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Priscilla Maria Veronica White was born on the 27th May 1943, in Liverpool, England, UK, and was a singer, an actress as well as an author and TV presenter. As Cilla Black she was most famous for her hit singles such as “You’re My World” and “Anyone Who Had a Heart” as well as for her association with The Beatles. Cilla Black passed away in 2015.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this multi-talented entertainer accumulated for life? How rich Cilla Black was? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of Cilla Black’s net worth, as of mid-2017, would be around $5 million, acquired through her career primarily, in the music industry, which was active between 1963 and 2015.

Cilla Black Net Worth $5 million

Cilla was born to Priscilla Blythen and John Patrick White, and apart from English is also of Irish and Welsh descent. She matriculated from St. Anthony’s School after which she enrolled at the Anfield Commercial College. Dedicated to dive into the entertainment industry, Cilla began working as a Cavern Club attendant in her home town. Encouraged by The Beatles, Cilla turned herself towards her singing career and debuted at the Casanova Club in 1963. This was followed by several engagements as a guest singer for Kingsize Taylor and the Dominoes as well as for Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. This marked the beginning of her career which later helped her gain a rather impressive net worth.

In September 1963, Cilla signed a recording contract with The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein, and soon after released her debut single – “Love of the Loved” – which had a modest commercial success. However, her second single released in January 1964, entitled “Anyone Who Had a Heart”, was an immediate success, peaking at No. 1 on the UK charts, selling over 800,000 copies. The following several singles such as “It’s For You”, “You’re My World” and “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin” continued to find success, hitting the charts and selling millions of copies worldwide. All these achievements helped Cilla Black to add a considerable amount of money to her net worth, and also to establish herself on the global music scene.

In her music career, which spanned over 50 years, ending with her demise in 2015, Cilla Black released 15 studio albums, and produced 37 hit singles including “Step Inside Love”, “Something Tells Me (Something’s Gonna Happen Tonight)” and “Alfie”. It is certain that all these accomplishments helped Cilla Black to increase the total of her revenues by a large margin.

Apart from music, Cilla Black had also made a successful television career which began in 1968 when she began hosting her own talk-show, airing on BBC ’til 1976, simply named “Cilla”. She later performed as an entertainer on “Cilla’s Comedy Six” during the 1970s, while between 1984 and her death in 2015, she served as a presenter on the “Surprise Surprise” talk-show. She was also a host of the “Blind Date” reality TV program between 1985 and 2003. Doubtlessly, all these ventures added a significant sum to Cilla’s net worth.

In 1996 Cilla was rewarded with a British Comedy Award as Top ITV Entertainer/Presenter, and in 2014 with a Special BAFTA Award. For her contribution to the entertainment industry, Cilla Black was also honored with an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1997.

Additionally, Cilla Black also published two books, both autobiographies – “Step Inside” in 1985 as well as in 2003 “What’s It All About?”, no doubt adding to her modest fortune..

When it comes to her personal life, Cilla Black was married to Bobby Willis from 1969 until his death in 1999, and welcomed three sons and a premature daughter who survived for only two hours. Cilla Black passed away at the age of 72, in her home in Estepona, Málaga, Spain, after fallingand hitting her head, and then suffering a stroke.

Quick Facts

Birth date: May 27, 1943
Birth place: Vauxhall, Liverpool, England
Death date: August 1, 2015, Estepona, Spain
Height:5' 6½" (1.69 m)
Profession:Soundtrack, Actress, Singer
Nationality:British
Spouse:Bobby Willis (m. 1969–1999)
Children:Ben Willis, Jack Willis, Ellen Willis, Robert Willis
Parents:John Patrick White, Priscilla Blythen
Siblings:George White, Allan White, John White
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1First female recording artist to be signed by Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles.
2On Saturday 4 January 2003, she announced "on-air" that she was quitting as host of Blind Date (1985) after eighteen years, during a live transmission of the prime-time dating show. The programme's producers had not received prior notice of her decision.
3Her real last name is White, but a reporter who reviewed one of her appearances incorrectly printed her last name as "Black". He gave her a favorable review, so she went ahead and kept "Black" for her stage name.
4Revealed on Surprise Surprise! (1984) in 1996 that her favorite Doctor Who (1963) was Jon Pertwee.
5Cilla came proud grandmother after son Robert and his wife Fiona had a baby boy called Max in August 2004.
6Her children are Robert Willis (born 1970), Benjamin (born 1974), Ellen (born 1975) who only lived for 2 hours, and finally Jack (born 1980).
7She is a fan of Coronation Street (1960) and appeared in their 40th anniversary special.
8Was the highest paid female UK TV personality with her 1960s show, and then again with Blind Date (1985) (1985 - 2003)
9Close friend of Dale Winton and Paul O'Grady.
10Attended the wedding of Joan Collins and Percy Gibson.
11She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1997 Queen's New Year Honours List for her services to entertainment.
12Paul McCartney wrote the theme song, "Step Inside Love" which was also a single for Cilla Black. The Beatles version was released on the Anthology CDs.
13Had a number 1 hit in the UK with: "You're My World".
14Her manager was Brian Epstein, who was also The Beatles manager.
15John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote songs for her to launch her career as a singer.
16A friend of The Beatles, she was a hat-check girl at the Cavern during their formative years as a group.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Blind Date (1985)£1,175,000 .00


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Mary Quant-style hairdos
2Red hair


Quotes

#Quote
1I did fancy Paul (Paul McCartney). I went through the whole Beatles. I started fancying John Lennon and then he wasn't interested, obviously. And then I went on to Paul and he wasn't interested. And I got on to George (George Harrison) and he wasn't interested. And who'd have thought that Ringo (Ringo Starr) today would look the cute one? He does. He used to look like Yasser Arafat.
2I had to do the book because there was an unauthorized biography which didn't tell it like it was.
3I didn't think before that I'd done enough to justify publishing an autobiography but after 40 years in show business I'm now ready to tell my story.


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsSpecial Award
2000Harvey Lee AwardBroadcasting Press Guild Awards
1996British Comedy AwardBritish Comedy AwardsTop ITV Entertainment Presenter


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
World Cup 1966: Alfie's Boys2016TV Movie documentary performer: "Alfie" - uncredited
The One and Only Cilla Black2013TV Movie documentary performer: "Liverpool Lullaby Oh you are a mucky kid"
Rude Tube2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
...Sings The Beatles2009TV Movie documentary performer: "If I Fell" - as Cilla
20 to 12009TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The Wedding Tackle2000performer: "Something Tells Me Something's Gonna Happen Tonight"
Edge of Seventeen1998performer: "You're My World"
First Among Equals1986TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops1968-1978TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Cilla1968-1976TV Series performer - 18 episodes
Alfie Darling1975performer: "Alfie Darling"
The Liver Birds1974TV Series performer - 1 episode
Please Sir!1971performer: "La La La Lu I Love You"
Pop Go the Sixties!1969TV Movie performer: "Anyone Who Had A Heart"
Work Is a 4-Letter Word1968performer: "Work Is a Four-Letter Word"
Alfie1966performer: "Alfie"
Not Only... But Also1966TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Ed Sullivan Show1965TV Series performer - 1 episode
Shindig!1965TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ferry Cross the Mersey1964performer: "Is It Love?"
The Royal Variety Performance 19641964TV Movie performer: "You're My World Il Mio Mondo"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Girls Aloud Party2008TV MovieNicola's Grandma
Cilla's World of Comedy1976TV SeriesVera Wilkinson / Christine Bradshaw / Carol Coombes / ...
Cilla's Comedy Six1975TV SeriesSally Norton / Vera Clayton / Christine Bradshaw / ...
The Goodies1971TV SeriesCilla Black
Work Is a 4-Letter Word1968Betty Dorrick

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Friday Night Project2007TV Series thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
40 Years on Coronation Street2000TV SpecialHerself
Martine McCutcheon: This Is My Moment1999TV Movie documentaryHerself
Comic Relief: The Record Breaker1999TV SpecialHerself
Moment of Truth1998TV SeriesPresenter
The Abbey Road Story1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
Children in Need1996TV SeriesHerself
Stockton's Fling1996TV Series documentaryHerself
Great Performances1996TV SeriesHerself
The Street Party1995TV MovieHerself
The Beatles: All Together Now1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
Heroes of Comedy1995TV Series documentaryHerself
The Royal Variety Performance1994TV MovieHerself - Host
An Audience with Jimmy Tarbuck1994TV MovieHerself
Russell Grant's All-Star Show1994TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Cilla's World1994TV MovieHerself - Host
Pebble Mill at One1993TV SeriesHerself
Cilla's Celebration1993TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes1993TV SpecialHerself
Mr Bean: Blind Date1993VideoHerself
Trading Places1992TV MovieHerself - Hostess
Happy Birthday, Coronation Street!1990TV MovieHerself - Host
Live from Coronation Street1990TV Movie documentaryHerself - Presenter
ITV Telethon1990TV SeriesHerself - Singer
Cilla's Goodbye to the '80s1989TV MovieHerself - Host
Cilla's Goodbye '881988TV MovieHerself - Presenter
Sunday, Sunday1987TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Ready Steady Go, Volume 11983DocumentaryHerself
Blankety Blank1983TV SeriesHerself
The Keith Harris Show1983TV SeriesHerself
Punchlines!1983TV SeriesHerself
Live from Her Majesty's1983TV SeriesHerself
London Night Out1980TV SeriesHerself
The 22nd Annual TV Week Logie Awards1980TV SpecialHerself
This Is Your Life1980TV Series documentaryHerself
Seaside Special1975-1979TV SeriesHerself
Wednesday at 81978TV SeriesHerself
Top of the Pops1964-1978TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Performer: 'Baby we cant go wrong'
The Basil Brush Show1977TV SeriesHerself
Night Out at the London Casino1977TV SeriesHerself
Cilla1968-1976TV SeriesHerself - Host
The World of Cilla1973TV MovieHerself
A Christmas Night with the Stars1969-1972TV SeriesHerself
The Harry Secombe Show1969-1972TV SeriesHerself
Musik aus Studio B1972TV SeriesHerself - Singer
Engelbert with the Young Generation1972TV SeriesHerself
Disco1971TV SeriesHerself
Cilla Black Und Sacha Distel1971TV MovieHerself - Musician
The Morecambe & Wise Show1971TV SeriesHerself
TV Intim1971TV Series documentaryHerself
Rolf Harris Show1971TV SeriesHerself - Singer
Tarbuck's Luck1970TV SeriesHerself
4-3-2-1 Hot and Sweet1970TV SeriesHerself - Musician
Galas del sábado1970TV SeriesHerself
Pop Go the Sixties!1969TV MovieHerself
The Royal Variety Performance 19691969TV SpecialHerself
The Bruce Forsyth Show1965-1969TV SeriesHerself
BBC Show of the Week1968TV SeriesHerself
Billy Cotton Band Show1968TV SeriesHerself
Now and Then1967TV Series documentary shortHerself
The Val Doonican Show1967TV SeriesHerself
Dee Time1967TV SeriesHerself
The Impresarios1967TV SeriesHerself
The Blackpool Show1967TV SeriesHerself
As You Like It1967TV SeriesHerself
The London Palladium Show1966-1967TV SeriesHerself
Frankie and Bruce1966TV SeriesHerself (1966)
Ready, Steady, Go!1963-1966TV SeriesHerself / Herself - The Storyteller
The Eamonn Andrews Show1965-1966TV SeriesHerself
The Ken Dodd Show1966TV SeriesHerself
Thank Your Lucky Stars1963-1966TV SeriesHerself
A Whole Scene Going1966TV SeriesHerself
Five O'Clock Club1964-1966TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The Ed Sullivan Show1965-1966TV SeriesHerself - Singer
Not Only... But Also1966TV SeriesHerself
Juke Box Jury1963-1965TV SeriesHerself - Panellist / Herself - Surprise Guest / Herself - Mystery Guest
The Music of Lennon & McCartney1965TV Special documentaryHerself
Discs a Go-Go1965TV SeriesHerself
Blackpool Night Out1964-1965TV SeriesHerself
Shindig!1965TV SeriesHerself - Singer
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium1965TV SeriesHerself
New Musical Express Poll Winners' Concert1965TV Movie documentaryHerself
Ladybirds1965TV SeriesHerself
Ferry Cross the Mersey1964Herself
The Royal Variety Performance 19641964TV MovieHerself
Around the Beatles1964TV MovieHerself
Surprise Surprise!1984-2015TV SeriesHerself - Presenter
Backchat2015TV SeriesHerself
Oh! You Pretty Things: The Story of British Music and Fashion2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
This Morning2003-2014TV SeriesHerself
Arqiva British Academy Television Awards2014TV SpecialHerself
Loose Women2008-2014TV SeriesHerself - Presenter / Herself
The Paul O'Grady Show2004-2013TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest Host
The One and Only Cilla Black2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Jonathan Ross Show2013TV SeriesHerself
Through the Keyhole2013TV SeriesHerself - Panellist
Paul O'Grady's Working Britain2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
Your Face Sounds Familiar2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
Les Dawson: An Audience with That Never Was2013TV Special documentaryHerself (as Cilla Black OBE)
Room 1012007-2013TV SeriesHerself
100 Years of the Royal Variety Performance2012TV Movie documentaryHerself
God Save the Queens2012DocumentaryHerself
The One and Only Des O'Connor2012TV MovieHerself
Cilla's Unswung Sixties2012TV Movie documentaryHerself - Presenter
Never Mind the Buzzcocks2011TV SeriesHerself - Presenter
Arena2011TV Series documentaryHerself
Benidorm2011TV SeriesHerself
Eric & Ernie: Behind the Scenes2011TV Movie documentaryHerself (as Cilla Black OBE)
Paul O'Grady Live2010TV SeriesHerself
The Day John Lennon Died2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
Breakfast2004-2010TV SeriesHerself - Singer / Herself
Alan Carr: Chatty Man2009TV SeriesHerself
Piers Morgan's Life Stories2009TV SeriesHerself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2009TV SeriesHerself
The One Show2008-2009TV SeriesHerself
Gok's Fashion Fix2009TV Series documentaryHerself
Heston's Feasts2009TV Series documentaryHerself
Sex Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll: The 60s Revealed2008TV Series documentaryHerself
Happy Hour2008TV SeriesHerself
50 Greatest TV Endings2008TV Movie documentaryHerself - Presenter
How TV Changed Britain2008TV Series documentaryHerself
The Friday Night Project2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest Host
The Best of the Royal Variety2006TV SeriesHerself
The Bigger Picture2006TV SeriesHerself
The Story of Light Entertainment2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Eating with...2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Soapstar Superstar2006TV SeriesHerself - Judge
Soapstar Superstar: Bonus Tracks2006TV SeriesHerself
Parkinson2001-2005TV SeriesHerself
Girls and Boys: Sex and British Pop2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Avenue of the Stars: 50 Years of ITV2005TV SpecialHerself
ITV 50 Greatest Shows2005TV MovieHerself
Star Portraits with Rolf Harris2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Gloria's Greats2005TV Series documentaryHerself
2005 BAFTA/LA Cunard Britannia Awards2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Cilla Live2004TV MovieHerself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2002-2004TV SeriesHerself
GMTV2002-2004TV SeriesHerself
The Variety Club Showbusiness Awards 20042004TV SpecialHerself - Daily Express Readers' Award
One Night with Barry Manilow2004TV Movie documentaryHerself - Guest
Johnny & Denise: Passport to Paradise2004TV SeriesHerself
Sport Relief 20042004TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Superstars
Bob Monkhouse: A BAFTA Tribute2004TV Special documentaryHerself
Dale's Wedding2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Still Cliff2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Kumars at No. 422003TV SeriesHerself
Today with Des and Mel2003TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show2003TV SeriesHerself
Richard & Judy2003TV SeriesHerself
Cilla in Black & White2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Blind Date1985-2003TV SeriesHerself - Presenter
Sing with a Star2002TV Movie documentaryHerself - Presenter
The Showbiz Set2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
There's Only One Paul McCartney2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Pride of Britain Awards 20022002TV SpecialHerself
So Graham Norton2002TV SeriesHerself
There's Only One Elvis2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Royal Variety Performance 20012001TV Special documentaryHerself
SM:TV Live2001TV SeriesHerself
Paul O'Grady's America2001TV SeriesHerself
An Audience with Ricky Martin2001TV SpecialHerself
The Unforgettable Frankie Howerd2000TV Movie documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
BAFTA Televsion Awards 20162016TV SpecialHerself
Our Cilla2015TV Movie documentaryHerself
Wogan: The Best Of2015TV SeriesHerself
Backchat2015TV SeriesHerself
The Native Hue of Resolution2013DocumentaryHerself
Top of the Pops: The Story of 19782013TV Movie documentaryHerself
Blackpool: Big Night Out2012TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Big Fat Quiz of the 80s2012TV MovieHerself (uncredited)
The Many Faces of...2011TV Series documentaryHerself
Top of the Pops: The Story of 19762011TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
...Sings The Beatles2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
Gok's Fashion Fix2009TV Series documentaryHerself
20 to 12009TV Series documentaryHerself
Countdown: One Last Consonant Please, Carol2008TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The Comedy Christmas2007TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The 60s: The Beatles Decade2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Room 1011995-2005TV SeriesHerself
Who Killed Saturday Night TV?2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Diva Graham Norton2003TV MovieHerself
Top of the Pops 22003TV SeriesHerself
Heroes of Comedy2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Boom Boom! The Best of the Original Basil Brush Show2001VideoHerself
I Love Christmas2001TV Special documentaryHerself
Top of the Pops: The True Story2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
Girls' Night1998Herself (uncredited)
Comic Relief Presents the Pick of the Nose1998VideoHerself - Blind Date Presenter (uncredited)
Brit Girls1997TV Series documentaryHerself
Alright on the Night's Cockup Trip1996TV SpecialHerself
The Beatles Anthology1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself (at Apple boutique opening) (uncredited)
The Best of... What's Left of... Not Only... But Also1990TV SeriesHerself / Musical guest
The Rock 'n' Roll Years1986TV SeriesHerself

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