Date: 8 October 1981
Originally published in: Bravo (Germany)
Written by: Inge Czygan
She had her first boyfriend when she was thirteen. He was one year older and his name was David. Then the blond daughter of former Rock ‘n’ Roll star Marty Wilde fell in love with actor Clint Eastwood.
For nights on end she would dream of getting to know the Western man. It was hopeless. One day Kim decided to hate the unapproachable Clint. “It would have been awful to have actually met and married him”, Kim says now about her teenage love.
Since then, radio silence has commenced about Kim’s love life. It is hard to believe that the blonde-haired, pouty-lipped, wide-eyed top star is a wallflower now. So who does she love these days?
In an English magazine the ex-arts student said: “I like Adam Ant a lot. But unfortunately I haven’t met him yet. When people ask me how my sex life is these days, I always have to laugh. My answer is, that sex does not exist for me at all. They’d better think about their own love lives. It’s bound to be more interesting than mine. I haven’t had a boyfriend for a long time. There were only three or four in my life up until now anyway.”
Kim is allergic to the subject of matrimony: “My parents have a wonderful marriage for many years. But I can’t commit myself for such a long time. I am happy to have no boyfriend at this time. When you’re together with someone for some time, you will automatically depend on them as if they were a crutch. And then it ends, and you’re left to start from scratch all over again. Luckily, my father has taught me all the tricks of the boys at an early age, which has made me very careful.”
Since her superhit “Kids in America”, Kim has trouble keeping up with things. Her music colleagues all want a rendez vous with her.
Since Kim has to travel from one performance to another, she has no time for a steady boyfriend anyway. She is not sad about it. She knows how to judge her own sex appeal.
That wasn’t always the case. “When I was fifteen”, Kim remembers, “I was always in awe of my beautiful school friends. I was naive, looked like a grey mouse and felt second choice. Only later I recognised my own personality and felt better about myself. I believe that sex appeal of a woman is the biggest force in the world. Some work at their best when they’re completely naked, others work through shyness, innocence… whatever. I use my eyes. They are the mirrors to my soul. With my costumes I show who I really am. I only wear the things I like, I don’t need to put myself out there very much.