Anouska Hempel

Anouska Hempel, Lady Weinberg (sometimes credited as Anoushka Hempel) (born 13 December 1941), born Anne Geissler, is a film and television actress turned hotelier and designer. She is also a noted figure in London society. Hempel is of Russian and Swiss German ancestry and claims to have been born on a boat en route from Papua New Guinea to New Zealand. Her father immigrated to New Zealand where he was a sheep farmer; later her family moved to Cronulla, south of Sydney where he owned a garage. As a teenager in the mid-1950s, she attended Sutherland High School, left at 15 and then trained as a psychiatric nurse in Sydney. In 1962 she moved to the United Kingdom with £10 to her name, and two years later married Constantine Hempel, a journalist and property developer who later died in a car accident. From 1978 to 1980 she was married to theatrical producer Bill Kenwright. In 1980 she married financier Sir Mark Weinberg, with whom she has a son, Jonathan. She appears in a photographic portrait by Bryan Wharton in the National Portrait Gallery.

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