Some highlights of Monica Lewinsky's biography include her time spent as a White House intern during the Bill Clinton administration and her television appearances following the White House sex scandal. She became involved in a brief affair with the president and spent the following years telling her story on television and attempting to use her new found fame to sell a line of handbags.
Lewinsky, born in San Francisco, California, grew up in Brentwood and Beverly Hills outside of Los Angeles, Born on July 23, 1973, she went to college at Santa Monica College and had an affair with her high school drama teacher, Andy Bleiler, who was married at the time.
Due to her connections through a family friend with Leon Panetta, the chief of staff at the White House, she received an internship at the White House. Her sexual involvement with President Clinton started in 1995 and lasted through 1997 and included nine encounters. A co-worker, Linda Tripp, secretly recorded Lewinsky's conversations with Clinton. The news of the affair broke in 1998, but by then Lewinsky had been transferred to the Pentagon.
Following the media frenzy, Lewinsky apologized on national television to the Clinton's in an interview with Barbara Walters. In 2002, she taped an HBO special entitled "Monica in Black and White."