In this article, we want to take a look at the hottest rock and metal frontwomen of all time.
Before writing this article, we asked ourselves who should choose the sexiest rock and metal frontwomen. We believe that giving ourselves, three editors the right to make a top ten list would be unfair to the people who have been rock and metal fans all their lives. We have decided to give this opportunity to the best rock and metal fans. Where are we gonna find these fans? Facebook groups!
The members of the biggest rock group on Facebook “CLASSIC ROCK UNIVERSE” voted for the hottest frontwomen. We would like to thank every member who supported us for this voting. Here is the top 10 list of the Facebook group “classic rock universe” for the hottest frontwomen of all time:
- Stevie Nicks
- Lita Ford
- Pat Benatar
- Joan Jett
- Susanna Hoffs
- Ann Wilson
- Deborah Harry
- Grace Slick
- Linda Ronstadt
- Kim Wilde
1. Stevie Nicks
Stevie Nicks (Stephanie Lynn Nicks) was born on May 26, 1948, in Phoenix, Arizona. Because little Stephanie could not pronounce the name “Stephanie”, she gave herself the name Stevie.
If you watched Stevie Nicks as a child, you knew that music would be her destiny. Her grandfather was a country singer. She was present at almost every one of his performances. With him, she discovered her love for music.
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Stevie Nicks’ first steps toward rock music
When Nicks was 16, she received a guitar as a gift. Stevie Nicks, who is one of the hottest rock and metal frontwomen of all time, composed her first song the day she got the guitar. She had made s decision: she wanted to become a singer and songwriter.
If you look at the biography of Stevie Nicks, you want to believe that “fate” really exists. One day she went to San Francisco with her parents. There she met Lindsey Buckingham at a concert. Two years later the two of them met once by chance. After the second meeting began a musical and private relationship between the two and a short time later they were discovered. In 1974, on New Year’s Eve, 1974 came a surprising message from Fleetwood Mac: Fleetwood Mac wanted them in the band.
Already the first joint album “Fleetwood Mac” reached number 1 in the US charts. After this album began the success story of Stevie Nicks.
Stevie Nicks takes the first place on our list for sexiest rock and metal frontwomen of all time.
2. Lita Ford
Lita Ford (Carmelita Rossanna Ford) was born in London on September 19, 1958. She is the daughter of an Italian immigrant family. In England, the family changes their plans and decides to move to America.
Just like Stevie Nicks, Lita got her first guitar when she was a teenager. She got her first guitar when she was 11 years old. She had her first concert experience when she was 13. After Lita was at a concert by Black Sabbath, she decides to write songs and make music. Her first wish is a Gibson guitar, so she buys a Gibson SG with the first money she earns. The first songs she learns are songs by Black Sabbath and Deep Purple.
Lita Ford’s first band
After a few years, she met the Hollywood rock guru Kim Fowley. He has the idea to create a rock band “only with good-looking girls”.
He asks her to audition for The Runaways as a bass player. When he sees that she is very good with the guitar, she gets the position of lead guitarist. From this point on, her professional career begins.
Lita Ford is the second beauty on our list of sexiest rock and metal frontwomen of all time.
3. Pat Benatar
Pat Benatar, (Patricia Mae Andrzejewski) was born on January 10, 1953, in New York City, USA. She is a US singer of Polish descent. She grew up in Lindhurst, New York.
In 1977 she participated in an amateur singing contest in a New York club. That night she was discovered by Chrysalis Records and manager Terry Ellis who offered her a record contract.
In 1979, the US platinum album “In The Heat Of The Night” was released. In 1984 she released another five albums that reached platinum status in the USA.
At that time, Pat Benatar rose to become a female superstar in the US even before Madonna. The music video for the “Single You Better Run” was the second music video ever to be played on MTV.
She is the 3rd frontwoman on our list of hottest rock and metal frontwomen of all time.
4. Joan Jett
Joan Jett was born on September 22, 1958, in Philadelphia, USA. In 1975, Joan and her friend Sandy West met producer Kim Fowley. This is how the rock band “The Runaways” was born. It was a female rock band that defied stereotypes in the male-dominated industry.
After “The Runaways” disbanded, Joan Jett started a solo career. She formed The Blackhearts, and together they unleashed a string of hits, including the iconic “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll.”
The final breakthrough came in 1982 with a single from the second long player “Bad Reputation”.
From her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to her tireless activism for animal rights and LGBTQ+ causes, Joan Jett’s impact extends far beyond the stage.
5. Susanna Hoffs
Susanna Hoffs (Susanna Lee Hoffs) was born on January 17, 1959, in Newport Beach, California, USA. She is the daughter of the well-known US director Tamar Simon-Hoffs. Hoffs started her career as a singer and guitarist for the US music group The Bangles.
After Bangles broke up, Susanna Hoffs started a successful solo career. In 1991 the album “When You’re A Boy” and “1996 Susanna Hoffs” were released.
In addition to music, she has also been involved in acting. She starred in such films as “The Allnighter.” In 1993 she married the film producer and director Jay Roach (Austin Powers).
In 2003, the Bangles made a comeback. The old members were back together. In 2006 Hoffs released the album “Under The Covers Vol. 1” with Matthew Sweet. It contains a selection of personal favorite songs from the 1960s.
6. Ann Wilson
Ann Dustin Wilson is the lead singer of the group Heart. She was born on June 19, 1950, in San Diego, California.
Wilson has been a member of Heart since the early 1970s. Her younger sister Nancy Wilson is also a member of the band. The Heart was the first hard rock band to feature women. It released numerous albums in the late 1970s and 1980s. The albums “Dreamboat Annie” and “Little Queen” generated chart singles such as “Magic Man,” “Crazy on You” and “Barracuda.” The Heart has sold more than 35 million records worldwide
In 2013, Ann Wilson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Heart.
7. Deborah Harry
Deborah Ann “Debbie” Harry is known as the singer and songwriter of the new wave or post-punk band Blondie since 1974.
Her real name is Angela Trimble. Her mother, a respected concert pianist, gave her up for adoption. Harry was adopted at the age of three months by Richard and Catherine Harry.
Harry went to college but wanted to become an artist. Her parents did not agree. She resisted everything her parents modeled for her. She dropped out of college after two years.
In the mid-60s, Harry moved to New York at age 19. She made a living from jobs as a dancer, a beautician, a waitress at a Playboy Club, and a waitress at Max’s Kansas City. This was a popular spot in the art and music scene in downtown Manhattan. Some of the customers this club served were Andy Warhol, Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Janis Joplin, and other scene greats.
8. Grace Slick
Grace Slick is a singer, songwriter, pianist, and former model. She was born on October 30, 1939, in Evanston, Illinois.
From 1965 to the early 90s she sang in the rock groups The Great Society, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and Starship.
Grace Slick is the daughter of investment banker Ivan W. Wing, a Swedish-born Norwegian, and his wife Virginia, née Barnett.
She graduated from the prestigious Finch College in New York City and studied briefly at the University of Miami. In the early 1960s, she first worked as a model. After her first experiments in music in the band The Great Society, in which her first husband Gerald “Jerry” Slick and his brother Darby Slick also played, she succeeded Signe Anderson as the female voice of Jefferson Airplane in early 1966. The “dark-haired woman with the cold blue eyes” (press release at the time) solidified her position as one of the first frontwomen in the rock business with her haunting contra alto vocals.
9. Linda Ronstadt
Linda Ronstadt (Linda Maria Ronstadt) was born on July 15, 1946, in Tucson, Arizona. She is an American west coast and country rock singer.
Linda Ronstadt began her career in the mid-1960s at the legendary folk club “The Troubadour” in West Hollywood.
Her first solo hit was the country rock song “Long Long Time”. Linda Ronstadt had her greatest success in the 70s and received a number of platinum awards.
Ronstadt had a Top 40 hit in 1978 with a cover of the Rolling Stones’ song Tumbling Dice.
10. Kim Wilde
Kim Wilde is a British singer. She is the eldest child of rock ‘n’ roll singer Marty Wild. The stage name “Wilde” is also used by her brother Ricky Wilde, her sister Roxanne Wilde and her niece Scarlett Wilde.
Kim Wilde was an internationally successful pop singer in the 1980s with hits such as “Kids in America (1981),” “Cambodia (1981),” Y “ou Keep Me Hangin’ On (1986)” and “You Came (1988).”
Kim Wilde was signed to RAK Records in 1980 and released her first single, Kids In America, composed and lyricized by father Marty and brother Ricky, in January 1981. This song was an international Top Five hit, both in Europe and in Australia and Asia, and even made it to a respectable #25 on the US charts.
She is one of the hottest rock and metal frontwomen of all time.
It should be noted that the votes for this list were given by classic rock fans. That’s why you won’t find any frontwomen from the 2000s or 2010s on the list.
Besides, you should not forget that all women are beautiful. This list is not a beauty contest and was created only for entertainment reasons.
We would like to thank the members of the Facebook group “CLASSIC ROCK UNIVERSE” for the votes.