The small and big secrets of Kim Wilde

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On stage successful singer Kim Wilde acts like an untamable tiger. But when she gets out of the stage lights, she changes into a purring cat. Anyway, a lot of things about Kim Wilde are not what they seem!

'The Brigitte Bardot of rock 'n' roll', 'the platinum blonde rock vamp' or 'the sizzling rock queen'- since Kim Wilde goes from success to success on stage, the singer is described in many exceeding terms. And truly she is a rock goddess with her cherry red, sexy lips, her wild hairdo and her deep look from her smouldering eyes. But things are not what they seem! One does not come across a sympathetic girl like Kim. She is open, hones tand has her small and big secrets like any other girl.

'That's right', laughs Kim. 'I am sure that my sudden fame has not changed me very much. It's still y biggest wish to get married some day and have children. I love children more than anything. Very 'normal', don't you think?'

But how do Kim's 'very normal' dreams relate to her mysterious image of a successful stage star? 'I have a family that supports me, stands behind me whatever I do', Kim explains. 'It gives me strength and confience. We work towards one common goal and we go for it.'

And it's the same at home. The family life goes above everything. Mother Joyce and father Marty, who was a successful rock star himself in the Fifties, take care as much as they can for their four children KIm (20), Ricky (19), Roxanne (2) and Marty (6 months). 'I love playing with Roxanne and Marty and I do it as often as I can. I paint a lot or I walk the two dogs we have in the park', says Kim. 'And when I need something to cuddle, our two cats come along.'

A boyfriend to cuddle with Kim doesn't have. 'I haven't met the right person yet. At the moment I have no time for a boyfriend anyway, because the spare time I have left is spent with my family!'

Kim Wilde Fact sheet

Date of birth: November 18, 1960
Place of birth: Hertfordshire, England
Star sign: Scorpio
Hair colour: Blonde
Eye colour: Blue
Tall: 163 cm
Parents: Mother Joyce, Father Marty
Siblings: Ricky (19), Roxanne (2), Marty (6 months)
Hobby's: Painting, playing guitar and keyboards, family
Favourite singers: Elvis Presley, David Bowie, Elvis Costello
Favourite female singer: Aretha Franklin
Favourite actor: Woody Allen
Favourite actress: Bette Davis
Favourite food: beans on toast
Favourite drink: orange juice
Favourite flower: rose
Favourite city: London
Greatest hits: 'Kids in America', 'Chequered love', 'Water on glass'