Hottest rocks stars of all time
Here's our guide to the hottest women in music, not just pop or rock but as many genres as you can think of. We cover everything from 70s punk to modern Europop.
Biography: Born July 1, 1945 in Miami, Florida.
Band: Harry was leader singer of Blondie, a punk and new wave band formed in 1974.
Genre: Punk, new wave, pop, jazz.
Parallel Lines (1978).
Debbie Harry. American beauties
Madonna. American beauties
Lauryn Hill. African American beauties
Nina Persson. Go to Swedish stars
Oumou Sangare. Go to Oluchi Onweagba
Alison Mosshart. American beauties
Sade. Go to Oluchi Onweagba
Vanessa Paradis. American beauties
Candia Ridley. American beauties
Anouk. American beauties
Quote about her long career:
I feel really privileged that my life has been about music and I don’t want to stop doing that. As difficult as it is, it’s delightful.
Biography: Born August 16, 1958 in Bay City, Michigan.
Band: Solo artist working with a variety of line-ups. Madonna is the world's top-selling female recording artist of all time.
Genre: Pop, rock, dance music.
Quote on her creative process:
I think it's good to get into arguments with people and have them say, 'That sucks' or 'You're crazy' or 'That's cheesy' or 'What do you think of this?' If anything, it helps you understand what you believe in and what you're passionate about and what is sh-t.
Biography: Born May 25, 1975 in East Orange, New Jersey.
Band: Built her reputation with the Fugees, which also featured Wycleaf Jean and Pras Michel. Launched a solo career in 1998.
Genre: Hip-hop, R&B, soul, reggae.
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998).
Quote about art as addiction:
I think back in the day, I made music as much as I did because it made me feel so good. I think you could argue that there is a creative addiction -- but, you know, the healthy kind.
Biography: Born September 6, 1974 in Sweden.
Band: Persson is the lead singer of Swedish band Cardigans, formed in October 1992. She also sings with pop duo A Camp.
Genre: Commercial and indie pop.
Best Cardigans album: Gran Turismo (1998).
Quote about love songs and duets:
I love the idea of duets, but too many are simple love songs. I don't understand that -- you know the singers aren't going to f-ck, so it feels fake and cheesy.
Biography: Born February 25, 1968 in Bamako, Mali.
Band: Sangare is a solo artist known as
The Songbird of Wassoulou. She is one of the best-selling African and World Music artists.
Genre: A mix of traditional and modern Malian music. World music.
Quote about women's rights:
We can't force people to do things they don't want to. Everyone is free to do what they want to in life, but we can try to speak, to council.
Biography: Born November 23, 1978 in Vero Beach, Florida.
Band: Mosshart is the lead vocalist for the alternative rock bands The Kills, formed in 2000, and The Dead Weather, formed in 2009..
Genre: Alternative rock.
Sea of Cowards (2010).
Quote about life and performing:
Performing is one thing, and day-to-day stuff -- like the way you talk to people -- is totally different. If I acted like I did onstage in normal life, everyone would probably hate me.
Biography: Born January 16, 1959 in Ibadan, Nigeria.
Band: Achieved international success in the 1980s with a band named Sade in which she was the vocalist. She is the most successful solo female artist Britain has ever produced, with album sales of more than 50 million.
Diamond Life (1984).
Genre: Smooth jazz., soul, soft rock.
Quote about fame:
People always used to say, 'What's it like to see your face on the cover of a magazine?' But it doesn't mean anything to me at all. I don't really see it. I'm not trying to promote an image.
Biography: Born December 22, 1972 in France.
Band: Paradis is a solo artist, model, and actress. She is the longtime partner of Johnny Depp.
Genre: Rock, pop.
Quote about life's opportinities:
I love what I do. What’s difficult is when it is all at once. But in this work, opportunities come your way, and you never know if they’ll come again. It’s all about making compromises.
Inkubus Sukkubus, a British goth and pagan band formed in 1989. Ridley is the vocalist.
Belladonna & Aconite (1993).
Genre: Goth and pagan rock.
Quote about writing lyrics:
I tend to listen to the music to get a feel of it emotionally, before writing the lyrics and vocal lines. I find that pictures and stories come to me after a few listens.
Biography: Born April 8, 1975 in the Netherlands.
Band: Solo artist who has released 10 albums since 1997.
Genre: Pop, rock, soul.
Together Alone (1997).
Quote her personality:
Two or three songs into my act and after a sip of whisky, I explode on stage.
The allure of beautiful crossed legs in high heels and screen stars Mary-Louise Parker and Diane Lane