Caption: Shirley Bassey
Soundtrack, Music Department, Actress
Born: January 8, 1937
Star sign: Capricorn
Height: 5' 3" (1.6 m)
Known for: There's Something About Mary (1998), Goldfinger (1964), Shirley Bassey: Divas Are Forever (2000), Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Shirley Bassey was born in Tiger Bay, Cardiff, Wales, and raised in the nearby working class neighborhood of Splott. Her mother was originally from Yorkshire, and her father was a Nigerian seaman who left the family when she was less than two. She later helped to support her family by working in an Enamelware factory. She made her professional ...