She has married four different millionaires and was described by her last husband as a “career divorcee”…
On Wednesday Susan Crossley appealed for more time to put her case for the right to a share of her last husband’s £45m declared fortune.
Herself reputed to be worth £18m after her divorces from three previous husbands, Mrs Crossley claimed in court that a pre-nuptial agreement signed by herself and the man she married in January of last year was not valid because he failed to tell her about “tens of millions” of pounds he had in offshore accounts.
Mr Crossley said after the hearing, “This is a fair decision. I am upset that our marriage failed. Sadly my wife is a career divorcee.”
A former model, Mrs Crossley, the mother of three children, was first married at the age of 18 to Kevin Nicholson.
The pair met on the Isle of Man, where Mrs Crossley grew up, but they had drifted apart after just 18 months together. The island, a tax haven, was where Mrs Crossley found another two of her husbands. She went on to marry Peter Lilley, heir to the Lilley and Skinner shoe fortune, when she was 22. They had a daughter together.
The couple had an enormous row at a wedding on the island and that evening Mrs Lilley took off in the private jet of race-horse owning Vernon’s Pools heir Robert Sangster.
Mrs Lilley filed for a quick divorce and married her new husband, 20 years her senior in 1985. The couple had two boys together but she left him and they were divorced in 2000, with the former Mrs Sangster being awarded £16m by the courts. Mrs Crossley is the owner of homes in Belgravia’s Eaton Square, Barbados â€” called The Dream â€” and Ibiza. She is known for her luxury lifestyle. Mrs Sangster was introduced by friends to Stuart Crossley in June 2005. The two married within seven months but were reported to have split up on the grounds of their “incompatibility”. Mrs Crossley filed for divorce in August.