Wendy Salisbury was born in London in 1946 to first-generation Russian Jewish immigrants. At 21, she married, had a daughter, divorced four years later, married again, and had another daughter. In 1995, aged 49, she met a 27-year-old with whom she lived for the next seven years. She began her monthly column in Absolute Marbella and Essential magazines on current affairs, social comment and women's issues, and appeared in a BBC documentary entitled 'Passion Never Dies'. Wendy has also had a career as an antiques dealer.