Dame Shirley Bassey Does Tennis – Video Compilation

JANUARY 1975 – Not necessarily known for her tennis prowess, Dame Shirley Bassey is however known for her glamorous dress sense. She refuses to let her style standards slip, even when on the court, accessorising her short tennis dress with a gold necklace and white turban.
JANUARY 1975 – Not necessarily known for her tennis prowess, Dame Shirley Bassey is however known for her glamorous dress sense. She refuses to let her style standards slip, even when on the court, accessorising her short tennis dress with a gold necklace and white turban.
DSB on the tennis court in January 1988
DSB on the tennis court in January 1988

As a follow-up on DiamondBassey.org’s news blog post about Dame Shirley’s attendance last Friday at a traditional Dinner Show at the Sporting Club for the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters Tennis Tournament, I have put together this short video compilation comprising footage of Dame Shirley at various tennis courts over the years. DSB is self-confessed avid tennis fan and loves to play too. In an interview she once said that she used to beat Sergio while they were married – on the tennis court!-

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Dame Shirley Bassey arrives at the Monte Carlo Sporting Club
Dame Shirley Bassey arrives at the Monte Carlo Sporting Club
Rolex Masters tennis tournament
Rolex Masters tennis tournament
Early nineties
Early nineties
DSB with Liz Brewer & Pierce Brosnan in London 1997
DSB with Liz Brewer & Pierce Brosnan in London 1997
1999
1999

News: Dame Shirley Bassey Attends the Grande Nuit Du Tennis in Monte Carlo (2013)

Dame Shirley Puts Best Foot Forward For Barnardo’s

NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOEBUSINESS FOR DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY

Wales’ singing icon Dame Shirley Bassey is supporting Barnardo’s and asking women to put their best foot forward for the Barnardo’s Shoe Appeal. The Cardiff born diva has joined the mass shoe de-clutter event, aimed at encouraging women all over the UK to free themselves from their unworn or unloved shoes and help raise thousands for the most vulnerable children.

Dame Shirley, a Barnardo’s supporter, said: “Like most women I have shoes that I certainly don’t wear anymore. By giving them to the stock appeal, it’s given me the perfect chance to clear out my shoe rail, donate the forgotten footwear and support a great cause. I’m urging everybody to ‘step up’ for the Shoe Appeal and donate their shoes to Barnardo’s.”

The international singing star has donated ten pairs of her favorite footwear, including elegant Emporio Armani sandals, glamorous chunky cowboy boots, peep toe Stuart Weitzman shoes and vintage style TTxTT evening shoes. Six pairs of shoes including the Armani sandals are currently on sale in the Cardiff Albany Road store. Anyone wishing to purchase shoes and not able to visit the store should contact Alex Corsi or Connie Pretty on 029 2048 8513.

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DSB rehearsing in Antwerp

images010513_2023_TheIndianCi1Today a short video from Belgian TV. (special thanks to Susan) where you can watch Dame Shirley rehearse the songs: Born To Sing Forever & ‘s Wonderful in Antwerp (Diamond Capitol of the world) on her 1995 European Tour. Below an article from ‘Bella Magazine’  from that same year (special thanks to Andre). I would like to dedicate this blog to Audrey to wish her a very happy birthday and to thank her for everything she has contributed to the blog! 

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Other events from 1995

Dame Shirley and John Major
Dame Shirley and John Major
Dame Shirley and Hugh Grant
Dame Shirley and Hugh Grant
Dame Shirley at the premiere of the Bond film Golden Eye
Dame Shirley at the premiere of the Bond film Golden Eye