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Sydney Biddle BARROWS

American Sydney Biddle BARROWS

American businesswoman who became known as an escort agency owner, and later became known as the Mayflower Madam

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on January 14, 1952 in Pennsylvania, United States  (68 years)


Barrows comes from the Biddle family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her father is Donald Byers Barrows, Jr. (born 1926) and her mother is Jeannette Ballantine. She is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, located in New York City. After graduation, she worked in 1975 as an assistant to Alan Snyder, bath buyer for Abraham & Straus. She was introduced to the world of high-class prostitution and started her own escort service named Cachet, which existed in New York City from 1979 to 1984. Some of its clients included industrialists, high-powered business executives and lawyers, foreign diplomats and Arabian oil sheiks.

In October 1984 her escort service was shut down, and she was charged with promoting prostitution by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. The name "Mayflower Madam" was coined by a New York Post reporter, Peter Fearon, who broke the story of her Mayflower connections.

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