- Dropped out of the Royal Academy of Music a few weeks prior to taking the final exam.
- Formed a duo called Stocking Tops with future opera singer Joy Dey in the early 1970s.
- Met guitarist Dave Stewart while working as a waitress. His first words to her were, "Will you marry me?"; they subsequently moved in together, but never married.
- Joined Stewart's band Catch, which soon morphed into the Tourists, with whom she released three albums.
- Along with Stewart, parted from the Tourists in 1980 and formed Eurythmics, scoring five Top 20 hits over the next decade, including the No. 1 smash "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)."
- Made her solo debut in 1992 with the multi-platinum Diva, featuring the hits "Walking on Broken Glass" and "Why."
- Ranked No. 93 on Rolling Stone magazine's Top 100 Singers of All Time list.
- Left foot is permanently numb due to a 2008 spinal surgery to repair an impinged nerve.
- Released her first holiday album, Christmas Cornucopia, in 2010.