an active social life as a woman, concealing her past as a male. Asked about her dating life, Cossey replied, "I'm afraid I went a little wild". She told tabloids she had a romance with the television presenter Des Lynam, though Lynam says he does not recall it. Lynam however mentions going on dates with her in his autobiography. Cossey worked as a model under the name "Tula". She appeared in top magazines such as the Australian Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, and worked extensively as a glamour model.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1954
    Born
    Born on August 31, 1954.
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