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Also Known As: Sheena Shirley Orr Died:
Born: April 27, 1959 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: United Kingdom Profession: singer, actor

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Petite, stylish, Scottish-born pop music diva who enjoyed a steady stream of hits during the 1980s alternating upbeat, danceable, synthesizer ditties with occasional love ballads. Possessing a rich, well-trained voice and considerable vocal range, Easton achieved immediate fame with her effortless renditions of such light, innocent fare as "Morning Train", "Modern Girl" and "Telefone/Long Distance Love Affair" and such lush, dramatic songs as the title song of the James Bond film, "For Your Eyes Only". Later tunes such as "Strut" and "Sugar Walls" (written for her by Prince), however, added a slightly more torrid edge to her image, which continued when she essayed a recurring role as Don Johnson's girlfriend on the slick TV crime series, "Miami Vice". By the 90s she was concentrating on developing acting roles for herself on the stage and on TV, though she did still enjoy occasional hit singles such as "The Lover in Me" and "What Comes Naturally".

Petite, stylish, Scottish-born pop music diva who enjoyed a steady stream of hits during the 1980s alternating upbeat, danceable, synthesizer ditties with occasional love ballads. Possessing a rich, well-trained voice and considerable vocal range, Easton achieved immediate fame with her effortless renditions of such light, innocent fare as "Morning Train", "Modern Girl" and "Telefone/Long Distance Love Affair" and such lush, dramatic songs as the title song of the James Bond film, "For Your Eyes Only". Later tunes such as "Strut" and "Sugar Walls" (written for her by Prince), however, added a slightly more torrid edge to her image, which continued when she essayed a recurring role as Don Johnson's girlfriend on the slick TV crime series, "Miami Vice". By the 90s she was concentrating on developing acting roles for herself on the stage and on TV, though she did still enjoy occasional hit singles such as "The Lover in Me" and "What Comes Naturally".

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (1996) Voice Of Sasha
2.
 Charles Dickens' David Copperfield (1993) Voice Of Agnes
3.
 Indecent Proposal (1993) (Cameo Appearance)
4.
 John Carpenter Presents Body Bags (1993) Megan ("Hair")
5.
 Sign o' the Times (1987) Herself
7.
 Real Ghosts (1995) ("The Headless Ghost")
8.
 Voices That Care (1991)
10.
 American Music Awards, The (1991) Presenter
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1980:
First attracted attention when she appeared in "The Big Time", a BBC documentary about an aspiring singer
1981:
First hit single, the No. 1 "Morning Train (Nine to Five)"
1981:
Sang the title song (and appeared in the credits) of the James Bond film, "For Your Eyes Only"
1983:
Hosted first TV variety special, "Sheena Easton: Act One", for NBC
1987:
Appeared in the feature film, "Sign o' the Times", a documentary record of a European concert tour by Prince
1987:
Portrayed Caitlin Davies on the NBC crime drama, "Miami Vice"
1988:
Enjoyed first hit single in three years, "The Lover in Me"; placed Number 2 on the charts
1992:
Made Broadway debut opposite Raul Julia in a revival of "Man of La Mancha"
1992:
Fainted onstage during a performance of "Man of La Mancha" on April 29
1996:
Voiced character in feature "All Dogs Go to Heaven 2"
:
Toured USA in revival of "Grease"; played role of Rizzo; appeared in Broadway production in fall 1996
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Education

Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama: - 1979

Notes

Easton has been seen regularly on TV as a spokesperson for Jack LaLanne's fitness centers.

The songs which Prince wrote for Sheena Easton were penned under the pseudonym of Alexander Nevermind.

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husband:
Sandi Easton. Singer, actor. Married in May 1979; divorced after eight months.
husband:
Rob Light. Agent. Married in 1984; divorced in 1986.
husband:
Timothy Douglas Delarm. Documentarian. Married on July 28, 1997; third husband; Easton filed for divorce on July 10, 1998.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Alex Orr. Steel mill worker. Died in 1969.
mother:
Annie Orr. Laborer.
brother:
Robert Orr. Older.
brother:
Alex Orr. Older.
sister:
Marilyn Orr. Older.
sister:
Annessa Orr. Older.
sister:
Morag Orr. Older.
son:
Jake Easton. Adopted; born in 1994.
daughter:
Skylar Easton. Born in January 1996; adopted.
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