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Also Known As: Gwen Rene Stefani Died:
Born: October 3, 1969 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Anaheim, California, USA Profession: singer, actress

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With her heartfelt music, enviable fashion sense, and humanitarian efforts, Gwen Stefani embodied the ultimate glam girl who also just happened to be a Grammy Award-winning rock star. As the former lead singer of the pop-ska band, No Doubt, Stefani was the voice behind the smash hits "Don't Speak," "Spiderwebs," and the anthemic "Just a Girl" from the band's album, Tragic Kingdom," which reigned over the charts in 1995. Stefani's inimitable look - platinum-blonde hair, scarlet lips, and midriff-baring street style - made Stefani one of the most iconic women in pop and rock music. After fronting her all-male band for many years, Stefani went solo in 2004, topping the charts with her infectious dance-punk singles such as "Rich Girl," "What You Waiting For," and that year's summer party song, "Hollaback Girl." In the midst of her red-hot career, Stefani dealt with some highly publicized marital problems, but she and her husband, rocker Gavin Rossdale, remained inseparable and kept their marriage intact. In spite of her personal traumas, Stefani remained unfazed and stayed focused on her music career and her successful fashion label, L.A.M.B., proving that she was undeniably one of the most original and...

With her heartfelt music, enviable fashion sense, and humanitarian efforts, Gwen Stefani embodied the ultimate glam girl who also just happened to be a Grammy Award-winning rock star. As the former lead singer of the pop-ska band, No Doubt, Stefani was the voice behind the smash hits "Don't Speak," "Spiderwebs," and the anthemic "Just a Girl" from the band's album, Tragic Kingdom," which reigned over the charts in 1995. Stefani's inimitable look - platinum-blonde hair, scarlet lips, and midriff-baring street style - made Stefani one of the most iconic women in pop and rock music. After fronting her all-male band for many years, Stefani went solo in 2004, topping the charts with her infectious dance-punk singles such as "Rich Girl," "What You Waiting For," and that year's summer party song, "Hollaback Girl." In the midst of her red-hot career, Stefani dealt with some highly publicized marital problems, but she and her husband, rocker Gavin Rossdale, remained inseparable and kept their marriage intact. In spite of her personal traumas, Stefani remained unfazed and stayed focused on her music career and her successful fashion label, L.A.M.B., proving that she was undeniably one of the most original and influential artists of her generation.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 The Aviator (2004) Jean Harlow
2.
 Zoolander (2001)
3.
4.
 46th Annual Grammy Awards, The (2004) Presenter
6.
9.
 100 Greatest Albums of Rock & Roll (2001) Interviewee
10.
 VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, The (2001) Presenter
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1987:
Formed band "No Dought" with brother Eric his friend John Spence, as a co-vocalist with Spence
1987:
Began singing as lead vocalist, when John Spence committed suicide; opened for The Untouchables and Fishbone
1990:
Signed with Interscope Records, after Flea, the bassist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers recorded a demo for the band
1992:
Released their self-titled debut, but the album was far from a commercial success
1995:
Released second album <i>The Beacon Street Collection</i>
1995:
Released third and most successful album <i>Tragic Kingdom</i>, which topped the charts with its debut single, "Just A Girl"; Eric Stefani left the band to become an animator on "The Simpsons" (Fox)
2000:
Released <i>Return of Saturn</i>, which spawned hits "Ex-Girlfriend" and "Simple Kind of Life"
2000:
Along with the band, tapes voice overs for Fox's animated series "King of the Hill" playing themselves
2001:
Appears as the musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" with Eve for a performance of the rap singer's track "Let Me Blow Ya Mind"; the duo later recorded the single together
2001:
Released <i>Rock Steady</i> which topped the charts with the single "Hey Baby"
2003:
Founded and designed for the L.A.M.B. fashion label
2003:
Released <i>The Singles 1992-2003</i>, the band's first retrospective album featuring all their singles; also released "Rock Steady Live DVD" a live concert DVD filmed at two shows in Long Beach during the 2002 Rock Steady Tour
2004:
Made acting debut portraying Jean Harlow in Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator
2004:
Released first solo album <i>Love, Angel, Music, Baby</i>; earned four Grammy nominations in 2005, including Album of the Year
2006:
Released second solo album <i>The Sweet Escape</i>; earned a Grammy nomination in 2007 for her collaboration with Akon on "The Sweet Escape"
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Education

California State University of Fullerton: Fullerton , California -

Notes

Was voted one of People magazines 50 Most Beautiful People of 2004.

In 2001, Blender magazine names Gwen one of the 50 Sexiest Artists of All Time"

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companion:
Tony Kanal. Musician. Had a 7-year long relationship; the song "Don't Speak," was written as an ode to the former relationship.
husband:
Gavin Rossdale. Musician, singer, actor. Lead singer of Bush; began dating in 1996; married on September 14, 2002 at St Paul's Church in London's Covent Gardens.

Family close complete family listing

brother:
Eric Stefani. Musican, animator. Started the band No Doubt with his friend John Spence in 1987, and asked his sister to join on as co-vocalist; left band in 1995, to become an animator on The Simpsons .
father:
Dennis Stefani. Italian.
sister:
Jill Stefani.
brother:
Todd Stefani.
mother:
Patti Stefani. Irish and Scottish.
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