Hairdresser best known for being the first wife of Beatles drummer Ringo Starr. The couple married in 1965 but divorced in 1975 following infidelities and Starr's increasing alcoholism.
She left convent school at age fourteen and began working as a hairdresser and manicurist.
A unique version of "The Lady Is a Tramp" was recorded by American singing legend Frank Sinatra for her twenty-second birthday in 1968.
Following her divorce from Ringo Starr, she married Hard Rock Cafe co-founder Isaac Tigrett. She had four children.
Her ex-husband Ringo Starr was by her bedside when she passed away from leukaemia in 1994.