Fox live in Rescaldina, Italy, in 2009
|Birth name||Samantha Karen Fox|
|Also known as||Sam Fox|
15 April 1966 |
Mile End, East London, England
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, former glamour model, actress, TV personality, record producer|
|Years active||1983â€“1987 (model)
|Labels||Jive Records, Sony Music|
|Associated acts||Stock Aitken Waterman, Full Force, GÃ¼nther, Marc Mysterio|
Gay guys love women who are tough, who are survivors. They always call me a diva. And I am a survivor; I've pulled through everything and I've not become bitter about it.
I kept thinking I was always going to meet the right man, but I never did. Kept waiting for this knight in shining armour. 'When's he coming? He's taking a long time, isn't he?'
I can't beleive I'm here to tell the tale, this was my first brush with death, and God must have been looking after us and obviously, it wasn't our time.
I still consider myself a working-class girl and would send my kids to public school.
I always wanted it, the fame. When it come, I didn't want to let it go.
You can't be taught to be brainy. You've either got it or you don't.
I wanted to get a taste of what it would feel like to be a mum. I've always had a strong maternal instinct and ideally I would love one of my own.
All my life, it's been the same with men. Being a woman who is famous and adored by men is very hard for any boyfriend to handle. All my boyfriends end up insecure.
I've got ten pairs of trainers. That's one for every day of the week.
As a kid, I dreamed of being a pop star, a glamorous woman and traveling the world. And I've done that all my life.
When I was a model, everybody was scrutinising me and I felt I had to go to the gym because my figure had to be fantastic. Now that I'm a singer, I've got a different kind of body – it's more athletic.
I consider myself sexy. But the sexy image doesn't bother me, and I don't think it detracts from my singing.
When somebody wants me to sign an old picture, it's like looking at another person.
It's different cultures that make the world go 'round at the end of the day.
Listen, it's very easy not to be ripped off, you know. Get yourself a lawyer.
At 20, I didn't know what suited me. I had terrible fashion sense and awful make-up.