'A real tough cookie with a long history'
Some quick trivia to get you in the mood:
-- Wonder where she got her great voice? She trained to be an opera singer.
-- Her video for "You Better Run" was the second music video ever shown on MTV. (Everyone knows the first one, right?)
-- Her trademark fashion sense in the early 80s (mocked in the movie classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High)? That was a Halloween costume she wore onstage one night as a joke. But the audience loved it and she stuck with it.
And a question for the fans. What movie features her song "Love is a Battlefield?"