As Toyah Willcox the actress she has played parts
in everything from Shakespeare's 'The Tempest to an episode of 'Minder'.
As Toyah the popsinger, she has embraced every style from punk, sci-fi-warrior
to Sloane-ranger sophisticate. As Toyah the self publicist, she's told
endless, improbable tales about black magic, shark infested swimming pools
and knickers floating around her bedroom.
There is a scurrilous rumour that a lot of Toyah's
tales about her life are little more than the product of her all-too-fertile
imagination. We've done our best to suft through all the fiction and come
up with a few facts. Unlikely though some of them may seem, we believe
that we have at last unearthed just a little bit of the truth.
Did you know, for example, that when she was filming
the TV drama 'The Ebony Tower' with Lord Olivier the script required her
to spend so much time romping about in the buff that, at one stage, the
film's director even stripped off to make her feel more comfortable.
Toyah's latest acting aspiration is to play the
part of ancient British warrior-queen Boadicea, in a forthcoming musical
Toyah tries to spend up to three hours every day
keeping fit. She has her own gym at home. Normally she gets up at 7 o'clock
in the morning, then does twenty miles on her exercise bike before starting
on a weighlifting routine.
She often goes to sleep listening to hypnosis
tapes. Some help her to relax, others have helped her to take off weight.
"I've also learnt languages, law and accountancy through these tapes,"
she told us. Yes, we believe you Toyah. Thousands wouldn't but...
Toyah has webbed feet
There is a rumour that Toyah is to play the part
of the fairy, Tinkerbell, in a musical of 'Peter Pan' starring Sting.
Toyah hates shopping because people keep coming
up to her and telling her how small and haggard she looks.
She has to make regular visits to her dentist
when her teeth keep getting cracked because "When I'm dancing up and down
and singing I gnash my teeth together really hard and they keep breaking."
Toyah once did a radio phone in about her drama
training. At one point she got up and did an example of tap dancing...on
One final quote from Toyah: "I don't dye my hair
that much anymore. I did all that five years ago... But when I hit the
stage again, I'm still going to bite."
...looks like another visit to the dentist is
on the cards.
Bubbling Under Mag