Samantha Fox, star of the 80s
The myth, the legend
Born to succeed
Samantha Fox's TV debut
Samantha Fox at age 16
Do you know these singles from Samantha Fox?
The Queen of the 1980s
Her musical rival: Sabrina Salerno
Sabrina and Samantha
The muses of a generation
Famous before her first single
Samantha Fox on page 3
She was only 16 years old
A celebrity model
Partying with Freddie Mercury
Made to seduce
A cat on stage
Touch Me, a smash hit by Samantha Fox
Samantha Fox: best-selling record
On the star team
Three albums in three years
Samantha Fox: queen of video clips
A house in Marbella
Her romance with Rafi
Decline in the 1990s
Her father stole from her
Family in court
At age 25, the star was already fading
A decade with more shadows than lights
Samantha Fox: few albums in the 90s
A penultimate attempt
New love for Samantha Fox
Goodbye to Myra Stratton
Samantha Fox's album in 2015
Samantha and Sabrina together
Modest success with Sabrina Salerno
Samantha Fox's biography
Shocking revelations
Samantha Fox and Linda Olsen
She kept touring after 'retirement'
Reality contestant: Samantha Fox in 'Big Brother'
Other reality shows for Samantha Fox
Presence on Youtube
The Queen of the 1980s
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Samantha Fox, star of the 80s

There was a time when the mere mention of her name paralyzed male fans of pop music. A distant time, but one that echoes to this day. Now, despite almost 40 years after her glory days, Samantha Fox is still an idol to many.

 

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The myth, the legend

In the 21st century, what do we know about that Samantha Fox? What happened to her life? We tell you everything in this gallery.

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Born to succeed

Born in northeast London in 1966, Samantha Fox was lucky enough to live in the golden age of pop, merchandising and unforgettable hits. It only took five seconds to see her on stage to know she had what it takes to rock.

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Samantha Fox's TV debut

At the age of 10, Samantha made her debut as an artist on BBC Play, singing 'No Way Out.' She liked it so much that she decided to take acting and singing lessons.

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Samantha Fox at age 16

She applied her musical talents and fantastic looks to compete in beauty pageants, like Miss Sunday when she was 16.

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Do you know these singles from Samantha Fox?

Standing at 1.55m tall, Samantha Fox made her breakthrough in the 80s with several hit singles, such as 'Touch me' and 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now'.

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The Queen of the 1980s

The songs were about partying, sensuality and seduction. Their music videos were a great opportunity to see one of the most coveted women of the 80s perform.

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Her musical rival: Sabrina Salerno

The style from Samantha Fox was so popular that the Italian Sabrina Salerno also made it into the international hit charts. Do you remember the song and music video of 'Boys Boys Boys (Summertime Love)'?

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Sabrina and Samantha

Sabrina's beauty and talent allowed the recording industry to create a false rivalry with Samantha Fox.

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The muses of a generation

The two artists monopolized magazine covers and bedroom walls for teenagers at the time. They were the muses of a generation.

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Famous before her first single

When her first single, 'Touch Me,' arrived in 1986, Samantha Fox was 20 years old. Yet, her popularity had already been huge for a long time.

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Samantha Fox on page 3

Samantha Fox had appeared on page 3 of the newspaper The Sun, in 1983. It was a space for photos of women without clothes which launched many of them to fame.

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She was only 16 years old

She reportedly began posing for page 3 when she was 16. For almost five years, the singer was the protagonist of the space that would nearly adopt the name 'The Fox Page.'

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A celebrity model

When 'Touch Me' was released, Samantha Fox was already the most photographed and stalked celebrity in the UK, alongside Diana of Wales and Margaret Thatcher. Hence her high level of popularity.

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Partying with Freddie Mercury

Samantha Fox even sang a duet with Freddie Mercury during the afterparty of one of Queen's legendary Wembley concerts in 1986.

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Made to seduce

'Touch Me,' included on the singer's debut studio album, was provocation turned into music. Wild and sassy lyrics, a catchy chorus and a singer who was totally dedicated whenever she performed live.

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A cat on stage

Her voice and her feline movements left anyone with their mouths open.

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Touch Me, a smash hit by Samantha Fox

Obviously, "Touch Me" was a smash hit, both in the UK and the US. A star was born.

 

(On the photo: Fox with Lemmy from Motorhead)

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Samantha Fox: best-selling record

The song occupied the number 1 position on the charts of 17 countries and helped Samantha Fox sell 30 million records worldwide.

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On the star team

Samantha Fox thus joined a team of stars such as Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan and Rick Astley.

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Three albums in three years

She was on a roll: in 1987 and 1988, two new studio albums were released: 'Samantha Fox' and 'I Wanna Have Fun'. The style was the same: bubblegum music and very danceable.

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Samantha Fox: queen of video clips

Of course, each Samantha Fox single was accompanied by a music video, much to the delight of MTV and its millions of viewers.

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A house in Marbella

During the recording of 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now' in Marbella, southern Spain, the singer fell in love with the city and bought a house there. She still uses it today.

 

(On the photo: Fox with Hollywood actress Jane Russell)

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Her romance with Rafi

It was in Marbella where she met the bullfighter Rafi Camino, with whom she shared a famous romance. Many people questioned whether it was for real. But it was.

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Decline in the 1990s

Interestingly, this relationship marked the gradual decline of one of the brightest stars on the pop scene.

 

 

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Her father stole from her

In fact, the decade began with heartbreaking news for Samantha Fox: her father, who was also her manager, had stolen a million pounds from her.

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Family in court

The court case was a scandal, and so was the sentence, because the singer only recovered £363,000 of the money she lost.

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At age 25, the star was already fading

At the same time, her fifth album, 'Just One Night', confirmed that Samantha Fox's heyday was in the past. She was 25 years old and the star system had already shown her the way out.

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A decade with more shadows than lights

In addition, Samantha Fox tried to: go to the Eurovision Song Contest in 1995 (placed fourth in the pre-selection); star in a Bollywood movie, and appear in British tabloids, this time in clothes. Her sentimental adventure with Paul Stanley, a member of the band Kiss, was also talked about.

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Samantha Fox: few albums in the 90s

Although she continued to play shows and perform on television, Samantha Fox appeared to be a glorious echo of the previous decade. Her sixth album, released in 1998, seven years after the previous one, confirmed this.

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A penultimate attempt

'21st Century Fox' embraced a faded eurodance that also sounded old-fashioned. Latin rhythms were starting to be trending and Fox's album went unnoticed.

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New love for Samantha Fox

Despite her limited success, Samantha Fox still had surprises in store for the new century. In 2003, she announced her relationship with Myra Stratton, her manager.

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Goodbye to Myra Stratton

The relationship lasted until 2015, when Myra Stratton died of cancer. As Samantha herself has stated in several interviews, Myra was the love of her life.

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Samantha Fox's album in 2015

Samantha Fox's most recent work on music was the album 'Angel With an Attitude', released in 2015. In it, the singer narrates difficult personal experiences, keeping the electronic touch, but with a more melancholy rhythm.

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Samantha and Sabrina together

To the delight of the eternal fans, in 2010, she invited her colleague from the 1980s, Sabrina Salerno, to sing a duet of the Blondie hit, 'Call Me'.

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Modest success with Sabrina Salerno

It wasn't the expected success, but it gave the two artists an interesting tour of TV shows and countries, showing that nostalgia sells.

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Samantha Fox's biography

In 2017, Samantha Fox published 'Forever', a biography in which she reveals terrible moments she suffered throughout her life.

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Shocking revelations

Mistreatment, an addicted father and harassment by her idol David Cassidy were some of the revelations in the book.

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Samantha Fox and Linda Olsen

Since 2016, Samantha Fox has been in a relationship with Linda Olsen. They got engaged but had to put their wedding on hold because of the pandemic.

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She kept touring after 'retirement'

Despite being "officially" retired since 2005, in 2018 she released the single 'Hot Boy', which earned her a tour of Europe, in which she recalled her greatest hits.

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Reality contestant: Samantha Fox in 'Big Brother'

In addition, she participated in the 'Celebrity Big Brother 18', where she finished in seventh place, in an edition in which Stephen Bear won.

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Other reality shows for Samantha Fox

Big Brother wasn't the only reality show he went through. 'Celebrity Wife Swap', 'Come Dine With Me' and 'I'm a Celebrity' also featured Samantha Fox.

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Presence on Youtube

In addition, the singer has an official YouTube channel, which brings together parts of some of her best shows. A must for the nostalgic.

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The Queen of the 1980s

Be that as it may, the name Samantha Fox will always be linked to the myths of the 1980s, whether they are about music or beauty.

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