She is worth an estimated £15million and hit the big time in 1983, when she began appearing as a topless model on Page 3 of the Sun, aged 16.
Friendships with celebrities are part of who he is, but it doesn’t affect his demeanor, and he is entirely unsnobbish. Although blessedly anonymous for most of his life, there have been moments when the uglier side of fame has reared its head, most notably when Fox was a very young child.
If there is one thing that does define Sam Fox, it’s being part of an extended, clannish family and a dyed-in-the-wool New York City lover. When I first meet Fox, he’s patiently waiting by the door of the Marlton Hotel, checking his phone and dressed in the standard millennial uniform of jeans, a plaid shirt and sneakers. A particularly jarring episode occurred when he was with his parents in London, staying in the same hotel as Princess Diana.
Beyond that, he’s that rare find: a decent guy who went to top private schools (Dalton and Friends Seminary), a top college (Stanford, for two years) and now works for an internet start-up (onefinestay.com). However, in one very important way, Sam is a lot more like me than he might be like you. Taller than his dad, his resemblance to his famous father is uncanny, and I have a feeling that one of the banes of his existence must be a constant stream of well-meaning strangers coming up to him and saying, “Do you know who you look just like . It was just after Back to the Future Part III had come out, and millions of flashbulbs were trained on the family, scaring young Fox out of his wits.
“It was just insane with all the press, and I couldn’t handle it.” There have been other times when he’s been randomly mobbed, once when he was touring colleges in the Midwest at 19 and was ambushed in the airport by a high school girls’ soccer team.
He doesn’t really understand what the value would be of his photograph on someone’s wall and says his father feels the same way.
But he is unquestionably grateful for the access his proximity to fame has given him.After a string of relationships with men, Samantha came out as a lesbian.She was in a long-term relationship with her partner of 16 years Myra Stratton. "I love her completely and want to spend the rest of my life with her." However, Myra sadly lost her battle to cancer in 2015.And Sam has three sisters himself: twins Aquinnah Kathleen and Schuyler Frances, who are 20, and Esmé Annabelle, 14.Growing up in such an extended clan meant lots of support, and so Fox wasn’t burdened by some of the pressures that come with being a child of famous parents.They have just launched a new extreme sports initiative, Tour de Fox which is a three month physical odyssey undertaken by one of the foundation’s employees, also coincidentally named Sam Fox (no relation).