While she did not live to see the latest adaptation of her life, writer Amanda Coe said she was aware of its production.
She told this to Express.co.uk at the recent launch of the show.
Coe said: “When it was at the stage when it looked like we were going ahead, we had quite a few interactions with Christine’s legal representative, who was also a close friend of hers.
“She was still alive at that point, and then she died just after the project had been green-lit, but she knew about it – and I think her attitude was one of weary resignation.
“‘Oh not another bloody thing about the Profumo affair!’
“But she was aware that our take on it was different, and the thing that she really communicated was that she didn’t want to be seen as a victim, which we took as our mantra about the way the story was handled.”
The Trial of Christine Keeler continues tonight on BBC One at 9pm.