Sarah Ferguson
Born in Sunninghill in England, Sarah Ferguson was 12 when her parents separated in 1972. Her mother remarried and moved to Argentina, but Sarah continued to live with her father and her older sister, Jane.
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In 1986, she married Prince Andrew, the second son of Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. Although she and Prince Andrew separated in 1992 and divorced in 1996, they continue to parent their two girls, Princess Beatrice, 16, and Princess Eugenie, 14, together.

ís roots may be in England, but she enjoys her visits to America and New York City. When the World Trade Center was attacked by terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001, the Duchess was headed to her offices in the North Tower. Her doll, Little Red, was found among the ruins. But with the help of Mayor Bloomberg, who donated office space to Fergusonís Children in Crisis charity, her humanitarian operations were back up and running sooner than she expected.

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An accomplished author, Fergusonís 17 books include an autobiography, several weight-loss and cook books, and seven titles for children. Her latest childrenís book, Little Redís Christmas Story (Simon & Schuster, 2004) is for ages 4 to 8.

T-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">In addition to her charitable work and her writing, Ferguson has also had a high profile in this country in her role as a spokesperson for Weight Watchers. She discusses all this and more in this exclusive interview.