No wonder she had problems.
What a nightmare of a father..
For Alicia, born Sarah Howes, a key to explaining her actions may lie in her ‘difficult’ childhood. ‘I was the youngest of three and had a different father from my two older sisters. My dad used to put us all down.
'He’d joke and tell me I was ugly. But he also had a temper, and would often say the same thing in anger. It was a daily occurrence – we were always on tiptoes around him.’