Music was Sam’s first love and secured her first record deal aged 15, however she was whisked into the glamorous modelling world and 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 UK overnight and became the nation’s darling. She gave up modelling aged 20 to concentrate on her music and released her first single in 1986, ‘Touch Me’ reached No 3 in the UK and No 4 in the USA. The single went on to amass a formidable array of Platinum, Gold and Silver awards and 24 discs honour these sales. Follow up ‘Do Ya Do Ya (Wanna Please Me)’ reached No. 10. The ‘Touch Me’ album and three others found Number One national chart positions in no less than 15 countries and Top 5’s in numerous others including the USA. She has sold over 30 million records worldwide.
During the 80’s Sam was the most photographed British star, alongside Princess Diana and Margaret Thatcher. 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 toured the world, barely stopping for breath and made a terrific impact with her live act, selling out halls of up to 30,000 capacities 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. In one year alone Sam played to over a million fans. Another year was spent in New York, VJ’ing 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 Springsteen. It is her global approach that accounts for the international composition of Sam’s fan base.
Sam has also had parts in three films ‘It’s Been Real’ starring John Altman, The Match starring Pierce Brosnan, Ian Holm (Alien), Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan), Neil Morrissey (Men Behaving Badly), David Hayman and Isla Blair and Bollywood classic ‘Rock Dancer’ written and directed by V Menon, starring Kamal Sadanah, Ronit Roy, Sharon Prabhakar, Javid Jafri, Anood Kumar and Johnny Lever.
In recent years she has appeared in several TV shows including a great appearance in ‘I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here’ and ‘Celebrity Come Dine With Me’. Recently she has been researching and writing her autobiography.
She continues to perform sell out shows around the globe with her live band and is still actively recording. The official video of her duet with Sabrina Salerno (a cover of ‘Call Me’) has had over 2½ million hits on YouTube whereas a live performance in Saint-Petersburg has had 4½ million hits on YouTube.
She was also the featured vocalist on the 4 Strings’ release ‘Forever’, which was a huge dance floor hit. She’s currently in the studio finishing off her 10th album with producer Ian Masterson.
She has just shot her latest movie role in British horror movie ‘Seven Cases’ which will be released in 2014.