American pop singer known for 1980s hits such as So Macho, Toy Boy, Cross My Broken Heart, and Right Back Where We Started From. Aside from music, she starred in the UK version of The X Factor as a judge from 2004 to 2013.
She was born in Seattle, Washington, and as a child she appeared in The Wiz. She also starred in the film, Shock Treatment, in 1981.
She was the first artist signed by Simon Cowell and Fanfare Records.
She and Andy Willner married in 2002 and they divorced in 2010. She has adopted three children.
She competed alongside Stefanie Powers on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! cycle eleven.