Mandy Smith

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Mandy Smith
Birth name Amanda Louise Smith
Also known as Mandy
Born (1970-07-17) 17 July 1970 (age 46)
Genres Pop
Years active 1986–present
Labels PWL
Website kisspr.net/mandy.html

Mandy Smith (born Amanda Louise Smith[1] on 17 July 1970) is an English former pop singer and model.

Early life[edit]

In 1983, when Smith was only 13 years old, a relationship began between her and 47-year-old Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman.[2][3] In a 2010 interview with the Daily Mail, Smith claimed to have started a sexual relationship with Wyman at just 14.[4] Smith married Wyman in 1989; they divorced in 1991.[5]

Music career[edit]

In 1986, Smith was to be interviewed on Irish TV show Saturday Live, but cancelled when broadcaster RTÉ decided she would be interviewed from a seat in the audience rather than on the set. RTÉ said she was "not important enough" and that she might "give a bad example to young teenage girls". The story appeared in the international media.[6]

Personal life[edit]

On 19 June 1993, she married footballer Pat Van Den Hauwe, but this only lasted two years.[7] She published her biography It's All Over Now in 1993.[8] In 2001, she was briefly engaged to Vanity Fair fashion model Ian Mosby with whom she had a son, Max Harrison Mosby. Smith is currently a resident of Manchester where she has now become a teetotaller and vegan.[9] Smith was raised as a Catholic and, in recent years, has returned to the church.[10]

Other interests[edit]

Having tried a career as a make-up artist, Smith was reported in 2009 to be training to be a counsellor.[7] In the 1990s, Smith wrote a beauty/fashion column for a magazine; since 2012 she has written an advice column for a Christian lifestyle magazine.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles/EPs[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album Notes
UK
[15]
AUS
[11]
GER
[12]
IRE
[16]
ITA
[17]
JPN NOR
[18]
NZ
[19]
S AFR
[20]
SWI
[14]
1987 "I Just Can't Wait" 91 91 14 12 1 9 37 16 Mandy
"Positive Reaction" 39 16 11 UK Indie Chart #48[21]
1988 "Boys and Girls" 23 12 7 4
"Victim of Pleasure" 93 78 49 18 28 US Billboard Dance Chart #22[citation needed]
The Mandy EP Non-album release Released in Hong Kong only
1989 "Don't You Want Me Baby" 59 30 13
1992 "I Just Can't Wait ('92 Remixes)" Promo 12" only
1995 "I Just Can't Wait ('95 Remixes)" Promo 12" only
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in those countries.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mandy Smith profile". Internet Movie Database. Amazon, Inc. 
  2. ^ The curse of Hello! The Independent, 9 May 2008
  3. ^ Wyman, Bill; Ray Coleman (1990). Stone Alone. London: Viking. p. 26. ISBN 978-0-670-82894-4. 
  4. ^ Mandy Smith: I DID sleep with Bill Wyman when I was 14... but now the only man in my life is God Mail Online, 17 April 2010
  5. ^ Nashawaty, Chris (3 June 1994). "A Teen Bride for a Stone". Entertainment Weekly. 
  6. ^ "The Sex Factor". Irish Independent. 7 October 2008. Retrieved 16 November 2008. 
  7. ^ a b Cable, Simon (11 May 2009). "Mandy Smith, from rock chick to mother hen, 20 years after her marriage to Bill Wyman". London: Daily Mail. Retrieved 11 May 2009. 
  8. ^ Smith, Mandy (1993). My Life with Bill Wyman, It's all over now. London: Blake Publishing Ltd. p. 1. ISBN 1-85782-044-4. 
  9. ^ Hoyle, Antonia (3 June 2009). "'If it happened now, Bill would go to jail.' Mandy Smith on the Rolling Stone who seduced her at the age of 13". Daily Mail. London. 
  10. ^ Hale, Beth (13 April 2010). "Bill Wyman's former child bride Mandy Smith swaps clubbing for communion". Daily Mail. London. 
  11. ^ a b Australian chart peaks:
  12. ^ a b German chart peaks:
  13. ^ "swedishcharts.com > Mandy in Swedish Charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  14. ^ a b "hitparade.ch > Mandy in der Schweizer Hitparade" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  15. ^ "Official Charts > Mandy Smith". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  16. ^ "The Irish Charts – All there is to know > Search results for 'Mandy' (from irishcharts.ie)". Imgur.com (original source published by Fireball Media). Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  17. ^ Italian chart peaks:
  18. ^ "norwegiancharts.com > Mandy in Norwegian Charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  19. ^ "charts.org.nz > Mandy in New Zealand Charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  20. ^ "South African Rock Lists Website - SA Charts 1969 - 1989 Acts (S)". Rock.co.za. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  21. ^ Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980-1999. Cherry Red Books. ISBN 0-9517206-9-4. 

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