Brooke Magnanti, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

Brooke Magnanti

British writer

Date of Birth: 05-Nov-1975

Place of Birth: New Port Richey, Florida, United States

Profession: physician writer, blogger, prostitute, autobiographer, biostatistician

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio


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About Brooke Magnanti

  • Brooke Magnanti (born 5 November 1975) is an American-born naturalised British former research scientist, blogger, and writer, who, until her identity was revealed in November 2009, was known by the pen name Belle de Jour.
  • While completing her doctoral studies, between 2003 and 2004, Magnanti supplemented her income by working as a London call girl known by the working name Taro.Her diary, published as the anonymous blog Belle de Jour: Diary of a London Call Girl, became increasingly popular as speculation surrounded the identity of Belle de Jour.
  • Remaining anonymous, Magnanti went on to have her experiences published as The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl in 2005 and The Further Adventures of a London Call Girl in 2006.
  • Her first two books were UK top 10 best-sellers in the nonfiction hardback and nonfiction paperback lists. In 2007 Belle's blogs and books were adapted into a television programme, Secret Diary of a Call Girl starring Billie Piper as Belle, with the real name Hannah Baxter.
  • In November 2009, fearing her real identity was about to come out, Magnanti revealed her real name and occupation as a child health scientist. She is honoured in BBC'S 100 Women in 2013 and 2014.

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