August 14, 1960 in Berkhamsted
Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Sarah Brightman (born 14 August 1960) is an English classical crossover soprano, actress, musician, songwriter, and dancer. She has sung in many languages, including English, Spanish, French, Latin, German, Turkish, Italian, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, and Catalan. Brightman began her career as a member of the dance troupe Hot Gossip and released several disco singles as a solo performer. In 1981, she made her West End musical theatre debut in Cats and met composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, whom she later married.