Then : Diminutive punkette with endearing lisp
Claim to fame : Hit singles It's A Mystery and
I Want To Be Free.
So what happened? : Spiritualist, sexpert, stage
and screen legend, Toyah is all things to all people. When the hits tailed
off she threw out the hair gel and turned into a TV
presenter, popping up on everything from a late-night
sex show to Songs
"I now make three times as much money than when
I was practically world famous," she says. "Back then the record company
took 73 per cent." Her long-distance marriage to guitarist Robert Fripp
- they spend only three weeks together a year - allowed her to indulge
her workaholicism further.
Last year there was pyjama drama Live Bed Show
with Joe McGann, loads of TV, a 60-date music tour and panto. "Touring
is a brilliant way of keeping in touch with yourself," she says. "I need
a live audience to see what I'm capable of."
Heat Magazine, 1999