Samantha Fox Undressed
Samantha Karen "Sam" Fox (born April 15, 1966) is a former British glamour model and singer. She was born in Mile End, London, United Kingdom. She is 1.55 m (5 ft 1 in) tall.
As an unknown 16 year old, Fox 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. The shots were not explicit by modern standards and appear natural.
In the mid-1980s, she started a successful singing career. Her debut single, "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)," made the Top 10 in her home country and topped the charts in many international markets, including seven weeks atop the Canadian singles chart and was one of the biggest selling singles of the 1980s in Australia. Fox scored three Top 10 hits in both the United States and Britain, but only "Touch Me" made the lists in both countries. In Canada and the U.S., "Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)" and "I Wanna Have Some Fun" cracked the Top 10; British audiences put "Do Ya Do Ya (Wanna Please Me)" and "Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now" into the Top 10. Both songs went to #27 on the Canadian charts.
In 1986, she was featured in a strip poker game (Samantha Fox Strip Poker) for Commodore 64, Sinclair ZX Spectrum, and Amstrad CPC. It was well-received by critics, Phil South gave it 8 out of 10 in Your Sinclair.
In 1989, she co-presented The Brit Awards with Mick Fleetwood, in a TV presenting appearance that was sui generis. Other attempts at TV presenting were similarly misguided; a would-be interview with Rolf Harris was ill-fated even before it started, with Fox referring to her interviewee as "Ralph" on several occasions, upsetting the normally genial Australian entertainer. She also had a successful appearance in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. for Spring Break, where she sang her then various current hits to thousands of excited College students.
In 1991, Fox returned in a one-off last appearance to The Sun newspaper for the 25th Anniversary week of Page3. After being voted it's number one choice by readers, she appeared in the slot all week, with Monday's picture given away as an A3 sized poster.
Rumours regarding Fox's sexual preference began to surface in 1999 when she judged a lesbian beauty pageant, and many people said they believed that the woman she lived with at the time, Australian Cris Bonacci, was more than just her manager. In February 2003, she finally revealed the truth:
"I'm gay. I was one of England's biggest sex symbols. When they asked men who they would most like to sleep with, my name always came up. I couldn't say I was sleeping with women. But I can't continue denying it. Everyone knows I'm in love with Myra [Stratton, her manager] and want to spend the rest of my life with her."