Mandy Smith

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Mandy Smith
Also known as Mandy
Born (1970-07-17) 17 July 1970 (age 45)
Genres Pop
Years active 1986–present
Labels PWL
Website kisspr.net/mandy.html

Mandy Smith is an English pop singer and former 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.[1][2] In a 2010 interview with the Daily Mail, Smith admitted to starting a sexual relationship with Wyman at just 14.[3] Smith married Wyman in 1989; they divorced in 1991.[4]

Music career[edit]

In 1986, Smith was to be interviewed on TV's Saturday Live until RTÉ decided she should be downgraded to being a mere member of the audience. She was axed entirely when her manager disagreed, with RTÉ saying she was "not important enough" and that she might "give a bad example to young teenage girls". The story appeared in the international media.[5]

Personal life[edit]

On 19 June 1993, she married footballer Pat Van Den Hauwe, but this only lasted two years.[6] She published her biography It's All Over Now in 1993.[7] 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.[8] Smith was raised as a Catholic and, in recent years, has returned to the church.[9]

Other interests[edit]

Having tried a career as a make-up artist, Smith is presently training to be a counsellor.[6] In the 1990s, Smith wrote a beauty/fashion column for a magazine; since 2012 she writes an advice column for a Christian lifestyle magazine. Smith has also set up her own business together with her sister Nicola, a marketing company named Kiss PR.[10]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1988: Mandy (ITA #41, SWI #14, SWE #35)

Singles/EPs[edit]

"-" denotes releases that did not chart in that country.

Year Single Peak chart positions Album Notes
UK ITA DEU CHE[11] JPN NOR SWE S AFR
1987 "I Just Can't Wait" 91 9 14 16 1 9 Mandy New Zealand #37
"Positive Reaction" - 9 39 11 - UK Indie Chart - Number 48[12]
1988 "Boys and Girls" - 12 23 4 - 8
"Victim of Pleasure" 93 11 49 28 - US Dance Chart - Number 22
The Mandy EP - - - - - Non-album release Released in Hong Kong only
1989 "Don't You Want Me Baby" 59 11 - - - 16
1992 "I Just Can't Wait ('92 Remixes)" - - - - - - - - Promo 12" only
1995 "I Just Can't Wait ('95 Remixes)" - - - - - - - - Promo 12" only

References[edit]

  1. ^ The curse of Hello! The Independent, 9 May 2008
  2. ^ Wyman, Bill; Ray Coleman (1990). Stone Alone. London: Viking. p. 26. ISBN 978-0-670-82894-4. 
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ Nashawaty, Chris (3 June 1994). "A Teen Bride for a Stone". Entertainment Weekly. 
  5. ^ "The Sex Factor". Irish Independent. 7 October 2008. Retrieved 16 November 2008. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ Smith, Mandy (1993). My Life with Bill Wyman, It's all over now. London: Blake Publishing Ltd. p. 1. ISBN 1-85782-044-4. 
  8. ^ 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). 
  9. ^ Hale, Beth (13 April 2010). "Bill Wyman's former child bride Mandy Smith swaps clubbing for communion". Daily Mail (London). 
  10. ^ Mandy Smith Kiss PR
  11. ^ Swiss Charts. Discography Mandy.
  12. ^ Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980-1999. Cherry Red Books. ISBN 0-9517206-9-4. 

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