Natalie Appleton

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Appleton performing in 2007
Natalie Jane Appleton

(1973-05-14) 14 May 1973 (age 45)
Residence Hampstead, London, England [1]
Other namesNatalie Appleton Howlett
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65m)
  • Carl Robinson
    (m. 1993;annulled 1995)
  • Liam Howlett (m. 2002)
Relatives Nicole Appleton (sister)
Musical career
Years active1996–present
Associated acts

Natalie Jane Appleton Howlett (born 14 May 1973 in Mississauga, Ontario) is an English-Canadian singer-songwriter and actress, who is a member of the group All Saints.

Mississauga City in Ontario, Canada

Mississauga is a city in the Canadian province of Ontario and a suburb of Toronto. It is situated on the shores of Lake Ontario in the Regional Municipality of Peel, bordering Toronto. With a population of 721,599 as of the 2016 census, Mississauga is the sixth-most populous municipality in Canada, third-most in Ontario, and second-most in the Greater Toronto Area.

All Saints (group) all-female band

All Saints are a British girl group formed in London in 1993. They were founded as All Saints by members Melanie Blatt, Shaznay Lewis and Simone Rainford. The group struggled to find commercial success upon being signed to ZTT Records and were dropped by the label shortly after Rainford left the group. In 1996, the group were joined by sisters Nicole and Natalie Appleton and signed to London Records under their shortened name.


Appleton joined All Saints in 1996, becoming the fourth and final member of the group, but five years later they split up amid group in-fighting. [2] She went on to form a duo with her younger sister Nicole under the name Appleton. Since then, she has reunited to release three more albums with All Saints, in 2006, 2016 and 2018.

Nicole Appleton Canadian pop singer

Nicole Marie Appleton is an English-Canadian television presenter, singer-songwriter and actress. She is a member of All Saints and Appleton. She is the younger sister of Natalie Appleton.

Appleton were a Canadian musical duo comprising sisters Natalie and her sister Nicole Appleton. The sisters were better known as members of the girl group All Saints.


In 1983, Appleton moved to London and attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School. She had a brief cameo in an episode of Grange Hill in 1986. [3]

Sylvia Young Theatre School drama school

Sylvia Young Theatre School is an independent school in the Marble Arch area, London, England. It is a specialist performing arts school named after its founder and principal, Sylvia Young.

1996–2001: All Saints

Appleton's father met Melanie Blatt, with whom Nicole had attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School, and heard that Blatt was looking for new members for her girl group. Nicole asked whether her sister could join the group as well. [4] In 1996 both sisters joined Blatt and Shaznay Lewis in forming All Saints. In 2000, Natalie and Nicole appeared in the poorly received film Honest . All Saints split acrimoniously in 2001 amid much foment and rumour. In their five-year career, the group scored a total of five number one singles.

Melanie Blatt English singer-songwriter and actress

Melanie Ruth Blatt is an English singer-songwriter and actress. She rose to fame in 1997 as a member of the girl group All Saints. The group have gained five number one singles, two multi-platinum albums, two BRIT Awards and have sold over 10 million records worldwide making them one of the best-selling girl groups of all time, and the second best-selling girl group in the UK.

Shaznay Lewis English singer, songwriter,

Tricia Marie "Shaznay" Lewis is an English singer, songwriter, and member of girl group All Saints. Lewis has co-written most of the group's songs, including number one singles: "Bootie Call", "Pure Shores" and international smash hit single "Never Ever".

<i>Honest</i> (film) 2000 film by David A. Stewart

Honest is a black comedy crime film released in 2000. The film was the directorial debut of ex-Eurythmics member Dave Stewart and starred Peter Facinelli and three members of the British/Canadian girl group All Saints: Melanie Blatt and sisters Nicole and Natalie Appleton.

2002–2005: Appleton and television

Natalie and Nicole formed the duo Appleton and launched their first single "Fantasy" in September 2002 which features Natalie doing a stage dive. Initially it was to be Nicole doing the stage dive, but she backed out at the last minute, and thus Natalie took her place. [5] The album Everything's Eventual was released in early 2003 and coincided with the documentary Appleton on Appleton which gave an inside look into the life of the sisters. In November 2004, Appleton was a contestant on the fourth series of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! . While on the show the public voted for her numerous times to take part in bushtucker trials, she was not very successful in completing the challenges and left after the public voted for her to do what would have been a record fifth bushtucker trial. [6]

<i>Everythings Eventual</i> (album) 2003 studio album by Appleton

Everything's Eventual is the debut and only studio album by Canadian duo Appleton, released on February 24, 2003, by Polydor Records. Three singles have been released from the album: "Fantasy", "Don't Worry" and "Everything Eventually".

2006–2008: Return of the All Saints

All Saints reunited in early 2006 and released their third studio album titled Studio 1 [7] on 13 November 2006. However, the group subsequently split again in 2009.

<i>Studio 1</i> (album) 2006 studio album by All Saints

Studio 1 is the third studio album by British girl group All Saints, released on 10 November 2006, by Parlophone. It was released following a five-year hiatus during which the bandmembers had pursued solo careers.

2014–present: Second All Saints reunion

In 2014, All Saints reformed to support the Backstreet Boys for five dates across the UK and Ireland. [8] On 27 January 2016, it was confirmed that All Saints were scheduled to release their fourth studio album Red Flag on 8 April 2016. The lead single from the album, "One Strike", preceded the album on 26 February 2016. [9]

Early and personal life

Nicole and Natalie have two older sisters, Lori and Lee. Natalie was born in Mississauga, Ontario, [3] to her British mother Mary and Canadian father, Kenbut. [10] While growing up she lived in Toronto, New York City, and London.

She attended high school in Ellenville, New York, and eventually quit to sing at a Borscht Belt country club at age 15. [11] In 1990, she moved back to Camden, England, where she met Carl Robinson (born c. 1967), a stripper with The Dreamboys whom she met when seeing them perform on a night out in London when she was 17. On 19 May 1992, their daughter Rachel Appleton (now Rachel Howlett) [12] was born. She and Robinson moved to New York where they married in 1993, [13] before Appleton returned to England after having the marriage annulled. [3]

She had relationships with television presenter Jamie Theakston and actor Jonny Lee Miller during the late 1990s. [14]

Appleton began dating Liam Howlett of the electronic band The Prodigy in 2000, after they met at the V Festival. [15] They married on 7 June 2002 in a ceremony in France. [16] In addition to Appleton's daughter from her first marriage, the couple have a son, Ace Billy Howlett, born 2 March 2004. [17] [18]



2006 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross Co-presenterHerself (as All Saints)
2004 I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Contestant/herself/competitor Season 4
2004 The Weakest Link Contestant / WinnerEpisode: "Pop Special"
2004 PJ's Storytime Co-presenter
2003 V Graham Norton Herself
2000 Honest Mandy ChaseNominated — 2000 Cannes Film Festival

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