Date of Birth
Gwen Renee Stefani was born on October 3, 1969 at St. Jude's Hospital in Fullerton, California. She was one of four children born to Dennis Stefani and Patti Flynn. Her siblings are Eric Stefani, Jill and Todd Stefani. She and her brother Eric began the band No Doubt when Gwen was a teenager and she moved from backing vocals to lead singer when their original lead, John Spence, committed suicide. She dated band-mate Tony Kanal for seven years, before marrying English rocker Gavin Rossdale on 14 September 2002 in London. She is now stepmother to Gavin's 16-year-old daughter, Daisy Lowe. Gwen and Gavin divide their time equally between homes in Anaheim and London.
Red lips and platinum blond hair.
Off-beat, yet fashionable style.
Was on her High School swim team.
Lead singer for the band No Doubt.
Attended Cal State Fullerton.
Has a her own fashion label named L.A.M.B. which goes on sale in Spring 2004.
According to the April 2004 issue of Vogue, her father Dennis is Italian and her mother Patti is of Irish and Scottish descent.
Was voted one of People magazines 50 Most Beautiful People of 2004.
Arrived an hour late for her wedding.
Ranked #22 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).
Her wedding dress was designed by John Galliano.
Friend and collaborator of rapper Eve.
Named Best Dressed Woman in the May 2005 issue of Harpers & Queen.
Her home was used in a music video for a song from Rufus Wainwright's debut album.
Received two Grammy Awards with No Doubt, for "Best Pop Performance By Duo Or Group With Vocal" in 2002 ("Hey Baby") and 2003 ("Underneath It All").
Received five Grammy Awards nominations as solo artist on 8 December 2005: Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Female Pop Performance, Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
The vinyl red gown that she wore on the cover of "Tragic Kingdom" was stolen from the Fullerton Museum Centre in Orange County, California on 11th January 2005.
Launched a second fashion line, Harajuku Lovers, inspired by the street fashions of the Harajuku area of Tokyo, Japan. This complements her solo album, Love Angel Music Baby, on which she makes multiple references to Harajuku girls.
Is some sort of a fashion icon, because of her unique style, which mixes vintage with designer clothes.
Named #30 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)
Named #40 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement (2006).
Mopped the floors of a local Dairy Queen, shortly before joining her brother's band, No Doubt.
Gave birth to a baby boy, Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale, at 12:46 PST on August 21, 2008 weighing 8.5 lbs.
I think everyone has gifts and everyone has talents. If you are successful at it, it feels really good but it never really penetrates completely. There are moments where I think that we made an amazing record and I'm so proud of it, but I don't wake up and go, "Wow, I'm amazing.
It's always odd to talk about my fashion. It's something you look at-you don't need to talk about it.
I don't know what I'm going to do, but I've always wanted to do the family thing
At a certain point I'm going to want to have a family and I'm not going to have time to be running around the world doing this shit and being greedy. I can always write songs. But can I always wear an Alice-in-Wonderland costume? I probably shouldn't. I can at home. I was thinking that when I have children, that I should always dress as a character for them, so they think their mom is Alice in Wonderland or Cinderella. It would be totally messed up!
As a famous person you think how you're gonna end it, get away and have a normal life. I imagine my children are going to save me from my vanity and be my passion and fill whatever fears I have of the amazing time I'm having right now being gone. I don't want to drop off and not be on the radio or not be able to talk about myself for hours. I don't want it to go away. But at the same time, I never expected to be here in the first place.
I'm really emotional. I don't fight with people - like, I can barely fight with my husband because I'll just start crying instead. I've learnt not to do that.
I've been making a conscious effort not to think about the future. I'm lucky to not have a real job, to be able to express myself, be creative and be relevant. I don't know what I will be doing in 10 years. How old will I be? Forty-five. I don't want to think about it to be honest, because it's a waste of time. Tomorrow night I'll be in bed with my husband again and it will be really great. It's all about right now.
I'm like a peanut butter sandwich.
The one thing that makes me feel super lucky about my financial success is that I have a housekeeper.
My songs are basically my diaries. Some of my best songwriting has come out of time when I've been going through a personal nightmare.
I really want to take some more time out and be with my husband. I guess what I really want is to have a baby. Life is short and you've got to get the most out of it.
For me, acting comes from the same place as performing music. I just have to perform. I wanted to get it right and I did. Sometimes you just have to go for it.
"They are my best friends, so when I told them that I wanted to try something solo they responded in the way that best friends do. It was a matter of timing. We've all been growing up and our priorities have changed. Then I went and got married and my priorities certainly changed." (regarding pursuing a solo music career away from her rock group, No Doubt)
"This album is just about me. Although at times I think there's less of me on this than anything I've done because of all the people involved." (regarding her first solo album, Love Angel Music Baby)
"I imagine having children will save me from my vanity and fill whatever fears I have." [on easing up on her career to consider a family, in Rolling Stone]
"I really don't care what people say. It's not like it discourage me from doing something I want to do".
One time, a guy said he worked for Hugh M. Hefner and gave me a card. I thought it was funny.
I have a dream about spending time in my house with my kids. Being a mom was all I ever dreamed about. Now that it's come true it makes me feel like my life has come together. Nothing else matters.