Cherie Currie Net Worth
Cherie Currie of American musician is an acclaimed singer-songwriter and chainsaw artist. She first gained notoriety as lead vocalist of seminal all-female rock band The Runaways during their seminal 1970s run. Since then she has released solo albums as well as joining forces with twin sister Marie Currie to record albums under both names; Cherie also acts in films and television shows.
Currie was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. From an early age she was drawn to rock music, beginning singing and performing locally in San Fernando Valley clubs. Currie was later discovered by rock producer Kim Fowley and recruited into his all-girl band The Runaways; these pioneering all-female acts eventually gave rise to L7, Bikini Kill and Hole; however Currie struggled with drug dependency while her group endured difficulties related to drug abuse as well as personal issues with both sexual relations and family conflicts within.
Following her stint with The Runaways, Currie released her solo debut, Beauty’s Only Skin Deep, on Polygram Records in 1978. Together with twin sister Marie she released Messin’ With The Boys for Capitol Records as Cherie and Marie Currie in 1980 as Cherie and Marie Currie. Additionally she appeared in several movies such as Foxes (1980), Parasite Wavelength Twilight Zone The Movie The Rosebud Beach Hotel as well as This Is Spinal Tap as Dose lead singer.
Neon Angel, her memoir about her experiences in the band and struggles with drug addiction. She advocates for awareness on this subject matter and regularly speaks out about it herself. Recently she opened up a chainsaw art gallery in Chatsworth California as well as performing in entertainment industry on an occasional basis.
Cherie Currie is the mother of Jake Hays from her first husband, actor Robert Hays. With rock guitarist Jason Mraz as her second spouse she has daughter Sophia as well as being the aunt to Marie who shares their first name.
Cherie Currie was played by Dakota Fanning in the 2010 film The Runaways. At five feet and 60 kg, this 57-year-old has green eyes and blonde hair with numerous tattoos to show her dedication towards raising drug addiction awareness and being an animal lover. Travel is her passion and she has seen much of the world. A strong advocate of female empowerment, she is an active member of NAACP and was honored with their Leadership Institute Public Service Award. She has also been actively involved with various charitable organizations and supports breast cancer awareness. Additionally, she advocates for homeless causes; working with Los Angeles Food Bank since 2012. Furthermore, she works as an artist with her chainsaw-art gallery located in Chatsworth California; in her earlier career she modelled extensively at photo shoots and runway events.