Easton, Sheena 1959–

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Easton, Sheena 1959–


Original name, Sheena Shirley Orr; born April 27, 1959, in Belshill, Scotland; naturalized U.S. citizen, 1992; daughter of Alex (a steel mill worker) and Annie (a laborer) Orr; married Sandi Easton (a singer and actor), 1978 (divorced, 1979); married Robert Light (a musical manager), 1984 (divorced, 1985); married Tim Delarm (a producer and director), July 28, 1997 (divorced, 1998); married John Minoli, November 9, 2002 (divorced, May, 2004); children: Jake, Skylar. Education: Studied acting at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, 1979.


Agent—Paradise Artists, 108 East Matilija St., Ojai, CA 93023.


Singer, songwriter, and actress. Performed with the band Something Else, c. 1975-79; appeared in television commercial for Jack LaLanne Health Spa, 1987-91; toured with The Colors of Christmas concerts, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003; headlined one-woman show at Las Vegas Hilton Night Club, 2002-03.

Awards, Honors:

Winner of BBC singing competition, British Broadcasting Corp., 1979; named best British female singer, Daily Mirror, Pop and Rock Awards, best female singer, TV Times Readers Awards, both 1980; Grammy Award, best new artist, 1981; Grammy Award nomination, best female pop vocal, 1981, for "For Your Eyes Only"; Grammy Award nomination, best female pop vocal, 1983, for "Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)"; Grammy Award nomination, best female pop vocal, 1984, for "Strut"; Grammy Award (with Luis Miguel), best Mexican American performance, 1984, for "Me Gustas Tal Como Eres"; platinum record, Recording Industry Association of America, 1985, for A Private Heaven; Grammy Award nomination (with Prince), best rhythm and blues duo or group with vocal, 1987, for "U Got the Look"; Casino Legends Hall of Fame, inductee, 2004.


Film Appearances:

Herself, Sign o' the Times, Nomadic Pictures, 1987.

Herself, Oscar's Greatest Moments, 1992.

Cameo, Indecent Proposal, Paramount, 1993.

Voice of Sasha, All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (animated), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1996.

Voice, An All Dogs Christmas Carol (animated), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Family Entertainment, 1998.

Herself, Silhouettes: The James Bond Titles (documentary short), 2000.

Herself, The Music of James Bond (documentary short), 2000.

Herself, Inside "For Your Eyes Only" (documentary), 2000.

Voice of Professor Fiona Pembrooke, Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster (animated), Warner Home Video, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Caitlin Davies-Crockett, Miami Vice, NBC, 1987-89.

Various voices, Gargoyles (animated), 1995-96.

Voice of Groomer and Persia, Road Rovers (animated), 1996.

Voice of Sasha, All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series (animated), 1997.

Host, Vegas Live! With Clint Holmes & Sheena Easton, 2003.

The Vegas Show with Sheena Easton & Brian McKnight, 2005.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Voice of Agnes, Charles Dickens' "David Copperfield" (animated; also known as David Copperfield's Christmas), NBC, 1993.

Megan, "Hair," John Carpenter Presents "Body Bags" (also known as Body Bags and John Carpenter Presents "Mind Games"), Showtime, 1993.

Warbride, "TekWar" (also known as "TekWar: The Movie" and "TekWar: The Original Movie"), Action Pack, syndicated, 1994.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Host, Sheena Easton: Act 1, NBC, 1983.

Host, Sheena Easton—Live at the Palace, HBO, 1983.

Kenny Rogers in Concert, HBO, 1983.

The Grand Knockout Tournament, BBC, 1987.

(Uncredited) Herself, One Voice, 1987.

CBS' Happy New Year America 1988, CBS, 1988.

United We Stand, syndicated, 1988.

Voices That Care, Fox, 1991.

Disney's Great American Celebration, CBS, 1991.

Janet, "The Headless Ghost," Real Ghosts, UPN, 1995.

Swing Alive! at the Hollywood Palladium, PBS, 1996.

Never Can Say Goodbye: The Sheena Easton Story, BBC1, 2000.

Retrosexual: The 80's, VH1, 2004.

40 Most Awesomely Bad Dirrty SongsEver, 2004.

Luis Miguel: La trayectoria, 2006.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Performer, The 54th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1982.

The American Music Awards, 1982.

Presenter, The 11th Annual American Music Awards, ABC, 1984.

Presenter, The 13th Annual American Music Awards, ABC, 1986.

The American Music Awards, 1987.

The 3rd Annual Soul Train Music Awards, syndicated, 1989.

The American Music Awards, ABC, 1989.

Presenter, The American Music Awards, ABC, 1991.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

The Big Time, BBC1, 1980.

Top of the Pops (also known as TOTP and All New Top of the Pops), BBC, 1980, 1989.

Lena Marie Show, 1981.

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1981, 1984.

Solid Gold, syndicated, 1984.

The Gary Shandling Show, Fox, 1988.

Just Say Julie, MTV, 1989.

"Top 10 Women of the 80's," America's Top Ten, 1990.

London Underground, Comedy Central, 1991.

Gwen, an aspiring singer, Jack's Place, ABC, 1993.

Crystal Hawks, "Crystal Hawks," The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., Fox, 1993.

Annie Devlin, "An Eye for an Eye," Highlander (also known as Highlander: The Series), syndicated, 1993.

Melissa McCammon, "Falling Star," The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), 1996.

Voice of Betty, "Aged Heat 2: Women in Heat," Duckman (animated), USA Network, 1996.

Vicky, "Crumbling Sandcastles," Chicken Soup for the Soul, PAX, 1999.

So Graham Norton, Channel 4, 2000.

"Pop Princesses," Top Ten, Channel 4, 2001.

Voice of Dr. Robin Doyle, "Tarzan and the Protege," The Legend of Tarzan (animated; also known as Disney's "The Legend of Tarzan"), UPN and syndicated, 2001.

"I Love 1980," I Love 1980's, BBC2, 2001.

Good Morning, Australia (also known as G.M.A.), Ten Network, 2001.

Rove Live, Ten Network, 2001.

Frame, Set and Match, BBC, 2002.

Ask Rita, syndicated, 2003.

The Casino, Fox, 2004.

Queen Anne, "Wanted," Young Blades, I, 2005.

Queen Anne, "Secrets of the Father," Young Blades, I, 2005.

Queen Anne, "Four Musketeers and a Baby," Young Blades, I, 2005.

Stage Appearances:

Aldonza/Dulcinea, Man of La Mancha, Marquis Theatre, New York City, 1992.

Betty Rizzo, Grease!, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1996.

Narrator, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, North Carolina Theatre, Raleigh, NC, 2005.

Major Tours:

Aldonza/Dulcinea, Man of La Mancha, U.S. cities, 1991.

Also appeared as Betty Rizzo, Grease!, U.S. cities, 1996, Canadian cities, mid-1990s.



Take My Time, EMI, 1981.

Sheena Easton, EMI, 1981.

You Could Have Been With Me, EMI, 1981.

For Your Eyes Only (original soundtrack recording), 1981.

Madness, Money, and Music, EMI, 1982.

Best Kept Secret, EMI, 1983.

A Private Heaven, EMI, 1984.

Todo Me Recuerda a Ti (includes "Me Gustas Tal Como Eres"), EMI, 1984.

Do You, EMI, 1985.

About Last Night (original soundtrack recording), 1986.

Santa Claus: The Movie (original soundtrack recording), 1986.

No Sound but a Heart, EMI, 1987.

The Lover in Me, MCA, 1988.

Batman (original soundtrack recording), 1989.

Greatest Hits, EMI, 1989.

What Comes Naturally, MCA, 1991.

FernGully: The Last Rainforest (original soundtrack recording), 1992.

No Strings, MCA, 1993.

Indecent Proposal (original soundtrack recording), 1993.

My Cherie, MCA, 1995.

All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (original soundtrack recording), 1996.

Shiloh (original soundtrack recording), 1997.

Freedom, MCA, 1997.

Body and Soul, Ariola Express, 1997.

Home, 1999.

Best Ballads, Universal International, 2000.

Fabulous, Universal, 2001.

Can't Take My Eyes Off You, Universal International, 2002.

Greatest Hits, Universal International, 2006.


"Morning Train"/"Calm before the Storm," EMI, 1980.

"Modern Girl"/"Summer's Over," EMI, 1980.

"For Your Eyes Only," Liberty, 1981.

"When He Shines"/"Family of One," EMI, 1981.

"You Could Have Been with Me"/"Savoir Faire," EMI, 1981.

"Just Another Broken Heart," Paisley Park, 1981.

"Machinery"/"So We Say Goodbye," EMI, 1982.

"I Wouldn't Beg for Water"/"Some of Us Will," EMI, 1982.

"Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)"/"Wish You Were Here Tonight," EMI, 1983.

(With Kenny Rogers) "We've Got Tonight"/"You Are So Beautiful," EMI, 1983.

"Strut"/"Letters from the Road," EMI, 1984.

"Sugar Walls"/"Straight Talking," EMI, 1984.

"Almost Over You"/"I Don't Need Your Word," EMI, 1984.

"Devil in a Fast Car"/"Sweet Talk," EMI, 1984.

"Do It for Love"/"Can't Wait Till Tomorrow," EMI, 1985.

"Swear"/"Fallen Angels," EMI, 1985.

"Jimmy Mack"/"Money Back Guarantee," EMI, 1986.

"Magic of Love"/"When the Lightning Strikes Again," EMI, 1986.

"So Far, So Good"/"Magic of Love," EMI, 1986.

(With Prince) "U Got the Look"/"Housequake," Paisley Park, 1987 "Eternity"/"Shockwave," EMI, 1987.

"The Lover in Me," MCA, 1988.

"101," MCA, 1989.

"No Deposit, No Return," MCA, 1989.

"Days like This," MCA, 1989.

"What Comes Naturally," MCA, 1991.

"You Can Swing it," MCA, 1991.

"To Anyone," MCA, 1991.

"A Dream Worth Keeping," MCA, 1992.

Video Games:

Voice of Annah, Planescape: Torment, 1999.


Sheena Easton Live at the Palace, 1982.

7 Minute Stomach, Fitness Quest, 1992.

Music Videos:

Sheena Easton Video EP, 1983.

Private Heaven, 1984.

Prince: The Hits Collection, Warner Home Video, 1993.

Appeared in the music video "Voices That Care"; "Morning Train"; "Telefone"; "Strut"; "Sugar Walls"; "101"; Prince's "U Got the Look."


Film Lyrics:

"The Arms of Orion," Batman, Warner Bros., 1989.


Wrote (with others) songs including, "The First Touch of Love," "Flower in the Rain," "Half a Heart," "La, La, La, He, He, Hee," "Love '89," "Love Will Make You Wise," "The Miracle of Love," "Moody (My Love)," "The Next Time," "One Man," "Shockware," and "Straight Talking."



Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Schirmer, 2001.


Billboard, May 6, 2000, p. 118.

People, April 13, 1995, p. 106.


Sheena Easton Website,http://www.sheenaeaston.com, February 12, 2007.