Lady Theresa Manners (b1962)
Lady Helen Theresa Margaret Manners is the former lead singer of the short-lived 1980s British rock band The Business Connection, which was founded by the Marquess of Worcester.
Born at Belvoir Castle, the daughter of the 10th Duke of Rutland, she went to London at 15, after a proper upbringing at St Mary’s Convent, Ascot.
She then enrolled at City and Guilds of London Art School, Manners having been painting since she was 11.
She married Dr John Chipman, director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, at St Mary’s Church, Bottesford, in 1997.
The Business Connection was no a common band. The business at hand is pure rock ‘n’ roll, garage-style, but they do it with class.
There’s one lord a-drumming, an earl’s nephew strumming, a marquess lead singing, a lord tenor saxing and—writhing, shrieking, waving and simply twisting the night away—the stunning Lady (Helen) Teresa Margaret Manners.
Because of her association with such a ‘lively’ band, she was nicknamed the Titled Tart.
The band performed only twice for the general public—to the cheers of 2,000 people at London’s Hippodrome and a good crowd at the Hammersmith Palais.
But they were the toast of the upper-crust London party scene.
Theresa was cover girl for the society mag Tatler, a vodka company’s calendar girl, and Lord Snowdon snapped her for Vogue.