Madame Cyn at 80: Sin's just a distant memory for convicted brothel keeper (but she does want her life story turned into a musical)
23:51 GMT, 26 May 2012
Distant memory: The brothel keeper outside her Streatham home in her heyday when she held sex parties and striptease for high-ranking clients
Taking centre stage: Cynthia outside Holloway Prison before being driven to freedom after serving a jail term for running a brothel. Now she wants her life story turned into a musical
She also fancies appearing on the BBC programme Who Do You Think You Are ‘I’d probably find Nell Gwyn was an ancestor,’ chuckles Cynthia, who twice stood for Parliament as the Payne and Pleasure candidate.
But instead of the wild times that earned her the nickname Madame Cyn, her days in Streatham, South-West London, are now spent thinking about supper, not sex.
She says: ‘I don’t do much any more. I live for my food. I have Type 2 diabetes but I don’t diet.’
This weekend she is looking forward to tucking into a roast chicken. ‘Those half-cooked ones from Lidl are very good,’ she adds.