Biography of Gwen Stefani
Gwen’s father, an American with Italian roots named Denis, and mother Patty raised four children. In addition to the future star, the daughter Jill and two sons, Eric and Todd, were growing up in the family.
Gwen received her degree from California State University Fullerton. Then, in 1987, she graduated from the Loara High School. In the latter, Stephanie was a member of the swim team. Despite the fact that the future artist graduated from prestigious universities, she was never able to find a worthy application of her knowledge and get a decent job. Therefore, Gwen stopped her choice at work in the store and mopping the floors at the Dairy Queen fast food restaurant. However, Gwen does not hesitate to talk about her experience and does not regret, moreover, the singer recalls that period of her life with pride.
The first song came out from the pen of Gwen Stefani when she was seventeen years old. And that moment turned Stephanie’s life upside down. The girl realized that she has a talent that not everyone has. In 1986, the group “No Doubt” was born. It was organized by Gwen’s older brother Eric along with friend John Spence. Stephanie was invited there as a co-vocalist. However, after the main vocalist John Spence committed suicide, it was Gwen who took his place.
Talented and successful
The group has been waiting for its finest hour for quite a long time. The first two albums of the group “The Beacon Street Collection” and “No Doubt” practically did not interest listeners. But then the third album called “Tragic Kingdom” with such hits as “Don’t Speak” and “Just a Girl” (these songs were written with the direct participation of Gwen), allowed the group to take a step forward. Listeners began to slowly become interested in the work of “No Doubt” and gradually become fans. Further, Gwen took part in the recording of two albums of the band “Rock Steady” and “Return of Saturn”. And it was Gwen’s talent and charm that helped the group gain worldwide fame and crowds of fans on every continent.
In 2000, Stephanie began to work independently, separately from the No Doubt group. At first, the singer recorded the single “South Side” with Moby, and two years later she collaborated with Eve – this is how the single “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” was obtained. For this work, Gwen received the prestigious Grammy award.
With my beloved husband
A musical career began to take shape. Gwen has already established herself in her field and is just picking up speed.
In 2004, Gwen Stefani released her first solo album Love. Angel. music. Baby”. The record was a resounding success. During the preparation of his singer collaborated with Pharrell Williams, Linda Perry and other celebrities. The album rightfully earned the fifth position of the Billboard Top 200 hit parade. He won the same line on the Canadian chart. But in the British – already the fourth line, and in the Australian generally the first.
In the album “Love. Angel. music. Baby” still had the characteristic pop sound of the 80s, but critics noticed the similarity of Stephanie’s style with Madonna’s early work. And besides, the image of the blonde was similar to the pop diva Madonna herself, in her classic look. The latter, by the way, was not against such a comparison, because she considered Gwen interesting and talented.
The single “Hollaback Girl” was recognized by the popular magazine “Billboard” as the best-selling single in America at the end of the year. The song even earned two Grammy nominations.
Gwen Stefani in movies
On the music scene, Gwen Stefani reached the pinnacle of fame and ventured to try her hand at the cinema field. True, the film career did not become so extensive. The only notable work of the actress is a cameo role in the film “The Aviator” by Martin Scorsese, which appeared in 2004. The singer played the role of the sex symbol of the 1930s, Hollywood actress Jean Harlow. But the partners on the set were all stars – these are Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin and Kate Beckinsale.
There was a desire in Gwen to look different every day. This prompted the girl to open her own clothing business. The famous singer now releases clothes for every occasion, purses and bags under the name “LAMB”. By the way, Stephanie wears things and accessories of her own production herself.
In the end, Gwen nevertheless proved that she can successfully deal with several things at once. Today, a number of celebrities such as Paris and Nicky Hilton, Pamela Anerson, Nicole Richie, Carmen Electra, Jenny McCartney, Halle Berry and Alisha Kiss use Gwen Stefani’s clothing.
Personal life of Gwen Stefani
In 2002, Stephanie married the guitarist and vocalist of the British rock band Bush, Gavin Rosdale. At the end of 2005, the family announced that in the summer of 2006 they would have their first child. So Gwen and Gavin had a boy. They named their son Kingston James Macropore. Stephanie gave birth to her second child in 2008. And this time the son – he received the name Zuma Nesta Rock.
Gwen Stefani has nicknames – G-loc and Sunshine. And according to all the rules of pronunciation in Italian, in her last name, the stress should be on the second syllable.
Gwen designed the Hewlett-Packard camera herself.
The artist respects the work of such musical groups as 311, Sublime, Radiohead, Blur, Jamiroquai and Madness.
Gwen has a close friendship with Garbage frontman Shirley Manson.
At 14, Gwen chose the name Anna for her confirmation, but it was not official. Pictures of Stephanie flaunted at different times in almost all American glossy publications.
In Blender magazine’s list of the fifty sexiest musicians on the planet, Gwen Stefani ranks between Shania Twain and Jim Morrison.
CosmoGirl named Gwen Woman of the Year 2001. Then the TV channel VH1 awarded Stephanie with the prize “My Favorite Artist”.
In 2002, the singer was ranked 22nd in the TOP of the sexiest women in the world, according to Stuff magazine.
And in 2005, for impeccable makeup and good taste in clothes, Gwen Stefani was included in the list of the fifty most beautiful people, according to People magazine. Gwen Rene Stefani