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Shakira

Shakira Caine (born Shakira Baksh on 23 February 1947, also known as Shakira and Lady Micklewhite), is a Guyanese-British former fashion model and actress of Asian origin descent. She was born in Guyana to a Muslim family . Her mother was a dressmaker, and she aspired to follow in her footsteps and become a fashion designer. While working as a secretary her boss urged her to enter the Miss Guyana contest, where she won the Miss Guyana title. At the age of 19 she came third in the 1967 Miss World contest, held in London, where she stayed on to launch a career in modelling. After seeing Baksh in a TV commercial for Maxwell House coffee, British actor Michael Caine became obsessed with finding the woman he considered to be "the most beautiful ... he had ever seen". The couple were married in Las Vegas on 8 January 1973, and had one daughter, Natasha. Baksh appeared in several films in the 1970s, including Again Doctor, Son of Dracula, and with her husband in John Huston's The Man Who Would Be King. She also appeared in two episodes of the science fiction drama series UFO.

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Dark Side of Shakira's Moon

Dark Side
Of Shakira's Moon

Mega-generous Shakira made a cheeky exit from a Manhattan eatery last night, demonstrating the paparazzi-friendly properties of stretchy black fabric, bright lighting, and celebrity skin. // As… READ MORE >

Shakira Foundation Shimmies Up $45 Million for Charity

Shakira Foundation
Shimmies Up $45 Million For Charity

Her hips don't lie and neither does her wallet! Shapely Colombian pop singer Shakira dug deep in her foundation's bank account and donated $45 million to charity on Friday. The sexy singer… READ MORE >

- 2637 days ago
Shakira's MySpace Access -- Denied!

Shakira's MySpace Access
Denied!

The "Beautiful Liar" was seen departing Koi in Los Angeles over the weekend, and while most fans were happily shouting and waving to Shaki, one fan was heard yelling, "I requested you on MySpace,… READ MORE >

- 2677 days ago
Penelope and Shakira Out Cruisin'

Penelope and Shakira
Out Cruisin'

It seems that Penelope Cruz is having trouble finding a date since she broke up with Matthew McConaughey -- so she's hitting the hip spots with her hip-shakin' girlfriend, Shakira! // The… READ MORE >

- 2740 days ago
Hollywood Zombies!

Hollywood
Zombies!

They're rich. They're famous. And they're dead! Thanks to our friends at HollywoodZombies.com, death has never been so stimulating. Visit "Cosmo Ghoul" Nicole Retchie, Sanjaya Malacarcass and… READ MORE >

- 2741 days ago
Gere to Indian 'Moral Police' -- Kiss My White A**

Gere to Indian 'Moral Police'
Kiss My White A**

Richard Gere isn't bothered that a warrant's out for his arrest in India, and he's accusing a "very small right-wing, very conservative" faction in the country for coming after him for his public… READ MORE >

- 2792 days ago
Wyclef is NUTS for Shakira

Wyclef
Is NUTS for Shakira

All that booty-shaking was a little too much for Wyclef to handle at last night's Grammy performance. The former Fugee couldn't keep his hands off of himself during the erotic performance --… READ MORE >

- 2866 days ago
Shakira -- Stay Away from My Mouth!

Shakira
Stay Away from My Mouth!

Shakira dashed out of a restaurant yesterday, covering her mouth like a doctor exposed to SARS. TMZ spotted the hip-shaker coming out of Il Cielo in Beverly Hills, using her scarf to hide the… READ MORE >

- 2870 days ago
Shakira: Heavy Metal Goddess

Shakira:
Heavy Metal Goddess

Colombian hip-shaking sensation Shakira was honored by her hometown of Barranquilla yesterday, with the unveiling of a 15-foot, six-ton iron statue of the singer. The statue does not gyrate.… READ MORE >

- 2954 days ago
Shakira Forgets Her Roots

Shakira
Forgets Her Roots

Rump shaking international singing sensation Shakira channeled her inner Marilyn Monroe while filming her upcoming music video for the song, "Illegal."Forgoing her usual popstar-fabulous look,… READ MORE >

- 2982 days ago

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