Samantha Fox

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Samantha Karen Fox (born April 15, 1966, Mile End, London, United Kingdom) is a former British glamour model and singer.

As an unknown 16 year old she came in second in a topless photograph competition organised by The Sunday People in 1983. She soon became nationally famous and became a regular "page three girl" in the Sun newspaper, subsequently appearing as a nude model in girlie magazines. She is 5 ft 1 in (1.55 m) tall. Her measurements were reported as 36D-23-31 during her modelling career. In the mid-80s she started a successful singing career. She scored three Top 10 hits in both the United States and England, but, oddly, only her debut single, "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)," made the lists in both countries. In the U.S., "Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)" and "I Wanna Have Some Fun" cracked the Top 10 and also crossed over to the R&B charts; British audiences put "Do Ya Do Ya (Wanna Please Me)" and "Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now" into the Top 10.

In 1989, she co-presented The Brit Awards with Mick Fleetwood, in a TV presenting appearance that was sui generis.

In 1994, it was reported that she had become a born-again Christian and was invited to play at Christian music festival Greenbelt. When queried about how she could reconcile topless modelling with her Christian beliefs, she said:

"Easily. God gave me my body. I know it has made many people happy. There is no conflict there. I don't and have never promoted pornography. I'm not a born-again Christian because I have always been one. I am doing what God wants me to do. My prayer each night is: Let me go my way and make people happy. Let me do the right thing."

In 1995, Fox attempted to revive her singing career by participating in the Song for Europe, the competition to select the UK's entry for the annual Eurovision Song Contest. She performed "Go for the Heart" as lead singer of the group Sox, but failed to reach the Eurovision after finishing 4th in the public vote.

After many years of rumours about a relationship with her female manager, Fox confirmed in her autobiography, published in 2003, that she was a lesbian, and that the rumours were true.

Discography

See: Samantha Fox discography

External links

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