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The trials and triumphs of Jacqueline Gold

20 March 2023

7:39 PM

20 March 2023

7:39 PM

By all accounts, Jacqueline Gold, the executive chair of Ann Summers who has died aged 62, was a devoted family woman. This may come as a surprise to those who associate ‘the queen of sex’ purely with ‘willy warmers’ and frilly knickers.

Business-minded Gold managed to transform what had been a male-dominated, backstreet cottage industry into a glossy, female-friendly high street brand.

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