Samantha Karen Fox (born April 15, 1966) is an English singer, songwriter, actress, and former glamour model. In 1983, at age 16, she began appearing as a topless model on Page 3 of British tabloid newspaper The Sun, and continued as a Page 3 girl until 1986. During this time, she became the most popular pin-up girl of her era, as well as one of the most photographed British women of the 1980s.
In 1986, she launched a pop music career with her debut single “Touch Me (I Want Your Body)”, which peaked at number-one in 17 countries. Fox had three songs reach the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 including Touch Me (I Want Your Body), Naughty Girls (Need Love Too) and I Wanna Have Some Fun.
In 1988, Fox received a Brit Award nomination for Best British Female Artist. She has also appeared in a number of films and reality television shows, and has occasionally worked as a television presenter.
In 2003, Fox made a statement about her personal life: “I have slept with other women but I’ve not been in love before Myra Stratton. People say I’m gay. All I know is that I’m in love with Myra [Stratton, my manager]. I love her completely and want to spend the rest of my life with her.” Fox said that she had been reluctant to come out because, having already dealt with obsessed fans and stalkers, she feared fans’ possible reactions. In 2009, she announced her plans to form a civil partnership with Stratton. In 2015, Stratton died of cancer. She was 60 years old.
In December 2009, her latest compilation album 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.