Olga Deterding
Olga Deterding was a wealthy heiress and socialite who regularly featured in the gossip columns of London Society during the Sixties and Seventies. She inherited an estimated £50 million from her father Sir Henri Deterding
Henri Deterding
Henri Wilhelm August Deterding KBE , was one of the first executives of the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company and for 36 years its chairman and the chairman of the combined Royal Dutch/Shell oil company. He came to power after the early death of the Royal Dutch's original leader, Jean Baptiste August...

 the founder of Royal Dutch Petroleum, and at one point in the seventies wanted to buy the troubled Observer newspaper. Known as the Mad Millionairess, she was an infamously eccentric partygoer and died in a nightclub on New Year's Eve after choking on a sandwich.

Her mother was Deterdings second wife, the White Russian Lydia Pavlovna Koudoyaroff (1904–80), a former mistress of his rival Calouste Gulbenkian
Calouste Gulbenkian
Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian was an Armenian businessman and philanthropist. He played a major role in making the petroleum reserves of the Middle East available to Western development...


She was educated at Oxford, but in 1956 she volunteered for duty in the kitchen at Dr. Albert Schweitzer's leper colony in West Africa, which
she continued to do until the latters death in 1965.

She had affairs with the TV Broadcaster Alan Whicker
Alan Whicker
Alan Donald Whicker, CBE is a British journalist and broadcaster. His career has spanned over 50 years.-Background:Whicker was born to British parents in Cairo, Egypt...

 1966-69 to whom she was for a time engaged, and also with John Routh 1971-75.
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