Christina Noble, OBE, is an Irish children's rights campaigner, charity worker and writer, who founded the Christina Noble Children's Foundation in 1989. Noble was born on 23 December 1944, in Dublin, Ireland. Her mother died when she was ten. She was sent to an orphanage and dishonestly told that her three siblings were dead. She escaped and lived rough in Dublin, where she was gang-raped. Her baby son was adopted, against her will. She married and had three more children but was the victim of domestic abuse. She visited Vietnam to care for abused children after a recurring dream, during the Vietnam War, about them appealing for her help. This led to her creating the Christina Noble Children's Foundation. She appeared as a "castaway" on the BBC Radio programme Desert Island Discs on 15 June 1997. Despite being from Ireland, she was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).She is a recipient of the 2014 Women of the Year Prudential Lifetime Achievement Award. A film about her, Noble, was released 8 May 2015. The director was Stephen Bradley.