Billie Paul Piper (born Leian Paul Piper; 22 September 1982) is an English actress, dancer, and singer, from Swindon, Wiltshire. She first appeared as a performer in Scratchy & Co. At the age of 15 she released her debut single "Because We Want To", which made her the youngest artist to enter at number one on the UK Singles Chart. Her debut album Honey to the B (1998) was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry. In 2000, she released her second album, Walk of Life. In 2003, she retired from the recording industry and began an acting career.