MI5 investigated Vogue photographer Lee Miller on suspicion of spying for Russians, files show

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The Security Service was so concerned about the threat from Communist spies that its agents scrutinised the lives of suspected sympathisers Lee Miller and Mai Zetterling, analysing their choice of friends, recording their movements and even intercepting their post.

Lee Miller was already a famous fashion photographer, a muse for Picasso and a former lover of the surrealist painter Man Ray when MI5 began its investigation into her activities, according to the files at the National Archives in Kew.

However, despite her communist sympathies she went on to become a famous war photographer and even to be pictured in Hitler's bath.

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