John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote songs for her to launch her career as a singer.
A friend of The Beatles, she was a hat-check girl at the Cavern during their formative years as a group.
Close friend of Dale Winton and Paul O'Grady.
She is a fan of Coronation Street (1960) and appeared in their 40th anniversary special.
Cilla came proud grandmother after son Robert and his wife Fiona had a baby boy called Max in August 2004.