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Overview (3)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameCherie Ann Currie
Height 5' 5½" (1.66 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Cherie Ann Currie was born on November 30, 1959 in Los Angeles, California. She rose to major rock stardom as the teenage lead vocalist for the now-legendary all female rock band, The Runaways, which also included Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Sandy West and Jackie Fox. After three albums with The Runaways, ("The Runaways", "Queens of Noise" and "Live in Japan"), Cherie left the group to pursue her solo recording and acting interests. She starred in numerous films including Foxes (1980) with Jodie Foster, Parasite (1982) with Demi Moore, Wavelength (1983) with Robert Carradine, and guest-starred on such major prime time television series as Murder, She Wrote (1984) and Matlock (1986).

Cherie also wrote a memoir called "Neon Angel: The Cherie Currie Story". The book chronicles her painful descent into drug addiction which eventually ruined her very promising acting career. Cherie currently continues to perform in the entertainment industry on a part-time basis and it's for the fans and on her own terms. One of the highlights of her adventures has been working as a drug counselor, something she knows all too well about. Recently, she added the role of record producer to her impressive resume, and opened her own Chainsaw Art Gallery in Chatsworth, California. One of the blazing images of the 1970s even though they never experienced major American success, The Runaways have influenced the likes of Courtney Love and The Donnas and paved the way for The Go-Go's and The Bangles.

Cherie has a twin sister, Marie Currie, and is the younger sister of actress Sondra Currie. Her mother is Republic Studios' contract player, Marie Harmon. Her brother is a mortgate banker, Don A. Currie, and her brother-in-law is film and television director/producer, Alan J. Levi. The Currie sisters have yet to do a film project together, through, the twins did record an album entitled "Cherie & Marie Currie". They appeared together in the cult film The Rosebud Beach Hotel (1984).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Hill

Spouse (1)

Robert Hays (12 May 1990 - 1997) (divorced) (1 child)

Trade Mark (3)

Platinum blonde hair
Sparkling blue eyes
Seductive deep voice

Trivia (16)

She was a member of the all-female rock group The Runaways, which also featured Joan Jett and Lita Ford.
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.
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 departed for a solo career, causing problems within the band.
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.
Daughter of actress Marie Harmon.
Younger sister of actress Sondra Currie and twin sister of Marie Currie.
Former sister-in-law of Steve Lukather. Sister-in-law of Alan J. Levi.
Is portrayed by Dakota Fanning in The Runaways (2010).
Cherie had reinvented herself once again, this time as a chainsaw artist. She recently opened her own gallery in Chatsworth, California. [April 2004]
She entered chainsaw artist contests all along the California coast and regularly placed in the top three. [July 2005]
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.
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]
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.
Through the 1990s, she worked as a drug counselor for addicted teenagers and as a personal fitness trainer.
Bomp! magazine described her as "the lost daughter of Iggy Pop and Brigitte Bardot".
Was originally cast as Brenda in Savage Streets (1984) but was replaced by Linda Blair.

Personal Quotes (4)

[on her career] I don't regret any of it. I enjoy being different.
[on growing up with her twin sister Marie Currie] Marie was always the cute twin, the popular twin. I was the quiet twin, the geeky twin.
[on The Runaways (2010), in which actress Dakota Fanning portrays her] I couldn't be happier to see Dakota playing me. I actually forget it's my story, just because she's so good and so believable.
Sandy West was by far, the greatest female drummer in the history of rock and roll. No one could compete or even come close to her, but the most important was her heart. Sandy West loved her fans, her friends and family almost to a fault. She would do absolutely anything for the people she loved. It will never be the same for me again to step on a stage, because Sandy West was the best and I will miss her forever.

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