(born Stuart Leslie Goddard
, 3 November 1954, Marylebone
) is an English musician
, who gained popularity as the lead singer
of New Wave
group Adam and the Ants
and later as a solo artist, scoring ten UK top ten hits between 1979 and 1983, including three No.1s. Goddard was also a star in America where he not only scored a string of hit singles and albums, but was once voted sexiest man in America by the viewers of MTV
. He is also an actor, having appeared in two dozen films or television episodes between 1985 and 1999.