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Frances Shea

Frances Shea

The 49th anniversary of Frances Shea s death saw an outpouring of tributes from those who knew her.

In Memoriam – 49th Anniversary of Frances Sheas death

June 7th saw the 49th anniversary of Frances Shea s death and it was a day for remembrance and love on the Frances Shea group. An outpouring of beautiful tributes , memories and fan art by me…

Reggie Kray, Frances Shea and Ronnie Kray in 1965

David Bailey: "Jack Nicholson turned me on to viagra very young"

David Bailey’s studio is in a cobbled mews in the London hinterland between Clerkenwell and King’s Cross.

Kray twin Ronnie Kray and his wife, Frances, on their Wedding Day by David Bailey April 1965

Maudelynn's Menagerie

Kray twin Ronnie Kray and his wife, Frances, on their Wedding Day by David Bailey April 1965

Frances Shea a rare colour image taken by Reggie on holiday in 1964.

Reggie Kray's wife Frances 'had electric shock treatment to forget marriage'

Frances Kray was married to the notorious gangster Reggie Kray for just two months - but her life would never be the same again

Rare unseen photo of East End Gangster Reggie Kray and wife Frances in Southern Spain, 1962.

We're All Going On A Summer Holi-Kray: Rare Unseen Photos of East End Gangster Reggie Kray and Wife Frances

UNSEEN pictures of notorious gangland boss Reggie Kray show the cold-blooded killer sunning himself on the beach with his first love Frances

The late Frances Shea, pictured with Ronnie (left) and Reggie Kray (right) on her wedding day in April 1965

How an arts-loving schoolgirl so beautiful she was mistaken for Brigitte Bardot ended her life as the tragic first Mrs Reggie Kray

Growing up in the fifties in London's east End, neither Frances Shea nor her family could have imagined her life would be tragically destroyed because she caught Reggie Kray's eye when she was just 16.

Frances Shea the bride in 1965

Vandals daub east London grave of gangster Reggie Kray’s wife Frances

Vandals have daubed the grave of Reggie Kray’s tragic wife Frances who committed suicide in the 1960s at the height of the Krays’ criminal empire in London’s East End.

Reg and France's in Spain 1962

Reg and France's in Spain 1962

Frances

Frances

Never-see-before photograph showing Reggie Kray and wife Frances which is set to go under the hammer in Herefordshire

Never-before-seen honeymoon pictures of Reggie Kray with new bride (who was feared to have been murdered by Ronnie)

The ultra-rare holiday snaps taken in Greece offer a glimpse into the East End hard man's short-lived marriage to first wife Frances Shea.

Gangster: Reggie Kray with his then fiance, Frances Shea

'She was a drug-taking wild-child who outshone Babs Windsor - not a victim'

Frances Shea. the wife of gangster Ronnie Kray, was “wild child” who stood up to her fearsome husband and outshone celebs like Judy Garland at the Krays’ nightclub, according to her niece Frances Shea

Reggie Kray and Frances Shea, 1st April 1965.

Reggie Kray and Frances Shea, 1st April 1965.

Reggie Kray married Frances Shea in 1965, but just two years later she committed suicide. Mr Foreman has described the marriage as a sham and says it was never consummated

'The Kray twins were BOTH gay' says ex-enforcer of The Firm

Freddie ‘Brown Bread’ Foreman, 83, has been sharing tales of the east London violent gangsters (pictured) with A-Lister Tom Hardy – who is set to star as both twins in a new film.

Frances and Reggie Kray

Kray family fury over ‘gay’ jibe for Helgeland’s Hollywood movie of the East End gangsters

The Kray family are furious over reports of a new Hollywood film about London’s notorious East End gangsters that may portray Reggie as gay and his marriage to Frances Shea as “a sham.”

Wild: Reggie Kray's wife Frances Shea who committed suicide

'She was a drug-taking wild-child who outshone Babs Windsor - not a victim'

Frances Shea. the wife of gangster Ronnie Kray, was “wild child” who stood up to her fearsome husband and outshone celebs like Judy Garland at the Krays’ nightclub, according to her niece Frances Shea

Frances Kray (née Shea) - National Portrait Gallery

by David Bailey bromide print 1 April 1965 © David Bailey

Sixties | Reggie Kray and Frances Shea

The wild Sloanes who made the Sixties happen

In the 1960s, new music, fashion, narcotics and a heady sense of freedom saw lords mix with rock stars and ladies with Cockney photographers

Frances Kray

Frances Kray

April 1965: Reginald Kray, one of the infamous Kray twins, celebrates his marriage to Frances Shae at Bethnal Green, London. Description from gettyimages.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

The nightmare life of Mrs Reggie Kray: Was Ronnie behind Frances Shea's death?

PERSONAL papers sold yesterday reveal the depths of unhappiness that drove the wife of one of the notorious twins to kill herself at 23

'Frances Shea Kray, The Truth' Our new film.. Sonny Roseman/Colin Marrison: 'Frances Shea Kray, The Truth.' (New Kray Twin Fil...

'Frances Shea Kray, The Truth.' (New Kray Twin Film about Reggies wife Frances Shea Kray) .. Film by Sonya Roseman and Colin Marrison Copyright 2016

Frances Shea Kray Click this link to watch trailer below https://youtu.be/I9yucmohmGU Film coming Summer 2016. Flowerchild/Skithead Productions A Sonya Roseman and Colin Marrison Film sonnyroseman@hotmail.co.uk Website Coming Soon ..

The couple, both from the East End of London, had a tumultuous relationship, little of which has ever really been known about

How an arts-loving schoolgirl so beautiful she was mistaken for Brigitte Bardot ended her life as the tragic first Mrs Reggie Kray

Growing up in the fifties in London's east End, neither Frances Shea nor her family could have imagined her life would be tragically destroyed because she caught Reggie Kray's eye when she was just 16.

Frances Shea was only 16 when she caught the eye of Reggie Kray. She was intelligent and a beauty. She had shorter darker her big brown eyes and was quite shy.

Frances was Fancied by Freakish Family of Twins

When a beautiful young woman of 23 committed suicide after marrying a hardened criminal, total strangers flocked to her grave to mourn her passing. She was intelligent, well-liked and the picture o…

Reggie and Frances Kray wedding, April 1965.

Reggie and Frances Kray wedding, April 1965.

Frances Shea with her brother Frankie Shea who used to be Reggie Krays Driver arriving for her wedding on the 20th April 1965.

Frances Shea with her brother Frankie Shea who used to be Reggie Krays Driver arriving for her wedding on the 20th April 1965.

Frances Shea (1943 - 1967) at her wedding to British gangster Reggie Kray at St. James's Church in Bethnal Green, London, 20th April 1965.

Frances Shea at her wedding to British gangster Reggie Kray at St....

Frances Shea at her wedding to British gangster Reggie Kray at St. James's Church in Bethnal Green, London, 20th April 1965.

Frances Shea (1943-1967) was the beautiful, but doomed, first wife of Reggie Kray, one half of the infamous British gangster twins.

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Frances Shea (1943-1967) was the beautiful, but doomed, first wife of Reggie Kray, one half of the infamous British gangster twins The Krays. Frances Shea was born in Ormsby Street, Bethnal Green, East London, of Irish descent. Her father, Frank, had run the gambling at the Regency Club in Stoke Newington, which is how she came to the attention of the Kray twins. Reggie proposed to her in 1961, at Steeple Bay in Essex, when she was eighteen and he was twenty-seven. She refused, considering…

reggie frances and a few of the firm

reggie frances and a few of the firm

April 1965 - Reggie Kray and Frances Shea on their honeymoon in Athens, Greece.

April 1965 - Reggie Kray and Frances Shea on their honeymoon in Athens, Greece.

Wedding photographs of Reggie Kray and his first wife Frances emerge

The sale includes 66 letters and images of notorious gangster Reggie, his first wife Frances and others at home and abroad, and various documents.

Reggie Kray's holiday snaps show the East End gangster in Spain

These pictures show Reggie Kray at the time his gang The Firm 'ruled London', at the height of their criminal activities. They were taken just years before he was given a life sentence for murder.

Reggie and Frances Kray on their wedding day.

Reggie and Frances Kray on their wedding day.

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The Story of Frances Shea

It’s not every day you receive a phone call from Reggie Krays niece, through marriage to his first wife and namesake, Frances Shea. And it’s not everyday you find yourself discussing re…

Reg n fran

Reg n fran

The girl I lost to Reggie Kray: Story of tragic Frances Shea

PETE WHELAN dated Frances Shea before she married the notorious gangster and remembers her very differently from the tragic figure she became

Reg and France's Kray - wedding day

Reg and France's Kray - wedding day

Happiest day? Although the pictures were taken on their honeymoon, the couple do not smile

Never-before-seen honeymoon pictures of Reggie Kray with new bride (who was feared to have been murdered by Ronnie)

The ultra-rare holiday snaps taken in Greece offer a glimpse into the East End hard man's short-lived marriage to first wife Frances Shea.

(l-r) Johnny Squibb (very good friend of the Krays, particularly Reg), Reggie Kray and Frances Kray in Nov 1964 in Southern Spain.

We're All Going On A Summer Holi-Kray: Rare Unseen Photos of East End Gangster Reggie Kray and Wife Frances

UNSEEN pictures of notorious gangland boss Reggie Kray show the cold-blooded killer sunning himself on the beach with his first love Frances

Reggie and Frances Kray

Reggie and Frances Kray

Reggie and Frances.

Reggie and Frances.

Frances and Babs

Frances was Fancied by Freakish Family of Twins

When a beautiful young woman of 23 committed suicide after marrying a hardened criminal, total strangers flocked to her grave to mourn her passing. She was intelligent, well-liked and the picture o…

Frances with Reggie (far right) and friends in Jersey -- the smile masks a terrifying marriage. according to diary entries that have recently come to light

Married to the mob: What it was like being wife of one of Britian’s mo

The diary and personal letters of Frances Kray, wife of gangster Reggie, who eventually died of an overdose, are up for auction at Gorringes of Lewes in East Sussex.

We're All Going On A Summer Holi-Kray: Rare Unseen Photos of East End Gangster Reggie Kray and Wife Frances

We're All Going On A Summer Holi-Kray: Rare Unseen Photos of East End Gangster Reggie Kray and Wife Frances

UNSEEN pictures of notorious gangland boss Reggie Kray show the cold-blooded killer sunning himself on the beach with his first love Frances

Lovely wedding photo. I've not seen this one before. Ronnie is actually smiling!!!

Lovely wedding photo. I've not seen this one before. Ronnie is actually smiling!!!

Frances Kray was married to the notorious gangster Reggie Kray for just two months - but her life would never be the same again

Reggie Kray's wife Frances 'had electric shock treatment to forget marriage'

Frances Kray was married to the notorious gangster Reggie Kray for just two months - but her life would never be the same again

Micky Fawcett, Reggie Kray and Frances.

Micky Fawcett, Reggie Kray and Frances.

The Wedding. Reggie and Frances at the centre front of the photo.

The Wedding. Reggie and Frances at the centre front of the photo.

The Kray twins: unseen pictures of Ronnie and Reggie

Described as the most dangerous men in Britain, the Ronnie and Reggie Kray were never shy about posing for the cameras. And as these unseen images show, they revelled in their reputations right from the start. These photographs, which feature in a new book on the brothers, were drawn from the private collections of friends of the Krays. The book: The Krays From the Cradle to the Grave has been released in what would have been the twins' 80th year.

Steve Tully, 59, plucked up the courage to approach Reginald Kray when he was serving time with the notorious London gangster in Parkhurst and went on to rob and scam his way to fortunes.

Pupil of The Krays: A violent psychopath's criminal story

Steve Tully, 59, plucked up the courage to approach Reginald Kray when he was serving time with the notorious London gangster in Parkhurst and went on to rob and scam his way to fortunes.

30 April 1965: Actress Barbara Windsor and her husband Ronnie Knight sit with Reggie Kray and his wife Frances Shea at the El Morocco nightclub in Soho, owned by the Kray Twins.(Larry Ellis/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Save Soho: Fascinating old photos of the vibrant heart of London\'s West End over the years

IBTimes UK presents a gallery of historic street scenes in Soho, an area under threat of redevelopment.

Frances Shea and Reggie Kray

Frances Shea and Reggie Kray

Another wedding photograph of Frances Kray

Wedding photographs of Reggie Kray and his first wife Frances emerge

The sale includes 66 letters and images of notorious gangster Reggie, his first wife Frances and others at home and abroad, and various documents.

British actor Edmund Purdom (1924 - 2009, left) with Frances Shea (1943 - 1967, right), wife of English gangster Reggie Kray, at the El Morocco, a nightclub owned by the Kray Twins, in Soho, London, 30th April 1965. The Kray twins' mother, Violet Kray, is at centre (in dark dress), sitting to her right is Dolly Kray, wife of Charlie. Actress Adrienne Corri is at far left.

British actor Edmund Purdom with Frances Shea , wife of English...

British actor Edmund Purdom with Frances Shea , wife of English gangster Reggie Kray, at the El Morocco, a nightclub owned by the Kray Twins, in Soho, London, 30th April 1965. The Kray twins' mother,...

Reg and Frances

Frances Shea

Frances Elsie Kray (neéShea) (23 September 1943 - 7 June 1967) was the first wife to Reggie Kray, and the pair married on the 19th April 1965 at St James Church, Bethnal Green. Her marriage to Reggie Kray lasted only eight months when she left, although the marriage was never formally dissolved. Her father, Frank Shea Sr., had run the gambling at The Regency Club in Stoke Newington, which is how she came to the attention of the twins. Her brother Frank Shea occasionally worked as a driver…

The notorious Reggie Kray was undoubtedly a killer - but despite his 'evil side', Gary Seaton says he should have been freed late in life

Kray twin's former probation officer says killer Reggie should have been freed

The notorious Reggie Kray was undoubtedly a killer - but despite his 'evil side', Gary Seaton says he should have been freed late in life

A diary written by Frances Kray about her life with Reggie (pictured above on their wedding day) has recently comes to light and tells an unhappy tale of their relationship

Married to the mob: What it was like being wife of one of Britian’s mo

The diary and personal letters of Frances Kray, wife of gangster Reggie, who eventually died of an overdose, are up for auction at Gorringes of Lewes in East Sussex.

Frances and Reggie on their way to Greece for their honeymoon.

Frances and Reggie on their way to Greece for their honeymoon.

20th April, 1965. Reggie Kray with bride Frances, Ronnie at left with sister in law Dolly. Charlie Violet Kray at right.

20th April, 1965. Reggie Kray with bride Frances, Ronnie at left with sister in law Dolly. Charlie Violet Kray at right.

Reggie and Frances's wedding.

Reggie and Frances's wedding.

Franie as she was known to her family was said to have looked like Brigitte Bardot.

Franie as she was known to her family was said to have looked like Brigitte Bardot.

Frances Shea became Mrs Reggie Kray

Frances Shea became Mrs Reggie Kray

kray twins

kray twins

A DIARY belonging to the tragic wife of gangster Reggie Kray has emerged which tells of her life in the depths of the criminal underworld - describing how she shared her bedroom with a cache of deadly weapons.

Drunken abuse & a bedroom cache of weapons – Frances Kray's diary reveals life with Reggie

A DIARY belonging to the tragic wife of gangster Reggie Kray has emerged which tells of her life in the depths of the criminal underworld - describing how she shared her bedroom with a cache of deadly weapons.

Reggie Kray and Frances Shea, 1st April 1965, wasn't Frances beautiful?

Reggie Kray and Frances Shea, 1st April 1965, wasn't Frances beautiful?

Frances Shea and Reggie Kray

Frances Shea and Reggie Kray

Reginald Kray's first wife Frances Shea (1943 - 1967)

Reginald Kray's first wife Frances Shea (1943 - 1967)

The 49th anniversary of Frances Shea s death saw an outpouring of tributes from those who knew her.

In Memoriam – 49th Anniversary of Frances Sheas death

June 7th saw the 49th anniversary of Frances Shea s death and it was a day for remembrance and love on the Frances Shea group. An outpouring of beautiful tributes , memories and fan art by me…

Reggie Kray, Frances Shea and Ronnie Kray in 1965

David Bailey: "Jack Nicholson turned me on to viagra very young"

David Bailey’s studio is in a cobbled mews in the London hinterland between Clerkenwell and King’s Cross.

Kray twin Ronnie Kray and his wife, Frances, on their Wedding Day by David Bailey April 1965

Maudelynn's Menagerie

Kray twin Ronnie Kray and his wife, Frances, on their Wedding Day by David Bailey April 1965

Frances Shea a rare colour image taken by Reggie on holiday in 1964.

Reggie Kray's wife Frances 'had electric shock treatment to forget marriage'

Frances Kray was married to the notorious gangster Reggie Kray for just two months - but her life would never be the same again

Rare unseen photo of East End Gangster Reggie Kray and wife Frances in Southern Spain, 1962.

We're All Going On A Summer Holi-Kray: Rare Unseen Photos of East End Gangster Reggie Kray and Wife Frances

UNSEEN pictures of notorious gangland boss Reggie Kray show the cold-blooded killer sunning himself on the beach with his first love Frances

The late Frances Shea, pictured with Ronnie (left) and Reggie Kray (right) on her wedding day in April 1965

How an arts-loving schoolgirl so beautiful she was mistaken for Brigitte Bardot ended her life as the tragic first Mrs Reggie Kray

Growing up in the fifties in London's east End, neither Frances Shea nor her family could have imagined her life would be tragically destroyed because she caught Reggie Kray's eye when she was just 16.

Frances Shea the bride in 1965

Vandals daub east London grave of gangster Reggie Kray’s wife Frances

Vandals have daubed the grave of Reggie Kray’s tragic wife Frances who committed suicide in the 1960s at the height of the Krays’ criminal empire in London’s East End.

Reg and France's in Spain 1962

Reg and France's in Spain 1962

Frances

Frances

Never-see-before photograph showing Reggie Kray and wife Frances which is set to go under the hammer in Herefordshire

Never-before-seen honeymoon pictures of Reggie Kray with new bride (who was feared to have been murdered by Ronnie)

The ultra-rare holiday snaps taken in Greece offer a glimpse into the East End hard man's short-lived marriage to first wife Frances Shea.

Gangster: Reggie Kray with his then fiance, Frances Shea

'She was a drug-taking wild-child who outshone Babs Windsor - not a victim'

Frances Shea. the wife of gangster Ronnie Kray, was “wild child” who stood up to her fearsome husband and outshone celebs like Judy Garland at the Krays’ nightclub, according to her niece Frances Shea

Reggie Kray and Frances Shea, 1st April 1965.

Reggie Kray and Frances Shea, 1st April 1965.

Reggie Kray married Frances Shea in 1965, but just two years later she committed suicide. Mr Foreman has described the marriage as a sham and says it was never consummated

'The Kray twins were BOTH gay' says ex-enforcer of The Firm

Freddie ‘Brown Bread’ Foreman, 83, has been sharing tales of the east London violent gangsters (pictured) with A-Lister Tom Hardy – who is set to star as both twins in a new film.

Frances and Reggie Kray

Kray family fury over ‘gay’ jibe for Helgeland’s Hollywood movie of the East End gangsters

The Kray family are furious over reports of a new Hollywood film about London’s notorious East End gangsters that may portray Reggie as gay and his marriage to Frances Shea as “a sham.”

Wild: Reggie Kray's wife Frances Shea who committed suicide

'She was a drug-taking wild-child who outshone Babs Windsor - not a victim'

Frances Shea. the wife of gangster Ronnie Kray, was “wild child” who stood up to her fearsome husband and outshone celebs like Judy Garland at the Krays’ nightclub, according to her niece Frances Shea

Frances Kray (née Shea) - National Portrait Gallery

by David Bailey bromide print 1 April 1965 © David Bailey