But after joining a cabaret show in Paris and having a sex change operation in Casablanca, George became April. April's life story will be given the Hollywood treatment but there will be no need for embellishment to draw in crowds at the cinema.
April, now 70, led her life at the centre of the fashion world and mingled with high society.
She made a name for herself as a top model with vogue, hung out with John Lennon and had nights of passion with Omar Sharif.
In 1983 it was also reported that she spent the night with the late Michael Hutchence, who at the time was 25 years her junior.
Today she still receives Christmas cards from deputy prime minister John Prescott who she once met in a boarding house.