Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Grande Dame of the Week

The blond diva from Europe Amanda Lear.

Amanda Lear is a French singer, lyricist, composer, painter, TV presenter, actress and novelist. Amanda began her career as a fashion model in the mid 1960s and was also the muse of Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dalí. She first came to the public's attention as the fetish clad model on the cover of Roxy Music's album For Your Pleasure in 1973. She was a multimillion selling Disco Queen in the mid 1970s to the early 1980s in Europe, Scandinavia, and other parts of the world with hits such as "Queen of Chinatown", "Follow Me", and Fashion Pack. Lear has recorded 15 studio albums, released 60 singles and sold 15 million albums and 25–30 million singles worldwide. With her status as one of Europe's leading gay icons, Amanda Lear has been a strong advocate of LGBT rights in mainland Europe ever since the 1980s. She has regularly performed at Gay Pride festivals held in France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands and Greece and has appeared on TV shows like Follement Gay and Pink TV. In 1996 Lear was one of the French celebrities to have a cameo role in the drama-comedy movie L'Amour Est À Réinventer: Dix Histories D'Amour Au Temps Du SIDA (translated: Love Reinvented: Ten Love Stories In The Age of AIDS), produced to promote awareness about HIV and AIDS and she has taken part in several charity projects to raise funds for AIDS research, such as the annual Life Ball fashion gala in Vienna. Since the 1990s her time has been divided between music, television, writing and movies as well as pursuing her career as a painter. Currently she lives in Saint-Étienne-du-Grès near Avignon in the south of France.



I just love this video by Amanda. It is sort of has a 80's, early 90's look, but it's fun, and who doesn't love to see some dancing hot eye candy! You go girl!

11 comments:

  1. She is gorgrous! Did she used to be a man? Love the video and the song, but the men....hot!

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  2. Mistress Maddie #1 FanFebruary 10, 2010 at 8:50 PM

    Love the song. She almost looks like the more normal Amanda Lepore.

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  3. Beautiful photos!! Another great Grande Dame.

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  4. Bubble...bubble!

    Wow, she's done a lot. If her stilettos could talk, girl....

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  5. I don't think I ever heard of her, but I love that song! Very upbeat.

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  6. Amanda is just beautiful! And girlfriend has some good taste in men! Fun video!

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  7. Loves Amanda and she is a real sweet person too!

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  8. What a fabulous diva. Easy to see why she was Salvador's muse.

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  9. Hot video. I never heard of her before. And a muse of Salvador Dali? She is something!

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