'80s stars on 45 reach the grand age of 50!
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Their music defined a decade but how are they
doing now that they're decades older?
Back in the '80s, hairspray sales must have gone
through the roof. Every strand of hair was teased, coloured, back-combed,
gelled and sprayed to within an inch of its life to make sure you achieved
that all-important new romantic look. And it wasn't just the girls - the
boys weren't shy about getting dressed up and spending hours in the make-up
Though many struggled to replicate their '80s
success in the next decade, their music still has an army of fans, as shown
by the enormous success of the regular Here And Now and '80s revival tours.
One band that has seen a phenomenal comeback despite
all of them being in their forties and fathering 12 children between them,
are Duran Duran. With slightly thicker waistlines and a few more wrinkles
the hair highlights are still there, even though their clothes are more
Though many of the '80s stars have been keen to
reunite their bands, with varying degrees of success, there are others
that are happy to pursue different career paths or just happily live with
TOYAH: In the '80s it was hard to avoid Toyah,
which isn't surprising judging by this picture! Toyah is now an established
stage and television performer.
This wild, fiery-haired pop star of the '80s has
transformed into an immaculately groomed, sleek, blonde TV favourite and
West End performer - and Toyah Willcox is more surprised than anyone. She
says: "When I made my name as a singer in the '80s I never guessed I'd
end up as a TV presenter."
There was a time when Toyah ruled the pop charts
with the likes of It's A Mystery and appeared in seminal rock films Jubilee
with Adam Ant, and Quadrophenia with Sting. However following her stint
on I'm A Celebrity... last year, she cemented her stage reputation by starring
in Calamity Jane in the West End. She is married to guitarist Robert Fripp
from the band King Crimson.
2nd November 2004