The model and actress was known to millions as Bond girl Tula, for working on a TV gameshow and was in demand as a model when it was revealed she'd been born a man. As a Bond girl and a pin-up known to millions as Tula, Caroline Cossey oozed glamour and had a glittering life in front of her. That all changed when an undercover sting callously revealed to the world that she was born a boy. Fleeing the UK, she became a virtual recluse and swapped A-list parties — and Playboy photoshoots — for anonymity. But now she is back in the limelight, buoyed by the rise of transgender women in the public eye.
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Caroline, now 60, turned her back on show business after a harrowing ordeal with US shock jock Howard Stern. Transgender Bond girl Caroline Cossey has broken her silence revealing how she almost committed suicide following her gender reassignment. The British model, who became Playboy's first transgender pin up, spoke as she promoted her new book called My Story. Now 60, Caroline has opened to talk all about her struggles with transitioning just months after Caitlyn Jenner revealed his , the bigoted people she came up against and how she turned her back on show business after a harrowing ordeal with US shock jock Howard Stern.
It was a chance encounter with a transexual neighbour, she says, that helped change her life. After breast implant surgery, she landed a role as a showgirl in Paris and Rome to save up for gender reassignment surgery. By , at the age of 20, she had fully transitioned and legally changed her name to begin living as a woman, leaving her past life behind, or so she thought….