Anna Fantastic

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Anna Fantastic
Birth name Anna Garcia
Also known as Sheree
Born London
Origin London, England
Genres Pop, Jazz
Occupations Actress, singer, model
Instruments Vocalist
Years active 1988–present
Associated acts Prince, Dieter Bohlen

Anna Garcia, professionally known as Anna Fantastic (a name given to her by Prince[1]), is an English female actress, singer and model.

Early life[edit]

Born in London, England to parents of Sicilian, Spanish and British ancestry, Anna spent her younger years in London and the Netherlands. Anna's mother was a singer in various bands in the local London music scene and thus exposed Anna to a variety of musical genres, from Billie Holiday to Madonna.

Anna attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School in London. In 1988 she recorded a song, "Ronnie, Talk to Russia", as Sheree, written by German songwriter and former member of Modern Talking, Dieter Bohlen.

Prince years[edit]

At the age of 16, Anna met the musician Prince at his concert in London. At 17, she lived with Prince in Minneapolis, Minnesota.[1] On Anna's 18th birthday, Prince gave her a pink cashmere coat, thus leading to the song "Pink Cashmere" that would be released in 1993. Anna inspired the songs "Vicki Waiting" (an 18th-birthday gift for Anna, originally titled "Anna Waiting") and "Lemon Crush" (her favorite drink) on Prince's Batman soundtrack from 1989. She also wrote the song "Fantasia Erotica", which resurfaced on Carmen Electra's debut album in 1992. Liner notes from the Batman soundtrack, released in 1989, credits Garcia as "Anna Fantastic".[2] Anna is featured on the Prince Madhouse #3 album, on the 18-minute song "The Dopamine Rush Suite", and is credited as Anna Garcia.[3]

Current[edit]

Anna is the writer and executive producer of a documentary on Michael Jackson entitled Michael: The Last Photo Shoots,.[4][5] recorded an album of jazz songs. She has also composes music for Television shows including The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Dr.OZ Show, and others.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1]. Retrieved on 14 August 2007.
  2. ^ [2] "Album Credits"
  3. ^ [3]. Retrieved on 14 August 2007.
  4. ^ [4] "IMDB"
  5. ^ [5] "The Huffington Post"

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