The ’90s superstar is unrecognizable a quarter century after the #1 hit – can you tell who it is?

SHE had more hits than most and the kind of career that firmly places her in the music legend category.

But in the UK, Tori Amos is probably best known for her ’90s hit Professional Widow, which reached #1 in 1996.


Music industry legend Tori Amos recently thanked her fans as she turned 59[/caption]

The American star was spotted in 1996 at the age of 32
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The song appeared on their album Boys For Pele with a remix by Armand van Helden.

Released as Professional Widow (It’s Got to Be Big), the track became a club classic that defined the era.

Anyone traveling in the late ’90s must have heard the song with its repetitive intro: “Honey bring it close to my lips, yeah.”

These days, Tori is still touring and making music, and she thanked her fans for their messages last month as she turned 59.

She wore glasses and showed off her signature red hair. She tossed her followers a wide-brimmed hat and winked.

She wrote, “Thank you for all the lovely birthday messages, it really makes this day extra special… Missing you guys and can’t wait to see you all soon.”

She recently wrapped up a North American tour in Los Angeles and will embark on a European tour in Brussels next year.

The American star tends to split her time between Florida, in the US, and Bude, in Cornwall, where she’s been spending lockdown.

Their 16th album Ocean to Ocean, released last autumn, was written and recorded in their home studio in their 300 year old Cornish barn.

Tori married Mark Hawley, an English audio engineer, in 1998 and they have a 22-year-old daughter.

The songwriter rose to fame thanks to her 1992 album Little Earthquakes, followed by 1993’s Under The Pink, which reached #1 in the UK.

She has three top 10 singles – Professional Widow (It’s Got To Be Big), Pretty Good Year and Cornflake Girl, which spent seven weeks on the charts.

Tori at the 1993 Brit Awards at Alexandra Palace, north London
The star was spotted at a radio studio in New York in 2017
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