Samantha Fox Biography
Last updated: 12/18/2007 11:00:00 AM
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 Committment 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 facinating 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 glamourous 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 prestigeous 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 longterm 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 facination 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 charasmatic 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. This month 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. As well as working on her Album and Documentary she has been writing her Autobiography and developing her Official Website. But, yet again restless winds are blowing and Sam is yearning to travel and perform further afield, far beyond the shores of home
Sam Fox wants to tour the world again.