April Ashley

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Birthday
29, 1935
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
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Birthday
29, 1935 (age 83)
Birthplace
England

About

Model best known as one of the first transexual women to have gender reassignment surgery in England.

Before Fame

She performed in a drag cabaret in Paris, France at the Carousel Theater with transexual entertainer Coccinelle.

Trivia

After her reassignment surgery, she began working as a fashion model for megapopular publications like Vogue.

Family Life

She was born George Jamieson in Liverpool, England to a Roman Catholic father and a Protestant mother. She married Arthur Corbett in 1963 but the couple separated in 1970. She remarried to Jeffery West in the 1980s.

Associated With

After winning a role in The Road to Hong Kong starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, she was outed as transexual in the Sunday People newspaper and her role was dropped.

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