Patsy Kensit starred in British TV specials when she was a child (including the lead role in the 1983/1984 series Luna) and began singing with Eighth Wonder – which was formed by her brother Jamie – when she was just 14.
The group scored a minor UK hit with Stay With Me in 1985, and when Kensit later landed the role of Crepe Suzette in Julian Temple’s 1986 film of Colin McInnes’s novel Absolute Beginners, she was surrounded by intense media hype.
Playboy even offered her a nude shoot, but Patsy – then just 17 years old – turned it down, telling Zigzag magazine, “if anybody saw me nude, they’d be sick.”
Eighth Wonder’s 1988 album Fearless was produced by Pete Hammond (except the Top 10 single I’m Not Scared, which was produced by The Pet Shop Boys).
Their second single, Cross My Heart (1988), also made the Top 20. The Top 50 album, Fearless, followed before Eighth Wonder called it a day in 1989.
Kensit married Simple Minds singer Jim Kerr in January 1992, attracting considerable interest from the British tabloid press. In April 1997 she married Liam Gallagher from Oasis. Following their divorce in 2000, she married DJ Jeremy Healy in 2009.