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She was one of the original supermodels and has told of her encounters with famous men including Marlon Brando, Warren Beatty and cricketer turned Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan.
Yet Marie Helvin has now admitted that she’s broke and considering applying for a job as a supermarket cashier.
‘I’m completely self-reliant, and I don’t know what I am going to do, because during the pandemic period, I’ve used up most of my savings now and I’m seriously thinking about going home,’ says Helvin, 69, who grew up in Hawaii.
Marie Helvin has now admitted that she’s broke and considering applying for a job as a supermarket cashier
Helvin introduced Princess Diana to Dodi Fayed at an Aids Trust ball at Cliveden in 1989
Helvin, who introduced Princess Diana to Dodi Fayed at an Aids Trust ball at Cliveden in 1989, lives in London, but believes ageism isn’t a factor in the U.S. Pacific Ocean state.
‘They have less stigma about age with getting jobs,’ she explains. ‘You can get a job at Whole Foods [supermarket chain] in your 80s in America. Put it this way, I wouldn’t apply to work in Whole Foods here. But back home in Hawaii, if I needed to, I’d go there and work.’
When she divorced photographer David Bailey in 1985, Helvin walked away with a divorce settlement of £100,000. Having remained unmarried since then, she admits she could benefit from some financial support. ‘What would be nice would be to have help as I get older, to be able to share the expenses of getting older,’ she says.
After her divorce, she enjoyed a four-year relationship with the Duchess of Cornwall’s conservationist brother, Mark Shand, who died after an accident in 2014 aged 62. Helvin blames herself for the demise of their romance.
‘Mark was the sweetest, kindest, most loving person,’ she says. ‘I was so stupid and foolish and I didn’t realise that at the time, as you rarely do.’
After her divorce, she enjoyed a four-year relationship with the Duchess of Cornwall’s conservationist brother, Mark Shand
Helvin confesses for the first time that her youthful good looks are not entirely natural. ‘I do have Botox twice a year, just enough so that I don’t look sad,’ she reveals on the Third Act podcast.
She hopes she might yet find romance. ‘If I am ever lucky enough to meet someone, then I’d hope that he might be older and divorced or widowed, I mean, I don’t want to go out with some young kid.’
Well, her old friend Jerry Hall’s husband, Rupert Murdoch, is back on the singles market…
Motor racing mourns dashing De Cadenet
Alain De Cadenet, who died on Saturday aged 76 after a long illness, only got into motor racing because on his first trip to Brands Hatch his model girlfriend ran off with one of the racing drivers.
The experience made De Cadenet realise ‘it would be a great way to get with women’.
Alain De Cadenet, who died on Saturday aged 76 after a long illness, only got into motor racing because on his first trip to Brands Hatch his model girlfriend ran off with one of the racing drivers
A renowned ladies’ man, among his children is the Eighties ‘wild child’ Amanda De Cadenet
He went on to compete 14 times in the world’s oldest endurance race, Le Mans, once finishing third.
Despite losing the sight in one eye in an accident, he carried on competing. After hanging up his helmet, he became a television presenter.
A renowned ladies’ man, among his children is the Eighties ‘wild child’ Amanda De Cadenet.
Tim Henman won’t miss Sue Barker just as a colleague in the BBC commentary box when she hangs up her microphone later this year. ‘She’s like an aunt to me,’ he says. ‘She used to collect me from school when I was 11. I was part of the David Lloyd Academy and she used to play at the tennis club that we played at. She’s such a good friend.’ What you might call a backhanded compliment, eh Sue?
Homesick comic cancels gigs
I’m A Celebrity star Shappi Khorsandi has dramatically cancelled booked dates on her live tour as she’s not seeing enough of her children and was going ‘mad’.
‘Really sorry if you bought tickets,’ the Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo regular, 49, tells fans online. ‘Being away from home was agony. I just wasn’t seeing enough of my children and I couldn’t handle it any more. My son is 14 and my daughter is nine and it goes fast. I never thought I would cancel one show let alone a whole tour, but I was going mad.
‘I don’t use this word flippantly.’
Back to the fuchsia for Bond girl Pike and Olive
Hollywood star Rosamund Pike is just as adventurous with her dress sense as she is with baby names.
The Gone Girl and James Bond actress, 43, who has two sons called Solo and Atom with Old Etonian Robie Uniacke, 61, wore a £3,950 Alexander McQueen dress to the wedding of her boyfriend’s daughter, Olive.
It matched the fuchsia pink dress worn by literary agent Olive, 32, who exchanged vows with fitness coach Dane Ensley.
The Gone Girl and James Bond actress, 43, who has two sons called Solo and Atom with Old Etonian Robie Uniacke, 61, wore a £3,950 Alexander McQueen dress to the wedding of her boyfriend’s daughter, Olive
Olive, who put her arm around Pike as they left the ceremony at St Gabriel’s church in Pimlico, is the daughter of Robie’s second wife, interior designer Rose Uniacke. Rose is now married to Harry Potter producer David Heyman and Olive used to go out with Daniel Radcliffe, who played the boy wizard in his blockbuster films.
Prince Andrew claimed he developed a condition that made him unable to sweat, but, for supermodel Heidi Klum, perspiration is all in the mind. She says she developed the skill of not sweating after growing tired of make-up artists regularly trying to ‘de-shine’ her.
‘They will put that powder puff in your face 24/7,’ says the German, 48. ‘So, I’m, like, ‘Don’t sweat in the face’, I just tell myself not to sweat in the face.’
James Corden celebrated Tom Cruise at the actor’s 60th birthday party at Soho Farmhouse in Oxfordshire on Saturday by listing some of the things his pal had supposedly ‘pioneered’. Referring to scenes from Top Gun and Eyes Wide Shut, Corden joked to guests including Simon Pegg and Benedict Cumberbatch: ‘He pioneered the way we play volleyball in pants and no shirt. He pioneered the way we attend secret sex parties.’ Poking fun at Cruise’s youthful looks, he added: ‘The producers told me the plot of the new Mission: Impossible. The whole team tries to find a wrinkle on Tom’s face.’
Tot’s kiss of approval for Jade’s bump
Fashion designer Jade Holland Cooper, whose equestrian-style label is loved by the Duchess of Cambridge, will soon be turning her thoughts to maternity wear.
The 35-year-old has disclosed she’s expecting another baby with her husband, Superdry co-founder Julian Dunkerton, 57. ‘I feel incredibly blessed to be on this amazing journey for a second time,’ she says.
Jade shared this photograph of their 19-month-old daughter, Saphaia, kissing her bare bump on a beach in Mykonos, where they’re on holiday.