Katie Boyle

Italian-born British Actress + Presenter
Born May 29, 1926

Katie Boyle, Lady Saunders is an Italian-born British actress, television personality, and game-show panelist, well known for appearing on TV panel games such as What's My Line? and for presenting the Eurovision Song Contest in the 1960s and 1970s. She was also a former agony aunt, answering problems that had been posted to the TV Times by readers.… Read More

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1926 Birth Born on May 29, 1926.


1946 20 Years Old She was born in Florence, Italy, and is the daughter of an Italian marquis, the Marchese Demetrio Imperiali di Francavilla and Dorothy Kate Ramsden. She came to Great Britain in 1946 and started her modelling career, which included work for such publications as Vogue. … Read More
1947 21 Years Old In 1947 she married Richard Bentinck Boyle, 9th Earl of Shannon; the marriage was dissolved in 1955. … Read More


1960 34 Years Old She was the presenter for the 1960, 1963, 1968 and 1974 Eurovision Song Contests, all hosted in England. … Read More
1961 35 Years Old She also hosted the UK qualifying heat, A Song for Europe, in 1961.


1982 56 Years Old In 1982 she played herself in the BBC radio play The Competition, which told the story of a fictitious international song contest being staged in Bridlington.


1988 62 Years Old Katie Boyle was guest of honour at the Eurovision fan club conventions staged in 1988 and 1992.
1998 72 Years Old She appeared at the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest held in Birmingham as a special guest of the BBC. … Read More
2004 78 Years Old In 2004, Boyle was a guest on a special Eurovision-themed celebrity version of The Weakest Link on BBC1, hosted by Anne Robinson. … Read More
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