I found this article, dated 24th September 1958, at the Mirror
archives earlier and wanted to know more about the singer. Some videos
of her singing live are on YouTube under the name Tonia Bern-Campbell
. Further research revealed she was Donald's wife when he died.
TAWNY-HAIRED singer Tonia Bern is pictured at London Airport yesterday after flying in from Brussels to see a doctor - pro
fessionally. Belgian beauty Miss Bern said:"I have been ill in bed for six weeks. I think I was having a nervous breakdown."
The only other time Tonia's been mentioned at the forum was at this thread. Ironically,
the film she appeared in, The Flaw
, was about a racing driver (played by John Bentley):
Watched Last Night (2004-2008) (page 143, post #2848)
Tonia Bern''s biography of her late husband:
My Speed King: Life with Donald Campbell
I vaguely remember her and step-daughter Gina being on TV a few times when the remains of the Bluebird were recovered, many years after the tragedy. He died when I was only two but I've always known who Donald Campbell was and felt terrible for his family. Tonia also made the news when she found love with actor Bill Maynard. Are they still together?