English dance-pop singer, songwriter, actress, and former glamour model Samantha Fox has an estimated net worth of £15 million.
Born in Mile End, East London on April 15, 1966, to actress Carole Ann Wilken and the late John Patrick Fox, Fox attended St Thomas More Catholic School, Wood Green and took an interest in the theatre from an early age. She first appeared on a theatre stage at age 3, and was enrolled in the Anna Scher Theatre School from age 15.The next year she got her first record deal,with Lamborghini Records.
Fox gained fame in 1982 at the age of 16, appearing on Page 3 of The Sun.
How did Fox use her modelling career to become a multimillionaire?
Fox began her life in the limelight when her mother submitted several photographs that she had taken of her daughter in lingerie to The Sunday People newspaper’s Girl of the Year amateur modelling contest. She came in second out of 20,000 candidates. The photographs were picked up by The Sun newspaper, which invited her to pose for Page 3. Fox continued as a Page 3 girl until she was 20.
During her time as a glamour model, Fox became one of the most photographed British women of the 1980s thus becoming the most popular superstar of her era.
In 1986 embarked her career in pop music and had a massive hit with her debut single “Touch Me (I Want Your Body)”. The hit single which hit Number 1 in 17 countries. Two years later, Fox received a Brit Award nomination for Best British Female Artist (1988).
Thereafter she has also appeared in a number of films and reality television shows, and has occasionally worked as a television presenter. She appeared in television adverts for Leicestershire-based car dealership network as well as appearing in television adverts for bingo in The Sun newspaper.
In 1989, she co-presented the BRIT Awards with Mick Fleetwood. She also spent a year in New York presenting pop promo videos for MTV.
In 1990 she appeared on the sitcom Charles in Charge as Samantha Steele and also featured in the ITV programme An Audience with… Ken Dodd in 1994. Fox took on film acting and appeared in It’s Been Real, written and directed by Steve Varnom and The Match, written and directed by Mick Davis.
In 1995, under the group name ‘Sox’, Fox took part in A Song For Europe, the UK heat for the Eurovision Song Contest 1995. Her song Go For The Heart finished 4th of the 8 shortlisted entries with 65,436 telephone votes and the single went on to reach no.47 in the UK Singles Chart.
That same year, at the age of 29, she made a one-off appearance in the Sun to promote Page 3’s 25th anniversary. Fox gained attention from the readers, and subsequently appeared in the slot every day of that week, with Friday’s final topless picture given away as an A3-sized poster. The following year she appeared in the October issue of Playboy magazine. In 2008, Fox was voted the top Page 3 girl of all time.
Fox took part in Celebrity Wife Swap with her partner Myra Stratton, exchanging with Freddie Starr and his wife Donna.
In November 2009, she took part in ITV’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Her and was voted out on Day 16.
In December 2009, her latest compilation was issued, Greatest Hits, both in single CD and double CD formats. In 2012 her first 4 albums were-re-issued as double deluxe CDs by Cherry Red.
In July 2010, she appeared in a celebrity episode of Come Dine With Me with Calum Best, Janice Dickinson, and Jeff Brazier.
Only July 28, 2016, Fox entered the celebrity Big Brother House.