- Real Name:
- Stefani Germanotta
- Date of Birth:
- March 28, 1986
- Yonkers, N.Y.
- Resides in:
- New York City
Turning down Juilliard, quitting NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts and being dropped by Island Def Jam did not hinder this modern disco diva’s meteoric rise. Germanotta, whose stage name was inspired by a Queen song, played piano by 4, composed ballads by 13, honed her outrageous style by dancing in burlesque clubs and singing in dive bars by 19 and released The Fame by 20. Gaga became only the third artist in history to score three No. 1 hits off a debut album thanks to “Just Dance,” “Poker Face” and “LoveGame.” The Grammys and MTV VMAs started to roll in and her wild ensembles, often sans pants, and performance art-meets-concert style are unforgettable. Her name conjures visions of treacherous platform heels, meat dresses, giant hats, wacky wigs, bondage gear, jackets made of Kermit the Frog dolls, head spikes, giant eggs and stone-encrusted glasses. She continued her hot streak with The Fame Monster, which provided even more No.1s like “Bad Romance” and “Paparazzi,” Born This Way, mentoring on American Idol, a Barneys pop-up and a fragrance. Knowing she owes everything to her fans, known as Little Monsters, she established the Born This Way Foundation in 2012 to promote individuality and combat hate and bullying. Her generous giving continued when she pledged $1 million to the American Red Cross in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The performer was most recently linked to Chicago Fire actor Taylor Kinney, who starred in her “You And I” video.
Lady Gaga Search Results
Year in PhotosTake a look back at some of your favorite stars making waves in 2013 ...
2013 Red CarpetTake a look back at the best red carpet photos from 2013.
Fashion FlubsTake a look back at some of the celebrity style slip-ups so far this year ...
LOL Pics 2013Take a look back at the best LOL Pics of 2013 ...
Creepy GiftFor Christmas, Kanye gave Kim a Birkin bag painted with pictures of nude demons. Plus, more celeb news in the Shortlist.
Holiday Miracles?Check out 13 celebs who are desperately in need of a Christmas miracle ...
Santa BabyAriana Grande, Kourtney Kardashian, Jessica Alba and more stars in the holiday spirit.
She Did What?!All the proof you need that stars are nothing like us.
Christmas CoutureCheck out stars whose ensembles resembled Christmas ornaments!
Fashion StuntsThese celebs deserve an award for their impressive attention-getting feats on the red carpet ...