|Birth Day||April 23, 1912|
|Birth Place||South Africa|
|Age||108 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Aug 23, 2007 (age 95)|
Twentieth-century, South African-born author who is most famous for her biographies. She wrote about the lives of author Emma Orczy and British Special Agent Krystyna Skarbek, among others.
She penned a biography of Edwina, Countess Mountbatten of Burma.
She married Baron Renaud Marie de la Minaudiere, who was twenty-two years her senior, but left him when she discovered his long-term mistress. Later, she met Captain John Rayner, with whom she enjoyed a thirty-two-year marriage.
She was an acquaintance of renowned Painter Pablo Picasso.