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Overview (4)

Born in Fullerton, California, USA
Birth NameGwen Renée Stefani
Nicknames Sunshine
G-loc
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Gwen Renee Stefani was born on October 3, 1969 at St. Jude's Hospital in Fullerton, California. She was one of four children born to Dennis Stefani and Patti Flynn. Her siblings are Eric Stefani, Jill and Todd Stefani. Her father is of Italian descent and her mother's ancestry is English, Irish, Scottish, German, and Norwegian. She and her brother Eric began the band No Doubt when Gwen was a teenager and she moved from backing vocals to lead singer when their original lead, John Spence, committed suicide. She dated band-mate Tony Kanal for seven years, before marrying English rocker Gavin Rossdale on 14 September 2002 in London. They had three children together before divorcing in 2016.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Calliope

Spouse (1)

Gavin Rossdale (14 September 2002 - 20 April 2016) ( divorced) ( 3 children)

Trade Mark (5)

Platinum blonde hair
Dark eyes and red lips
Offbeat yet fashionable style
Midriff baring clothes
Pouty singing voice

Trivia (44)

Was on her High School swim team.
Lead singer for the band No Doubt.
Met future ex-husband Gavin Rossdale (Bush) in 1996 at a concert she was playing with her band No Doubt.
Inspired by such musicals as The Sound of Music (1965), and Annie (1982).
Has one sister, Jill and two brothers, Eric Stefani and Todd Stefani.
Eric Stefani, her brother, was the keyboardist for No Doubt.
Attended Cal State Fullerton.
Has a her own fashion label named L.A.M.B. which goes on sale in Spring 2004.
Her father, Dennis Stefani, is of Italian descent, and her mother, Patti (Flynn), is of English, Irish, Scottish, German, and Norwegian ancestry.
Was voted one of People magazines 50 Most Beautiful People of 2004.
Arrived an hour late for her wedding.
Many big celebs like Nicky Rothschild, Paris Hilton, Carmen Electra, and Halle Berry have been spotted wearing her popular bag, and clothing line titled L.A.M.B.
Ranked #22 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).
Her wedding dress was designed by John Galliano.
Friend and collaborator of rapper Eve.
Named Best Dressed Woman in the May 2005 issue of Harpers & Queen.
Her home was used in a music video for a song from Rufus Wainwright's debut album.
Is a distant cousin of Madonna. Her great-aunt's mother-in-law shares the last name with Madonna.
Had a seven year romantic relationship with No Doubt's bassist, Tony Kanal. Most of the songs on No Doubt's "Tragic Kingdom" CD are about their break-up.
Admitted that before meeting ex-husband Gavin Rossdale, she only had one other boyfriend, who was No Doubt band member Tony Kanal.
Good friends with Shirley Manson, lead singer of Garbage.
Received two Grammy Awards with No Doubt, for "Best Pop Performance By Duo Or Group With Vocal" in 2002 ("Hey Baby") and 2003 ("Underneath It All").
Received five Grammy Awards nominations as solo artist on 8 December 2005: Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Female Pop Performance, Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
Ex-stepmother of Gavin Rossdale's daughter Daisy Lowe (b. 1989).
The vinyl red gown that she wore on the cover of "Tragic Kingdom" was stolen from the Fullerton Museum Center in Orange County, California, on January 11, 2005.
Launched a second fashion line, Harajuku Lovers, inspired by the street fashions of the Harajuku area of Tokyo, Japan. This complements her solo album, Love Angel Music Baby, on which she makes multiple references to Harajuku girls.
Is some sort of a fashion icon, because of her unique style, which mixes vintage with designer clothes.
Named #30 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)
Named #40 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement (2006).
Mopped the floors of a local Dairy Queen, shortly before joining her brother's band, No Doubt.
Was considered for the role of Jane Smith in Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) when Nicole Kidman dropped out of the project.
In 2006, she and her ex-husband, Gavin Rossdale, sold the first photos of their newborn son, Kingston Rossdale, for $575,000.
For her "Wind it Up" music video, Gwen Stefani imitated Julie Andrews unforgettable spin from The Sound of Music (1965).
Auditioned for the role of "Kay Lake" in The Black Dahlia (2006), but lost out to Scarlett Johansson.
Is dyslexic.
Friends with Angelina Jolie.
(September 14, 2002) Was married her boyfriend of 6 years Gavin Rossdale following a 14-month-long engagement.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 36, a son named Kingston James McGregor Rossdale (aka Kingston Rossdale) on May 26, 2006. Child's father is her now ex-husband, Gavin Rossdale.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 38, a son named Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale on August 21, 2008. Child's father is her now ex-husband, Gavin Rossdale.
Gave birth to her 3rd child at age 44, a son named Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale on February 28, 2014. Child's father is her now ex-husband, Gavin Rossdale.
In a relationship with country singer Blake Shelton. as October 2015.
Her ombré-pink Dior wedding dress is considered one of the most "iconic" celebrity wedding dresses and is now held in the costume collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Her favorite film is The Sound of Music (1965).
She is a lifelong Democrat.

Personal Quotes (27)

I think everyone has gifts and everyone has talents. If you are successful at it, it feels really good but it never really penetrates completely. There are moments where I think that we made an amazing record and I'm so proud of it, but I don't wake up and go, "Wow, I'm amazing.
It's always odd to talk about my fashion. It's something you look at-you don't need to talk about it.
I don't know what I'm going to do, but I've always wanted to do the family thing
At a certain point I'm going to want to have a family and I'm not going to have time to be running around the world doing this shit and being greedy. I can always write songs. But can I always wear an Alice-in-Wonderland costume? I probably shouldn't. I can at home. I was thinking that when I have children, that I should always dress as a character for them, so they think their mom is Alice in Wonderland or Cinderella. It would be totally messed up!
As a famous person you think how you're gonna end it, get away and have a normal life. I imagine my children are going to save me from my vanity and be my passion and fill whatever fears I have of the amazing time I'm having right now being gone. I don't want to drop off and not be on the radio or not be able to talk about myself for hours. I don't want it to go away. But at the same time, I never expected to be here in the first place.
I'm really emotional. I don't fight with people - like, I can barely fight with my husband because I'll just start crying instead. I've learnt not to do that.
I've been making a conscious effort not to think about the future. I'm lucky to not have a real job, to be able to express myself, be creative and be relevant. I don't know what I will be doing in 10 years. How old will I be? Forty-five. I don't want to think about it to be honest, because it's a waste of time. Tomorrow night I'll be in bed with my husband again and it will be really great. It's all about right now.
I'm like a peanut butter sandwich.
The one thing that makes me feel super lucky about my financial success is that I have a housekeeper.
My songs are basically my diaries. Some of my best songwriting has come out of time when I've been going through a personal nightmare.
I really want to take some more time out and be with my husband. I guess what I really want is to have a baby. Life is short and you've got to get the most out of it.
I'd like to stress that I only have a small role. Oh, who am I kidding? There are no small roles in a Martin Scorsese film. (Regarding her role in The Aviator (2004)).
For me, acting comes from the same place as performing music. I just have to perform. I wanted to get it right and I did. Sometimes you just have to go for it.
"They are my best friends, so when I told them that I wanted to try something solo they responded in the way that best friends do. It was a matter of timing. We've all been growing up and our priorities have changed. Then I went and got married and my priorities certainly changed." (regarding pursuing a solo music career away from her rock group, No Doubt)
"This album is just about me. Although at times I think there's less of me on this than anything I've done because of all the people involved." (regarding her first solo album, Love Angel Music Baby)
I imagine having children will save me from my vanity and fill whatever fears I have. [on easing up on her career to consider a family, in Rolling Stone]
"I really don't care what people say. It's not like it discourage me from doing something I want to do".
One time, a guy said he worked for Hugh Hefner and gave me a card. I thought it was funny.
I have a dream about spending time in my house with my kids. Being a mom was all I ever dreamed about. Now that it's come true it makes me feel like my life has come together. Nothing else matters.
Someone one time called me a cheerleader, negatively, and I've never been a cheerleader. So I was like 'Ok, fuck you, you want me to be a cheerleader? Well I'll be one then. And I'll rule the whole world. Just you watch me'.
No more leaning on your shoulder / I won't be there, no more bother / If you feel you just might want me / That's too bad, I'm not that easy / The contemplator all those years / Now you must adhere / To your new career of liberation / You've been cast all by yourself / You're free at last / You broke the set / Now there's only singles / There's no looking back / This time I mean it / Are you happy now? / How is it now? / Are you happy now? / Are you happy?
Naturally I'm worried if I do it alone / Who really cares 'cause it's your life / You never know, it could be great / Take a chance 'cause you might grow
She asked how we are / She asked If I was all weird again / And of course I am / But I'm trying really hard / So I lied to her / And I was wearing this prisoner face / So deep inside she had to know / Once again I've lost control / For everything, there is a reason / Everything, I hope in time, will come
I always thought I'd be a mom / Sometimes I wish for a mistake / The longer that I wait the more selfish that I get / You seem like you'd be a good dad / Now all those simple things are simply too complicated for my life / How'd I get so faithful to my freedom? / A selfish kind of life / When all I ever wanted was the simple things / A simple kind of life
I'm like a beggar with no luck / I'm holding signs up / On your street corner stops / Like most you try not to see me / You stare straight ahead / Ignore the responsibility / Excuse me... excuse me Mr. / I've been waiting in line / And I'd like to buy some of your time / I'm very anxious, eager, willing / What's your billing?
Step by step / I've come closer to reaching the top / Every step must be placed so that I don't fall off / Looking down to see about how much higher I am / Another cool wind comes through and brushes my skin / The harder I push the tension does grow / I gather my thoughts the further and further I go / With some luck I just might keep on climbing / So better to climb than to face a fall / So high the climb / Can't turn back now / Must keep on climbing up to the clouds
I wrote that [Just a Girl] because my dad got mad at me for going to Tony [Kanal, No Doubt bassist]'s house and driving home late at night. I mean, c'mon, I'm, like, going on 30 here! I wouldn't trade [being female], but I really don't think guys understand what a burden it can be sometimes.

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