|Born||1958 (age 56–57)
|Occupation||Television personality, Video jockey|
She was born in Toronto, Ontario, as Myroslava Lastivka Lydia Luciw. Her family moved to Pennsylvania when she was three. She started her broadcast career while a student at Pennsylvania State University, using the name Myra Luciw at the university radio station and the name Michele Michaels at a commercial station.
After graduation, Taylor worked briefly in Washington DC before returning to Toronto in 1980, where she was hired as station librarian and part-time disc jockey for Q-107. At that time she also began hosting CFMT's Metro Music show, giving her the video experience that would lead to the job with CBC's Video Hits in 1984. While working for the CBC, she also judged some episodes of the network's 1985 battle of the bands competition series Rock Wars.
- Smith, Diane "Taylor Made for TV" Toronto Star, April 12, 1986
- Samantha Taylor at the Internet Movie Database
- 1985 clip of Samantha Taylor on Video Hits
-  Bociurkiw, Mykhailo "Samantha Taylor: An Interview with Canada's No. 1 V. J." (pp. 9, 14) Interview with Taylor about her life and career, her ethnic roots, and about the music industry at a time when music videos were a new art form.
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