Sheena Easton

(Sheena Shirley Orr)

1959 -

Pop singer. Born and brought up in Bellshill (North Lanarkshire), the daughter of a steel-worker. Originally Sheena Orr, she studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. The surname Easton came though a marriage which lasted only a few months.

Her career was boosted by the BBC TV documentary "Big Time" which showed her quest to have success in music and how the record company EMI could manufacture a "star" from an unknown. Her debut single Modern Girl was released in 1980. She notably performed the theme for the James Bond film "For your eyes only" in 1981. "9 to 5" was a top ten hit. She left Scotland in the 1980s and is now based in Los Angeles (USA).

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