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Sinitta (born Sinitta Renet Malone, 19 October 1968, in Seattle, Washington) is an American-born actress and singer who has lived in the United Kingdom for most of her career. She is best known for her hit records in the 1980s; including “So Macho”, “Toy Boy”, “Cross My Broken Heart” and a 1989 cover of “Right Back Where We Started From”, and her close relationship with Simon Cowell. She is the daughter of Canadian actress and Disco/Soul singer Miquel Brown and Anthony Blackett, and is also the niece of disco singer Amii Stewart.

Young Sinitta already starred in the movie Shock Treatment in 1981, and sung in the musical Cats in 1983. She then played a role in the musical Mutiny in 1984. After lead singing for the band Hot Gossip, she released her first solo recording Never Too Late, which was mixed by Jellybean (Madonna, E.G.Daily). Further singles like “So Macho”, “Cruising” and “Feels Like The First Time” and “Toyboy” were major club hits, “So Macho” spending 18 weeks on the British Singles Chart, peaking at Number 2. In 1984 she particpated in A Song for Europe, the UK heat of the Eurovision Song Contest, with the song Imagination which came 4th.

Sinitta was seen in the cinemas again in 1986 in the movie Foreign Body. After she was in the press for her young lover, Sinitta hit the charts with the song “So Macho” (#2 UK June 1986), that was produced by J.G. Hargreaves and Mick Parker. The following songs “Toy Boy” (#4 July 1987 UK SAW), “G.T.O.” (#15 Dec 1987 UK SAW) and “Cross My Broken Heart”(6# UK March 1988 SAW)) were also major European top ten hits.

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