Cilla Black - Famous Presenter

Cilla Black Net Worth


“Famous singer, actress, and entertainer” Cilla Black’s net worth was valued at $25 million at the time of her death – an enviable fortune earned as a result of her association with The Beatles, and 40+ years of entertaining Britons on TV with shows such as Blind Date and Surprise Surprise.

Key facts:

  • Cilla Black was an English singer, actress, and entertainer who was associated with the Beatles and released many albums.
  • She had numerous hit singles including 'Anyone Who Had a Heart', which reached #1 in the UK and Ireland, 'You're My World', which reached #1 in Australia and the UK, 'Love Of The Loved', 'It's For You', 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', 'Alfie', 'Step Inside Love', 'If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind', and 'Something Tells Me (Something's Gonna Happen Tonight)'.
  • Black hosted the television series Cilla on the BBC from 1968 to 1976 and hosted the TV series Blind Date from 1985 to 2003 and Surprise Surprise from 1984 to 2001.
  • She won several awards during her career, including a British Comedy Award in 1996, a Broadcasting Press Guild Award in 200, and a BAFTA Award in 2014.
  • Black also authored two autobiographies: Step Inside and What's It All About?

Basic Information About Cilla Black

CategoryCelebrities › Actors
ProfessionsPresenter, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Actor
Net worth$25,000,000
Date of birth1943-05-27
Place of birthLiverpool
Date of death2015-08-01 (aged 72)
Curiosities and TrademarksRed hair
Mary Quant-style hairdos
SpouseBobby Willis - (25 January 1969 - 23 October 1999) (his death) (4 children)
Height5 ft 6 in (1.689 m)
Social Media↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Cilla Black win?


Golden Globe

Golder Raspberry


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Cilla Black roles

Movie / Series Role
The GoodiesCilla Black 1 episode, 1971
BenidormSelf 1 episode, 2011
Room 101Self 3 episodes, 1995-2013
Never Mind the BuzzcocksSelf - Presenter 1 episode, 2011
Loose WomenSelf - Presenter / ... 17 episodes, 2008-2014
The One ShowSelf / ... 3 episodes, 2008-2012

Cilla Black's Movie/Shows Salary

Movie / Series Salary
Blind Date (1985)£1,175,000 .00

Cilla Black's Quotes

  • I 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.
  • I had to do the book because there was an unauthorized biography which didn't tell it like it was.
  • I 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.

Cilla Black's photos

Cilla Black’s Net Worth Details

Cilla Black’s net worth was $25 million. The English singer, actress, and entertainer gained most of her wealth from her successful career in the entertainment industry, including her music albums and hosting various television series. She also wrote her autobiographies Step Inside and What’s It All About?. When she passed away in 2015 at age 72 from a stroke, she had an estate worth $20 million excluding real estate and a home valued at around $5 million.


What is Cilla Black Known For?

Cilla Black is recognized for her contribution to the entertainment industry. She was an English singer who released many hit songs during her time. Additionally, she hosted several high-rating television series attracting audiences globally.

Early Life and Education

Cilla Black was born on May 27, 1943, in Vauxhall, Liverpool, England. Her birth name was Priscilla Maria Veronica White. Her parents were Priscilla Blythen and John Patrick White. Her father was a deckhand and a coalman. She had three siblings and hailed from a working family.

Black attended the local school and left at age 15. After that, she worked as a typist for a British shipping line afterward as an attendant in the cloakroom of the Cavern Club in Liverpool. Her passion for music emerged when she performed in various local shows on weekends.


Cilla Black started her career in the music industry in 1963 with a single “Love of the Loved.” Her hit single “Anyone Who Had a Heart” became number one in Ireland and the UK music chart. Furthermore, her other hits included songs such as “You’re My World,” “It’s For You,” and “Alfie.” Her contribution to the music industry landed her a position in the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles.

After her success in the music industry, Black landed her first television series in 1968, called Cilla. It ran for eight years on BBC Television. The show was a mixture of music, comedic sketches and interviews continuing till 1976, after which she took a break from her career due to her family. She returned to the industry in the early 198s and started hosting the popular dating series called Blind Date from 1985-2003. She then hosted another high-rating program called Surprise Surprise from 1984 to 2001.


Cilla Black passed away from a stroke on August 1, 2015, at her home near Marbella, Spain. Upon her death, fans worldwide mourned the loss of the international icon who left behind an extraordinary influence on the music and television industry.


Music Career Achievements

Blacks’ unforgettable songs and her long and successful music career have gained widespread recognition from music enthusiasts worldwide. Her single ‘Anyone Who Had a Heart’ became a no.1 hit in 1964 gaining her a position inside Guinness Book of Records where it remained for many years. Moreover, she had stunning success with other singles like ‘Love Of The Loved’, ‘It’s For You’, ‘You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’,’ ‘Alfie,’ ‘Step Inside Love’, ‘If I Thought You’d Ever Change Your Mind’, and ‘Something Tells Me Something’s Gonna Happen Tonight’. Her albums Always Something There To Remind Me, Cilla All Mixed Up, The Best of Cilla Black, to name a few, all gained plenty of popularity and recognition.

Television Career Achievements

Black’s thriving career as a television presenter includes hit series Blind Date, which had an average of 16.2 million viewers each episode in its heyday, and successfully ran for 18 years from 1985 to 2003. Shortly afterward, in 1984, the British icon started presenting Surprise! Surprise!, where she made heartwarming surprises, life-changing gifts and opportunities for ordinary people in the UK. She used her platform to spread love and joy among her viewers.

Personal Life and Legacy

Cilla was married to longtime partner Bobby Willis, who was also known for managing some of her music work. The couple married in 1969 and stayed together until Willis passed away in 1999. Together, they had three sons. Besides her husband, Black had a massive fan following from all around the world.
During her long-spanning career, Black worked with many musical legends like the Beatles and won various awards such as a British Comedy Award in 1996, a Broadcasting Press Guild Award in 200, and a BAFTA Award in 2014. Utterly devoted to her work and using her talent to enrich people’s lives, Cilla Black made a permanent place for herself in the heart of the entertainment industry that no one can ever replace.

Interesting Facts about Cilla Black

  1. A friend of The Beatles, she was a hat-check girl at the Cavern during their formative years as a group. John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote songs for her to launch her career as a singer. Her manager was Brian Epstein, who was also The Beatles' manager, and she was the first female recording artist to be signed by Epstein. McCartney wrote the theme song "Step Inside Love" which was also a single for Black. The Beatles' version was released on the Anthology CDs.
  2. Had a number 1 hit in the UK with: "You're My World".
  3. She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1997 Queen's New Year Honours List for services to entertainment.
  4. Attended the wedding of Joan Collins and Percy Gibson.
  5. Close friend of Dale Winton and Paul O'Grady.
  6. Was the highest paid female UK TV personality with her 1960s show, and then again with Blind Date (1985) (1985 - 2003)
  7. She was a fan of Coronation Street (1960) and appeared in their 40th anniversary special.
  8. Her children are Robert Willis (born 1970), Benjamin (born 1974), Ellen (born 1975) who only lived for 2 hours, and finally Jack (born 1980).
  9. Cilla became a proud grandmother after son Robert and his wife Fiona had a baby boy called Max in August 2004.
  10. Revealed on Surprise Surprise! (1984) in 1996 that her favorite Doctor Who (1963) was Jon Pertwee.
  11. Her real last name was White, but a reporter who reviewed one of her appearances incorrectly printed her last name as "Black". He gave her a favourable review, so she went ahead and kept "Black" for her stage name.
  12. On 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.
  13. She was awarded Top Female Personality Award in the Sun Awards in 1973.
  14. Used to be a dictaphone typist.
  15. Her debut disc 'Love of the Loved'.
  16. 1972 Voted 'Top Female Vocalist by readers of both Disc and New Musical Express and Top Female Personality by Sun readers for 3rd year running.

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