05/21/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Margaret Thatcher's Former Hairdresser: "She Was A Bit Terrifying"

Galvin has tended to the tresses of some very interesting heads. "Unbelievable," he gasps. "From pop stars to royalty to film stars... so many film stars, I couldn't even begin to tell you." But nevertheless, he does. When he was 20 and working for Leonard, the famous Sixties hairdresser, he was charged with doing Lauren Bacall. "I went up to her and said 'Hello Ms Bacall, I'm Daniel, what can I do for you today?' and she said 'Get me a large vodka on the rocks... NOW!' "

He admits she frightened the life out of him. As did "Mrs" Thatcher (he never calls a client by their first name -- too rude, he says). "She was a bit terrifying, I can tell you."

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