Who is Max Mosley’s wife Jean?

MAX Mosley, the ex-Formula One boss, has died aged 81, says former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

Mosley was also a barrister and amateur racing driver but he struggled to shake off his father’s reputation and links to fascism.


Max Mosley, son of Fascist leader Oswald Mosley, married Jean Taylor at the Chelsea Registry Office, July 9, 1960Credit: Getty

Who is Max Mosley’s wife Jean?

Max Mosley married Jean Taylor, a cop’s daughter from Streatham, when he was 20 at the Chelsea Registry Office in 1960.

Jean is the daughter of James Taylor, then a City of London police officer.

The couple had met at a London party two years before marrying. Max was reading physics at Christ Church, Oxford, at that time.

Max, who was born in London on April 13, 1940, was the son of 1930s British fascist leader Sir Oswald Mosley.

When Jean was aged 18, she was “serious and intelligent and captivated Sir Oswald’s young male followers”, writes the Evening Standard.

Interestingly, it was Jean who introduced Max to motorsport.

He had no idea what to do career-wise upon finishing university.

One day, though, Jean got two tickets for a Silverstone motor racing event – and Max was hooked. He was involved in Formula 2 for Brabham and Lotus before retiring in 1969.

Max was involved in Formula 2 for Brabham and Lotus before retiring in 1969


Max was involved in Formula 2 for Brabham and Lotus before retiring in 1969Credit: Getty

In 2008 he won a privacy case against the News of the World newspaper after it printed photos and published video of his involvement in a sadomasochistic sex session.

A Guardian article written about Max’s autobiography, Formula One and Beyond in 2015 said they were “still together” despite the case.

Max had told the high court that he had practised S&M for years, but that his wife knew nothing about it until she read about it in the News of the World.

In 2008, the Evening Standard described Jean as “the unseen presence at his High Court victory”.

The paper explained: “If she has uttered a word about her husband, no record survives.

“Indeed, while Mr Mosley has one of the highest public profiles in sport, Jean Mosley remains silent and almost invisible.

“She is said to spend most of her time at their Monaco home, occasionally staying at their mews house in Chelsea.”

A veteran F1 correspondent said at the time: “I have never seen her at a race.

“Bernie Ecclestone’s wife is often there and Ron Dennis’s wife puts in an appearance.

“When Max attends social events on the F1 circuit he tends to go alone.”

Jean Mosley has 'remained silent and almost invisible' said a F1 reporter


Jean Mosley has ‘remained silent and almost invisible’ said a F1 reporterCredit: Hulton Archive – Getty

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