Cilla is one of the most well known T.V presenters in Britain. She was born in Scotland Road in Liverpool and grew up there. It was with singing that she first found fame. She then went on to present Surprise Surprise, The Moment of Truth and Blind Date.
Cilla attended St. Anthony's School.
Cilla's trademark is her red hair.
Cilla's father worked on the Liverpool docks. Her mother sold second hand clothes.
Cilla was awarded the OBE in 1996.
Cilla was married to Bobby Willis from 1969 until he died in 1999.
Cilla's manager, Bernie Epstein, was also the manager of The Beatles.
Cilla reached number 1 in the British charts in 1964 with Anyone Who Had A Heart.
Cilla gave birth prematurely to a daughter, Ellen, in 1977. The baby only survived for 2 hours.
Cilla suffered a miscarriage in 1972.
Cilla has two grandchildren named Max and Alana.
Cilla has three sons named Robert, Ben and Jack.
She was close friends with the Beatles.
Cilla was a judge on Soapstar Superstar, a talent show for soapstars.
Cilla: I found TV presenting the most incredibly easy thing I'd ever been asked to do...
Cilla: The nicest thing about coming of age is that I can do whatever I like.
Cilla: I humbly apologise for reality television.
Cilla: I did smoke a joint once but I did not enjoy it.