Singer Samantha Fox is 45 years old

By Asha Brodie,

British singer Samantha Fox, who ruled the charts back in the 80s with the hit song "Touch Me (I Want Your Body), turns 45 years old today.

Samantha was born to a family that were very well-known in the trading industry. She was more in love with acting long before she commenced her singing career back in 1986, so it was not surprising that she would actually make her stage debut at the tender age of 3. By the age of 5, she was already enrolled at the Anna Scher Theater School before making her television debut at the age of 10.

The music aspect of her life came to the forefront when Samantha gathered a few friends to form a band when she was 14. She was offered a recording contract when she turned 15 but that took a backseat to her modeling gigs.

When she started recording, her song "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)" made it to the top of the charts in several countries. She then released other songs that was not nearly as good as her first single, but chart-worthy nonetheless. They included "Do Ya Do Ya (Wanna Please Me)", "Hold on Tight" and "I'm All You Need".

Her eponymous second album spawned hits like "True Devotion" and "Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)." Other popular hits from Samantha were her version of Dusty Springfield's "I Only Want to Be With You" and "I Wanna Have Some Fun" among others.

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