Maureen Swanson

Maureen Swanson

Born Nov 25, 1932

Maureen Ward, Countess of Dudley is a former British actress and Countess of Scottish origin. Lady Dudley is the daughter of James Swanson and was a pretty, elegant brunette Scottish leading lady who featured briefly in 1950s British pictures and retired following her marriage in 1961.… Read More

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1932 Birth Born on November 25, 1932.


1953 20 Years Old They became friends when he was commissioned to draw her portrait in 1953 — 10 years before the Profumo scandal.
1961 28 Years Old 1 More Event
…  As Maureen Swanson, she featured in British pictures during the 1950s and retired from acting in 1961, following her marriage to Viscount Ednam.


1969 36 Years Old She was styled as the Countess of Dudley on 26 December 1969, following her husband's succession to the earldom. … Read More


1989 56 Years Old 1 More Event
In a 1989 libel case, Lady Dudley admitted to having had an affair with Stephen Ward, the osteopath and artist who was one of the central figures in the 1963 Profumo affair.


2011 79 Years Old Died on November 18, 2011.
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