Lady Colin Campbell

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For Lady Colin Campbell (1857-1911), see Gertrude Elizabeth Blood.
Lady Colin Campbell
Born Georgia Arianna Ziadie[1]
(1949-08-17) 17 August 1949 (age 65)
Occupation Author, socialite, radio hostess

Lady Colin Campbell, (née Georgia Arianna Ziadie,[2] known as Georgie, 17 August 1949),[3] is a British writer, biographer, autobiographer, novelist, and television and radio personality.

Early life[edit]

Campbell was born in Jamaica, the child of Michael and Gloria Ziadie. The Ziadie family is prominent in Jamaica, the descendants of six Maronite Catholic brothers who emigrated from Lebanon in the early 20th century; she says they have gone from being "revered to reviled to treasured as exotica."[2] The family were Greek Orthodox Catholics who settled in Lebanon. Her mother came from English, Irish, Portuguese and Spanish ancestry. Her maternal great-grandmother, family name De Pass, was Sephardic Jew.[3][4]

When she was 21, she started working as a model in New York City

Personal life[edit]

In 1974, after a brief courtship, she married Lord Colin Ivar Campbell, the son of Ian Campbell, 11th Duke of Argyll and divorced in 1975.

Lady Colin is selling her French house and will be based in London's Kennington, where she moved after losing the money from her book on Princess Diana due to bad financial advice.[5]

  • Lady Colin Campbell’s Guide to Being a Modern Lady. 1986. 
  • Diana in Private: the princess nobody knows. 1992. 
  • The Royal Marriages: what really goes on in the private world of the Queen and her family. 1993. 
  • A Life Worth Living. 1997.  (autobiography)
  • The Real Diana. 2005.  (A republication of her 1997 book, with sources)
  • Empress Bianca. 2005.  (Withdrawn after legal threats from Lily Safra and subsequently reissued)
  • Daughter of Narcissus: a family's struggle to survive their mother's narcissistic personality disorder. 2009.  (Autobiography, profile of her mother)
  • The Queen Mother: The Untold Story of Elizabeth Bowes Lyon, Who Became Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. 2012.