Date: 7 August 2017
Originally published in: Téléstar (France)
Written by: Clément Machetto
A true icon of the 80s, British singer Kim Wilde, or Kimberley Smith of her real name, has evolved physically since her glory days.
She captured the heart of Laurent Voulzy who even dedicated a song to her in 1985 entitled ‘Mes nuits sans Kim Wilde’. Today the British singer Kim Wilde has changed a lot. If she has not given up on music since she still gives concerts like August 5, 2017 in Saddington in England, the pop-star of the 80s has appeared for some time already withdrawn from the show business. Now aged 56 years, the daughter of the famous rocker Marty Wilde clearly does not display the same look that she had during his hours of glory.
Although less exposed than at the beginning of her career, the singer still continued to compose new songs. In total Kim Wilde recorded no fewer than 13 albums between 1981 and 2013 and about 50 if we count all the compilations as well as the remixes. In short, it has a discography rather well stocked.
A soft spot for France
Now married to actor Hal Fowler who was her partner during the opera-rock, the interpreter of the hit ‘Kids in America’ is the happy mother of two children Harry Tristan, and Rose-Elisabeth, born in 1998 and 2000 respectively. She also owns a property in Saint-Marcel-du-Périgord in the Dordogne, proof of the fact that she has a soft spot for France.
Now Kim Wilde is passionate about horticulture. Wanting to set up a garden where her son could grow during her first pregnancy, the singer trained in this area before moving there as a master. She has since appeared in several television programs for Channel 4 and the BBC and has also published books on gardening. A successful reconversion in short.