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Name: Toyah Willcox  
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Date of Birth: 18th May 1958
Place of Birth: King's Heath, Birmingham, England
Profession: Singer
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Toyah Willcox (born May 18, 1958 in King's Heath, Birmingham, England) is a British actress and singer.

She first became well-known during the punk rock era, her appearances in Derek Jarman's 1977 film Jubilee and 1979's Who album-inspired Quadrophenia launching her as a provocative and anti-establishment figure, an image which she eventually threw off. Her singing career took off shortly afterwards, with hits such as "I Want to be Free" and "It's a Mystery". In 1983, she was voted Best Female Singer at the British Rock and Pop Awards, and in 1986 she married avant-garde musician, Robert Fripp.

Since then, Toyah has become a well-known (and more conventional) face on television and in the theatre. She has played straight roles, including in Quatermass (1979) and in Shakespeare plays, and appeared as a presenter of programmes such as Songs of Praise and Holiday (BBC). In 1999, she took the lead in the children's television series, Barmy Aunt Boomerang. She also provides the voiceover for the children's television programme, the Teletubbies. She has also appeared in the reality television series I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! and I'm Famous and Frightened!.

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