Author, broadcaster and teacher Leslie Kenton, who wrote more than 40 books on health, beauty and personal development, died November 13. She was 75. Kenton conceived the original Origins skincare product range for Estée Lauder, was a consultant to the European Parliament for the Green Party, and was the first chairperson of the Natural Medicine Society in Britain.
Her first book, The Joy of Beauty, was published in 1976. Raw Energy, co-authored with her daughter Susannah Kenton, was published in 1984 and became an international bestseller. Her other books include Passage to Power, Journey to Freedom and The X Factor Diet. In 2011, Kenton, who was the daughter of jazz legend Stan Kenton, published Love Affair: A Memoir of a Forbidden Father-Daughter Union.