Chrystal gave birth to her only child, Louise, when she was 17.
At the age of 18, as a result of being photographed by her local newspaper in West London, the Acton Gazette, Chrystal began to work as a fashion model and continued for ten years. She has also worked as a choreographer, singer, make-up artiste and journalist.
In 1984, Chrystal won 3rd place in a Channel 4 screenplay writing competition with her original script, a psychological thriller, ‘The Fine Edge of Friendship’.
Chrystal was a member of the Royal Court Youth Theatre for three years, performing in many productions. In 1988, she opened and ran her own management and PR company.
In 1990, without previous presentation or production skills, inspired by Oprah Winfrey, Chrystal financed her own TV pilots from a bank overdraft facility and selling her car, television and video. She was successful in creating her own talk show which Carlton TV commissioned and the Chrystal Show ran for four series. Chrystal also hosted “Chrystal’s Style Guide” for two years, a programme which explored the fashion industry.
Chrystal’s first novel, “What a Bitch”, was published in 1996 by Fourth Estate.
In 1997, Chrystal began to run a night club, Diamonds, for 30+ professionals. It was a tremendous success from its launch and well deserves its place in club history. She also opened her own fashion store, CHRYSTAL’S in the West End of London, Baker Street, W1, where she sold ladies clothes, shoes and accessories on her own label. She has a line of jackets, tee and sweatshirts on her “What a Bitch” label, perfume, skin care, make-up and a nail varnish range on her Chrystal Rose label.
1998 saw the launch of her own record label, Rose Records and she worked with American producer, Alan Glass, on her own album, Independent. All 16 tracks are written by Chrystal.
In 1999, Chrystal played lead female in the stage play, ‘Women On Top’ directed by Geoff Schumann. She acted in two Channel 4 programs, “Get Up, Stand Up” and worked with Rory Bremner, playing herself in ‘Bremner, Bird & Fortune’.
In 2002, Chrystal played lead Meg in the film, ‘Secrets’ and penned the novel, ‘YOU CAN’T HURRY LOVE’.
Chrystal left London in 2005 and lived in Atlanta Georgia for 5 years.
Chrystal has written the book, ‘How To Make A Film With No Money’, which follows her progress getting from novel to the big screen.
Chrystal created three new board games which she has also developed into a TV game show. Licensed to American toy company, Patch Products, they retail in Target and other major stores.
Chrystal has written all of the lyrics for songs on the sound track for her film, ‘You Can’t Hurry Love’ a feature script she has penned, aiming to go into production March 2019.
Chrystal continues to stage events for mature professionals. She will take 100, 50+ professionals to Atlanta in October 2018. Her newest project is ‘CHRYSTAL SUNDAYS’. Every Sunday a different venue, each starting at 1pm, in which Attendees enjoy a 3 course lunch, along with a number of other activities, a dance class, kizomba, salsa or soul line dancing, maybe a hot moral dilemma debate, a fun quiz, then always dancing to top DJ’s till 10pm.