Lianne Paul Piper was born on the 22nd September 1982, in Swindon, Wiltshire, England, and is a singer and actress. She began her artistic career as a pop singer in her teens, later focusing on her career as an actress. The role that made her famous was that of Rose Tyler in the new version of the mythical television series “Doctor Who” (2005 – 2013). Piper has been active in the entertainment industry since 1998.
How rich is the actress and singer? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of Billie Piper net worth is as much as $12 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2017. Music, films and television are the sources of Piper’s wealth.
Billie Piper Net Worth $12 Million
To begin with, Piper ‘s parents had named her Lianne, but only three weeks after her birth they changed her name to Billie. Piper has a younger brother and two younger sisters, and grew up in Nine Elms, Swindon, where she attended the Brookfield Primary School in Shaw, and then Bradon Forest Secondary School. She subsequently studied at the Sylvia Young Theatre School.
Concerning her professional career, she began as a teenager in the television show “Scratchy and Co”. Later, she worked for a commercial magazine “Smash Hits”, but at the age of 15 she signed her first record deal. In 1998, she was the youngest artist ever to reach the top on the UK Top 40 with the song “Because We Want To”, and her next single “Girlfriend” (1999) also topped the music charts. This was followed by a number of major hit singles and two successful albums, which were also successful outside Britain and Ireland, in Australia, New Zealand, Sweden and later Switzerland, steadily building her net worth.
In 2003, she decided to stop singing, and went to Los Angeles to attend acting classes, afterwards appearing in the series “The Canterbury Tales” (2003). This was followed by a number of roles in series and movies, until in 2005 she was cast in “Doctor Who”, she starring with both Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant. In late 2007, Piper starred in the television series “Secret Diary of a Call Girl”, which was a huge success thanks to the intensive promotional campaign that preceded the series in which extensive use was made of Pipers stardom. The series became the most watched drama series on ITV2. In 2008, Piper appeared again in the role of Rose Tyler in “Doctor Who”, and in 2013 she returned to Doctor Who for the 50-year special “The Day of the Doctor”. In this episode she played The Moment which had taken the form of Rose Tyler. From 2014 to 2016, she starred in the series “Penny Dreadful” for which she was nominated for a Fangoria Chainsaw Award. Soon, the feature film “Beast” (2017) should be screened, in which she takes the role of Grace.
Finally, in the personal life of Billie Piper, she married British radio DJ Chris Evans in 2001, but in 2004 they separated, and divorced in 2007. At the end of 2007, she married the actor Laurence Fox, the son of actor James Fox. They lived in Eastbourne, Midhurst in the English West Sussex, and had two sons together before divorcing in 2016.
Currently filming for Series Four of Doctor Who (2005). [November 2007]
BBC News reported that she would be leaving Doctor Who (2005) at the end of Series 2. Her last appearance as a series regular in the show will be in the episode "Doomsday," which aired on 8 July 2006. [June 2006]
Makes her return to the Charts with "Day and Night". [May 2000]
Returned to work 7 months after giving birth to her son Eugene in order to begin performing in the stage production of "The Effect".
Was 6 months pregnant with her son Eugene when she completed her run of the stage production "Reasons to be Pretty".
Gave birth to her second child at age 29, a son Eugene Pip Fox on April 5, 2012. Child's father is her second husband, Laurence Fox.
Ranked #72 in the 2011 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
Despite having, at the age of 15, a No 1 hit with "Because We Want To", Piper revealed that her earnings from her early singing career were negligible due to being young and taken advantage of. She claimed that she is working twice as hard now because there was a massive financial rip-off and was then left with hardly any money.
Her parents only found out by listening to Virgin Radio that she had married Chris Evans in a Las Vegas chapel called Little Church of the West, when she was 18 and he was 34. Billie wore flip-flops and Danny Baker was best man. Billie and Chris took the second most expensive wedding package the chapel offered.
Refused to take any money from her divorce settlement with Chris Evans.
While she was at Sylvia Young's, Billie was spotted by Hugh Goldsmith, managing director of Innocent Records, who was looking for a singer to take on the Spice Girls. He liked her vocals, and at age 14, Billie signed a three-album deal. At 15, she had a number-one hit with 'Because We Want To'. Two more number ones followed and an album, Honey to the B, went double platinum, selling half a million copies in the UK alone.
Her singing career included some misfortunes: Billie's PR company dropped her because of Chris Evans's interference with her image. Virgin dithered about releasing a new single, and Billie's manager, Nicki Chapman, the Pop Idol (2001) judge, canceled their three-year contract.
She has a brother named Charlie, and two sisters, Harley and Ellie.
Won the most popular actress award at the 11th annual National Television Awards in London, England on October 25, 2005 for her portrayal of "Rose Tyler". Her Doctor Who (2005) co-star Christopher Eccleston, won for most popular actor.
Won the Breakthrough Award For Rising British Talent at the 10th annual South Bank Show Awards at the Savoy Hotel in London, England on Friday 27th January, 2006.
She was nominated for two BRIT Awards (the UK equivalent of the Grammys) in 1999, for Best British Newcomer and Best British Female, but lost to Belle & Sebastian in the former category and Des'ree in the latter category.
Her ex-husband Chris Evans is a popular and wealthy radio DJ in England.
During her singing career she suffered from insomnia due to the pressure of fame.
Chris Evans bought her a red sports car worth over £100,000 after they had been dating for just three days. She couldn't even drive.
Combination of blonde hair and very dark brown eyebrows
The more things you own, the more people you need to employ.
Weight doesn't matter as long as you're happy with yourself.
Amadu is all about the family. I've never known love like that before, and it made me think, 'I want a bit of that'. It kind of forced me to get to know my family again. Another reason why he's so lovely.
There's not enough money in the world to get me singing "Because We Want To", again. I wouldn't do it. I think Beyoncé Knowles got a couple of million for a private show but I would be happy to turn it down.
I have to teach myself. I kind of wish I'd continued with my education, but that's something I can do in the future.
I love fresh flowers for my home. I spend far too much money on them, buying them almost every day.
I would really love to do a musical, I don't know in what capacity but something funny.
I'm happy in the UK. I absolutely love it and I've finally got a great group of friends. I've got a lovely little flat and my work's here.
I'm reading more than ever. I used to find it tedious, but now it's like my little friend - it takes my mind off things.
There are lots of great movies coming out of the U.S. but it's not something I've ever really been interested in. They're great films but I much prefer the smaller independent films, which are more thought provoking and experimental.
Steve Coogan does something for me. He is so naughty, but I quite fancy him.
A musical film is my idea of heaven. You can pre-record, you don't have to sing live. Singing live was the bit I hated the most. I never felt like a confident singer.
In the next few years I'd love to play a female version of Doctor Who. I know exactly how I would play her - she would be crafty in a clever kind of way.
I am thinking about those things now. More so than all my friends - they're a lot older than me, but they're not even thinking about babies.