What’s that sexy Scotswoman formerly known as Sheena Shirley Orr up to? First, our Top 5 fondest Sheena memories (feel free to sing along!):
SNAKKLE FLASHBACK 1: 1980 HELLO, SHEENA!
Easton first appears on Great Britian’s The Big Time, a reality-type show about emerging artists.
Sheena goes Big Time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xCyUqElTwo
SNAKKLE FLASHBACK 2: 1981 THE WORKING LIFE
“Morning Train” hits #1 on the U.S. Billboard chart. Called “9 to 5” when first released in the U.K., it’s renamed “Morning Train (Nine to Five)” so as not to be confused with Dolly Parton’s hit.
Sheena rocking an ’80s jumpsuit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huNejF17gzg
SNAKKLE FLASHBACK 3: 1982 BOND GIRL
Easton’s Oscar-nominated James Bond theme song “For Your Eyes Only” is one of the most infectiously catchy in the history of the franchise. (Sorry, Madonna.) That same year, Easton wins a Grammy for Best New Artist.
Sheena’s 007: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xzr-N1i9Lc&t=1m38s
Sheena live at the Academy (if you only click one link, it should be this one): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIt0fmRn-GM
SNAKKLE FLASHBACK 4: 1985 SHE’S BAD?
“Sugar Walls” (written by Prince under the pseudonym Alexander Nevermind) reaches #1 on the U.S. Billboard hot dance chart, makes Tipper Gore’s “filthy fifteen” list of objectionable songs, and greatly upsets televangelist Jimmy Swaggart, who spends a lot of time criticizing the song on his TV show.
The official video from EMI: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8WZ-Ba-gps
SNAKKLE FLASHBACK 5: 1987-1988 ON PRIME-TIME TV
Easton earns good reviews as Don Johnson’s love interest and then wife on Miami Vice, and ratings climb during her five-episode tenure on the show.
Sheena’s demise as Caitlin Davies-Crockett: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWGp_cHrNdk&feature=related
Sheena Easton’s balancing motherhood and performing. In the mid-’90s, between the second and third of her four marriages, she adopted a son, then a daughter. Her 2001 holiday letter announced her plan to leave L.A.: “You know that since my kids came along I have been trying to find ways to meld my two loves together and Las Vegas is one of the few places on earth that I can work and raise a family,” she wrote. Easton still lives outside Vegas with her now-teenaged children, taking on the occasional concert gig and voice-over job. In 2009 she did a guest turn singing “Happy Evil Love Song” on Disney’s fabulous Phineas and Ferb. She told The Arizona Republic, “Really, I’m the same as most parents. The difference is, two or three times a month I’ll be up onstage in the fancy dress and the high heels belting out my hits.”