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Cherie Currie

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Delivered on November 30, 1959, in LA, Cherie Currie secured her put in place the history of rock and roll music as an associate from the seminal young lady music group the Runaways. Nevertheless, it had been her twin sister, Marie Currie, who was simply actually offered an area within the music group. Approached within a membership by group Svengali Kim Fowley and guitarist Joan Jett, Marie Currie offered the chance, but Cherie Currie required the opportunity, auditioning for the fledgling take action and obtaining the nod as business lead singer. Quickly generating a record offer, the Runaways experienced becoming seen as a novelty and Currie’s suggestive clothing only served to provide credence to naysayers. Currie seems around the group’s 1st three produces, The Runaways, Waitin’ for the night time, and Reside in Japan (Japan becoming where the music group achieved its best level of achievement, notching several platinum records along with a rabid band of fans). The albums handled little commercial achievement in the us, hardly eking out a location around the charts, however in a long time the Runaways’ status as pioneers would boost substantially and their body of function will be reassessed in light of its impact on the generation of feminine musicians. Currie remaining the music group in 1977 amid gossips of tensions between her and Fowley, in addition to Runaways guitarist Lita Ford. Whatever rift that could or might not possess been around between Currie and Fowley, he still created her 1978 single issue, Beauty’s Just Skin Deep, though it didn’t break Currie to some wider viewers. She returned 2 yrs later, this time around with sister Marie Currie, release a Messin’ using the Young boys. Despite having some heavyweight players (including many people of Toto) support the siblings, the record once again didn’t ignite commercially. Currie shifted a few of her concentrate to cinema rather, appearing within the well-received Foxes alongside potential Academy Award champion Jodie Foster. Currie a lot more than kept her own within the film and gained strong reviews on her behalf portrayal of the desperate teenager. The performance resulted in more acting possibilities on tv and film, including a little function within the classic THAT IS Spinal Touch (which didn’t make the theatrical discharge, but was restored on Dvd movie) along with a starring function within the 1983 cult science-fiction flick Wavelength. She also do a substantial amount of voice-over function. In 1989, Currie co-authored the biographical reserve Neon Angel: The Cherie Currie Tale, which eventually motivated a 2010 film for the Runaways. In 1998, Little & Wild premiered, culling together paths from Currie’s times using the Runaways in addition to materials from her single albums, and in 2001 she performed on and created an record by Katt Lowe & the Othersyde.

Quick Facts


Full Name Cherie Currie
Height 1.66 m
Profession Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Music artist
Education William Howard Taft Charter High School
Nationality American
Spouse Robert Hays
Children Jake Hays
Parents Marie Harmon, Donald Currie
Siblings Marie Currie, Sondra Currie, Don Currie Jr.


  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures

#Fact
1 Was originally cast as Brenda in Savage Streets (1984) but was replaced by Linda Blair.
2 Bomp! magazine described her as "the lost daughter of Iggy Pop and Brigitte Bardot".
3 Throughout the 1990s, she worked as a drug counselor for addicted teenagers and as a personal fitness trainer.
4 Her son, Jake Hays, learned to play guitar well enough to be included in recent recording sessions, and as a member of her current touring band.
5 Cherie was awarded the Rock Legend Award at the 2013 Malibu Music Awards. Lita Ford presented the award to her and they reunited onstage after 35 years. [October 2013]
6 She collapsed onto her kitchen floor and burst into tears when she learned Dakota Fanning had signed to play her in The Runaways (2010). Cherie later gave Dakota a custom made guitar for her 16th birthday.
7 She entered chainsaw artist contests all along the California coast and regularly placed in the top three. [July 2005]
8 Cherie had reinvented herself once again, this time as a chainsaw artist. She recently opened her own gallery in Chatsworth, California. [April 2004]
9 Is portrayed by Dakota Fanning in The Runaways (2010).
10 Former sister-in-law of Steve Lukather. Sister-in-law of Alan J. Levi.
11 Younger sister of actress Sondra Currie and twin sister of Marie Currie.
12 Daughter of actress Marie Harmon.
13 According to her autobiography, "Neon Angel", she and Jodie Foster got along real well during the making of Foxes (1980). But Jodie's mother was not all that interested in Jodie making friends with Cherie.
14 In 1975, when she was 16, she auditioned as lead singer for an all-girl rock band known as The Runaways. Managed by cult Hollywood figure Kim Fowley, the jailbait quintet also featured Joan Jett on rhythm guitar and vocals and Lita Ford on lead guitar. After two years with the group (and three records), she split for a solo career, citing problems within the band.
15 In 1989, Price Stern Sloan published her autobiography, "Neon Angel", telling of her life in the entertainment business and recovery from drug abuse. She is working on an update of her story, which includes her 8 year marriage to actor Robert Hays, motherhood, and her current relationships with Joan Jett, Lita Ford and the other The Runaways members.
16 She was a member of the all-female rock group The Runaways, which also featured Joan Jett and Lita Ford.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hansel & Gretel: Warriors of Witchcraft 2013 Ms. Thoman
Matlock 1990-1991 TV Series Renee Thorton / Betsy Rhodes
Rich Girl 1991 Michelle
Murder, She Wrote 1984 TV Series Echo Cramer
The Rosebud Beach Hotel 1984 Cherie
Wavelength 1983 Iris Longacre
Twilight Zone: The Movie 1983 Sara (Segment #3)
Parasite 1982 Dana
Foxes 1980 Annie

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Warehouse 13 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Runaways 2010 writer: "Dead End Justice", "Secrets"
Real Wild Child: Joan Jett Music Video Anthology 2003 Video performer: "Cherry Bomb"
The Rosebud Beach Hotel 1984 performer: "Romeo", "Where's the Music", "Here He Comes" / writer: "Where's the Music"
The Runaways Live in Japan 1977 TV Movie writer: "Secrets"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Runaways 2010 book "Neon Angel: The Cherie Currie Story"

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dr. Giggles 1992 ADR voice

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rage 2016 TV Series Herself
Kill My Coquette: Post Teenage Angst 2016 Video short Herself
Glory Days 2014/I Herself
Celebrity Ghost Stories 2013 TV Series documentary Herself
Warehouse 13 2013 TV Series Herself
David Bowie & the Story of Ziggy Stardust 2012 TV Movie documentary Herself - The Runaways
Sunset Strip 2012 Documentary Herself
That Metal Show 2011 TV Series Herself - Guest
Things That Aren't Here Anymore 3 2010 TV Movie documentary Herself
Hollywood Singing & Dancing: Movies That Rocked 'n' Rolled 2009 Video documentary Narrator
Mobile Home Disaster 2008 TV Series Herself - Chainsaw Chick
A Current Affair 2005 TV Series Herself
Getting the Knack 2004 Video documentary Herself
Edgeplay 2004 Documentary Herself
Real Wild Child: Joan Jett Music Video Anthology 2003 Video Herself
Mayor of the Sunset Strip 2003 Documentary Herself - The Runaways
Child Stars 2002 TV Movie Herself
The Secret History of Rock 'n' Roll with Gene Simmons 2001 TV Movie documentary Herself
VH1 Rock Show 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
The Runaways Live in Japan 1977 TV Movie Herself (as The Runaways)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs 2008 TV Movie Herself

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#Quote
1 [on The Runaways (2010), in which actress Dakota Fanning portrays her] I couldn't be happier to see Dakota playing me.
2 [on her career] I don't regret any of it.
3 I enjoy being different.
4 [on growing up with twin sister Marie Currie] Marie was always the cute twin, the popular twin. I was the quiet twin, the geeky twin.

#Trademark
1 Seductive deep voice
2 Sparkling blue eyes
3 Platinum blonde hair

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