Samantha Karen Fox was born April 15, 1966, in Mile End, London, to parents Patrick and Carole. Growing up in a middle class family, Samantha had two childhood dreams: to become a policewoman or a singer. One of these has already been achieved.
But her fame came in the form of another direction, and can be attributed to fate and her sexy looks. A high school student, Samantha was discovered by the Sun tabloid while studying for her exams. After her first appearance as a topless model in the "Page 3" feature of the paper, her popularity went through the roof.
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Her work as a Page 3 girl for several years made her famous, but Samantha wanted to pursue her dream of singing professionally (she wanted to sound like Stevie Nicks), and in 1985, that dream came true.
Her debut album, aptly titled Touch Me, was released in 1987 and went gold after the release of the first single, "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)." With the help of catchy and controversial lyrics, the single sold more than four million copies worldwide, and helped make Samantha an international star.
Her celebrity grew even more when she guest VJed on MTV in the US, and her pin-up status didn't hurt things either. Her sophomore album, Samantha Fox was released in 1987, and despite the critics' calling her a former topless model trying to be a singer, she proved naysayers wrong by creating quite a fan base. Samantha Fox spawned the hit "Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)" and "Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now."
Samantha's streak continued with the release of her third album, I Wanna Have Some Fun, in 1988. Again she gained some success with "Next To Me" and "Love House," but the success and praise were never amongst critics.
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The rest of the '90s were marked by even more album releases, such as 1991's Just One Night and the EP Hurt Me, Hurt Me, and 1992's Greatest Hits (featuring the hits "I Only Wanna Be With You" and "Do Ya Do Ya (Wanna Please Me)."
Off the scene (at least the music scene) for a while, Samantha revamped her image and her sound to a more confident, cleaned-up one (which allegedly included a breast reduction) to go with her equally confident album, 21st Century Fox, released in 1997.
The album has spawned the hit singles "Wasted Energy," "Let Me Be Free" and "Santa Maria."
Although Samantha wasn't working on her music, she was working on other projects, namely moving to acting with appearances in 1994's Rock Dancer and 1999's The Match, and cameos in Frontline and The Frank Skinner Show.
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Speaking of skin, the most famous Page 3 Girl to date was invited by the Sun to pose for the feature's 25th Anniversary. She posed 5 times -- once for every day of the week -- in a different pose, and the first topless picture was enlarged to poster size. Men of the world didn't have to worry, as Samantha also took it off for Play.boy in 1996, just in time for the release of her latest album.
Samantha also made time to visit the troops in Bosnia and helped raise money for Bob Geldof's African Relief project in 1983.
Today, the former topless teen and pop sensation is managing her career and continuing to perform her dance hits. Her new image surely makes as want to have fun with her... okay so does her old one.
Name : Samantha Karen Fox
Date of Birth : 15-04-1966 , London Mile End
Hight : 5' 1" (155 cm)
Eye color : green
Hair : blonde
Samantha Fox Professional Biography
Singer - Songwriter - Actress - Model - World Famous English Personality
Sam Fox is a descendent of a long line of quick-witted and entrepreneurial Londoners -: industrious and cheerful, true Cockneys (born "within the sound of Bow Bells" in the East End). For generations her close-knit family prospered as costermongers (market traders), selling fruit, vegetables, textiles and haberdashery in the historic Chapel Market.
Sam's grandmother can remember her own childhood, in war-torn Britain, when her mother's family had five market stalls of their own. From these people Sam inherited energy, wit and sense of humour plus a unique musical talent and a world class beauty all of her own.
World famous, UK resident American Disc Jockey, and widely recognised popular music authority and commentator, Paul Gamboccini, recently commented in an interview with Anglia Television that there are three things that set Sam Fox apart from many other singers and account for her phenomenal global popularity and recognition, namely :
Talent - Professionalism and Commitment to Hard Work - Good Luck.
When the press announced Britain's "most photographed women" they were: Margaret Thatcher, Princess Diana and Sam Fox. Not since the Beatles has a British personality been so well known all over the world, across a complete cross section of age, sex, race and religion. Sam Fox has been compared to Marilyn Monroe and Madonna, not least because she possesses the same fascinating vitality and allure.
Sam Fox was born to perform and destined to be famous
Sam's first stage appearance was when she was three years old. By the age of five she was already attending the Anna Scher Theatre School. She made her first television appearance when she was ten in a BBC play called No Way Out and at eleven she was accepted by the Judy Dench Mountainview Theatre School.
However, music was Sam's first love and at fourteen she formed her first band. When she was fifteen she got her first record deal with Lamborghini Records but when she was whisked into the glamorous modelling world her music career was put on hold.
During the four-year tenure of her extremely lucrative modelling contract, Samantha Fox literally became a household name in the U.K. and the nation's darling.
Nonetheless, as soon as her contractual obligations expired, Sam immediately wanted to focus all her attention on her music again. At the age of twenty Sam released her first single, Touch Me. Sam made her debut live appearance as a singer at Peter Stringfellow's prestigious Hippodrome in front of an audience composed entirely of DJs from all over Europe.
Touch Me went on to amass a formidable array of Platinum, Gold and Silver Awards. Overall, twenty-four discs honour these sales. The Touch Me album and three others found Number One national chart positions in no less than fifteen countries and Top Fives in numerous others including the USA.
During this time Sam toured the world, barely stopping for breath. Indeed, Samantha Fox made a terrific impact with her live act, selling out halls of up to 30,000 capacity across Canada and America and touring Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore and Korea. In Montreal she broke the box office record.
In South America she had huge record sales and a sell-out tour sponsored by Pepsi - 20,000 seat minimum. There were 50,000 people at the airport on her arrival in Colombia. Sam was invited by the Minister of Tourism in Brazil to the Rio Carnival. In Ecuador she took part in a celebrity tennis match to raise funds for hospitals.
In one year alone Sam played to over a million fans. Another year was spent in New York, V'Jaying for MTV (presenting pop-promo video programmes on Music Television), acting in a sitcom and recording with top US producers.
As someone with humanitarian interests she chose to also visit and perform in unusual countries including Bosnia, Russia, the Ukraine and Siberia. In India Sam performed to 70,000 people three nights in a row, breaking the record previously held by Bruce Springstein.
"I have fans in some remote countries in the world and there are not many artists who will visit these places. Sometimes the hotels have no running water and the transport is scary but the graciousness and appreciation of the fans is so overwhelming you have to take it in your stride."
Perhaps it is this global approach that accounts for the international composition of Sam's fan base. With the advent of the internet, the development of her own official Site and links with the many other Sam Sites run by long-term loyal fans the world has become her "Cyber Oyster".
Sam has entered an era where her intuitive sense of adventure and curiosity has always belonged from the start. Her early desire to travel all around the world and her fascination with far away places and different cultures was almost ahead of the times when she began. Now, in the year 2000 the world has opened up to her way of thinking, and through the Internet, global consciousness is being raised as people come together.
In the studio Sam Fox creates an infectious musical style that has placed her in the highest echelons of rock and pop. Sam Fox is the "people's choice". A young woman to whom everyone can relate. An international personality who possesses a natural and charismatic appeal.
Sam has also had parts in three films:
It's Been Real written and directed by Steve Varnom, starring John Altman.
The Match written and directed by Michael Davis, starring Peers Brosnan (the new James Bond), Ian Holm (Alien), Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan), Neil Morrissey (Men Behaving Badly), David Hayman and Ilar Blair.
Rock Dancer written and directed by V Menon, starring Kamal Sadanah, Ronit Roy, Sharon Prabhakar, Javid Jafri, Anood Kumar, and Jhony Lever, with guest appearances from Govinda and International Star, Sam Fox. Produced by Shubir Mukerji.
Sam Fox, already international icon of the Twentieth Century continues to shine as the New Century begins. Today we see her confident and mature as she steers her career into the Twenty First Century with the talent, application and versatility that has become her international hallmark.
When during her most recent live performance, on 6th May 2000 she sang to her audience in Ghent, Belgium, her voice was better than ever. Even lifelong fans who had travelled from Germany and Holland to see her perform, commented that she has never sounded so good.
Right now Sam is working on her next Album. Monday 22nd May she is in the studio again. Next month, June 2000, she will play to audiences in Germany and Denmark, as well as actively participating in the editing of the final cut of her own video documentary All Around the World. Produced by Sam herself this is a revealing travelogue style extended interview covering her most recent extensive world wide travels and performances, packed with authentic footage shot on Sam's adventurous tours, including previously unseen glimpses of life behind the scenes as well as live on stage performances and pop promo video clips. Sam takes us through recent years and openly talks about where she is going today and what is important in her career.
Sam is currently researching and writing her Autobiography as well as being actively involved in the development and imminent launch of her updated official website.
2001 - WATCHING YOU (WATCHING ME) the album is released this Spring throughout Europe on NMC RECORDS and features some of the best tracks from "21st Century Fox" plus remixes & additional tracks. This will be Sam's first multi media packaged release featuring a CD-rom of videos, interviews & live footage.