Cilla Black net worth: English singer, actress, entertainer and media personality, Cilla Black had a net worth of $25 million.
Born on May 27, 1943, in Liverpool, England, Cilla Black grew up in the Scotland Road area and studied Shipping Management at Anfield Commercial College. With strong determination to become an entertainer, Black started working part time at Liverpool’s Cavern Club, to get close to the Beatles. She started impromptu performance which impressed the Beatles and others and was encouraged to start a singing career. She then appeared as ‘Swinging Cilla’ at the Casanova Club and was a guest singer with Merseybeat bands Rory Storm and the Hurricans, King Size Taylor and the Dominoes and, later, with the Big Three.
Having worked really hard during her early days of her career, she was Championed by The Beatles and her singles ‘Anyone Who Had a Heart’ and ‘You’re My World’ both peaked to #1 in the British charts. She also had 11 top ten hits in between 1964 and 1971 while she became one of the prominent female singing figures in Britain.
BBC Radio 2 also documented her life and considered ‘Anyone Who Had a Heart’ as UK’s biggest selling single by female artist in the 60s. Having a successful career as a recording artist in 1960s and 70s, she hosted her own eponymous variety show, Cilla, for BBC for 8 years until 1976. She also worked as a comedy actress in the 70s before starting her career as a television presenter. She hosted hit entertainment shows like Blind Date and Surprise Surprise.
Cilla Black celebrated her 50 years in show-biz in 2013 while she was also honored by British television network ITV on a special show ‘The One & Only Cilla Black’. Married to her manager Bobby Willis for over 30 years, her husband died of lung cancer in 1999 and the couple had three sons.
Considered among the legends of British musicians, Cilla Black died at 72 on August 2, 2015 leaving behind a whopping $25 million net worth.
Quick facts about Cilla Black
Full Name: Priscilla Maria Veronica White
Profession: Singer, Entertainer, Actress, Media Personality
Height: 5 ft 6.5 in
Date of Birth: May 27, 1943- August 2, 2015
Place of Birth: Vauxhall, Liverpool, England
Education: Anfield Commercial College
Marital status: Widowed (Bobby Willis)
Astrological sign: Gemini