Samantha Karen "Sam" लोमड़ी, फॉक्स (born 15 April 1966) is an English dance-pop singer, actress, and former glamour model. In 1983, at the age of 16, she began her topless modeling career on Page Three of The Sun, and went on to become an enormously लोकप्रिय pin-up girl. In 1986 she launched her pop संगीत career with her debut single "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)," which became a Number 1 hit in five countries. She has since sold over 30 million albums worldwide. लोमड़ी, फॉक्स has also appeared in a number of films and reality टेलीविज़न shows, and has occasionally worked as a टेलीविज़न presenter.
BackgroundThe eldest daughter of the late John Patrick लोमड़ी, फॉक्स and Carole Ann Wilken, Samantha Karen लोमड़ी, फॉक्स comes from a family of market traders in the East End of London. She has a sister, Vanessa, who is six years younger, and a half-sister, Frederica, from her father's सेकंड marriage.
She attended St Thomas और RC School, Haringey and took a keen interest in the theatre from an early age. She first appeared on a theatre stage at the age of three, and was enrolled in the Anna Scher Theatre School from the age of 5. Her first टेलीविज़न appearance came in 1976, at the age of 10, in a BBC play entitled No Way Out. Following on from this, she started at the Judi Dench Mountview Theatre School, near her घर in Haringey, at the age of 11.
Interested in संगीत from an early age, she formed her first band, with Richard Smart on guitar, Edward Gallagher on त्रिकोण, त्रिभुज and Bob दिन on tambourine, at the age of. Her first record deal came a साल later, with Lamborghini Records. However, both her theatre and संगीत careers went on hold when her modelling career took off.
Modelling careerIn early 1983, Carole लोमड़ी, फॉक्स photographed her 16-year-old daughter in lingerie, and पेश several pictures to The Sunday People newspaper's "Face and Shape of 1983" amateur modeling contest. लोमड़ी, फॉक्स came joint runner-up in the contest, had her pictures published, and was soon after invited for a test shoot for The Sun newspaper's Page Three feature. Her parents gave their consent for their daughter to pose topless, and on Tuesday, 22 February 1983, Fox's first Page Three photograph was published under the headline "Sam, 16, Quits A-Levels for Ooh-Levels".
Fox's cockney background, bubbly-blonde looks, winning smile, and 36D bust made her an enormously लोकप्रिय Page Three model. After famously insuring her breasts for a quarter of a million pounds sterling, she won The Sun's Page Three Girl of the साल award for three consecutive years between 1984 and 1986. She also posed nude for several British men's magazines and was a UK Penthouse Pet, but very few full-frontal shots were ever published.
लोमड़ी, फॉक्स retired from Page Three modelling in 1986, at the age of 20, द्वारा which time she had arguably become Britain's premiere sex symbol of the era. In 1995, aged 29, she made a one-off appearance in The Sun to promote Page Three's 25th anniversary week. After receiving an overwhelmingly positive reader response, she appeared in the slot every दिन during the anniversary week, with Friday's final topless picture दिया away as an A3-sized poster. In 1996, aged 30, she appeared in the October issue of प्लेबाय magazine.
In September 2008, readers of The Daily तारा, स्टार tabloid newspaper voted लोमड़ी, फॉक्स as the चोटी, शीर्ष Page 3 pin-up girl of all time. At the age of 42, she posed topless for the tabloid, her first topless appearance in twelve years.
संगीत careerIn the late-1980s, लोमड़ी, फॉक्स began a successful गाना career on Jive Records, producing three albums in three years (1986–1988), and working with notable संगीत producers such as Stock Aitken Waterman and Full Force.
 1980sShe released her debut single, "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)", when she was 19 years old in March 1986. The single made the चोटी, शीर्ष 10 on both sides of the Atlantic (#3 in the UK; #4 in the US). It also topped the charts in many countries, including Canada, South Africa and Australia. Her debut live performance came at Peter Stringfellow's club Hippodrome. Her सेकंड single "Do Ya Do Ya (Wanna Please Me)" also made #10 in the UK though fared less well in the US. The third release from the album, "Hold On Tight" managed to secure a चोटी, शीर्ष 30, placing in the UK singles chart (#26) while the final single, "I'm All आप Need" just narrowly missed the UK चोटी, शीर्ष 40 (#41).
Within a year, लोमड़ी, फॉक्स had released her सेकंड album, Samantha लोमड़ी, फॉक्स (1987), again on Jive Records. The first single released from the album, "Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now", enabled her to achieve her third (and final) चोटी, शीर्ष ten hit in the UK (#8), though it only managed to peak at #80 on the US Billboard charts. The track was produced द्वारा the legendary production team Stock/Aitken/Waterman. The सेकंड single release, "I Surrender (To the Spirit of the Night)", failed to match the success of its predecessor in the UK and peaked at #25 in the UK. The अगला two releases, "I Promise आप (Get Ready)" and "True Devotion", both failed altogether to make the UK चोटी, शीर्ष 40 singles chart. "True Devotion" was a substantial radio hit in Canada. The fifth and final single, "Naughty Girls (Need प्यार Too)", turned the fortunes of the album around and managed to secure a चोटी, शीर्ष ten placing on the US Billboard charts (#3), becoming her biggest hit to तारीख, दिनांक in the US and scoring लोमड़ी, फॉक्स another चोटी, शीर्ष 40 hit on the UK singles chart (#31). The track was a different sound for Fox, being produced द्वारा the US hip-hop producers Full Force. They would continue to work with Samantha on subsequent albums and achieve similar success with her stateside, whereas her changed sound did not fare as well for her with European listeners, who preferred the Euro-pop sound of her earlier music.
The following year, लोमड़ी, फॉक्स released her third album, I Wanna Have Some Fun (1988), also on Jive Records. The album was produced द्वारा various producers covering the Euro-pop sound. Two tracks, "Next to Me" and the शीर्षक track, reunited her for Full Force, where another reunion with Stock Aitken Waterman saw her record a cover of Dusty Springfield's "I Only Want to Be with You", and the SAW original "You Started Something". The first UK single released from the album was "Love House". The सेकंड single released in the UK, "I Only Wanna Be with You", managed to secure her her biggest hit in over a year, peaking in the चोटी, शीर्ष 20 at #16. The first single release in the US fared even better. The शीर्षक selection, "I Wanna Have Some Fun", produced द्वारा Full Force, managed to peak in the US चोटी, शीर्ष Ten at #8 (although when released as the third single in the UK it only managed a #63 placing). The American release, as the follow-up, of "I Only Wanna Be with You" peaked inside the US Billboard चोटी, शीर्ष 40 at #31. No further singles were released from the album.
 1990sIn 1991, after a three साल break, लोमड़ी, फॉक्स released her fourth album, Just One Night, again on Jive Records. The first single lifted from the album, "(Hurt Me! Hurt Me!) But the Pants Stay On" was another Full Force production. However, the lead single failed to make an impression in either the UK या US charts. सेकंड single, "Another Woman", originally produced द्वारा Ralf-Rene Maue, was remixed द्वारा PWL stable-mate Phil Harding for release and performed moderately on some European charts. A third single, the albums शीर्षक track, was also released. A bonus track, "Now I Lay Me Down" (again a Full Force production), was featured in the film A Nightmare on Elm सड़क, स्ट्रीट 5: The Dream Child and on the accompanying soundtrack.
In 1992, Jive released Samantha's first official compilation, Greatest Hits, which featured three new tracks. लोमड़ी, फॉक्स co-wrote and performed the track "Go for the Heart" for UK submission in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1995. It was performed as Sox featuring Cris Bonacci and Lorraine McIntosh. The song placed 4th in preliminary public voting and was therefore not selected as the representative track. "Go for the Heart" was a modest hit throughout some European territories.
In 1997, she released a new album, 21st Century Fox. It performed moderately throughout युरोप and Scandinavia. Without a worldwide distribution deal the album suffered from little promotion and a staggered release schedule. Singles "The Reason Is You", "Deeper", "Let Me Be Free" and "Perhaps" made little chart impression (although "Let Me Be Free" was a चोटी, शीर्ष 20 hit in The Netherlands) despite लोमड़ी, फॉक्स making numerous टेलीविज़न appearances to promote the album. In 1998, लोमड़ी, फॉक्स released a single together with DJ Milano,"Santa Maria", which charted at #31 in the UK chart and was a चोटी, शीर्ष 10 hit in Austria and the Czech Republic. In 1999 Sam was cast in her first stage musical, Tayla Goodman's Virus, but she had to withdraw when the backer pulled his money.
Touch Me Album Cover