Updated: Oct 24, 2019
What's not to love about punk's ultimate girl pioneer, Debbie Harry?
For as long as I can remember, I've been utterly obsessed by this uber babe's raw talent, sass and fierce, take-no-prisoners atttitude.
She's the ultimate display of women living by their own rules and playing their own game, and she's managed to carve out a successful career doing just that for going on five decades!
Long live our ultimate fierce femme who refuses to tone down herself for anybody. In her honour, here's ten things you may or may not know about this iconic mega babe.
1. Blondie`s video for their hit song “Rapture” featured a cameo appearance New York artist/Andy Warhol disciple Jean Michel Basquiat.
2. As of 1989, she dropped using Debbie as a stage name and returned to using Deborah.
3. Deborah was considered for the role of Pris in Blade Runner (1982) but Daryl Hannah was chosen instead.
4. Debbie was one of the artists to perform in the 2006 closing night at New York`s legendary punk club, CBGB`s.
5. Blondie was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame on March 13, 2006.
6. Dyed her hair red for her role as James Woods’s masochistic girlfriend in David Cronenberg’s Videodrome (1983)
7. Eat To The Beat, released in 1979, is an early video collection by Blondie. The late model Gia Carangi appears in the eighth video, “Atomic”.
8. Was up for the female lead roles in the movies Raging Bull (1980) and TRON (1982)
9. Debbie was a member of The Stilettos in the early 70s. Debbie met Chris Stein, who was the guitarist, and when the Stilettos disbanded in the mid-70s, Harry and Stein formed Blondie.
10. Worked in New York City’s very first Head Shop, a shop specializing in drug paraphernalia used for consumption of cannabis and other recreational drugs.