Helen Thornton

HELENE THORNTON grew up in post-war Blackpool and left school to work as a beauty queen, cabaret showgirl and actress. Her stormy marriage to TV producer and creator of Stars on Sunday Jess Yates ended acrimoniously and she went on to have a number of relationships with high-profile suitors - the identity of many are revealed here for the first time - before marrying her French lover 'Monsieur'.