SEX scandal Tory John Profumo had a long affair with a Nazi spy, newly released papers show.
He romanced Gisela Klein for at least 17 years and she may have tried to blackmail him.
PA:Press Association There are suggestions that Gisela may have tried to blackmail John Profumo
Her US hubby Edward Winegard blamed their 1950 marital split on “letters from Profumo on Commons notepaper”, the documents say.
They show she gave the MP’s name as a reference when she applied for a UK visa the following year.
MI6 said it was denied as authorities feared Klein and Winegard — by then reunited — were “engaged in blackmail”.
The declassified papers, released by The National Archives, do not confirm Profumo as the target.
PA:Press Association The two met at Oxford in the early 1930s PA:Press Association MI5 have declassified papers relating to the couple’s relationship
During the 1963 Profumo Affair that ended his career, MI6 sent MI5 a 1950 dossier on his links to Klein.
PA:Press Association Profumo died in March 2006 Hulton Archive – Getty Despite his infidelity Profumo remained married to his wife until her death in 1998 Getty Christine Keeler was a 19-year-old model and cabaret dancer when she started an affair with Cabinet minister John Profumo
MI6 said: “It makes mention of an association which had apparently not ceased at the time of this report.”