Darcey Andrea Bussell and Adoption
Also known as Marnie Crittle
Bussell's parents were married but separated before she was born. Her mother (also a ballerina) remarried and she was adopted by her step-father, a dentist. She has been principal ballerina with the Royal Ballet since 1990. Her birth father, John Crittle, was a fashionable tailor, whose clients included The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Procul Harum, Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix.
She has never met her father, who lives in Australia.
Pendlebury, Richard, and Shears, Richard. "The Ballerina, the Teenage Mum and the Father She Never Knew ...," Daily Mail [London], 21 September 1995, pp. 44-45 Dempster, Nigel. "Mail Diary," Daily Mail [London], 13 September 1995, p. 29 Who's Who, 1997