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Overview (4)

Born in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, USA
Birth NameJane Marie Genevieve Wiedlin
Nickname Empress Jane
Height 5' (1.52 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jane Marie Genevieve Wiedlin was born on May 20, 1958 in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. She was raised in Southern California, where she met Belinda Carlisle. They later joined up with three other girls to form the 1980s rock band The Go-Go's. Jane played rhythm guitar, wrote many of its hit songs, and made four movies in the 1980s. As a teenager, she was a huge fan of the pop group Sparks, and would record the song "Cool Places" with them years later. Her current band, froSTed, came out with their first CD in late 1996. The reason the "ST" in froSTed is capitalized is because Jane is a huge Star Trek fan, and as a result, she appeared in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kory Grow <LuciferSam@kktv.com>

Spouse (2)

David Trotter (8 June 2004 - 2005) ( divorced)
Ged Malone (25 July 1987 - 1999) ( divorced)

Trivia (16)

Before becoming a member of The Go-Go's, Jane went by the name Jane Drano in a punk band in California. Later, while still a member of The Go-Gos, she also was featured with the cult band Sparks. Studied fashion at the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.
A major proponent of animal rights, Jane was arrested in 1987 while protesting the wearing of fur and spent five days in jail for her actions.
After she left The Go-Gos, Jane scored a solo hit in 1985 with the song "Blue Kiss" and had a Top 10 hit in 1988 with the song "Rush Hour".
Attended William Howard Taft Charter High School in Los Angeles, California from 1972 until 1976.
Took part in reunions with the other four members of The Go-Gos in 1989, 1990, 1994 and 1999. The group released their first studio album since in 17 years in 2001, titled "God Bless the Go-Gos".
Ranked #76 on VH1's Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
She is a member of the fetish community. When she was on a celebrity version of "Jeopardy" (which she won), she wore leather bondage pants. One of the first songs she wrote as a Go-Go was called "Fun with Ropes".
Has occasional panic attacks
During and after her time with The Go-Gos, her pet dog Kitty Igloo took on a cult status of its own becoming an "unofficial" member of the band and actually had his own fans.
Scored her first No. 1 song hit on Billboard magazine's Country Singles and Tracks chart with "But for the Grace of God" in February 2001. Recorded by Keith Urban and co-written by Jane, Charlotte Caffey (also in The Go-Gos), and Urban.
Currently living in Costa Rica. [August 2003]
Moved from Costa Rica to Chiriquí, Panama. [June 2004]
Currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin. [January 2010]
Is a huge fan of the original Star Trek (1966) series.
She and The Go-Go's were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6552 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Her father was of German and Swiss-German descent. Her mother was of Lebanese ancestry.

Personal Quotes (1)

I'd [pose nude for Playboy] for $67, but lunch has to be included, and a ride. Being scared of nudity is retarded. A lot of things wrong with this country just stem from other people not being able to think straight.

Salary (1)

The Surreal Life (2003) $25,000

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