The personification of 1980s pop innocence, Tiffany was the sweet, all-American kid who found fame in shopping malls. From an immigrant family (her father was of Lebanese descent and her mother French), Tiffany began as a country singer after being discovered by Hoyt Axton. She toured with George Jones and Jerry Lee Lewis and, at only 14, signed to MCA, releasing her first album Tiffany in 1987. She made it big with her second single I Think We're Alone Now, a cover of an old Tommy James & the Shondells hit which she memorably promoted on shopping mall shows; establishing her as a regular girl-next-door teenage fans identified with. She had another Number 1 with the ballad Could've Been and the 16-year-old Tiffany became the youngest female artist to top the American charts with a debut album. The following year she was trapped in the middle of a contractual dispute between her family and her manager George Tobin, launching an unsuccessful court case to be declared an "emancipated minor", and as demand for her blue-eyed pop faded, second album Hold An Old Friend's Hand was a relative flop. Tiffany subsequently moved to Nashville, making a partially successful comeback in 2000 with the album The Color Of Silence, which she followed with Dust Off And Dance (2005) and Just Me (2007), then diversifying further into acting.