40 years old (Born on June 29, 1980)
Welsh classical crossover singer; She is famous from The fastest-selling female classical singer.While she was studying at the Royal Academy of Music, she was attacked and nearly r*ped by a man who followed her off a bus after she had enjoyed a night out with friends. When she was walking back to her London home, he sprang upon her and tried to drag her into an alley, but she managed to escape. He continued to pursue her and punched her to the ground, prompting her to curl up into a ball so that he was not able to r*pe her. After repeatedly kicking her, he eventually left with her wallet and has never been caught. Studied Advanced Level Welsh. On the advice of the original Forces Sweetheart, Dame Vera Lynn, in December 2005 and 2006, she travelled to Iraq to sing to the soldiers for Christmas. On her first visit to Iraq in 2005, when travelling to Shaibah, the largest British base in Southern Iraq, the helicopter she was travelling in was targeted by missiles. Anti-missile flares were deployed and the group landed safely. In November 2008, she revealed to The Daily Mail that when she was a student, she had taken class A drugs (cocaine and ecstasy) and cannabis. She noted that she was introduced to them by her friends at the Royal College of Music, and that she stopped taking them after signing her record deal in 2003. In the article, she described taking drugs as "the biggest regret of my life". Her previous jobs before becoming a successful singer have included a freelance singing teacher, a tour guide on the London Eye and a model.
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Fun Facts About Katherine Jenkins
While chatting with TV presenter and magician Stephen Mulhern at a post-awards show party, she mentioned to him that she'd always had an ambition to have a go at being sawed in half by a magician. This led to Mulhern inviting her to appear on his Saturday Night phone-in game show "Magic Numbers", where she acted as his assistant in a performance of Sawing a Woman in Half in which Mulhern and singer Olly Murs sawed her in half inside a see-through box.
After entering a modelling competition, she became the Face of Wales 2000.
Opera singer, who was the biggest-selling classical star in the UK in 2004