Nah, she's real. She's an author, just the pic is real bad. She's now 53, with bad skin prob. due to her living fast and traveling days in her 20's - early 40's.I hate to admit it, but she does look a lot like a man in the face. And that dress hangs on her very oddly. I don't think the Daily Mail is a satirical publication though... maybe not very reputable. If the politics over there is like it is here though, maybe she just self identifies as a woman so they report her as a woman.
But I definitely agree, if that's a woman there is no way she is only 48. I've had older women lie to me about their age on more than one occasion. Makes me laugh because a LOT of guys here recommend lying about your age. I always associated that with being a feminine thing to do.
She couldn't have that much sun damage living in the UK, could she? I guess they travel through Europe a lot though.