Kick-A^^ Rock Chicks

by SundayMorning67 | created - 12 Sep 2013 | updated - 26 Jan 2014 | Public

Some women in rock, alternative, punk, and folk music that rocked my world! Keep it rockin' ladies!

1. Debbie Harry

Actress | Videodrome

Deborah Harry was born Angela Tremble on July 1, 1945 in Miami, Florida. At three months, she was adopted by Catherine (Peters) and Richard Smith Harry, and was raised in Hawthorne, New Jersey. In the 1960s, she worked as a Playboy Bunny and hung out at Max's Kansas City, a famous Warhol-inhabited ...

2. Kim Gordon

Actress | I'm Not There

Kim Gordon was born on April 28, 1953 in Rochester, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for I'm Not There (2007), Last Days (2005) and The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012). She has been married to Thurston Moore since June 9, 1984. They have one child.

3. Janis Joplin

Soundtrack | Watchmen

Janis Lyn Joplin was born at St. Mary's Hospital in the oil-refining town of Port Arthur, Texas, near the border with Louisiana. Her father was a cannery worker and her mother was a registrar for a business college. As an overweight teenager, she was a folk-music devotee (especially Odetta, ...

4. Alanis Morissette

Soundtrack | Dogma

Alanis Nadine Morissette was born in Ottawa, Canada, on June 1st 1974. Alanis' Greek name is a feminine version of her father's name, Alan. Her mother's name's Georgia and she has two brothers: Chad and Wade (Alanis' Twin). She learned to play the piano at age 6 and the guitar at age 21. In 1986 ...

5. Gwen Stefani

Soundtrack | Trolls

Gwen Renée Stefani was born on October 3, 1969 at St. Jude's Hospital in Fullerton, California. She was one of four children born to Dennis Stefani and Patti Flynn. Her siblings are Eric Stefani, Jill and Todd Stefani. Her father is of Italian descent and her mother's ancestry is English, Irish, ...

6. Stevie Nicks

Soundtrack | Sweet November

Stevie Nicks was born in Phoenix, Arizona. From an early age, she showed a love and aptitude for music, singing country and western duets with her grandfather when she was 4 years old. After moving to San Francisco, she began songwriting and performing at Menlo-Atherton High School, where she met ...

7. Joan Jett

Soundtrack | Light of Day

Joan Jett rose to fame in the 1970s all-girl rock band The Runaways. Her cover of "I Love Rock and Roll" was a number one hit in 1982; "Crimson and Clover" was another hit for her. Jett has appeared as Columbia in the Broadway production of "The Rocky Horror Show".

8. Cherie Currie

Soundtrack | The Runaways

Cherie Ann Currie was born on November 30, 1959 in Los Angeles, California. She rose to major rock stardom as the teenage lead vocalist for the now-legendary all female rock band, The Runaways, which also included Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Sandy West and Jackie Fuchs. After three albums with The ...

9. Jackie Fuchs

Let Me In

Jackie Fox was born as Jackie Fuchs on December 20, 1959 in Los Angeles, California. A merit scholar who was planning to study mathematics at UCLA, Jackie was discovered dancing at the famous Starwood nightclub by club owner and disc jockey Rodney Bingenheimer, who in turn introduced her to music ...

10. Lita Ford

Soundtrack | The Kite Runner

Lita Ford was born on September 19, 1958 in London, England as Lita Rossana Ford. She has been married to Jim Gillette since May 13, 1994. They have two children. She was previously married to Chris Holmes.

11. Christine McVie

Soundtrack | Triple Frontier

English singer, keyboardist, and songwriter for British-American rock band, Fleetwood Mac, Christine McVie was born Christine Anne Perfect on July 12th, 1943 in the Lake District village of Bouth, England (then Lancashire, now Cumbria), and grew up in the Bearwood area of Smethwick near Birmingham....

12. Grace Slick

Soundtrack | American Hustle

Grace Slick was born on October 30, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Grace Barnett Wing. She was previously married to Skip Johnson and Gerald Robert (Jerry) Slick.

13. Nico

Actress | Vergeef me

Nico is an actress, known for Vergeef me (2001).

14. Maureen Tucker

Soundtrack | Brick

Maureen Tucker was born on August 26, 1944 in Levittown, New York, USA as Maureen Ann Tucker.

15. Annie Lennox

Soundtrack | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Annie Lennox was born on December 25, 1954 in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland as Ann Griselda Lennox. She has been married to Mitch Besser since September 15, 2012. She was previously married to Uri Fruchtmann and Radha Raman.

16. Ann Wilson

Soundtrack | The Golden Child

Singer, flute player, songwriter, and guitarist Ann Dustin Wilson was born on June 19, 1950 in San Diego, California. The daughter of Brig. Gen. John B. Wilson USMC, Wilson and her family moved around a lot, before eventually settling in the Seattle suburb of Bellevue, WA. Ann attended Interlake ...

17. Nancy Wilson

Soundtrack | Vanilla Sky

Nancy Wilson was born in San Francisco, California and joined her sister Ann Wilson in the Seattle, Washington based hard rock-band Heart in the early-seventies. She sang lead vocals on the number one-hit "These Dreams" and on the top-twenty hit "Stranded". Ann performed on "The Battle of Evermore"...

18. Liz Phair

Soundtrack | Fanboys

Liz Phair was born on April 17, 1967 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA as Elizabeth Clark Phair. She is known for her work on Fanboys (2009), Thirteen (2003) and She's All That (1999). She was previously married to Jim Staskauskas.

19. Kathleen Hanna

Soundtrack | Not Another Teen Movie

Kathleen Hanna was born on November 12, 1968 in Portland, Oregon, USA. She has been married to Adam Horovitz since 2006.

20. Shirley Manson

Actress | Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Shirley Manson was born on August 26, 1966 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Shirley Anne Manson. She is an actress, known for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008), The World is Not Enough (1999) and Remember Me (2010). She has been married to Billy Bush since May 2010. She was previously married...

21. Chrissie Hynde

Soundtrack | Happy Feet

Chrissie Hynde was born on September 7, 1951 in Akron, Ohio, USA as Christine Ellen Hynde. She was previously married to Lucho Brieva and Jim Kerr.

22. PJ Harvey

Soundtrack | Strange Days

Polly Jean Harvey was born in England on October 9th 1969. The daughter of a quarryman father and an artist mother, Polly Jean, or PJ as she is more commonly known, was raised on a sheep farm in Yeovil, Somerset. She learned to play a number of instruments as a child (including guitar, saxophone, ...

23. Courtney Love

Actress | The People vs. Larry Flynt

The daughter of Grateful Dead devotee and first manager Hank Harrison and psychotherapist Linda Caroll, Courtney Love was born Courtney Michelle Harrison in San Francisco, California in 1964. Love spent her early years living in hippie communes in Oregon and at schools in Europe and New Zealand, ...

24. Patti Smith

Soundtrack | Noah

Patti Smith was born on December 30, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Patricia Lee Smith. She was previously married to Fred 'Sonic' Smith.

25. Bonnie Raitt

Soundtrack | Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Bonnie Raitt was born on November 8, 1949 in Burbank, California, USA as Bonnie Lynn Raitt. She was previously married to Michael O'Keefe.

26. Siouxsie Sioux

Soundtrack | Grosse Pointe Blank

Siouxsie Sioux, the lead singer of Siouxsie and the Banshees (1976-1996), one of the original punk bands, was born Susan Ballion in London, England, to a Belgian Walloon father and an English/Scottish mother. The band evolved from punk, to goth and psychedelia to a more accessible sound in more ...

27. Tina Weymouth

Soundtrack | Virtuosity

Tina Weymouth was born on November 22, 1950 in Coronado, California, USA as Martina Michele Weymouth. She has been married to Chris Frantz since June 18, 1977. They have two children.

28. Kate Bush

Soundtrack | The Line, the Cross & the Curve

Kate Bush began playing piano at a young age and, by her mid-teens, had composed over 200 songs. Her talent caught the notice of David Gilmour (of Pink Floyd) who assisted in arranging her contract with EMI. The first song she released, "Wuthering Heights", soared to #1 in England in 1978. Since ...

29. Meg White

Actress | Coffee and Cigarettes

She is not the older sister of The White Stripes band mate Jack White, as we were originally led to believe. Rather, Megan Martha White, born in Detroit on December 10, 1974, is Jack Gillis White's former wife and current drummer. Meg's drumming style is unique in its simplicity, and Jack has often...

30. Dolores O'Riordan

Soundtrack | The Devil's Own

Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan was born in Ballybricken, a town 8 miles outside Limerick on Sept. 6, 1971. Her parents are Eileen and Terrance. Terrance was in a wheelchair due to a motorcycle accident. Dolores was the youngest of seven children, and one of two girls. In the late eighties, Dolores ...

31. Karen O

Soundtrack | Where the Wild Things Are

Karen O was born on November 22, 1978 in South Korea as Karen Lee Orzolek. She has been married to Barney Clay since December 2011. They have one child.

32. Kelley Deal

Soundtrack | May

Kelley Deal and her twin sister, Kim Deal, grew up in Dayton, Ohio. When they were teenagers, they formed their own folk-rock duo, The Breeders, playing at local truck stops. When Kim moved to Boston in 1986 and joined a new band, The Pixies, Kelley moved to Los Angeles, where she was a computer ...

33. Kim Deal

Soundtrack | Her

Kim Deal and her twin sister, Kelley Deal, grew up in Dayton, Ohio. When they were teenagers, they formed their own folk-rock duo, The Breeders, playing at local truck stops. In 1986, Kim moved to Boston with her husband, John Murphy. She saw an ad in The Boston Phoenix, looking for a bassist into ...

34. Joni Mitchell

Soundtrack | Two Weeks Notice

Joni Mitchell is one of the most highly regarded and influential songwriters of the 20th century. Her melodious tunes support her poetic and often very personal lyrics to make her one of the most authentic artists of her time. As a performer she is widely hailed for her unique style of playing ...

35. Joan Baez

Soundtrack | The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Joan Baez was the middle daughter of Albert Vinicio and Joan Bridge Baez. At age 10, her father took a job (and the family) to Baghdad, Iraq, for a year, after which they moved to Palo Alto, CA, home of Stanford University. In 1956, she bought her first guitar and heard Martin Luther King, Jr.'s ...

36. Melissa Etheridge

Soundtrack | An Inconvenient Truth

Melissa Etheridge was born on May 29, 1961 in Leavenworth, Kansas, USA as Melissa Lou Etheridge. She has been married to Linda Wallem since May 31, 2014.

37. Amy Lee

Soundtrack | Daredevil

Amy Lynn Hartzler (known professionally as Amy Lee) was born on December 13, 1981 to John Lee, a disc jockey and TV personality, and Sara Cargill. They moved from California to Florida to Illinois, and then finally to Arkansas. Amy met young guitarist Ben Moody at a summer camp in 1994 while ...

38. Lana Del Rey

Soundtrack | The Great Gatsby

Vocalist Lana Del Rey makes atmospheric, orchestral, retro-'60s-sounding pop that showcases her torchy image and sensuously husky singing style.

Del Rey was born Elizabeth Woolridge Grant in New York City, to Patricia Ann (Hill), an account executive, and Robert England Grant, Jr., a copywriter ...

39. Yoko Ono

Actress | Isle of Dogs

Yoko Ono was born on Saturday, February 18th, 1933, in her ancestral estate in Tokyo, Japan. Her father, Eisuke Ono, was the descendant of a 9th Century Emperor of Japan. Her mother, Isoko Yasuda Ono, was the granddaughter of Zenijiro Yasuda, the founder of Yasuda Bank. Yoko was two years old when ...

40. Fiona Apple

Soundtrack | Pleasantville

Daughter of former singer Diane McAfee and actor Brandon Maggart. She was classically trained as a pianist as a child and began composing songs when she was eight years old. She crafted a demo tape while in Los Angeles finishing High School. When she returned home to New York for Christmas one of ...

41. Florence Welch

Soundtrack | Wonder Woman

Florence Welch was born on August 28, 1986 in London, England as Florence Leontine Mary Welch.

42. Jenny Lewis

Actress | The Wizard

Jenny Lewis was born on January 8, 1976, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her acting debut was in a Jell-O commercial. During the mid-1980s, her parents divorced and she moved with her mom, Linda, to Los Angeles, California. In 1999, she gathered a couple of her friends, Blake Soper, Pierre de Reeder, and ...

43. Taylor Momsen

Actress | How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Taylor Momsen was born on July 26, 1993 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Taylor Michel Momsen. She is an actress, known for How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002) and Underdog (2007).

44. Nina Persson

Soundtrack | The Thirteenth Floor

Wonderfully talented vocalist and lyricist, primarily with Swedish band 'The Cardigans'. Persson was born on September 6th 1974 in Orebro, Sweden. Always interested in music (she plays harmonica, some guitar, piano and drums), she joined The Cardigans in 1992. The band had formed in Jonkoping, ...

45. Jennifer Finch

Soundtrack | Office Space

Jennifer Finch was born on August 5, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jennifer Precious Finch. She has been married to Chris Pedersen since February 29, 2000.

46. Nina Gordon

Soundtrack | Tank Girl

Nina Gordon was born on November 14, 1967 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Nina Rachel Gordon Shapiro. She is an actress, known for Tank Girl (1995), Jawbreaker (1999) and Totally Confused (1998).

47. Louise Post

Actress | The Still Life

Louise Post was born on December 7, 1966 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for The Still Life (2006), Touch (1997) and Totally Confused (1998).

48. Wendy O. Williams

Actress | Reform School Girls

Wendy O. Williams was born on May 28, 1949 in Rochester, New York, USA as Wendy Orleans Williams. She was an actress, known for Reform School Girls (1986), Pucker Up and Bark Like a Dog (1989) and MacGyver (1985). She died on April 6, 1998 in Storrs, Connecticut, USA.

49. Björk

Soundtrack | Dancer in the Dark

Born in 1965 in the Icelandic capital city of Reykjavik, the daughter of Gudmundur Gunnarsson (an electrician) and Hildur Hauksdóttir who divorced before her second birthday, Björk grew up in a hippie-type community with her mother and her seven siblings. She started to study classical music at the...

50. Tori Amos

Soundtrack | Twister

At age one, Tori and her family moved to Baltimore, where she spent much of her childhood. She started playing piano at a very early age (2 1/2). At the age of five, she was accepted to the Peabody Conservatory of Music (Arts school); she was the youngest person to be accepted to the school. ...

51. Suzanne Vega

Soundtrack | Closer

Suzanne Vega was born on July 11, 1959 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Suzanne Nadine Vega. She has been married to Paul Mills since February 11, 2006. She was previously married to Mitchell Froom.

52. Aimee Mann

Soundtrack | Magnolia

Aimee Mann is a Grammy- and Oscar-nominated singer-songwriter. She has released 9 albums including Bachelor No. 2, @#%&*! Smilers, Lost in Space, and Mental Illness in January 2017. Her work includes the soundtrack from the critically acclaimed film Magnolia. "Save Me" was later nominated for an ...

53. Carrie Brownstein

Writer | Portlandia

Carrie Brownstein was born on September 27, 1974 in Seattle, Washington, USA. She is a founding member of the rock band Sleater-Kinney, and was formerly in the band Excuse 17. Alongside Fred Armisen, she is the writer, actress and co-developer of the sketch comedy show Portlandia (2011) on IFC TV.

54. Exene Cervenka

Soundtrack | The Kids Are All Right

Exene Cervenka was born on February 1, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Christine Cervenkova. She has been married to Jason Edge since August 18, 2002. She was previously married to Viggo Mortensen and John Doe.

55. Patty Smyth

Soundtrack | Junior

Sultry-voiced singer/songwriter Patty Smyth was born on June 26, 1957 in New York City. She's of Irish descent. Her show business enthusiast mother not only worked as a trapeze artist and onetime manager for legendary rock'n'roll guitarist Link Wray, but also ran and/or owned several prominent ...

56. Patty Schemel

Music_department | Tank Girl

Patty Schemel was born on April 24, 1967 in Seattle, Washington, USA. She is an actress, known for Tank Girl (1995), Itty Bitty Titty Committee (2007) and Rock and Roll Mobster Girls (1988).

57. Kristen Pfaff

Kristen Marie Pfaff was born on May 26, 1967 on Buffalo, New York, USA. Kristen is the only child of her mother's first marriage, which ended in divorce when Kristen was very young. Her mother Janet later married Norman Pfaff, and Kristen took his stepfather's surname. She had a younger brother, ...

58. Melissa Auf der Maur

Actress | Beyond Borders

Melissa Auf der Maur was born in Montreal, Canada to Linda Gaboriau, a DJ, and Nick Auf der Maur, a rock journalist. She has described her father as being "absent" in her life. She attended F.A.C.E., a performing arts school in Montreal. At school, she was active in choir, piano and trumpet before ...

59. Mariska Veres

Actress | Gottschalk & Friends

"She's got it," Mariska Veres sang in the enormously popular Shocking Blue song "Venus." Mariska most certainly had it--a sensuous and charismatic stage presence that could transfix an audience with an absolute minimum of effort.

A striking brunette beauty with long, jet-black hair, sparkling eyes, a...

60. Patti Scialfa

Soundtrack | No Looking Back

Patti Scialfa was born on July 29, 1953 in Deal, New Jersey, USA as Vivienne Patricia Scialfa. She has been married to Bruce Springsteen since June 8, 1991. They have three children.

61. Kate Pierson

Actress | The Flintstones

Kate Pierson was born on April 27, 1948 in Weehawken, New Jersey, USA as Katherine Elizabeth Pierson.

62. Cindy Wilson

Soundtrack | Rising Sun

Cindy Wilson is a vocalist, songwriter and founding member of new wave band The B-52's. The B-52's formed in 1976 and found prominent success with "Rock Lobster", the first single released from the 1979 self-titled debut album. In 1985 Wilson married Keith Bennett, a successful advertiser. Wilson's...

63. Christina Amphlett

Soundtrack | Sixteen Candles

Christina Amphlett was born on October 25, 1959 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia as Christina Joy Amphlett. She was married to Charlie Drayton. She died on April 21, 2013 in New York City, New York, USA.

66. Justine Frischmann

Soundtrack | The Craft

Justine Frischmann was born on September 16, 1969 in Twickenham, Middlesex, England. She has been married to Ian Faloona since 2008.

67. Kat Bjelland

Soundtrack | All Over Me

Kat Bjelland was born on December 9, 1963 in Salem, Oregon, USA as Katherine Lynne Bjelland. She was previously married to Glen Mattson and Stuart Gray (Stu Spasm).

68. Tobi Vail

Soundtrack | The Punk Singer

While still in high school, she volunteered at KAOS (FM), the campus radio station at The Evergreen State College.



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