April Ashley

The Way With Words exhibition celebrates notable people with a connection to the local area who found success with a career in words.

April Ashley was born in Smithdown Road Hospital.

April Ashley is a model, author and actor. She is one of the earliest known people to have sex reassignment surgery. April was a successful fashion model who appeared in Vogue, and had a small role in the Bing Crosby and Bob Hope film The Road to Hong Kong.

Her biography, April Ashley’s Odyssey, was written by Duncan Fallowell and was published in 1982.

With thanks to Liverpool Central Library and Archive

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