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|Birth name||Ayshea Hague|
|Also known as||Ayshea Brough|
12 November 1948 |
Highgate, London, England
|Occupation(s)||Singer, actress, television presenter|
Born in Highgate, London, and educated at Arts Educational School, London, Ayshea was trained in ballet, music, drama and dance. She made her film debut at the age of nine as an uncredited extra in the film, Tom Thumb (1958). At sixteen, she was signed to her first record label, for the Fontana label, who released her debut single, "Eeny Meeny" in 1965. She made appearances on television shows such as Thank Your Lucky Stars and Discotheque. Granada TV's producer Muriel Young hired Ayshea to present and star in her own pop show, Lift Off with Ayshea in 1969. The series ran for 144 episodes until 1974.
Ayshea was a regular on quiz shows such as The Golden Shot and Celebrity Squares. As an actress, she appeared on Jason King and had a recurring role on ATV's UFO. After starring in pantomimes and summer shows all over the UK, Ayshea then built up a large following for her live cabaret performances.
Ayshea and Chris Brough divorced in the 1970s. In 1975, she represented Great Britain at the World Song Festival (Tokyo) with a song written for her by Elton John, entitled "The Flowers Will Never Die". Following an engagement to Roy Wood, who wrote and produced her single "Farewell", she later married Steve Alder who had the lead role in the London stage production of the musical Jesus Christ Superstar.
Ayshea moved to Los Angeles and appeared in the movies Gotcha (1985) and Demolition Man (1993). Married to the CBS president, Michael I Levy, Beverly Hills became her permanent home. For many years, she was a Beverly Hills socialite and ran a property development and interior design business.
In 2000, Ayshea moved back to the UK to be close to her mother, Rose.
- "Eeny Meeny" (1965)
- "Another Night / Taking The Sun From My Eyes" (1969), Polydor
- "Who's Gonna Rescue Jesus? / Flowers are Mine" (1970), Polydor
- "Master Jack" (1971)
- "Old Fashioned Love Song" (1972)
- "Farewell / The Best Years Of My Life" (1973), Harvest
- "Another Without You Day / MoonBeam" (1974), DJM
- "Don't Wait Till Tomorrow" (1975)
- "The Flowers Will Never Die" (1975)
- "Golden Oldie" (1977)
- Ayshea (1970)
- Lift Off with Ayshea (1974)