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Cherie Currie
Born November 30, 1959 (1959-11-30) (age 50)
Encino, Los Angeles, California
Genres Punk rock
Hard rock
Rock and Roll
Occupations Musician, songwriter, actress, artist
Instruments Vocals, piano, guitar
Years active 1975–present
Associated acts The Runaways
Website Official site

Cherie Currie (born November 30, 1959) is an American singer, musician, actress, and artist. Currie was the lead vocalist of The Runaways, a hard rock band from Los Angeles in the mid-to-late 1970s.

Biography

Currie was raised in the San Fernando Valley town of Encino. She rocketed to international stardom as the teenage lead vocalist for the now legendary all-female rock band The Runaways, alongside bandmates Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Sandy West, and Jackie Fox.

Described as "the lost daughter of Iggy Pop and Brigitte Bardot" by Bomp! magazine, she seemed likely to achieve greater fame.[citation needed] Currie, not yet 16, joined The Runaways in 1975, where the classic teen rock anthem "Cherry Bomb" was written for her at the audition.

After three albums with The Runaways, (The Runaways, Queens of Noise, and Live in Japan ), Currie went on to record two solo albums (Beauty's Only Skin Deep for Polygram Records, and Messin' With The Boys with twin sister Marie Currie for Capitol Records). She then worked as an actress, starring in movies such as Foxes, Parasite, Wavelength, Twilight Zone: The Movie, Rosebud Beach Hotel, Rich Girl, and others, as well as numerous guest spots on TV series (Matlock and Murder She Wrote, among others).

Currie is the author of Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway, in which she tells of her trials and tribulations growing up in California in the '70s, her struggles with drugs and alcohol, and her days with The Runaways. A 2010 musical biographical drama film, based on the 1970s all-girl rock band of the same name, explores the friendship and falling out between Joan Jett and Runaways lead singer, Cherie Currie, played by Dakota Fanning, Jett is an executive producer for the film The Runaways, which chronicles the Runaways' career. Floria Sigismondi, who directed videos for Marilyn Manson, the White Stripes and David Bowie, wrote and directed.

Currie was married to actor Robert Hays in the 1990s and they have one son. They are now divorced.[citation needed]

In 2008, Currie contributed to Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna's book, Cherry Bomb.[1][2]

Currently, Currie is a wood carving artist who uses a chain saw to create her works.[3]

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