Just about every teenage girl today wants to grow up to be just like Gwen Stefani...beautiful, successful and a celebrity in the worlds of music, film, and fashion. Born and raised in California, Stefani became enthralled with music and ska, in particular. She and her brother Eric soon formed a band that eventually became No Doubt. The band slugged it out through various challenges until their 1994 smash hit Don't Speak. They then went on to sell millions of their album Tragic Kingdom throughout the 1990s. In 2004, Gwen released her solo album "Love. Angel. Music. Baby". which included the smash hit singles "What You Waiting For?", "Rich Girl", and "Hollaback Girl". She later played Jean Harlow in Martin Scorcese's "The Aviator" and launched her own clothing line L.A.M.B. This photo filled biography is bound to please even the most casual fan.
Amy H Blankstein is a freelance writer based in New York city.