Monica Lewinsky

Woman Involved In President Bill Clinton's Sex Scandals
Born Jul 23, 1973

Monica Samille Lewinsky is an American woman with whom United States President Bill Clinton admitted to having had an "improper relationship" while she worked at the White House in 1995 and 1996. The affair and its repercussions (which included the impeachment of Bill Clinton) became known as the Lewinsky scandal.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Monica Lewinsky.


1973 Birth Born on July 23, 1973.


1987 13 Years Old Monica's parents' acrimonious separation and divorce during 1987 and 1988 had a significant effect on her. … Read More
1991 17 Years Old The family attended Sinai Temple in Los Angeles and Monica attended Sinai Akiba Academy, its religious school. For her primary education she attended the John Thomas Dye School in Bel-Air. She then attended Beverly Hills High School, but for her senior year transferred to, and graduated from, Bel Air Prep (later known as Pacific Hills School) in 1991.
1992 18 Years Old Following high school graduation, Lewinsky attended Santa Monica College, a two-year community college, and worked for the drama department at Beverly Hills High School and at a tie shop. In 1992, she allegedly began a five-year affair with Andy Bleiler, her married former high school drama instructor.
1993 19 Years Old In 1993, she enrolled at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, graduating with a psychology degree in 1995.


With the assistance of a family connection, Lewinsky got an unpaid summer White House internship in the office of White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta. Lewinsky moved to Washington, D.C. and took up the position in July 1995.
1996 - 1997 2 More Events
In January 1998, after Lewinsky had submitted an affidavit in the Paula Jones case denying any physical relationship with Clinton, and had attempted to persuade Tripp to lie under oath in that case, Tripp gave the tapes to Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr, adding to his ongoing investigation into the Whitewater controversy. … Read More
…  On March 3, 1999, Lewinsky was interviewed by Barbara Walters on ABC's 20/20. … Read More
At the start of 2000, Lewinsky began appearing in television commercials for diet company Jenny Craig, Inc. … Read More
2002 28 Years Old In March 2002, Lewinsky, no longer bound by the terms of her immunity agreement, appeared in the HBO special, "Monica in Black and White", part of the America Undercover series. … Read More
2003 29 Years Old Lewinsky was the host of the reality television dating program, Mr. Personality, on Fox Television Network in 2003, where she advised young women contestants who were picking men hidden by masks. … Read More


2004 - 2005 2 More Events
2006 32 Years Old In December 2006, Lewinsky graduated with a Master of Science degree. … Read More
2009 35 Years Old Lewinsky did correspond in 2009 with scholar Ken Gormley, who was writing an in-depth study of the Clinton scandals, maintaining that Clinton had lied under oath when asked detailed and specific questions about his relationship with her.
2013 39 Years Old In 2013, the items associated with Lewinsky that Bleiler had turned over to Starr were put up for auction by Bleiler's ex-wife, who had come into possession of them. … Read More


…  She was also publicly ridiculed on the Internet regarding the scandal, and in 2014 returned to public view as a social activist, discussing the scandal's effects and speaking out against cyberbullying. … Read More
In March 2015, Lewinsky continued to speak out publicly against cyberbullying, delivering a TED talk calling for a more compassionate Internet.
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