Lady Colin Campbell
- :for Lady Colin Campbell (1857-1911), see Gertrude Elizabeth Blood
, (born George William Ziadie
, known as Georgie
, 17 August 1949 Lady Colin Campbell - Biography), is a British writer, biographer, autobiographer, novelist, and radio interviewer, known for her biography of Diana, Princess of Wales, The Real Diana
Campbell was born in Jamaica, the child of Michael and Gloria Ziadie. The Ziadie family is prominent in Jamaica, the descendants of half a dozen Maronite Catholic brothers who emigrated from Lebanon in the early 1900s; she says they have gone from being "revered to reviled to treasured as exotica."
She was born with an unspecified form of intersex, and was brought up as a boy until her late teens. At the age of 13 she secretly sought the help of a gynecologist, but her parents authorised treatment with other physicians who forcibly gave her male hormones. When she was 18 and working in New York City as a model, she had gender reassignment surgery..
In 1974, she married Lord Colin Ivar Campbell, the son of Ian Campbell, 11th Duke of Argyll; she divorced him in 1975.
She is the mother of two adopted Russian-born sons. She owns a chateau in Provence, and a house in Kennington, near central London.