Natalie Imbruglia was a megastar in the ’90s, but since her last album came out in 2015, she’s kept a quiet profile. Even so, Imbruglia has established a $14 million fortune, which should be enough to support her even if she never takes on another acting role again.
Naturally, Natalie’s supporters want to know how she was able to amass so much wealth. In addition to supposedly being on Prince Harry’s arm, was there anything else she was doing as a side gig (other than singing)?
Natalie Jane Imbruglia was born on February 4th, 1975 in Sydney, Australia as Natalie Jane Imbruglia. In Berkeley Vale, New South Wales, she was raised by her mother Maxene, father Elliot, and three sisters.
When she was 15, her family moved back to Sydney, Australia, where Natalie studied ballet, tap, and Highland dancing at Mater Dei College. At the age of 16, she dropped out of high school to focus on acting after appearing in ads for Coca-Cola and Twisties (a cheese curl snack) in Australia.
Imbruglia first appeared on “Neighbours” in 1992 as Beth Brennan, a role she would leave in 1994 to relocate to London. It was then that she met Anne Barret, her future manager, who persuaded Natalie to make a demo.
The Ednaswap song “Torn,” which Imbruglia recorded for her 1997 debut album, “Left of the Middle,” became her first single after she signed a record deal with BMG based on her demo.
With Platinum or higher sales in Australia, the United Kingdom, and Sweden, “Torn” was a decade-long radio hit. It was claimed in 2009 that “Torn” had over 300,000 plays on Australian radio, making it the most played song since the early 1990s.
Natalie released “Left of the Middle” on November 24, 1997, and it climbed to the top of the Australian charts and became a five-time platinum seller. The album was certified triple platinum in the United Kingdom.
Big Mistake” was a top ten hit in both Australia and the United Kingdom, as well as in Canada.
‘White Lilies Island,’ the follow-up to Imbruglia’s hugely popular debut, peaked at number two in Australia and earned gold in both that country and the United Kingdom.
‘That Day’ peaked at #10 on the Australian charts, as did ‘Wrong Impression’ and ‘Beauty on the Fire,” all taken from the album.
How Did Natalie Imbruglia Land Her First Major Role?
Natalie Imbruglia, who dropped out of high school at the age of 16 to pursue a career in acting, landed the role of Beth Brennan in the hit Australian soap opera Neighbours after appearing in multiple advertisements.
She followed in the footsteps of her predecessors like Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan by transitioning into the music industry.
After hearing her demo of ‘Torn,’ RCA Records (BMG) signed her after she moved to London from Neighbours in 1994.
As a result of the popularity of “Torn” and her debut album Left Of The Middle, Imbruglia’s career took off, and she has since gone on to release six studio albums.
It was in 2003 that Natalie Imbruglia married her first spouse Daniel Johns. A member of the band Silverchair, her ex-husband was an accomplished musician.
They initially met backstage at a concert in London in 1999 when he was with his band. In October of that year, they reconnected at the Gazebo Hotel in Sydney for an ARIA after-party and began dating.
On New Year’s Eve 2003 in Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia, they wed after years of dating on and off, announcing their engagement soon before Christmas 2002.
“We have just drifted apart by not being able to spend enough time together,” Imbruglia and her husband Daniel Johns stated in their divorce announcement on January 4, 2008.
In the late ’90s, Imbruglia was linked romantically to American actor David Schwimmer. Natalie Imbruglia is currently single.
Statements Regarding a Former Spouse
In a 2002 interview, Natalie Imbruglia claimed that meeting Johns had saved her from a period of deep despair. On the 2005 album Counting Down the Days, Johns wrote and produced the song “Satisfied,” as well as “Want” on Imbruglia’s 2009 album Come to Life.
Imbruglia’s 2005 single “Counting Down the Days” was inspired by her long-distance romance with Johns, who lived in Newcastle, Australia, while Imbruglia was located in London.