Samantha Fox is a well-known English singer, glamour model, and actress. She is best known as the international singing sensation who rose to fame with her debut single, ‘Touch Me.’ At the age of ten, she appeared in a BBC play titled ‘No Way Out’ and immediately began taking theatre lessons. When Fox was fourteen years old, she formed her first pop band with Richard Smart, Edward Gallagher, and Bob Day. She was a popular model for the newspaper ‘The Sunday People’ and a regular page three personality for ‘The Sun’. Fox has collaborated with a number of illustrious record labels, including ‘Lamborghini,’ ‘Jive,’ ‘Ichiban,’ and ‘Genie.’ Today, she is a successful entrepreneur who recently launched her own record label dedicated to emerging, inexperienced singers. Over twenty million copies of her studio albums have been sold worldwide, making her one of the most successful singers of her generation. Apart from singing, she has a varied range of interests and was previously the proud owner of her own cosmetics and clothing line, as well as a wine bar and a horse. She is also a committed humanitarian, having participated in a variety of causes, the most recent being a charity event for ‘The Albert Kennedy Trust.’ Continue reading to learn more about this stylish personality.
Childhood & Adolescence
Samantha Karen Fox was born in Mile End, London, to John Fox and Carole Wilken. Her parents were devout Christians, and she was raised from an early age with firm Christian beliefs.
She and her three siblings Vanessa, Frederica, and Frankie grew up in a middle-class family of market traders.
She was interested in theatre from an early age and attended St. Thomas More RC School in Haringey before enrolling in the specialist theatre school, Anna Scher Theatre School, at the age of five.
At the age of ten, she made her television debut in the BBC play ‘No Way Out,’ following which she enrolled in the Mountview Theatre School.
At the age of 15, she signed her first record deal with Lamborghini Records. Soon after, she put her singing and theatre careers on hold and accepted a position in the world of modeling.
Samantha’s mother submitted several of her daughter’s photographs to ‘The Sunday People’ for the ‘Girl of the Year’ contest when she was sixteen. She finished second in the competition, and as a result, her musical and theatrical interests were shelved.
Career of Samantha
In 1983, she and her band, ‘S.F.X,’ released their debut album, ‘Rockin’ With My Radio/My Old Man. The following year, Lamborghini Records released their second album, ‘Aim To Win/17 and Holding’.
She worked as a pin-up girl for ‘The Sun’ and signed a two-year contract with the newspaper, earning approximately 2000 Sterling Pounds per week. However, other reports stated that she had signed a five-year contract. She has won numerous awards as a popular ‘Page 3’ girl.
After leaving ‘The Sun’ at the age of 20, she released her debut pop album, ‘Touch Me’, in 1986. The album was certified gold by the RIAA and charted on the UK and US music charts.
Samantha Fox released her self-titled debut album, ‘Samantha Fox’, in 1987 on the label ‘Jive Records’. Two of the album’s singles, ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me Now’ and ‘Naughty Girls (Need Love Too),’ propelled her to the top of the UK and US music charts.
In 1988, she released her follow-up studio album, ‘I Wanna Have Some Fun.’ The single ‘I Only Wanna Be With You’ was one of the year’s biggest hits, propelling her to international fame.
In 1991, she released her fourth studio album, ‘Just One Night,’ which failed to garner critical acclaim and was poorly received by listeners and critics.
Between 1992 and 1998, she released several albums, including ‘Greatest Hits’ and ’21st Century Fox,’ a eurodance-pop album. The album became a smash hit in clubs across Europe, and while her first single, ‘Deeper,’ failed to chart, her second single, ‘Let Me Be Free,’ catapulted her back to the top.
In 2003, she appeared on the reality show ‘The Club,’ in which celebrity contestants competed to manage popular clubs successfully.
In 2005, she released her follow-up album, ‘Angel with an Attitude,’ on her own label, ‘Fox Records.’ Four years later, in the United States, her first three albums were reissued with bonus tracks.
She appeared on the reality series ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ in 2008. She then appeared in another reality show, ‘I’m a Celebrity…’, the following year. ‘Help Me Get Out of Here!’
She collaborated with trance artist ‘4 strings’ from 2010 to 2012 and released the single ‘Forever.’ She is also collaborating on her next studio album with Steve Strange and the R&B group ‘Full Force.’ Additionally, she is currently writing her autobiography.
Significant Works of Samantha
In 1986, her signature single ‘Touch Me (I Want Your Body)’ from the album ‘Touch Me’ peaked at #4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and #3 in the UK. The single spent seven consecutive weeks atop the Canadian music charts and eight weeks atop the Swedish music charts.
’21st Century Fox,’ released in 1998 on Ichiban Records, quickly became one of the most popular dance albums in Europe, and one of her first to fuse ‘eurodance’ and ‘pop’. The single, ‘Let Me Be Free,’ reached the top of Europe’s biggest music charts, catapulting her to unprecedented celebrity.
Awards and Accomplishments
From 1984 to 1986, she won the ‘Page 3 Girl of the Year Award’ three times in a row.
Mother Teresa bestowed upon her the title of ‘The Most Influential Woman.’
Personal History and Legacies
She sued her father for misappropriating one million pounds from her possessions while he handled her accounts, for which she received a court settlement of 363,000 pounds.
She was romantically linked to Peter Foster and, after declining his marriage proposal, began dating Paul Stanley, a singer and guitarist.
Rumours about her sexual orientation were rampant, but she later admitted in 2003 that she was in love with her manager and fiancée, Myra Stratton.
Estimated Net Worth
Samantha Fox is a singer and actress from the United Kingdom with a net worth of $20 million. She was born in April 1966 and is best known for her work in dance-pop music, as well as for her early career appearances as a fashion model. She began her career at the age of sixteen, when she appeared on page three of The Sun, a position she held until she was twenty.
She donated her bra to ‘Sense-National Deafblind and Rubella Association’.