Ex Bananarama Girl - Siobhan Fahey !

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  1. B_Austin Blue

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    She was the most popular member of all-girl uk band BANANARAMA in the 1980s, married to Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics and founder of her indie-band Shakespears Sister / Shakespear's Sister in the 1990s and now Siobhan is working on finally releasing her long awaited solo album.

    YouTube - pulsatron (whitey version) siobhan fahey


    Rather unbelievably, the song "Cruel Summer" by Bananarama, celebrates its 25th birthday this year. Anyone who grew up in the 1980's must remember this huge hit from all-girl group Bananarama.

    And rather more unbelievably, for anyone who spent the summer of 1983 trying to look exactly like her, ex-Bananarama star Siobhan Fahey looks even better now than she did then.

    Proof? Fahey stars in designer Katy Rodriguez's fall ad campaign, and to judge by the pics, time has not only treated her well, it's bathed her in milky splendor. "It was one of those, oh my God, that's HER moments," Rodriguez recalls of her first impression of Fahey. "That's the woman who should be wearing my clothes."

    The two have a mutual friend, and Rodriguez had found herself seated across from the singer at a dinner party; the rest is, well, ad-campaign history. Though Rodriguez may have known instantly that Fahey belonged in her clothes, Fahey confesses to being "flattered and bemused" by the designer's overtures.

    "Er, I'm 50 and I'm not a model," she says. "My initial response was, why me?" Forget Botox. Apparently, humility is the elixir of youth.
     
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    Some women peak in looks in their teens and early 20's... but some women just seem to grow into themselves and become even more stunning.
    Sophia Loren
    Rachel Welch
    Queen Latifah
    Maria Bello
    Sela Ward
    Catharine Denueve
    Isabella Rosselini

    All these women looked far more beautiful in the their late 30's and beyond than they did when younger.
     
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    All women should look so good at 50.
     
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    love Keren Woodward!
     
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    I Love, LOVE Bananarama. Always have and always will. They are super fab and so super gay. I have always loved their voices, how they blend in and of course - their amazing style.

    This was a girl group from the 1980's who didn't come from a 'factory' and didn't even want fame, they did it as a joke. 25 years later they are still making music:

    YouTube - Bananarama - Look on the Floor (Angel City Remix)

    They seem eternally youthful. Once asked how do they look so young, they replied 'the secret to eternal youth is drink lots, eats lots, party'....

    YouTube - Bananarama - Look on the Floor (Angel City Remix)

    :arms:
     
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    She was always my favorite in the group. She never looked better than in the Cruel Summer video.
     
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    I don't think I've really heard anything from them aside from Cruel Summer, which is a great song. I do like the Shakspear Sisters though.

    I'll have to explore Bananarama more.
     
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    They had 13 consecutive top 10 UK hits between 1983 - 1988 (when siobhan left), putting them in the Guinness Book Of World Records as the top all female group of all time, selling over 150 million albums.

    Drama was their most recent album released in late 2005 in the UK and Canada and summer 2006 in the USA. They are currently working on a disco album of all cover songs.
     
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    I just learned today that she is Irish, I guess I should have know from her name. She is more exotic looking that the other girls. She looks like an Italian girl that I knew. I always thought that she was the prettiest.
     
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    Yes she's Irish and i used to mispronounce her name all the time. I now know it's 'shuv-vohhn fawhay' and not 'ziobahn fayhay' :eek:

    Someone has deleted the other thread on Bananarama!
     
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    I've had a bit too much vodka tonight! thanks. I though it vanished into cyber space!! :10:
     
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