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Shirley Bassey


Shirley Bassey was born in Tiger Bay, Cardiff, Wales, and raised in the nearby working class neighborhood of Splott. Her mother was originally from Yorkshire, and her father was a Nigerian seaman who left the family when she was less than two. She later helped to support her family by working in an Enamelware factory. She made her professional ... See full bio »

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Known For

Moonraker
Moonraker Soundtrack
(1979)
Goldfinger
Goldfinger Soundtrack
(1964)
Diamonds Are Forever
(1971)

Filmography

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 2012-2018 Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes)
- 2018: Auditions 1 (2018) ... (performer: "Get the Party Started" - uncredited)
- 2015: Auditions 3 (2015) ... (performer: "Get the Party Started" - uncredited)
- 2013: Auditions 3 (2013) ... (performer: "Get the Party Started" - uncredited)
- 2012: Auditions 6 (2012) ... (performer: "Get the Party Started" - uncredited)
 2018 Twoja twarz brzmi znajomo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #9.1 (2018) ... (writer: "Big Spender")
 2017 Popular Voices at the BBC (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Showstoppers at the BBC (2017) ... (performer: "Goldfinger")
 2017 GMB Today (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (2017) ... (performer: "Goldfinger" - uncredited)
 2016 Enter The Warriors Gate (performer: "Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me")
 2016 Nocturama (performer: "My Way")
 2016 Call the Midwife (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.8 (2016) ... (performer: "Till' - uncredited)
 2016 Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2 (performer: "Jezahel")
 2015 Leo & Tony's Parody Center Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- O Ai Vasilis einai Lera!! (2015) ... (performer: "Moonraker")
 2014-2015 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Christmas Special 2015 (2015) ... (performer: "The Christmas Song")
- Week 8 Results (2014) ... (performer: "Goldfinger")
 2015 Scream Queens (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Beware of Young Girls (2015) ... (performer: "That's Life" - uncredited)
 2015 Seriesly (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Goldfinger (2015) ... (performer: "From Russia with Love")
 2014 Somewhere Over the Rainbow (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Goldfinger" - uncredited)
 2014 Guapas (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Los amantes del hotel M (2014) ... (performer: "History Repeating" - uncredited)
 2014 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Week 5: The Skate-Off (2014) ... (performer: "Big Spender" - uncredited)
 2013 The Oscars (TV Special) (performer: "Goldfinger")
 2012 The Hour (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.1 (2012) ... (performer: "Burn My Candle" - uncredited)
 2012 Torka aldrig tårar utan handskar (TV Mini-Series) (performer: "This is my life")
 2012 Everything or Nothing (Documentary) (performer: "Goldfinger")
 2012 Celebrity Big Brother (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Day 6 (2012) ... (performer: "Big Spender" - uncredited)
 2012 Sushi Girl (performer: "Diamonds Are Forever")
 2012 Hansi und Hubsi (TV Movie) (performer: "Diamonds Are Forever (Mantronik 007 Mix)")
 2012 Sir Billi (performer: "Guardian of the Highlands")
 2012 The Voice UK (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Blind Auditions 2 (2012) ... (performer: "Get the Party Started" - uncredited)
 2011 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Top 6 Perform (2011) ... (performer: "(Where Do I Begin) Love Story" (Away Team Remix))
 2010 So You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Top 8 Performance (2010) ... (performer: "History Repeating")
 2010 Dokonalý svet (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Promena (2010) ... (performer: "Big Spender")
 2010 Memòries de la tele (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.1 (2010) ... (performer: "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?")
 2005-2010 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #11.1 (2010) ... ("Kiss Me, Honey Honey, Kiss Me")
- Round 4 (2007) ... ("He Was Beautiful")
- Round 3 (2007) ... ("Goldfinger")
- Round Five (2005) ... ("Big Spender")
 2010 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (performer: "Get The Party Started")
 2010 The Sons of Tennessee Williams (Documentary) (performer: "New York, New York")
 2010 Secret Diary of a Call Girl (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.1 (2010) ... (performer: "Spinning Wheel")
 2009 The Paul O'Grady Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 26 November 2009 (2009) ... (performer: "Apartment")
 2009 The Graham Norton Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.8 (2009) ... (performer: "The Girl from Tiger Bay")
 2009 BBC Electric Proms (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Dame Shirley Bassey (2009) ... (performer: "Big Spender", "This Is My Life (La vita)", "The Lady Is a Tramp", "Light My Fire", "My Way", "Goldfinger", "Diamonds Are Forever", "History Repeating", "Thank You for the Years", "Get the Party Started", "The Performance of My Life", "I'm Still Here", "Kiss Me, Honey, Honey", "Almost There", "What now my Love ?" (Et Maintenant), "After the Rain", "As Long as He Needs Me", "The Girl from Tiger Bay", "I Am What I Am")
 2009 ...Sings The Beatles (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Something")
 2009 The Real Hustle (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.2 (2009) ... (performer: "Goldfinger" - uncredited)
 2008 De l'autre côté du lit (performer: "Kiss Me, Honey Honey, Kiss Me")
 2008 The X Factor (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Auditions 1 (2008) ... (performer: "Get This Party Started" - uncredited)
 2008 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Karaoke Classics (2008) ... (performer: "Big Spender")
 2008 Two and a Half Men (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- A Little Clammy and None Too Fresh (2008) ... (performer: "As Long As He Needs Me" - uncredited)
 2008 So You Think You Can Dance Australia (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Top 20 Perform (2008) ... (performer: "Big Spender")
 2007 The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2007) ... (performer: "History Repeating")
 2007 Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off.... to Glastonbury (TV Movie) (performer: "No Regrets (Non, je ne Regrette rien)" - uncredited)
 2007 A Taste of My Life (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- John Barrowman (2007) ... (performer: "Goldfinger")
 2006 Torvill & Dean's Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Las Vegas Special (2006) ... (performer: "Big Spender")
 2005 Nynne (performer: "Big Spender")
 2004 The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (performer: "Big Spender")
 2004 Huips (TV Movie) (performer: "Big Spender")
 2003 Nip/Tuck (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Megan O'Hara (2003) ... (performer: "(Where Do I Begin) Love Story (Away Team Mix)")
 2003 Die Lugners (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... (performer: "History Repeating" - uncredited)
 2002 Happy Anniversary Mr. Bond (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Goldfinger")
 2002 Die Another Day: From Script to Screen (Video) (performer: "Diamonds Are Forever")
 2002 Merci Docteur Rey (performer: "If you go Away" (Ne me Quitte pas))
 2002 Undertaking Betty (performer: "Lets Fall In Love")
 2002 Bond Girls Are Forever (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Diamonds are Forever", "Goldfinger", "The Living Daylights")
 2002 Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Goldfinger")
 2001 Murphy's Law (TV Movie) (performer: "Diamonds are Forever")
 2000 Daria (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Psycho Therapy (2000) ... (performer: "History Repeating")
 1998 Little Voice (performer: "Goldfinger")
 1998 There's Something About Mary ("History Repeating")
 1996 Ik ben je moeder niet (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Peepshow (1996) ... (performer: "Big Spender" - uncredited)
 1993 Heartbeat (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Father's Day (1993) ... (performer: "Goldfinger")
 1992 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Kapitel 5 (1992) ... (performer: "Kiss Me, Honey Honey, Kiss Me" - uncredited)
 1991 La ronda (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 26 June 1991 (1991) ... (performer: "How Do You Keep The Music Playing?")
 1991 Muuttolinnun aika ("Kiss Me Honey, Honey") / (performer: "Kiss Me Honey, Honey")
 1990 Dear John (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- True Confessions (1990) ... (performer: "Diamonds Are Forever")
 1989 Nick Knight (TV Movie) (performer: "The Rhythm Devine" - uncredited)
 1989 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Diamonds Aren't Forever (1989) ... (performer: "My Guy's a Spy")
 1979 Moonraker (performer: "Moonraker")
 1979 Saint Jack (performer: "Goldfinger")
 1978 Het is weer zo laat! (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- De sigaar (1978) ... (performer: "Kiss Me Honey, Honey" - uncredited)
- Stop de neutronenbom! (1978) ... (performer: "Diamonds Are Forever" - uncredited)
 1972 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #11.145 (1972) ... (performer: "Goldfinger", "Something")
 1971 Diamonds Are Forever (performer: "Diamonds are Forever")
 1971 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #24.22 (1971) ... (performer: "What About Today?", "Yesterday when I was Young" (Hier Encore))
 1968 Deadfall (performer: "My Love Has Two Faces")
 1966 Shindig! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Shindig in Europe: Part 2 (1966) ... (performer: "A Lot of Living to Do", "He Loves Me", "It's Yourself")
 1965 The Liquidator (performer: "THE LIQUIDATOR")
 1965 The Danny Kaye Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.23 (1965) ... (performer: "The Lady Is a Tramp")
 1964 Goldfinger (performer: "Goldfinger")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Single: "History Repeating". See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 3 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Dame Shirley Bassey | Dame Shirley Bassey DBE

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on being awarded Dame Commander of the Order of the the British Empire] I was asleep and my manager came to wake me up because we were going out that night. I didn't feel like getting up and I said. "Go away, let me sleep". Just as I was going back to sleep he said, "You wouldn't get up even for Damehood?" I had to keep quiet for seven weeks. I nearly had a nervous breakdown. I was afraid to go ... See more »

Trivia:

Had a charity auction at Christies in 2003. "Dame Shirley Bassey: 50 Years of Glittering Gowns" raised £250,000 (US$500,000) for the Dame Shirley Bassey Scholarship at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and the Noah's Ark Appeal. Swarovski purchased a number of significant lots to display them at Crystal Worlds Museum in Austria. See more »

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