Lisa originally from Leeds moved to London in the early 1960s. She worked as a nightclub hostess and cigarette girl at the Bagatelle Club, and later Winston’s and its sister-club, Churchill’s in New Bond Street. She also worked in other clubs which shared management with Winston’s, such as the Savoy in The Strand and The Minstrel in Beak Street, Soho. She was married to a man who she had seperated from and took his surname Polowski.Frank Mitchell was held at 206a Barking Road, he was growing increasingly restless, so it was decided he needed a woman to placate him. Tommy Cowley regularly visited Winston’s nightclub in Clifford Street, Mayfair, and knew many of its hostesses. He brought Lisa to the flats to accompany Frank, as he wished. In 1966, Lisa was living in a flat in Craven Terrace, Bayswater with friend and fellow hostess Valerie Fiske. Lisa was taken to Lennie Dunn’s flat at 3.00 a.m. on Tuesday, 20 December. Lisa and Mitchell went into the bedroom together and closed the door behind them. She stayed at Lennie Dunn’s flat for four days. Mitchell made full use of his new companion, who described him as a “ruthless and demanding lover whose primitive passions electrified me.” She got on well with Frank Mitchell and spent the night together with Albert Donoghue after Frank was shot and killed.