In 1988, Fox received a Brit Award nomination for Best British Female Artist.
Fox was born in Mile End, East London, the eldest daughter of actress Carole Ann Wilken and John Patrick Fox.
In July 2016, Fox became a participant in Celebrity Big Brother 18, where she just missed out on reaching the final and finished in seventh place.
Fox's father Patrick, a former carpenter, managed her career until 1991, when she hired accountants to trace over £1 million (£1.9 million today) that she believed he had embezzled from her accounts.
In 1983, at age 16, she began appearing as a topless model on Page 3 of British tabloid The Sun, and continued as a Page 3 girl until 1986.
During this time, she became the most popular pin-up girl of her era, as well as one of the most photographed British women of the 1980s. In 1986, she launched her pop-music career with her debut single "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)", which hit number one in 17 countries.
In 1986, Fox retired from Page 3 modelling, at the age of 20, and transitioned into a career in pop music.
In 1995, aged 29, she made a one-off appearance in The Sun to promote Page 3's 25th anniversary.
"I have slept with other women but I've not been in love before Myra Stratton. I love her completely and want to spend the rest of my life with her." Fox said that she had been reluctant to come out because, having already dealt with obsessed fans and stalkers, she feared fans' possible reactions.
On 2 August 2015, Fox's long-term partner, Stratton, died following a two-year battle with cancer. Fox announced the news via Twitter and Facebook: "It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Myra Stratton.
She spent a year in New York presenting pop promotional videos for MTV, and she made other attempts at TV presenting, including an interview with Rolf Harris, which was ill-fated even before it started, as Fox referred to her interviewee as "Ralph" on several occasions, annoying Harris.
In 1990, she appeared on the sitcom Charles in Charge as Samantha Steele, a fictional rock star whose agent pushes her to romance Charles (Scott Baio) so the paparazzi will print it in the tabloids.
Though the two women did live in the same residence together, neither stated publicly that they were lovers.