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She was awarded Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2000 Queen's Millennium Honors List for her services to Entertainment


She returned to the U.K. top forty with the 'Propellerheads' on the hit single "History Repeating" in 1997 after an absence of chart action for 24 years


She recorded the single "There's No Place Like London" written by Lynsey De Paul and Gerard Kenny


Sang Perry Como's song "And I Love You So" at the wedding of Joan Collins and Percy Gibson.


She was awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 1993 for her services to entertainment


Measurements: 34B/C-25-36 1/2 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)


Her daughter Sharon was born in September, 1954. Shirley's sister raised her until she was nine. This caused a scandal when the public found out.


Her father was West Indian and Nigerian. She never knew him.


Daughter Samantha was born in 1963. She drowned in 1985, after falling from The Clifton suspension bridge in Bristol.


Her first husband, Kenneth Hume, was openly homosexual and denied fathering any of her children born during their marriage. They remarried each other after their divorce.


She adopted a son from whom she is now estranged


Her son, Mark, is her niece's biological son. She and her second husband adopted him in 1971


Sang the theme songs for three of the James Bond movies -- more than any other performer. Goldfinger (1964), Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and Moonraker (1979). "Goldfinger" reached the #8 position on the Billboard Top 40 chart in February of 1965.


She and Tom Jones are the only two Welsh artists (as of 2007) to have sung title songs from the James Bond series of movies


Her favorite songs are "Fever" by Peggy Lee, "The Wonder Of You" by Elvis Presley, "Back To Black" by Amy Winehouse, "Have I Told You Lately" by Rod Stewart, "Night Fever" by The Bee Gees, "I've Got You Under My Skin" by Frank Sinatra, "We Don't Need Another Hero" by Tina Turner, "The Man That Got Away" by Judy Garland and "All By Myself" by CĂ©line Dion. (Source: BBC Radio 2 "Tracks of My Years").


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