FOR Babs it was just as easy to mix with East End royalty as it was with the real thing up West. That meant some of London’s most notorious criminals, including the Krays. ⚠️ Follow our Barbara Windsor live blog for the latest updates and tributes… Chirpy Cockney Babs was one of their own, they took her to their heart and the buxom, brassy blonde with the saucy chat enjoyed nights out with the gangland elite. She was pals with the mastermind of the 1963 Great Train Robbery, Bruce Reynolds, but especially the Krays, who ruled much of London’s criminal underworld during the Sixties. She had a six-month romance with Charlie Kray, the twins’ brother and was close to twins Ronnie and Reggie. She is even said to have had a one-night stand with Reggie.Last night veteran gangster Fred Foreman, 88, dubbed the Managing Director of the British Underworld, said of Babs: “She was the gangsters’ pin-up.” As a young starlet she was also wooed by Frank Sinatra and bedded footballer George Best and Maurice Gibb of pop group the Bee Gees. She reportedly slept with Maurice when they starred in a musical together — in a bid to cure… Read full this story
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