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Legendary Female Musicians

By Gunner Glam

The 10 best female rock legends stand the test of time, with hit songs and legendary performances. Studio Brow wants to share how many of these women started in bands while a few made their name on their own. Whether they broke away from a singing partner or left a successful band, all of them produced amazing singles careers as the best women to perform rock and roll.

Janis Joplin was an American singer and songwriter from Port Arthur, Texas. As a youth, Joplin was ridiculed by her fellow students due to her unconventional appearance and personal beliefs. She later sang about her experience at school through her song “Ego Rock.” Early in her life, Joplin cultivated a rebellious and unconventional lifestyle, becoming a beatnik poet. She began her singing career as a folk and blues singer in San Francisco, playing clubs and bars with her guitar and auto-harp. Joplin first rose to prominence in the late 1960s becoming one of the best female rock legends in the history of rock and roll.

Patti Smith helped create the punk movement of the 70s, and remains one of the most popular female singers in the genre’s history. Her biggest hit was in 1978 with “Because the Night” and Smith retired one year later. She has performed on and off over the years since her initial retirement.

Tina Turner began her music career, and one of the most abusive relationships in music history, when she met Ike Turner. The duo’s signature hit was the cover song “Proud Mary” but Turner became one of the best female rock legends in music history after they split. Her solo album “Private Dancer” sold over 20 million copies and won four Grammys.

Stevie Nicks started her music career in the band Buckingham-Nicks. When Fleetwood Mac invited her partner, Lindsey Buckingham, to join the group he only agreed when they took Nicks as well. Nicks became one of the lead singers for the band and became one of the best female rock legends when her debut solo album reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts.

Melissa Etheridge caught her break as a songwriter for A&M Records in 1984. Her first album in 1988 earned Etheridge a Grammy nomination. In 1994, with her fourth album, Etheridge finally became one of the best female rock legends when “Never Enough” rose to the top of the charts.

Pat Benatar was discovered in 1977. She instantly became one of the best female rock legends when her debut album brought the hit single “Heartbreaker.” She began a long relationship with guitarist Neil Giraldo and the two released hits like “We Belong,” “Invincible” and “Love is a Battlefield.

Joan Jett – Joan Jett started her career as a member of the girl band The Runaways and achieved early success with hits like “Cherry Bomb.” However, when she left that band she became a serious female rock legend. She became world famous with songs like “I Love Rock and Roll” and “Crimson and Clover.”

Debbie Harry became famous when she sang lead in the pop group Blondie. The band broke out thanks to their unique sound, missing ska, reggae and funk music. This female rock legends first major hit was “Heart of Glass” in 1978. She also had hits with songs like “Call Me,” “Rapture” and “The Tide is High.”

Lita Ford, just like Joan Jett, got her start in the girl band The Runaways. Ford also went on to enjoy a solid solo career in the hair metal genre. Along with her hit single “Kiss Me Deadly” she also performed the “Close My Eyes Forever” with Ozzy Osbourne.

Annie Lennox started her musical training at London’s Royal Academy of Music. She soon left and eventually started the rock band The Eurythmics. During the ten years the band remained together, they released hits like “Sweet Dreams,” “Here Comes the Rain Again” and “Would I Lie to You.” Lennox began a solo career as one of the best female rock legends with songs like “Walking on Broken Glass.”

-More rockin’ your way soon from Studio Brow-


Summer Blockbusters to Check Out

By Gunner Glam

With some of the hottest months of the year approaching, Studio Brow wanted to recommend some upcoming flicks to match the weather.

June

  • Promethues
  • Rock of Ages
  • That’s My Boy
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
  • Ted

July

  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • Savages
  • Ice Age: Continental Drift
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Step Up: Revolution

August

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
  • The Bourne Legacy
  • Total Recall
  • The Campaign
  • The Expendables II

-More coming soon from Studio Brow-


Models Turned Actors

By Gunner Glam

It is rare that people who fit the look to be on the cover of a magazine have the talent to also front a movie poster.

Studio Brow thought we would share some of the most well-known models who went into acting, according to My Lifetime.

Ashton Kutcher

Funny guy Ashton Kutcher’s modeling career began in 1997, when he won the Fresh Faces of Iowa contest. He moved to New York to make it big. After just a year in the Big Apple, Kutcher was cast as Michael Kelso in the hit television series That ’70s Show, and his career was launched.

Josh Duhamel

According to Josh Duhamel, he just “sort of fell into modeling.” In 1997 Duhamel won the Male Model of the Year title in an International Modeling and Talent Association competition (first runner-up was Ashton Kutcher). After an appearance in Christina Aguilera’s music video for Genie in a Bottle, he got his first big role on All My Children. He made his big-screen debut in Win a Date With Tad Hamilton.

Chad Michael Murray

When wannabe actor Chad Michael Murray moved from New York to Los Angeles in 1999, he supported himself modeling for Gucci, Skechers and Tommy Hilfiger. That same year he landed a recurring role as Tristin Dugray on Gilmore Girls, which led to his role on One Tree Hill.

Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg became a star in Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, partially due to his impressive physique. No surprise he ended up sporting Calvin Klein underwear on billboards in Times Square. He left modeling and rapping behind when he got his first acting role, in the 1994 movie Renaissance Man.

Antonio Sabato Jr.

TV movie favorite Antonio Sabato Jr. became a Calvin Klein underwear model at just 18. As the son of actor Antonio Sabato Sr., it was only a matter of time before the younger Sabato made his way into the family business with a role on General Hospital and its spin-off.

Cameron Diaz

Before appearing in hits like The Mask, alongside Jim Carrey, and Charlie’s Angels, Cameron Diaz was signed to Elite Model management as a teen and has featured in ads for Calvin Klein and Levi’s.

Lily Cole

The 23-year-old model, graced her first Vogue cover in 2005 and has since gone on to walk the catwalk for designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier. She made her acting debut in the 2007 British film St Trinian’s, appeared in The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus in 2009 , and will be seen in the upcoming Snow White And The Huntsman. She also has a first class degree from Cambridge and spends a fair whack of her time doing charity work.

Famke Janssen

Though taller than most models (at 5ft 11in), Janssen landed a job with Elite Model Management and worked for Yves Saint Laurent, Victoria’s Secret and Chanel in her time. Early work included a role in an episode of TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation, working alongside Patrick Stewart. The pair would work together again in the first three X-Men films, Janssen’s most high profile movie outings.

Brooke Shields

Famous for a Calvin Klein jeans ad, hit the big time with the 1980 hit movie The Blue Lagoon. More recently she was seen in the TV hit Lipstick Jungle. These days she is best known as an actress, but her modelling career began at 11 months of age when she starred in an advert for soap.

Rebecca Romijn

Romijn once joked that she was nicknamed the Jolly Blonde Giant thanks to her height (5ft 11in), proving she’s got a sense of humour to match that stature. She modelled for Sports Illustratedand, of course, Victoria’s Secret. Romijn’s first big role came along with X-Men, in which she played blue mutant Mystique. She was asked back for both sequels, and even cameos in X-Men: First Class. Since then she’s turned up in TV’s Ugly Betty.

-More coming soon from Studio Brow-


Movie & TV Show Eyebrows

Here at Studio Brow, we like to take on the challenge of giving people the look of a movie star.

These are Studio Brow’s top-ten TV show and movie eyebrows:

Twin Peaks – Shelly Johnson played by Madchen Amick

The Matrix – Trinity played by Carrie-Anne Moss

Resident Evil – Alice played by Milla Jovovich

Spider-Man – Mary-Jane Watson played by Kirsten Dunst

Lost – Kate Austen played by Evangeline Lily

Lost – Claire Littleton played by Emilie De Raven

Twilight – Bella Swan played by Kristen Stewart

True Blood – Sookie Stackhouse played by Anna Paquin

Mad Men – Joan Holloway played by Christina Hendricks

Glee – Rachel Berry played by Lea Michelle

-More coming soon from Studio Brow-


Guess These Brows

Think you know celebrities?  See if you can guess which these pretty brows belong to and tell Studio Brow your favorite.