Lindi St Claire AKA Miss Whiplash

Lindi St Clair (real name Marian June, born August 1952, London) is a late-20th-century British prostitute. She spelt her surname “St Claire” between 1974 and 1985, and has also used the name Miss Whiplash, Carla Davis, and Lily Lavender. For many years, from the mid seventies until her bankruptcy in 1992 (after the Inland Revenue pursued her for tax evasion), she offered her services from her own large four storey house at Eardley Crescent, in Earls Court, London. A very successful dominatrix, she once owned a yellow Rolls Royce and had her own yacht, which she kept at Bray in¬†Berkshire. In 1991, it emerged she was renting Chancellor of the Exchequer Norman Lamont’s basement flat in Notting Hill. At one time, she claimed that 252 Members of Parliament had been her clients. She also appeared on television on several occasions, including an appearance on the Ruby Wax Show and, earlier, the James Whale show.

She entered into two marriages of convenience, in 1995 and 1999, the latter to a transsexual, and making the headlines for two women marrying. At the time, the UK only allowed people born man and woman to marry.

She accused the Inland Revenue of trying to live off immoral earnings when they asked her to pay £112,779.92 in back income tax, because they classed prostitution as a trade. Her accountant claimed that, as a result of the case, she made two failed suicide bids.She tried to get elected to the House of Commons, standing for The Corrective Party in nine by-elections.

On 27 February 2009 it was reported that St Clair had been rescued from her car and flown to hospital after the vehicle left a remote Herefordshire road and landed upside down in a stream, trapping her for up to 24 hours. This experience led her to embrace Christianity. and she has now reverted to her birth name of Marian June. She now lives in Bromyard, Herefordshire.