Lewinsky, Monica

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Lewinsky, Monica Gender: F
Monica Samille Lewinsky
born on 23 July 1973 at 12:21 (= 12:21 PM )
Place San Francisco, California, 37n47, 122w25
Timezone PDT h7w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 00°46' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 09°01 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 15°39'

Monica Lewinsky


American government employee, an intern in the White House when she had an affair with the President of the U.S., Bill Clinton. In 1998 she became the focus of a sex-scandal that rocked the presidency.

Monica's parents had been married four years when she was born and her brother Michael followed on 12/30/1977. The two kids grew up with a life of privilege in Beverly Hills, CA. When she was 14, on 9/21/1987, her parents had a messy divorce. Her mom got a restraining order to keep her dad from "threatening and assaulting the family." He acknowledged that they lived beyond their means and owed more than $100,000 in back taxes, but denied abuse.

Her mom, Marcia Lewis, is an author of an unauthorized tell-all book, "The Private Lives of the Three Tenors," about the alleged sex lives of Pavarotti, Jose Carreras and Placido Domingo. Her dad was a radiologist and both had a taste for high living.

In Beverly Hills high school she appeared in school musicals and was named in the year-book, "the girl most likely to get her name in lights." A pretty girl, she was always a bit on the heavy side, with big, lustrous black hair. Monica graduated from a posh prep school in 1991 that cost $12,000 a year tuition. She briefly went to Santa Monica college before transferring in 1993 to Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR where she made the dean's list.

In May 1995, she earned a degree in psychology and moved to Washington DC where her mom was living. She began a job at the White House as a staffer, a 21-year-old political intern. In 1997, she became buddies with another White House employee, Linda Tripp, and they became confidantes. When Tripp told attorney James Moody what she knew about Monica's alleged affair with the President, he set up Tripp's first meeting with special prosecutor Ken Starr's people on 1/12/1998. On the following day Tripp was "wired" with a tape recorder strapped to her body in order to record what Lewinsky said about her sex life. On 1/20/1998, Clinton categorically denied any trysts, "I did not have a sexual relationship with that woman."

Ken Starr had been deeply involved in an investigation of President Clinton for the past four years. He needed Lewinsky's testimony, and on 7/28/1998, he granted Monica and her mother full immunity in exchange for testimony, She had fired her attorney William Ginsburg on June 2 and hired Jacob Stein and Plato Cacheris. On 8/06/1998, she testified about her relationship with Clinton before the grand jury. She related how she began work at the White House in July 1995, and began to make eye contact with the president, a mutual flirtation. On 11/15/1995, he invited her into his private study where they kissed. They had their first sexual encounter that evening with the second two days later and a third on New Year's Eve. The testimony included details of an 18-month affair with over a dozen sexual encounters in which she performed oral sex, and included the physical evidence of a semen-stained dress which she had kept. There were some exchanges of gifts. In April 1996, Lewinsky was transferred to the Pentagon.

On 8/17/1998, Clinton testified that he had "misled people" and had indeed had "an inappropriate relationship with Lewinsky. On 9/09/98, the Starr report reached Congress, recommending impeachment of President Clinton for lying under oath, obstruction of justice and witness tampering. Lewinsky gave her deposition for the Impeachment Proceedings on 2/01/1999. On 2/12/1999, President Clinton was acquitted.

In March 1999, Lewinsky appeared on TV in her first interview, conducted by Barbara Walters and attracting 70 million viewers. She described her near-suicidal depression, her lifelong struggle with weight, an abortion and her obsessive sexual attraction to the president. At times she seemed a love-struck adolescent and at other times the wounded victim of a cruel prosecutor. Her book, "Monica's Story," is pending, having already brought her $1.5 million in advances.

In 2003, she landed a new job--this one ashost of FOX network's reality show, "Mr. Personality," featuring average-looking young men wearing masks as they pursue a gorgeous woman. The show made its debut on April 21, 2003.

By 2005, Lewinsky found that she could not escape the spotlight in the U.S., which made both her professional and personal life difficult. She stopped selling her handbag line and moved to London. In December 2006, Lewinsky graduated with a master's degree in social psychology from the London School of Economics where she had been studying since September 2005. Her thesis was titled "In Search of the Impartial Juror: An Exploration of the Third-person effect and Pre-Trial Publicity." Since then she has tried to avoid publicity.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Starr, Kenneth (born 21 July 1946)
  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Tripp, Linda (born 24 November 1949)


  • Social : End a program of study 1991 (Graduated from private school)
  • Social : Begin a program of study 1993 (Attended college at Lewis and Clark College)
  • Social : End a program of study May 1995 (Degreed in psychology)
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  • Family : Change residence May 1995 (Moved to D.C. after graduation)
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  • Work : New Job July 1995 (Began work at White House)
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  • Relationship : Extramarital Affair 15 November 1995 (First kiss and sexual encounter with Pres. Clinton)
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  • Relationship : Meet a significant person 1997 (Met and befriended Linda Tripp)
  • Mental Health : Depressive episode 1998 (Break-up with Clinton, media insults)
  • Social : Secrets revealed 12 January 1998 (Revelation of intimacy with Pres. Clinton)
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  • Social : Great Publicity 20 January 1998 (Pres. denies having relationship with Lewinsky)
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  • Work : Contracts, agreements 2 June 1998 (Fired att. William Ginsberg, hired two other attorneys)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 28 July 1998 (Lewinsky testifies)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 28 July 1998 (Immunity in exchange for testifying in court)
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  • Social : Secrets revealed 8 August 1998 (Testified in court)
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  • Social : Secrets revealed 17 August 1998 (Pres. Clinton testified, "misled people")
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  • Social : Great Publicity 9 September 1998 (Starr reports delivered to Congress)
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  • Financial : Gain significant money 1999 ($1.5 million book advance)
  • Social : Great Publicity 1 February 1999 (Deposition on presidential impeachment)
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  • Work : New Career 21 April 2003 (host of TV reality show)
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  • Social : End a program of study September 2006 (master's degree from London School of Economics)
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Source Notes

Jack Fertig quotes B.C. from the SF Hall of Records


  • Traits : Body : Weight (Plump)
  • Traits : Personality : Opportunist (Went for what she wanted)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Depression (When news broke)
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged (Lived above their means but advantaged)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (First born, one younger brother)
  • Family : Childhood : Parents divorced
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Affair with Pres. Bill Clinton)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Extramarital affairs (With several married men)
  • Family : Parenting : Birthing - Miscarriages (Abortion, brief affair with co-worker)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Vocation : Politics : Government employee (White House and Pentagon staffer)
  • Notable : Famous : Newsmaker (Center of high-profile scandal)