Princess Diana Death Anniversary, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Jack The Ripper Photo – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 31 August 2011

31 Aug

Princess Diana – it might seem an unlikely top trender but the reason that Diana is at the top of the heap today is that today is the anniversary of her death.

Diana, Princess of Wales, died on 31 August 1997, at the age of 36, after an accident in the Pont de l’Alma road tunnel in Paris.

She was without question the most photographed woman in the world during her time in the royal spotlight until her untimely death. She was known not only for her tremendous style and fashion sense but also for all of her work raising funds for charity.

The public continues to be fascinated by Diana and a recent poll has her placed as the Royal that most people would like to have a phone call with, given the choice of any Royals, living or dead. She was also 7th in the overall list, being the only female to appear.

Rosie Huntington-Whitely – English actress from the 2011 Transformers film, who is best known for her modelling work, especially that for the Victoria’s Secret lingerie company.

She has been announced as the new face of Marks & Spencer 2011 Autograph Collection. Her male counterpart is the Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds, star of the Green Lantern. They shot the pictures for the new campaign at the St Pancras Grand in London.

As well as previous work for Victoria’s Secret Rosie has also undertaken work for Burberry. She talked of her new M&S role saying “I feel proud to be associated with a British high street favourite that holds fond memories for so many people.”

Jack The Ripper – we are going even further back in time for our next trender. It is also the first time we have a person on the list whose identity is unknown. It was today back in 1888 that Mary Ann Nichols, the Ripper’s first victim was found in London.

There have been many people put forward as the true Jack The Ripper and a new BBC program has given us a new name to add to the list, that of Carl Feigenbaum, a German merchant.

Although no photographs of Feigenbaum exist Trevor Marriott, a retired detective, has out together an e-fit from eyewitness descriptions. Feigenbaum was convicted of killing his landlady in New York and died in the electric chair in Sing Sing prison. More weight is given to the theory of Feigenbaum being Jack The Ripper as his lawyer, William Sanford Lawton,  believed him to be the killer.

The picture to the side here is the e-fit that was recreated from eyewitness statements and descriptions.


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