Queen of Britpop and lead singer of the rock band Texas who sang "I Don't Want a Lover." She has also pursued a solo career, releasing her first album, Melody, in 2008.
She was a hairdresser in Muirhead, North Lanarkshire.
Her nickname at Vale of Leven Academy was "Spit the Dog," named after the character on the TV show Tiswas.
She has a daughter, Misty Kyd, with the editor of Arena Magazine, Ashley Heath.
She named her daughter, Misty Kyd, after the phrase from the Clint Eastwood film Play Misty for Me.