Judith Cynthia Aline Keppel was born 18 August 1942 in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom to Walter Arnold Crispian Keppel (1914-1986) and Aline Lucy Harington (1918-2007) . She married Desmond Leon Corcoran (bef1964-) 2 April 1964 . She married Neil H Shand (bef1985-) 1985 .

She was the first one-million-pound winner on the television game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?Wp globe tiny.gif in the United Kingdom. She is also the only woman in the United Kingdom to have won it and also the first person to win a million pounds or more on a British television game show. She has appeared on the BBC TwoWp globe tiny.gif quiz show EggheadsWp globe tiny.gif since 2003.


Offspring of Judith Cynthia Aline Keppel and Desmond Leon Corcoran (bef1964-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Sibylla Monacella Corcoran (1966-)
Alexander Martin Desmond Corcoran (1968-)
Aline Rose Corcoran (1972-)


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₪ Wedding
  • divorced in 1980
2 Wedding 2
  • separated in 1987