Dinah May

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Dinah May (9 September 1954), is a former English model, former Miss Great Britain, and former actress, latterly the Personal Assistant to film director Michael Winner.[1]


May was born in Irby, Cheshire, and trained as a hairdresser. However, she found that she earned more money as a part-time model, and so took that up full-time.[1] In 1976 she won Miss Great Britain.

After this, she moved into television and acting, taking supporting parts in Blakes 7, Harry's Game and The Optimist before gaining the part of Samantha Partridge in Brookside,[2] in which on 17 July 1984 she appeared in the first "Brookside wedding".[3]

Michael Winner[edit]

In 1982 she met British film director Michael Winner in a restaurant, and became his PA in 1990. She undertook the role for the next 22 years, accompanying him in both his personal life and on his various film sets.

Personal life[edit]

May was married, and has two adult sons, but divorced in 2009.[1] She has an extensive collection of vintage and contemporary photographs including press photographs, still lifes, celebrity Polaroids, and nude studies.


  1. ^ a b c Roderick Gilchrist (27 July 2013). "Oh, Michael! What a mess you've left us". Daily Mail. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Dinah May". IMBD. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.brooksidesoapbox.co.uk/facts_3.htm

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Preceded by
Susan Cuff
Miss Great Britain
Succeeded by
Susan Hempel