Patsy Kensit is an English actress known for a film like Lethal Weapon 2. She is also a singer, model and was a child artist in her younger years. She was the lead singer of the band, Eighth Wonder, from 1983-1989.
She played the role of Sadie King in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale between 2004 and 2006. She played Faye Byrne in the BBC One medical drama Holby City from 2007 until 2010.
She has been married to musicians Dan Donovan, Jim Kerr, Liam Gallagher, and Jeremy Healy.
Early Life And Education Of Patsy Kensit
Patsy was born on 4 March 1968. She has had four marriages. She is divorced three times while is currently separated from her fourth husband. Patsy was the front member of the band Eighth Wonder. With ITV soap opera Emmerdale, Patsy made her comeback to television acting.
Patsy grew up in a little unusual family environment. Her father’s ancestry hailed from a line of professionally illegal doers. Mr. Kensit was a s sociated with one of the notorious London gangsters the Kray twins and also ran long firms for the Kray twin's rival Richardsons.
Mr. Kensit was nicknamed “Jimmy the Dip”. Before Patsy was born, her father was in prison, and in her childhood years, Patsy believed he was an antique dealer. Even her grandfather was a robber and counterfeiter. Kensit attended Corona Theatre School.
Patsy Kensit's Career
Patsy Kensit started as a child artist at the mere age of 4 in a TV advertorial for Birds Eye Frozen Peas. She debuted on the big screen as a child artist with the film For the Love of Ada. Two years later she starred in The Great Gatsby, as Mia Farrow’s daughter. Later in 1995, she played Mia Farrow in the biographical movie Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story.
Patsy also appeared in the BBC miniseries which was an adaption of the popular historical novel Penmaric. Patsy attended Italia Conti Academy stage school. She appeared on British children’s TV shows like ‘The Adventures of Pollyanna’ and in the title role in Luna.
In The BBC adaption of Great Expectations, patsy starred as Estella. In the 1982 BBC Television Shakespeare production of Richard III, She was presented as Lady Margaret. While she was on the rise, Patsy was practicing two careers as a singer and an actress.
In her 1986 film version of Absolute Beginners, grounded on Colin MacInnes's book, patsy sang a song “La luce buona delle Stelle which in English means ‘The Good Light of the Stars. The song was a duet with Italian singer and songwriter, Eros Ramazzotti.
Kensit’s band Eighth Wonder was getting success in the late ’80s. The band had two top 40 singles namely I’m Not Scared and Cross My Heart. Eighth Wonder also appeared on Top of the Pops but could not rise higher and its success quickly faded.
In 1989, Patsy did the movie Lethal Weapon 2 where ‘I’m Not Scared’: her band’s song sung by her was featured. She did ‘Twenty-one in 1991 and her performance was critically acclaimed leading her to be nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead. The next film Patsy Kensit did was a British film called Blame it on Bellboy. Her list of movies as lead were Angels & Insects and The One and Only.
Patsy has made many television appearances to date. In 2004, she became a part of the crew of the British soap opera Emmerdale. Patsy played the character of Sadie King. She has had other various Television appearances important one being 2010 BBC TV Strictly Come Dancing season 8 where she finished in seventh-place partnering with Robin Windsor.
Patsy Kensit's Net Worth
Patsy Kensit's net worth is $10 million at present. She has appeared in advertisements for Birds Eye frozen. She has been nominated for two British Soap Awards, an Independent Spirit Award, a National Television Award, and a Young Artist Award.
Patsy Kensit's Personal Life
Patsy Kensit has had four failed marriages till now. She first got married in 1988 to Dan Donovan from the band Big Audio Dynamite. Jim Kerr of the band Simple Minds was her second husband. They got married in 1992.
She has a son named James from her second marriage. Patsy married for the third time to Liam Gallagher of the band Oasis.
On 13 September 1999, she gave birth to her second child whom they named after John Lennon. The couple got divorced in 2000. She reportedly had affairs with Ally McCoist and rap artist Killer Kela.
On 29 November 2007, Patsy announced that she was getting married to DJ Jeremy Healy but it was reported on 31 March 2008 that the couple had called the wedding off. Anyhow, they eventually got married on 18 April 2009. And by February 2010 they separated.
In September 2011, she had to undergo an ovariectomy. Doctors had discovered an 18-inch tumor on her ovary. Afterward, in June 2013, she underwent a hysterectomy when doctors detected two 6 cm long cysts in her womb.
Patsy Kensit's height stands at 5 feet 5 inches. Her body measures 34-25-34. This beautifully bodied blonde actress says she has no intentions of having more children.
by sanjeet, 17 Apr, 2014