Debbie Harry is a singer, actress, and songwriter, she is well-known as a lead singer for the band Blondie. Harry’s music career spans over five decades and her songs topped the music charts in the U.S. and UK many times. Before starting the music career, Harry did many jobs, including a secretary and dancing. With her blond hair, stunning looks, high cheekbones, and commanding, cool style Harry became a pop music icon of the 80s and 90s. In 1981, Harper’s Bazaar named her to their 10 Most Beautiful Women in America list. And she is also ranked 18 in VH1’s 100 Sexiest Artists.
She started her musical career as a backing singer for the folk-rock group. She also joined many other bands before making her own band. Harry met guitarist Chris Stein and they formed Blondie, the band quickly became regulars at Max’s Kansas City and CBGB in New York City. released their self-titled debut album in 1976, their third album Parallel Lines (1978) was a huge success and made Harry an international star. Harry served not only as lead vocalist for the group but wrote many of its songs with Stein. She continued her success with the ‘Blondie’, eventually, the band broke in 1982. Stein became ill and Harry took a break to look after him, but the relationship did not survive.
Harry released her solo album ‘KooKoo’ in 1981 and after 5 years she released another solo album ‘Rockbird’. In 1997, Harry reunited with her Blondie bandmate and they released their first album ‘No Exit’ after 15 years. The group went on tour in 2008 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of ‘Parallel Lines’.
Debbie Harry made her screen debut with the thrilling film ‘Deadly Hero’ in 1975, she also appeared in art films for Amos Poe. She got a lead role in 1980 when she was cast opposite to James Wood in ‘Union City’ in 1980. She went on to land roles in many movies including ‘Hairspray (1988)’, ‘Heavy (1995)’, ‘Six Ways to Sunday (1997)’ and many more. In addition to the film, Harry has appeared in many television series. In August 2019, she published her memoir, “Face It”.
Harry was in a relationship with Blondie guitarist Chris Stein, but the couple split in 1989. She admitted they were both drug users during their relationship. She also revealed that she was in a relationship with several women in her youth. In her memoir, Harry described that she had been raped at knifepoint during a burglary of the home she shared with Stein.
Here below are some stunning photos of young Debbie Harry from her life and career.