Valerie Hobson

Irish actress

Valerie Profumo (14 April 191713 November 1998) was the wife of the disgraced British Politician and later charity worker John Profumo. She had a career as an actress during the 1930s to 1950s under her maiden name Valerie Hobson.


  • The whole of time would not be long enough to tell you of my joy in being married to you. Joy is not measured just by lovely things: the birth of babies, the song of birds heard together, the fun of holidays — the lyrical-love of lying with you. Joy is to be found, too, in the relief after pain shared, in the good news following bad, in the knowledge of greater closeness after disaster.
    • David Profumo, "Bringing the House Down", (John Murray, 2006), serialised in the Daily Telegraph, 2 September 2006.
    • In her 10th Wedding Anniversary letter to her husband John Profumo, written in 1965, two years after the scandal in which his adultery was revealed.

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