Produced in 1982 in Swindon, Wiltshire, England, Billie Piper first came to prominence as a pop vocalist. After her music career fizzled, she transitioned to performing, her first love. Although she worked on the stage as well as in movies, Piper is famous for her television work, for example, character as Rose Tyler, a travelling companion to the Doctor, on the extremely successful U.K. science fiction program, Doctor Who.
Produced Lianne Paul Piper in the Swindon region of Wiltshire, in South West England, vocalist/actress Billie Piper was a happy kid who adored singing tunes round the home with her younger brother, Charley, and her younger sisters, Harley and Elle. A year after her arrival, her parents, Paul Victor Piper and Mandy Kane Kent, officially changed their daughter’s name to Billie Paul Piper.
Piper studied at London’s prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School. When her second single, “Girlfriend,” went to No. 1, she was labeled as England’s new “pop princess.”
Although her debut record, Honey to the B, sold more than THREE million copies in the UK, she had trouble sustaining a solid profession in other places all over the world. She released other successful singles, but her music profession finally burned out.
After time from the music company, Piper chose to pursue her first love, playing, and took courses in London. The success of the newest iteration of the show catapulted Piper to renewed popularity; she won Typically the Most Popular Performer Award two years running at the U.K.’s National Television Awards. She was likewise given the Breakthrough Award by The Times of London for her transition from singing to playing.
Piper wed DJ and television host Chris Evans in 2001 without the information of her family members and friends. They’d dated for six months ahead, but their 16-year age difference finally doomed the union. They divorced in 2007, but stay friends.
After that year, Piper wed celebrity Laurence Fox. They two sons together: James, produced in 2008, and Eugene Pip, produced in 2012.
Piper’s 2006 memoir, Growing Pains, shows her challenges related to coping with celebrity and cash at an early age. “The more successful you become, the simpler it’s to give way to bad behaviour; you become self-centered and self-oriented and lose all sense of perspective,” she wrote. “It drives away everyone who truly adores you.”