English stage and screen performer best known for starring opposite fellow dancer Fred Astaire in the 1951 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie Royal Wedding. She was the second daughter and third child of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
She served as an interpreter in the British Women's Auxiliary Air Force during the World War II years.
Her memoir, Keep on Dancing, discusses her struggles with alcoholism.
Her mother and father, Winston and Clementine Churchill, disapproved of her early marriages to Anthony Beauchamp and comedian Vic Oliver. Her third marriage, to Baron Thomas Touchet-Jesson, was an extremely happy one, though it sadly lasted only one year (Touchet-Jesson passed away in 1963).
She made several appearances on the television and radio shows of legendary comedian Jack Benny.