Charles Bronson, the notorious life inmate, has asked his actress girlfriend to marry him, it was reported on Tuesday.
Bronson (64) often called Britain’s most violent prisoner, went down on one knee when Paula Williamson visited him in HMP Wakefield.
The twice-married armed robber, who had been in jail for 40 years, had planned to make the proposal of Valentine's Day by having a ring delivered to her house and serenading her by phone.
Miss Williamson (36) who has been in Coronation Street and played a stripper in Emmerdale, told The Sun: "We are so in love.
"I've had relationships with both men and women in the past but none of them come close to my love for Charlie.
"He's so eccentric, but so am I. It's a perfect match."
Bronson spent 37 of his years in jail in solitary confinement, after repeatedly having his sentence increased for attacking prison staff and taking them hostage.
He has taken up art and now goes by the name Charles Salvador, in a nod to his favourite artist Salvador Dali.
Miss Williamson, who has also appeared in Hollyoaks and Fred and Rose West drama Appropriate Adult, said they had been in a relationship for five months.
She said: "I know he has a public image of being a violent prisoner, but in reality he is so different. He can never change the things he has done in the past, but he is working so hard to put that behind him.
"There are obviously difficulties him being in prison cause our relationship, but we feel so strongly about each other we're determined to make it work."
Miss Williamson, of Stoke-on-Trent, wore a necklace spelling out Salvador and a revealing red dress for Monday's visit.
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