Saffron Burrows was born to highly political, socialist-feminist parents. In childhood, she attended marches and rallies after school with her activist mother and stepfather, and even shared her home with striking miners. And how did young Burrows earn pocket money? By selling copies of the Socialist Worker newsletter.
[At 15, Burrows was discovered in Covent garden (by the same scout who discovered Naomi Campbell) and quickly embarked on a successful career as a model.]