Tuesday, September 4, 2007



Name: Gwen Stefani
Birth Name: Gwendolyn Renee Stefani
Height: 5' 6"
Sex: F
Nationality: American
Birth Date: October 3, 1969
Birth Place: Anaheim, California, USA
Profession: actress, musician
Education: Cal State Fullerton
Husband/Wife: Gavin McGregor Rossdale (lead singer of the band Bush; born on October 30, 1967; met in 1996; engaged on January 1, 2002; married on September 14, 2002 at St. Paul's Church in London)
Relationship: Tony Kanal (No Doubts band mate; b. on August 27, 1970; dated for eight years)
Sister: Jill
Brother: Eric Stefani (former member of No Doubt; born on June 17, 1967), Todd Stefani
Son: Kingston James McGregor Rossdale (born on Friday, May 26, 2006; by Caesarean section at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; weighed 7 1/2 pounds)
Step daughter: Daisy Lowe (born in 1989; father: Gavin Rossdale)
Claim to fame: Lead singer of the band No Doubt


Gwen Renee Stefani born October 3, 1969 is an American singer and the frontwoman of the band No Doubt. Stefani was born in Fullerton, California. Her brother Eric founded No Doubt in 1986 with John Spence, but eventually left the band to pursue a career on "The Simpsons". Gwen became the group's lead singer after original frontman John Spence committed suicide in December of 1987. Following the success of the band's 1995 album Tragic Kingdom, Stefani became highly popular and recognizable; the tension this produced with the other members of the band was touched on by their video for the song "Don't Speak". Many of the album's songs, including "Don't Speak", were inspired by her relationship and breakup with fellow band member Tony Kanal. On September 17, 2002, Stefani married Bush guitarist Gavin Rossdale. Thus far, her solo career has been most recognized for a pair of popular 2001 duets, the "Southside" remix with techno artist Moby and "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" with rapper Eve. In fact, Stefani became the first artist in history to win both Best Male Video and Best Female Video awards at the MTV VMA's, for "Southside" (credited as "Moby featuring Gwen Stefani") and "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" (credited as "Eve featuring Gwen Stefani") respectively, both in 2001. Stefani is currently working on a solo record titled Love Angel Music Baby, scheduled for release on November 22nd/23rd in 2004. Gwen created a sucessful fashion line, named L.A.M.B, which showcases clothing which Gwen would wear herself. The line also includes handbags and purses. Girls and young women who imitate Stefani's distinctive and trendsetting style of dress are sometimes referred to as "Gwenabees."


[18 award(s)] [45 nomination(s)]

2006 : Won Meteor Ireland Music Award
category Best International Female

2005 : Won Billboard Music Award
category Digital Song of the Year for "Hollaback Girl"

2005 : Won Billboard Music Award
category New Artist of the Year

2005 : Won American Music Award
category Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist

2005 : Won World Music Award
category World's Best Selling New Female Artist

2005 : Won International Dance Music Award
category Best Alternative/Rock Dance Track for "What You Waiting For"

2005 : Won Teen Choice Award
category Choice Music Collaboration for "Rich Girl"
shared with Eve

2005 : Won Teen Choice Award
category Choice Music Breakout, Female

2005 : Won Much Music Video Award
category Favourite International Artist for "Rich Girl"

2005 : Won ShockWaves NME Award
category Sexiest Woman

2005 : Won Brit Award
category Best International Female Solo Artist

2005 : Won MTV Australian Video Music Award
category Best Dressed Video for "What You Waiting For"

2004 : Won California Music Award
category Outstanding Female Vocalist

2003 : Won California Music Award
category Outstanding Female Vocalist

2002 : Won Grammy Award
category Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Let Me Blow Ya Mind"
shared with Eve

2001 : Won VH1/Vogue Fashion Award
category Rock Style for "Southside"
shared with Moby

2001 : Won MTV Video Music Award
category Best Male Video for "South Side"
shared with Moby

2001 : Won Teen Choice Award
category Choice R&B/Hip Hop Track for "Let Me Blow Ya Mind"
shared with Eve


  • Broke her finger while dressmaking. (May 16, 2006)
  • Her friends treated her to a staggering $35,000 baby shower, two months before her baby is due. (April 22, 2006)
  • Still bears a grudge against the boy she shared her first kiss with on a family trip - because he failed to keep in touch.
  • Denies Madonna's claims that she copied her style. (November 7, 2005)
  • Refuses to attend this year’s MTV Video Music Awards reportedly because she was not asked to perform despite her receiving several nominations for awards. (August 20, 2005)
  • Has been cast in FACTORY GIRL, a movie about Andy Warhol's muse Edie Sedgwick. (August 9, 2005)
  • Said that her next solo single ‘Cool’ was inspired by her ex-boyfriend No Doubt bass player Tony Kanal. (June 27, 2005)
  • Has created a new T-shirt to raise cash for the victims of 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. (May 13, 2005)
  • Has been named the top fashion icon by British magazine Harpers & Queen. (2005)
  • The red vinyl dress she wore on the cover of No Doubt's Tragic Kingdom album has been stolen from the Fullerton Museum Center. (January 14, 2005)
  • Plans to design for the rest of her life. (2004)
  • Has recently found out from her husband, 36-year-old Gavin Rossdale, that he's the father of Pearl Lowe's daughter Daisy, a 15-year-old London model named Daisy Lowe. (2004)
  • Is getting acting tips from Leonardo DiCaprio for her cameo in THE AVIATOR. (March 10, 2004)
  • No Doubt and Blink 182 will team up for a coheadlining U.S. amphitheater tour beginning June 1 in Indianapolis and wrapping June 26 in San Bernardino, California. (February 5, 2004)
  • Her new line of clothes, L.A.M.B., has all the hallmarks of her singing style, which includes bikini tops, Rasta-inspired colors, low-slung pants, even bum flaps. (October 31, 2003)
  • No Doubt recently shot a video for their new single It's My Life at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles -- It was directed by David LaChapelle, who's best known for his racy and provocative photographs of today's hottest stars. (October 21, 2003)
  • While No Doubt enjoys a break after intense touring activity in support of its 2001 Interscope album, Rock Steady, Stefani is busying herself with a variety of endeavors – She’s been collaborating on some tracks on her own with different people; Stefani has previously lent her vocals to hit songs by Moby (South Side) and Eve (Let Me Blow Ya Mind). (April 22, 2003)
  • No Doubt received the keys to Anaheim Friday at Disneyland, which the band mocked in its 1995 hit album Tragic Kingdom -- lead singer Gwen Stefani even confessed she wanted to work at Disneyland and sing songs at the Disneyland Hotel, and admitted she used to come dancing there. (November 25, 2002)
  • Gwen used to date bass player in the band Tony Kanal. When they broke up she wrote the hit single Don't Speak in memory of their relationship.
  • Sometimes Credited As: Gwendolyn Renee Stefani
  • Nickname: Sunshine, G-loc
  • Trade mark: Red Lipstick
  • Was on her High School swim team.
  • Met fiance Gavin Rossdale (Bush) in 1996 at a concert she was playing at with her band No Doubt
  • Inspired by such musicals as The Sound Of Music, and Annie.
  • Eric, her brother, was the keyboardist for No Doubt
  • Has a small dog named Megan
  • Favorite food: spagetti
  • Is Catholic
  • Favorite movie: THE SOUND OF MUSIC
  • Her prom dress was a remake of the movie BEHIND THE REAR WINDOW
  • Gwen and bandmate Adrian used to have a crush on each other.
  • No Doubt opened up for the Ziggy Marley (Bob Marleys son) concert in 1990. During the tour Gwen would come out on stage in different costumes, such as a wedding dress! She built her fans from then.
  • Gwen wrote Simple Kind Of Life the night before they recorded it.
  • Is the only original member who's still in the band.
  • Auditioned for GIRL INTERRUPTED and FIGHT CLUB.
  • Her grandfather is the guy at the register in the Sunday Morning video.
  • On the Just a Girl video, Gwen's shirt that shes wearing is made from boys underwear.
  • Played the Piccolo in her high school marching band.
  • No Doubt is in the Guiness Book for longest singel at #1, Don't Speak for 16 weeks.
  • During high school, Gwen thought she was chubby, so she joined the swim team.
  • Gwen's red vinyl dress from the cover of Tragic Kingdom is enshirned in a Hard Rock Cafe in Newport Beach, CA.
  • Gavin, Gwen's boyfriend of Bush doesn't like her style of clothing much.
  • Every year makes an annual trip to Knott's Berry Farm.
  • Once while jogging in Paris, Gwen got lost and forgot what hotel they were staying at, so she had to call her father who was back in the USA to get the name and number of the hotel she was at.
  • Has been known to check into hotels under the name Daria Blue.
  • In the Sunday Morning video, the guy laying in the driveway at the beginning is Eric Stefani, the guy on the porch is Donnie, at concerts he use to warm up the crowd before the band would preform, the man at the grocery store is Gwen's Grandfather and the house is Gwen's grandparent's.
  • Performed water ballet in high school.
  • Started wearing the Bindi after attending a party with Tony and his mother, where all the women were wearing them.
  • Tony got his nose pierced after loosing a bet to Gwen, but he forced her to watch him get peireced, and she fainted.