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Sheena Easton

Biography

1980s pop diva Sheena Easton was created Sheena Shirley Orr in Bellshill, Scotland on April 27, 1959. Motivated to go after a singing profession after viewing Barbra Streisand in the manner We Had been, she later went to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Dilemma while moonlighting using the group ANOTHER THING. Exposure in the BBC tv production The BIG STYLE: Pop Vocalist not only led to a record cope with EMI but additionally pressed Easton’s 1980 debut singles, “Contemporary Female” and “9 to 5,” in to the U.K. TOP, and she became the very first female musician to rating two simultaneous TOP strikes. Her self-titled debut LP implemented in 1981, while “9 to 5” was reissued in the us under the name “Morning Teach” in order to avoid dilemma with Dolly Parton’s latest strike of the same name; irrespective, the one topped the U.S. pop graphs, with “Contemporary Girl” cracking the very best 20 several months afterwards. After getting a Grammy as Greatest New Musician, Easton was tapped to sing the name theme of the most recent James Connection film, WOMAN Eyes Just; in 1983, she duetted with Kenny Rogers in the smash “WE HAVE Tonight,” time for the very best Ten afterwards that season with “Telefone (LONG-DISTANCE ROMANCE.” Nevertheless, with 1984’s AN EXCLUSIVE Affair, Easton retooled her squeaky clean picture, following sassy “Strut” using the salacious “Glucose Walls,” created and made by one Alexander Nevermind (a.k.a. Prince, to whose “U Got the appearance” she added vocals in 1987). She implemented a stint as Don Johnson’s ill-fated Television wife on Miami Vice by credit scoring the quantity two smash “The Fan in Me” in 1989; nevertheless, 1991’s “What Shows up Naturally” became Easton’s last graph admittance, and after starring within a musical revival of Guy of La Mancha she spent a lot of the 10 years on stage, also showing up inside a revival of Grease in addition to around the seasonal tour The Colours of Christmas.

Quick Facts


Full Name Sheena Easton
Height 1.54 m
Profession Singer, Designer, Voice Actor, Music Producer, Songwriter, Music artist, Presenter
Education Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Nationality American, Scottish
Spouse John Minoli, Tim Delarm, Robert Light, Sandi Easton
Children Jake Rion Cousins Easton, Skylar Easton
Parents Alex Orr, Annie Orr
Siblings Alex Orr, Morag Orr, Annessa Orr, Marilyn Orr, Robert Orr
Awards Grammy Award for Best New Artist, MTV Video Music Award for Best Stage Performance, MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video, Grammy Award for Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album
Music Songs 9 to 5, Almost Over You, Sugar Walls, Modern Girl, Telefone, Strut, You Could Have Been With Me, The Lover in Me, When He Shines, For Your Eyes Only, Jimmy Mack, The Wind Beneath My Wings, What Comes Naturally, I Wouldn't Beg for Water, One Man Woman, I Will Always Be With You, Follow My Rainbow, It's Christmas All Over the World, Just Another Broken Heart, A Dream Worth Keeping, So Far So Good, Devil in a Fast Car, Days Like This, Do It for Love, Ice Out in the Rain, Can't Wait Till Tomorrow, You Can Swing It, I Don't Need Your Word, A Little Tenderness, Giving Up Giving In, Natural Love, No Deposit, No Return
Albums Todo Me Recuerda a Ti, A Private Heaven, Best Kept Secret, Madness, Money & Music, No Sound But a Heart, My Cherie, The Lover in Me, You Could Have Been with Me, What Comes Naturally, Do You, Freedom, Home, No Strings, Take My Time, Fabulous, Do You [Bonus Tracks Version] (Bonus Tracks Version), A Private Heaven [Bonus Tracks Version] (Bonus Tracks Version), The World of Sheena Easton, The Gold Collection, Original Album Series, Greatest Hits, 15 Classic Tracks: Sheena Easton
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography, Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, Brit Award for British Female Solo Artist, American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing
Movies Scooby-Doo! and the Loch Ness Monster, An All Dogs Christmas Carol, All Dogs Go to Heaven 2, Tekwar: The Original Movie, David Copperfield, Body Bags, Sign 'O' the Times, The Secret Policeman's Other Ball, All Dogs Go to Heaven: Friends to the Rescue
TV Shows Young Blades, All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series, Vegas Live! with Clint Holmes & Sheena Easton


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#Fact
1 Friends with Debra Winger.
2 Headlining one-woman show in Las Vegas Hilton Night Club exclusively through December 2002. [February 2002]
3 When For Your Eyes Only's theme song received an Oscar nomination, she performed it live on the night.
4 First singer of a 007 theme song to appear in the opening credits - For Your Eyes Only (1981).
5 To date (2009), Easton, Lulu and Shirley Manson are the only Scottish artists to have sung 007 title songs, respectively: For Your Eyes Only (1981), The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) and The World Is Not Enough (1999) (as Garbage). Ironically, neither movie featured fellow-Scot Sean Connery as James Bond.
6 The only act to appear in the Top Five on all of Billboard magazine's main charts: Country, Pop, Hot 100, Adult Contemporary, R&B/Hip Hop, Dance Airplay, and Dance Sales.
7 Robbie Williams mentions her in his song "Me and My Monkey".
8 Recorded an album of disco covers, 'Fabulous', in 2000 for Universal Records for the European market. It went top 20 in Spain and Estonia.
9 Two time Grammy Award winner
10 Her song "9 to 5" was already a big hit in the UK, so when the song was released in America it went under the title "Morning Train" to avoid confusion with Dolly Parton's recent hit of the same name.
11 Inspired to pursue a singing career after seeing Barbra Streisand in The Way We Were (1973), she later attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama while moonlighting with the group Something Else.
12 Earned the hits "For Your Eyes Only" (#4), "When He Shines" (#30), "You Could Have Been With Me" (#15), "Telefone (long Distance Love Affair)" (#9), "Modern Girl" (#18), "We've Got Tonight" with Kenny Rogers (#6), "Almost Over You" (#26), "Strut" (#7), "Do It For Love" (29), "Sugar Walls" (#9), "The Lover In Me" (#2), "What Comes Naturally" (#19), "U Got the Look" with Prince (#2) and "Morning Train (Nine to Five)" - her only hit to reach #1 on the Billboard Pop Charts.
13 Her hit song, "We've Got Tonight", with Kenny Rogers, went to #1 on the Billboard Country Charts.
14 She won two Grammy Awards, including one for Best New Artist in 1981.
15 Naturalized U.S. citizen.
16 Two adopted children: Jake (adopted in 1995) and Skylar (adopted in 1996).


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Romances of the Republics 2015 Goldie Cocker
Phineas and Ferb 2009 TV Series Doofenshmirtz's Girlfriend
Young Blades 2005 TV Mini-Series Queen Anne
Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster 2004 Video Professor Fiona Pembrooke (voice)
Vegas Live! with Clint Holmes & Sheena Easton 2003 TV Series Host
The Legend of Tarzan 2001 TV Series Dr. Robin Doyle
Planescape: Torment 1999 Video Game Annah-of-the-Shadows (voice)
Chicken Soup for the Soul 1999 TV Series Vicky
The Wild Thornberrys 1999 TV Series Mother Kangaroo
An All Dogs Christmas Carol 1998 Video Sasha Ghost of Christmas Present (voice)
All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series 1996-1998 TV Series Sasha
Road Rovers 1996-1997 TV Series The Groomer / Mrs. British Prime Minister
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man 1997 TV Series Betty
The Outer Limits 1996 TV Series Melissa McCammon
Gargoyles 1995-1996 TV Series Robyn Canmore Robyn Correy Banshee ...
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 1996 Sasha La Fleur (voice)
Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories 1995 TV Mini-Series documentary Janet (nightclub owner)
TekWar 1994 TV Movie Warbride
David Copperfield 1993 TV Movie Agnes (voice)
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. 1993 TV Series Crystal Hawks
Highlander 1993 TV Series Annie Devlin
Body Bags 1993 TV Movie Megan (segment "Hair")
Jack's Place 1993 TV Series Gwen
Miami Vice 1987-1988 TV Series Caitlin Davies

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Who's Doing the Dishes? 2016 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Mr. Robot 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Red Oaks 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years 2011 TV Movie performer: "We've Got Tonight"
Sikeurit Gadeun 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dirty Girl 2010 performer: "Strut"
Phineas and Ferb 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Christopher Walken 2004 TV Special performer: "9 to 5 Morning Train" - uncredited
EuroTrip 2004 performer: "Morning Train Nine to Five"
EastEnders 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Un paso adelante 2002 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise 2001 TV Movie performer: "Morning Train Nine to Five" - uncredited
An All Dogs Christmas Carol 1998 Video performer: "When I Hear a Christmas Carol"
All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series 1996-1998 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Seinfeld 1996-1997 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
MGM Sing-Alongs: Friends 1997 Video short performer: "Count Me Out", "I Will Always Be with You"
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man 1997 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Shiloh 1996 performer: "Are There Angels?"
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 1996 performer: "Count Me Out", "I Will Always Be With You"
The Pebble and the Penguin 1995 performer: "Now and Forever End Credit Version"
Beavis and Butt-Head 1994 TV Series performer - 1 episode
David Copperfield 1993 TV Movie performer: "Is There Anyone?", "Family Christmas"
Indecent Proposal 1993 performer: "The Nearness of You"
FernGully: The Last Rainforest 1992 performer: "A Dream Worth Keeping"
The Taking of Beverly Hills 1991 performer: "What Comes Naturally"
Miami Vice 1987-1988 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Magic of David Copperfield 10: The Bermuda Triangle 1988 TV Movie performer: "So Far, So Good"
Shades of Love: Make Mine Chartreuse 1987 TV Movie performer: "We've Got Tonight"
About Last Night... 1986 performer: "SO FAR, SO GOOD", "NATURAL LOVE"
Santa Claus: The Making of the Movie 1985 TV Movie documentary performer: "It's Christmas All Over the World"
Santa Claus 1985 performer: "Christmas All Over the World"
Protocol 1984 performer: "Strut"
Knight Rider 1983 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Happy Birthday, Bob! 1983 TV Special performer: "Just the Way You Are"
The 54th Annual Academy Awards 1982 TV Special documentary performer: "For Your Eyes Only"
The Two Ronnies 1981 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops 1980-1981 TV Series performer - 11 episodes
For Your Eyes Only 1981 performer: "For Your Eyes Only", "For Your Eyes Only Reprise"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Lover in Me 1989 Video short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Vegas Show with Sheena Easton & Brian McKnight 2005 TV Series Herself
40 Most Awesomely Bad Dirrty Songs... Ever 2004 TV Special documentary Herself (Song "Sugar Walls") / Archive Footage
The Casino 2004 TV Series Herself
Ask Rita 2003 TV Series Herself
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
Fame, Set and Match 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
Hollywood Squares 2002 TV Series Herself
Los más queridos 2001 TV Movie Herself
Rove Live 2001 TV Series Herself
Good Morning Australia 2001 TV Series Herself
I Love 1980's 2001 TV Series documentary Herself
Silhouettes: The James Bond Titles 2000 Video documentary short Herself
The Bond Sound: The Music of 007 2000 Video documentary short Herself
Never Can Say Goodbye: The Sheena Easton Story 2000 TV Movie documentary Herself
So Graham Norton 2000 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1995 TV Series Herself
Prince: The Hits Collection 1993 Video documentary
1993 Environmental Media Awards 1993 TV Special Herself
Indecent Proposal 1993 Herself
One on One with John Tesh 1991-1992 TV Series Herself
7 Minute Stomach 1992 Video Herself
Great American Celebration 1991 TV Movie Herself
Cue the Music 1991 TV Series Themselves (1995)
Soul Train 1985-1991 TV Series documentary Herself
The 5th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1991 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Voices that Care 1991 TV Movie documentary Herself - Choir Member
The 18th Annual American Music Awards 1991 TV Special Herself
America's Top 10 1989-1990 TV Series Herself / Himself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars 1989 TV Series Herself
The 3rd Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1989 TV Special Herself
It's Garry Shandling's Show. 1989 TV Series Herself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Herself
Top of the Pops 1980-1989 TV Series Herself
Happy New Year, America 1988 TV Special Herself
The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1988 TV Special Herself
Sign 'o' the Times 1987 Documentary Herself
The Grand Knockout Tournament 1987 TV Special Herself
The 14th Annual American Music Awards 1987 TV Special Herself
One Voice 1986 TV Special documentary Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)
The 13th Annual American Music Awards 1986 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Wogan 1985 TV Series Herself
New American Bandstand 1965 1981-1985 TV Series Herself
Late Night with David Letterman 1984 TV Series Herself
Solid Gold 1982-1984 TV Series Herself / Herself - Cameo
On Stage America 1984 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1981-1984 TV Series Herself
The 11th Annual American Music Awards 1984 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Kenny Rogers Live in Concert 1983 TV Movie Herself
Happy Birthday, Bob! 1983 TV Special Herself
Sheena Easton... Act One 1983 TV Movie Herself
The 10th Annual American Music Awards 1983 TV Special Herself
Leather and Lace 1983 TV Movie Herself
Sheena Easton Live at the Palace 1982 Video Herself
The Royal Variety Performance 1982 1982 TV Movie Herself
Saturday Superstore 1982 TV Series Herself
Starburst 1980-1982 TV Series Herself
The Glen Campbell Music Show 1982 TV Series Herself
The Secret Policeman's Other Ball 1982 Documentary The Secret Policeman Choir (uncredited)
The 54th Annual Academy Awards 1982 TV Special documentary Herself - Performer
The 24th Annual Grammy Awards 1982 TV Special Herself
The American Music Awards 1982 TV Special Herself - Host
The Two Ronnies 1981 TV Series Herself
Lena Maria Show 1981 TV Series Herself
Stars 1981 TV Series Herself
For Your Eyes Only 1981 Herself - Singer in Title Sequence (uncredited)
The Midnight Special 1981 TV Series Herself
The Little and Large Show 1980 TV Series Herself
Friday Night, Saturday Morning 1980 TV Series Herself
London Night Out 1980 TV Series Herself
The Big Time 1980 TV Series documentary Herself - Contestant
Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years 2011 TV Movie Herself
The Wendy Williams Show 2010 TV Series Herself
Certifiably Jonathan 2007 Documentary Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
... Sings James Bond 2012 TV Movie Herself - For Your Eyes Only
Luis Miguel: La trayectoria 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
Retrosexual: The 80's 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Top Ten 2001 TV Series documentary Herself
Oscar's Greatest Moments 1992 Video documentary Herself
Miami Vice 1988 TV Series Caitlin Davies
Top of the Pops 1980-1981 TV Series Herself

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#Quote
1 [on her children's awareness of her '80s fame] Living in Vegas, they've seen giant billboards advertising their mom's shows. They're proud of me. I don't do anything to embarrass them. I don't sit around on a Saturday night going, 'So, do you want to watch Mom's videos from the '80s?' [The Arizona Republic, April 6, 2008]
2 in the Orange County Register, 12/22/91] I have never claimed to be Miss Hip and I never tried to appeal to an avant-garde audience with a green streak in my hair, a bag over my head and songs about living couches. Some entertainers lose their way because they're always trying to make a statement with their music or trying to be cool enough to be in with The Rolling Stones crowd. Well, that was never me. So sue me; I'm a pop singer. People bounce along in their cars to my songs and that's good enough for me.


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