are you kidding, Wikipedia? That's pretty much all she was known for.
who am I kidding? She was even better known for her
sensational affair with disgraced politician-turned-novelist-turned-disgraced-politician-again
Jeffrey Archer, just one of her many high-profile lovers. That's no meager
distinction in the U.K., where political mistresses are an institution on par
with America's First Lady.
1996, well after her acting roles had dried up, Farmiloe had established a new
career running an events-management company, building a name as a Conservative
Party fundraiser. It was at one such function that Archer introduced himself by
grabbing her breasts. The ensuing affair brought her unwanted fame when the
details leaked to a tabloid three years later.
2002 she had settled down with a decidedly low-profile chap named Jeremy
Neville, the father of her ten-year-old daughter, from whom she had split
during her pregnancy. The marriage gave her a stepson. Somewhere along the way
she also adopted the ten-year-old daughter of a friend who had died of
received her own cancer diagnosis in 2012 and thought she'd beaten it, only to
have it return and spread within a few months. In her last years she raised
significant sums for cancer charities, including the royalties from her book My
Left Boob—A Cancer Diary. She was planning a sequel when
secondary cancer took her life on July 28.
of our prudish media, her death was not considered newsworthy in the United
States, no doubt costing speculators dearly in some lesser deadpools. Our game
being international in scope, that detail fails to deprive Allen Kirshner, Allezblancs, Deceased Hose, Drunkasaskunk,
Ed V, and Gerard Tierney of their full measure of points. The same cannot be
said about Farmiloe's final struggle, which extended a fortnight past
her sixtieth birthday, reducing that total considerably.