April Ashley

March 3, 1970, April Ashley at the opening of her restaurant in London

July 31, 1969, April Ashley and Arthur Corbett at their wedding in London

July 24, 1962, April Ashley and her mother at the airport in London

W.M. Spurgeon and April Ashley


April Ashley is a model, actress and author. She was outed as transgender by the Sunday People newspaper in 1961 and is one of the first British trans people after World War II known to have undergone gender reassignment surgery. Her marriage was annulled in a notable court case called Corbett v. Corbett.