2 years ago, I did an article called "Dancing Up A Storm". My first article with videos, I talked about dance artists I liked, and the woman who I began the article with was Samantha Fox. That wasn't the first article in which I wrote about Samantha. Some of them went over well ("25 Of My Favorite 80s Ballads", where I wrote about her song "True Devotion"), while others bombed ("Synthesis: The 80s And The 00s" was an article where she was one of the many 80s artists I mentioned that I'd like to see collaborate with current artists on covers of 80s songs. It did very poorly). No matter what, though, I've always been a fan of Ms. Fox, and now I've spoken to her.
I've enjoyed her music since I was a teenager. Her songs are versatile, each one with the ability to take me to a place where everybody's dancing. I never thought the day would come when I would have the chance to speak to her, but that day came in November of 2012. This interview was truly something special for me, and I hope it'll be something you'll all enjoy.
Without any further ado, here's my big 80th article:
The RetroJunk Interview With Samantha Fox!
Caps: Thank you very much for agreeing to do this interview with me, Samantha. It's quite an honor.
Samantha: Oh, that's okay. No problem. Sorry it's taken so long, it's just been manic at the moment for me, so I'm glad I've got, you know, a lot of things have been on my mind. I've gotta do it, gotta do it, so we're finally doing it.
Caps: Yes, and I thank you very much, and okay, I'll start off with 2 questions which I always ask every interview subject. Number one, what were your pop-cultural likes growing up, like favorite movies or music?
Samantha: My favorite music growing up was Blondie, a band called Madness, the Specials, and then my dad would be playing stuff like Genesis, Bowie and Floyd, which I really liked. Fleetwood Mac, my Mom would be playing a lot of soul when I was growing up like Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick, Barry White. So yeah, I grew up with lots of different musical influences, but I was a big fan of Deborah Harry, and she was kind of my icon, you know, the sort of woman I wanted to be when I got older and front a band and that kind of thing. Movies, I think, I liked horror movies in my teens. When I was younger, I would say, when I was 10, I went to see "Grease", I will admit, about 6 times. I was 10, so you can forgive me for that one. I loved horrors when I was in my teens like "Halloween" and "The Exorcist" and "The Shining"
Caps: Okay, so the next question I have is, what were your school days like?
Samantha: The first school I went to was the Church Of England School as I wasn't baptized until I was 10. My dad was Catholic, my mom was Church of England, and they never could agree on what to baptize me as, so finally at 10, I got baptized, and then I went into a Catholic school, so it was totally different. First school was convent school, and it wasn't very strict. There was a lot of fighting going on, the kids in the area where I lived were like...Visiting them was quite tough. There was a lot of fighting going on and a lot of knocking on doors and running away, being naughty really. I remember when I went into my Catholic school, which was also a convent school, I got caught chewing chewing gum on the first day. I got whacked on the back of the legs with a meter ruler...
Samantha: And it was like "Wow", it just sort of said that it was time to really study and really learn. The first school, I was really mischievous, naughty. The second school, which was Catholic, very strict and taught by nuns. The first day I was caned, and then I soon backed up my ideas, and got on with my studies and became a good girl. I did like school a lot, and I wasn't a girl who truant...I didn't truant from school. I really actually enjoyed going to school. I enjoyed being with my friends. I enjoyed my lessons. I actually really enjoyed school.
Caps: Okay. Now for the next question: Not many know that with S.F.X, you were actually singing before your solo career. What did your first stint as a singer teach you?
Samantha: When I was, like, 5, any time a family would have a party or there'd be a fancy dress at the school, the local, we call it "craft fair", or something in the Summer, a fancy dress or a singing competition or something or a limbo competition or the Charleston, whatever it may be, I would enter it from a very early age and my mom would take me along, and I'd love it, so mom and dad obviously saw that I needed an outlet and was destined to be on stage to do what I'm doing, so I went to a stage school called Anna Scher Stage School, which is based in Islington. Some famous people went there like Sophie Ward, an actress, Phil Daniels, an actor who was in "Quadrophenia", and pop stars like, um, what are they called? Hang on a sec...(Singing) "Gold!"
Caps: Uh, The Kemps. Spandau Ballet...
Samantha: That's right, Martin and Gary both went there, the same time as me and all kids in Islington, basically. I went there 'til I was about from 5 to 10 or 11, and then I went to another theater school called the Judi Dench school where I did more acting and more musicals and stuff like that, so I was singing way before I was a model and I had my first band at 14, which was a school band I set up, and we used to play all the school discos, end-of-terms, I don't know what you call that in America, but holidays, and we'd have a big party. We'd do other schools as well the more popular we got, and then just before I started modeling, I was in another band called S.F.X, and we had 2 singles released that got into the Top 40, which is quite amazing for such a young artist, a new artist...
Samantha:...and then I went on to sign a 4-year modeling contract, until I was, like, 20, and then I audtioned for a song called "Touch Me". There was, like, 200 girls there, and the head of Jive was there, and he was very surprised that I could sing because, I don't know why, but people are surprised that people who were models can sing. I was like "I've been singing all my life".
That was just a time in my life. I did modeling, and I really enjoyed it, but it's over and done with now. There's only so many poses and pictures you can do, and music's where it's at for me now, and that's where a lot of longetivity in music. Look at Tina Turner! Look at Shirley Bassey! You know what I mean. I did a lot before what Samantha Fox is now. Before I was really successful, I was in a band, and I was a model, and now I'm a successful singer. I've had a great life, I must say.
Caps: Since you bring up "Touch Me", that leads me into my next question. Although, "Touch Me" was primarily a pop album, you delved into rockabilly with "Hold On Tight" and hard rock with "Do Ya Do Ya (Wanna Please Me)". What genres have you always wanted to tackle that you haven't had the opportunity to do so yet?
Samantha: I'm very schizophrenic with my musical tastes, I must say, and probably on my albums sometimes I've been a bit, but I'm sure there's a lot of people like me, too, and I'm not the kind of girl who likes one particular genre of music, like I only like R&B or hip-hop or anything like that. If a song is good, whether it's rock, pop, dance...If it's a good song and it touches me somewhere, and makes me feel good, and it's got a great melody, and you can never forget that melody in your mind, then it's a great song, whatever it is. The kind of music I've never released would be like something in the style of Julie London. A bit jazzy, but not far out there jazz. "Hold On Tight" was rockabilly, but it was kind of country. I can sing country quite well, but one day I would like to do an album of really old great songs, in the style of, like, jazz, but up to date. A little bit Amy Winehouse-style...
Caps: Okay, next question. 1987's "Samantha Fox" had your first collaboration with Full Force. What led you to work with them?
Samantha: They came over to Britain. They were signed to Jive in America, and also Zomba Packaging, which is the same publishers as me at that time. They came to England to do a tour with Lisa Lisa and The Cult Jam, and they were performing in London, and my record company asked if I'd like to see them. I was like "Yeah, I'd love to see them", and I went along, and then I met up with the guys after the show, and they'd heard of me and they'd heard of my stuff in America. They said, "Man, you need to try and do some hip-hop", and it was very new in England. To be honest, there weren't any stations playing hip-hop in England then, at the time, and it was something very new, and very fresh for me. They wanted to work with me and write me a couple of tunes, and I was like, "Well, go ahead and write them. The worst way I can say is 'I don't like them'. The best way I can say is 'This is fantastic. I'm going to do them'. They did the backing tracks and then they sang, not the full lyric, just the "Naughty Girls" bit, which I thought was hilarious. I thought it was a great title, "Naughty Girls Need Love, Too".
Samantha: They just kind of hummed the melody, 'cause hip-hop is mainly beats and drums, not a lot of melody, except the vocal does the melody, and I was like, "Wow, it seems so scarce". I said to them, "I like it. I really like the style, but I still love live guitar, rock guitar". I had "Do Ya Do Ya" out, "I Surrender", "Touch Me". It was kind of rock-pop, and I didn't want to change so drastically from pop-rock to hip-hop, but really hardcore, and I said "I'd really love you to put lead guitar in it". At first, it was "You don't have lead guitar in hip-hop", and I'm like "It's new in England. We might as well create a new sound at the beginning. I've got my fans", and they agreed, and that's why the guitar went in, and that goes with that melody. (Samantha hums a few bars of "Naughty Girls"). It was a fun song to do, a great video, and my biggest hit in America. It was brilliant.
Caps: Indeed it was.
Samantha: It was a challenge for me. I love a challenge. I was going into a different genre of music, but I still tried to keep my tag on it. It was a challenge to do, very different then I'd ever done before. I do love a challenge.
Caps: I must say you rose to it quite well.
Samantha: Thank you very much.
Caps: "Samantha Fox" was also the first time you collaborated with Stock/Aitken/Waterman. Their work hasn't always been celebrated, so what did you think about working with them?
Samantha: I'm a bit like you on that one. I wasn't signed to Stock/Aitken/Waterman. Anybody who was signed to PWL at that time...To be honest, every song for me was sounding very the same. It wasn't like it was the artist anymore...It was like the producer who was the star. It was their sound, it wasn't the singer's sound, so then my record company suggested "to get Stock/Aitken/Waterman to write you a couple of tunes". "Should we get Stock/Aitken/Waterman" to do the next album? This was before "I Wanna Have Some Fun". I was like "To be honest, guys, I like some of their stuff, but not all of their stuff, and I wouldn't want the whole album produced by Stock/Aitken/Waterman. I still want to explore my musical ideas". Again, I'm pretty schizophrenic in my tastes. I wanted to do all kinds of music, and that whole album would sound very famey, or just sound like a Stock/Aitken/Waterman album and not a Samantha Fox album. In the end, we came to an agreement about I would only do maybe 2 to 3 songs of them. I think I ended up doing 4 songs by them over the years, and we used a couple on the album "I Wanna Have Some Fun". We used one on the second album, "Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now". You see my point. I still wanted to keep my own identity, so I'm glad I just did a few tracks of them, if you get my meaning.
Caps: Yeah, I understand.
Samantha: I still wanted to work with other producers, explore. It was still early in my career. I didn't want to sound like Bananarama and Rick Astley and Kylie Minogue. It got to the point where everybody sounded the same. You know?
Caps: Yeah, they did sort of have a similar sound to each other.
Samantha: I begged them. I remember doing (Singing) "Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now", a great pop tune, and I begged them to put the guitar solo in that, but they didn't want to. It took me 3 days to get them to do it. I remember Pete Waterman, and my dad, who was my manager at the time, pretty much arguing quite a bit about it. My dad said "She wants the guitar on. She still has a lot of fans who love her music because there's guitar on her music. You can dance to it, but it's also cool. You know, it's got guitar". They were like "No, we don't put guitar on our records", which they don't, but they did for me, and in the end, I won it.
Caps: Very good.
Caps: Next question, you had your first songwriting credit with "Confession" from "I Wanna Have Some Fun". How did it feel to be writing your own material?
Samantha: Well, I'd written quite a lot of songs before "Confession", and they were used on some B-sides, which was good, because, at the time, I remember people telling me "Even if you write the B-Side, every time the A-side's played, you still have a pension because you're the writer of the A-side", so I started to write B-sides before, and I said "My B-sides were good enough for an album, to be honest". My writing was getting better and better. My publishing deal was really good, and I think Jive chose songs where they didn't have to pay so much publishing, to be honest, if we're talking business here. When I actually got "Confession" on the third album, I was like "It's about time", and since then, I've been writing most of my own songs, but I do collaborate with people because I'm a team player. I'm not one of those people who writes a song and thinks it's the best song in the world. If another writer comes in with an idea, or a producer comes up with a hook or a melody line, and it's better than mine, or I think it fits, I'll go "great!". I'll go along with it. If it takes 4 people to write a hit, I don't care. There's great satisfaction when you do write a song alone, and you write it and people go "Wow", you know. It's amazing.
Caps: And the songs always do sound amazing. The next question I have is: Have you ever had difficulty performing concerts in countries like Turkey or Yugoslavia? You know, concerns over lyrics or clothing or anything?
Samantha: Not there, no. In Malaysia, we had a bit. I actually do respect all cultures. I mean, I do travel the world, and, for example, when I performed in India, I couldn't show lots of skin, so I didn't. I respected that. I've performed in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jordan, Muscat, Beirut, Lebanon...I respected it there as well.
Samantha: I remember in Malaysia, as far as "Touch Me" was concerned, no problems. I mean, let's face it, that's why we're all here. I remember in Malaysia, one of the songs, it was my opening song, which was from my first album "Touch Me". There's a track on there called "Sex On His Mind" (Editor's note: The song was called "He's Got Sex"), and I opened the song with it, I thought I just wanted to open the whole show with it. There were like 19 songs in the set, and I opened with "Sex On His Mind", and it used to get everybody going, put it that way. I remember by the time we got to Malaysia, the government said to my tour manager, "She can't say the word 'sex' in her performance". I did 3 nights in Kuala Lumpur, and the first song was "Sex On His Mind". I would sing (singing) "Love on his mind", like that. I did the two shows and on the third night, I went "Sex on his mind", and they banned me to perform in Malaysia for 10 years. I made a bit of a mistake there, but that's okay. I can go back now. That was a long time ago.
Caps: That's very good. Okay, my next question: You were the subject of a European computer game called "Samantha Fox: Strip Poker". Are you into video games yourself?
Caps: Are you into video...
Samantha: Games myself? It's funny, 'cause when I did that, that was when I was modeling, and it was one of the first computer games. It was an amazing thing to be asked to do, you know, and still so collectible, it's crazy. I play Wii when my nieces and nephews come over, we'll play the Wii. I'm not a big arcade or game fan, to be honest. I'm more into movies, drawing, books, keeping fit, cooking and shopping. Not so much into games, no. At Christmas, we get the board games out. I don't mind them. We always have a giggle with those. No, I've never really been into the computer games, no.
Caps: Aaah, okay. Okay, my next question...
Samantha: I guess if I were bought up in the 90s, it might be a different story. I mean, when I was at school, the calculator was just introduced, you know. It's what you grow up with, I guess. I don't know, maybe some people are like that, but I don't know.
Caps: Okay. I apologize for stepping over you on that last one.
Samantha: It's alright.
Caps: Okay, my next question: What music artists have you always wanted to work with that you haven't had the opportunity to yet?
Samantha: Wow. My God. I would love somebody like Annie Lennox to write me a beautiful ballad...A big power ballad. She's one of my favorite female lyricists and singers. That would be wonderful, and if she said to me one day, "would you like to feature on one of my tracks", I would be like, "Wow, that would be amazing!". I think a duet with Rihanna would be fantastic because I think she's great. My nieces love her and they would just die, and I think she's fabulous, too. I think a lot of young guys there would love the video, put it that way.
Caps: What artists would I be most surprised to find on your iPod?
Samantha: Sarah Brightman, maybe. She's an opera singer.
Samantha: She just sings beautifully. She used to be married to Andrew Lloyd Webber. Yeah, I've got a lot of opera on my iPod, and a lot of classical music. I love Mozart. I like Beethoven. I like Bach. I just love classical music, which most people would be quite surprised by. I think that comes from school. When I stayed at school to get my music A level, we had to learn a lot about classical music, and that stems from when I was about 16, and going to the British Royal Albert Hall, going to my first Night Of The Proms, and listening to "The 1812 Overture" for the first time by Tchaikovsky. That really got me. Yeah, I just love classical music and I love opera.
Caps: Aaah, okay.
Samantha: Well, if you look on my iPod, you'll see AC/DC and then you'll Beethoven or something next. It's crazy. My taste in music is "If it's good, it's good", and if it touches me, it touches me.
Caps: Absolutely. Variety is the spice of life.
Samantha: It certainly is, it certainly is.
Caps: Okay, my next question is: What are your feelings on music-related reality programs like the "Idol" franchise and "The X Factor"?
Samantha: I have mixed feelings on it, because sometimes I feel really sorry for the people after the show. A lot of them are promised so much. Even if they don't win, they're promised this, promised that. You know, they're given a one album deal, and then they're forgotten about, and they're still so young. It happen a lot here in England where a young pop star of, like, 19, comes second and they get a recording contract for one album, and they put it out. They sign them up for maybe 5 albums, do the one, and keep them signed, and don't do the others. That's happening quite a lot at the moment. On the other hand, I think it's a great platform for people because there is a lot of talent out there that doesn't get seen by the masses, and it gives people a chance to prove their talent and show their talent to the masses, and get discovered. As long as from the beginning, they're very wise about everything, and if they get far in the competition, my advice would be to get a lawyer straight away, before you get a manager, before you sign a record deal, before you sign anything. Get yourself a good music lawyer, and if you haven't got the money to pay for that lawyer at the time, if they believe in you, and they believe you will make the money, they will do it for you. If they believe in you, they will do it, because they know they will get paid. A lot of people think "Oh, my God". At the beginning of "X Factor", they got to fill out a record, and it takes months and months for their money to come through. If a lawyer believes in you, they would help you until your royalties start coming through or you start earning your money, but that would be my advice. Get a good lawyer straight away.
Caps: Sounds good. Okay, my next question...
Samantha: Don't sign your merchandising away, or your concert monies away. Don't give your publishing away. Just be very careful.
Caps: That's sound advice.
Caps: Okay, the next question I have is: According to the Internet Movie Database, you played Charleen in the Cannon film "3 Kinds Of Heat". Is that correct?
Samantha: Charleen in what?
Caps: A movie called "3 Kinds Of Heat".
Samantha: I've never heard of it.
Caps: Oh, okay. That must be a different Samantha Fox then.
Samantha: There is a porno star in America called Samantha Fox. Don't get me confused with her. She's, like, 10 years older, and that's not her real name. No, I played in 3 movies...A movie called "It's Been Real", where I played, like, a gangster's moll, which is a cult, gritty, underground British movie. I played a small part in a film called "The Match", which is about a football match (Editor's note: Of course, that's soccer to Americans). It's a kind of comedy with Tom Sizemore, Pierce Brosnan...A great movie to be in. Not a lot of lines, but a great movie to be in, because I was so busy touring at that time. I played in a Bollywood movie, the first Western woman to play in a Bollywood movie because of the success of my tours in India. (Editor's note: The movie was called "Rock Dancer").
Samantha: I've played to, like, 70,000 people a night there. It was quite a feat really. I was breaking Bruce Springsteen records. It was amazing. So, I played in a Bollywood film.
Samantha: Now next year I'm going to be doing a movie called "The Beautiful Outsiders", which would be a Brit flick, and it'll be, again, it's like a "Bonnie And Clyde" type of film about a couple on the run, without going into too many details, but it's looking great. I mean, Bob Hoskins is up for it. Michael Douglas' son was going to be in it, but he got in trouble with the law a while back, so we're not knowing who the other guy is in it yet, but it's all coming together. I wrote the theme tune of the movie as well, so that's all going to be done next year.
Caps: Oh, cool.
Samantha: Yeah, I'd like to do films, but it's always about time. It's like when I'd get an offer for a movie, the record company would say "How long do they need you?", and if it's a big part, it's like 6 months, and I'm contracted to the record company, and I can't get that time off. You know, it's something nice to do when I have a little bit of time, that I can nip in and out and do something different now and again, you know. The fact that I got to write a theme tune for the film is amazing.
Caps: Hopefully, it'll get released in America next year, so that way it could be possible for the song to be considered for an Oscar.
Samantha: Oh, I'd love that. That would be amazing. That would be a dream. Yeah, that's my dream. That would be amazing.
Caps: My next question is...It's about a non-music activity. You've recently become an activist to save wild tigers. What drew you to that?
Samantha: I was reading an article in a newspaper, and it was talking about the tiger. It was the most beautiful picture of a tiger, which I've always loved. I love all animals. There was a beautiful picture of a tiger and it said "What will you do when I'm gone". I read this article, and it said there are only 3,200 left in the world, and then it went on to talk about what they do in China and about the poaching. Basically, there's a lot of poaching going on, because what's happening is in China they use the body parts. They use the bones to grind up to make wine...They use the gallbladder to prolong life...Other parts to make their sex life better. I just couldn't believe it, so I wanted to start a charity to raise money to help the anti-poachers, who, basically, all they've got is a couple of bicycles. They've got no walkie-talkies. They have no defense, they have no way of protecting this species, which is going to, probably within the next 50 years, not be around if it carries on.
Then we started talking about the rhino, which is more or less gone extinct, and it's ground rhino horn to prolong sexual activity, which is ridiculous. I also helped Sea Shepherd to go to Japan and try to stop the fishermen killing and taking all the baby dolphins away from the moms, killing the families, taking the baby dolphins and putting them in aquariums and showplaces all over the world. It's just so barbaric how they kill them as well, and they're actually eating the meat in schools, which they don't realize is full of mercury, which is going to end up poisoning the kids. With that, I'm also doing lots of humanitarian charities...Cancer, bullying, you name it. Whatever charity I can do to help people, animals or any good cause, I try to do everything I can.
Caps: That's very noble.
Samantha: Well, I guess in life, you know, we're put on Earth for a reason, and the reason I've been put on this Earth is one, I think, to make people happy and to make a difference. By being a worldwide name, I can make a difference. I can make people sit up and listen, and I can use that to go forward in my life, to help society, really, and help animal and people, just to make the world a better place.
Caps: Very good. On a lighter note, you recently came to America for the Chiller Convention in New Jersey. What was it like to be there?
Samantha: It was I'd never done before at any time in my life before, and it was suggested by one of my fans in America. My last 2 albums weren't released in America. I'd not been to America since 1991, and I want to tour out there next year, because I'm working on my 10th album, and I really want to come back to America and tour. I was a bit worried about whether people would remember me, or if they've forgotten me. Am I still in the hearts of the Americans, you know? So my fan suggested on Facebook...He said there's this great expo called Chiller in New Jersey, and it'll give the fans in America who've missed you so much...'Cause all I'd get on Facebook, since I've actually gone on Facebook is, "When are you coming to America? When are you coming to America?". I'm like, okay, this is brilliant. A lot of my fan mail still comes from there. I looked into it. It looked great and exciting. I'd looked into it. Joan Collins was doing it, and I thought "Wow, it looks great", and Danny Glover, and it was exciting for me as well to go there and meet all these people, and Chuck said it'll be a great opportunity for your fans to get to meet you after all these years.
(The above picture was taken at Chiller this year.)
Samantha: And I went "it'll be great. I'd love to do it". It was organized through my fan and my management, and then I went along and did it. It was a wonderful experience, and I couldn't believe the queues I had. It was quite emotional, the fact that I was still in their hearts, and I just kept thinking "Wow, I'm coming back to America, and next year, I'm going to be back with a new album and I'm definitely going to be on tour", because you know what it's like when you've not been to a country for so long. The first thing a promoter thinks of is "cannot get bums on seats", "Am I going to be able to sell tickets?". I think half the turnout I got at Chiller, I felt pretty sure, and really happy, that we'll have a successful tour. Lots of people said to me, "I can't wait to see you live again". A lot of them saw me in '89, and then also a lot of young people come to Chiller who were like 2 or 3 when "Touch Me" came out. They were little kids who just love 80s music, and have grown to love my music, and become a fan. Quite amazing, quite amazing.
Caps: Absolutely, and I must say I'm glad that you were able to get home safely because I know that just days after the Chiller Convention, Hurricane Sandy came along...
Samantha: Well, yeah. It was on a Sunday, we knew it was coming, so Sunday was like a half-day at Chiller because a lot of people knew the bridges were going to be closed, and the tunnels, so it was like a half-day at Chiller on the Sunday, and then everyone got prepared for the hurricane on Monday, and we were stuck in that hotel in New Jersey for, like, 3 days with no electric, no hot water, and it was pretty hairy. I had a friend who lived in Brooklyn, so on Thursday, the bridges were open and she was able to come and get me, and I stayed with her for a couple of days until I could get a flight home. It was exciting, but horrible. I've got people waiting for some more calls. I'm so sorry. It was a terrifying experience, and so sad to see all those people suffering. I was lucky to get home to my family, but it was an awful thing to see, very sad, very sad.
Caps: Okay. My final question is: If you could go back to your youth with the knowledge that you have now, would you do anything differently?
Samantha: No. Do you know what? I get asked this a lot, and it probably sounds like a fib, but it's not. I wouldn't do anything differently, no. I might have changed certain boyfriends, I might have changed them. I wouldn't have changed anything else. Just to let you know, very quickly, 'cause I've got another interview to do, if you could tell my fans that the first 4 albums that were released by Jive on vinyl are now on CD, and they include all the 12 inch mixes, B-sides, unreleased tracks which were basically made in those days, but never made the albums, 'cause we used to record, like, 20 songs for an album which only took 12. So on each CD, there's 40 tracks on those CDs, and you can get them on eBay. They're great Christmas presents.
Caps: Sounds very good. I just want to thank you very much for doing this interview with me.
Samantha: You're welcome, and thank you very much.
Caps: Have a wonderful day, Ms. Fox.
Samantha: You, too, and lots of luck to you, and Happy Christmas. Bye.
I would like to thank Ms. Fox for taking the time to do the interview with me, and I would like her press representative Howard for setting it all up.
Samantha's official website is http://www.samfox.com/
She can also be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Samantha-Fox-Official/102058873211496
Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful day, everyone.