American singer, songwriter, actress, and former teen icon Tiffany (Darwish) was born October 2, 1971. She is most notable for her 1987 cover of “I Think We’re Alone Now,” a song originally recorded by Tommy James and the Shondells in 1967. Released as the second single from her eponymous album, Tiffany, the song quickly became a teen anthe Thanks to an original mall tour, “The Beautiful You: Celebrating The Good Life Shopping Mall Tour ’87”, Tiffany found commercial success; both the single and the album peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200 charts, respectively. The singles “Could’ve Been” and “I Saw Him Standing There”, a cover version of The Beatles’ “I Saw Her Standing There”, followed soon after, with the former also claiming the No. 1 position on the Hot 100.
Although Tiffany’s second album, Hold an Old Friend’s Hand, managed to yield a top-10 single and chart in the upper register of the Billboard 200 in 1988, and ultimately became a platinum-selling album, it failed to replicate the success of her debut album. The 1990s had two additional releases, 1990’s New Inside and the Asia-exclusive Dreams Never Die, both of which failed to rekindle substantial interest. Tiffany returned in 2001 with her first album in six years, The Color of Silence. While the album received some minor critical success, it failed to achieve any significant standing. Since then, Tiffany recorded a number of additional full-length albums, including Dust Off and Dance, Just Me, Rose Tattoo, A Million Miles and Pieces of Me an album of 1980s cover songs, focusing on a variety of genres, including country and dance. Tiffany continues to tour.
Outside of music, Tiffany posed nude in Playboy and guest-starred in several television shows, including Celebrity Fit Club, Australia’s version of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling. Tiffany has also made a foray in films and television. Her first acting job was providing the voice of Judy Jetson on Jetsons: The Movie, where she replaced Janet Waldo because studio executives thought Tiffany would attract a younger audience. She contributed three songs to the soundtrack, including the main song “You and Me”. In 2002, she appeared on the short-lived sitcom That ’80s Show as Candy, an employee of a punk nightclub called Chaos. In 2008, Tiffany starred in a national commercial campaign for AT&T titled “Paradise by the GoPhone Light” for AT&T’s GoPhone, which featured Meat Loaf and parodies his song “Paradise by the Dashboard Light”,
In April 2008, Tiffany made a cameo appearance on the situation comedy How I Met Your Mother in the episode “Sandcastles in the Sand”, playing herself as a backup singer in the 1980s-inspired music video by a fictional teen Canadian pop star named Robin Sparkles who was inspired by real life singers like Tiffany making a career out of performing in malls.
Tiffany starred in the 2008 short film The Isolationist, concerning a sexually aggressive woman named Barbara Newman. In 2009, she completed work on her first feature film, Necrosis, which was released internationally as Blood Snow. Necrosis was a psychological thriller in which she starred alongside James Kyson Lee and George Stults. In the film, she acted out the role of Karen, a fun-loving adrenaline junkie who took matters into her own hands after a blizzard had trapped her friends and her in a cabin, and paranoia got the best of them. Necrosis premiered at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
Meanwhile Tiffany’s former music rival, Debbie Gibson, starred in the film Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus. Tiffany also starred in a film from The Asylum, the mockbuster Mega Piranha, directed by Eric Forsberg, which also starred Barry Williams. Tiffany then starred in Mega Piranha which became the highest-rated SyFy movie of 2011. Tiffany and Gibson then starred together in a Syfy original movie Mega Python vs. Gatoroid, in 2011. Which Featured Tiffany as a Everglades park ranger and Debbie Gibson as an Animal rights Activist who are frequently at odds with each other and eventually come to blows during a party.
The 2008 documentary I Think We’re Alone Now was about two fans of Tiffany who both claimed to be in love with her, and had been labeled “stalkers” by the media. The program followed them through their lives as they discussed the source of their obsession. In 2013, she starred in a Miracle Whip commercial “Keep an Open Mouth” alongside Wynonna Judd, Lance Bass, Susan Boyle, The Village People, and other iconic celebrities. The same year, she participated in the Klondike Celebrity Challenge where she was dared to relive her ’80s years by singing in a mall.