Trust the squeal to give this a tacky headline,lol......But today actress and campaigner Miss April Ashley is appointed an MBE for services to transgender equality.
The award marks the latest chapter in the sensational life of the 77-year-old, a veteran of numerous sex scandals.
In her glamorous heyday she became a Vogue model, seduced actors Omar Sharif and Peter O’Toole and attracted the amorous attentions of Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso.
But her world came crashing down in the Sixties when a ‘friend’ sold her story to a newspaper and intimate details of how she had been turned from a man into a woman under a surgeon’s knife caused a sensation.
She bounced back, marrying an aristocrat but that only led to more astonishing revelations...
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z1xzjbeuqS
"April Ashley,the first Briton..."
...and so on,would've been much more appropriate,doncha think....yep.