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Belinda Carlisle Height 5' 4" Born August 17 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA
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Belinda Carlisle: Pop icon Belinda
Carlisle experienced full blown American success twice in the 1980s, first with
the all female rock band The Go-Go's and then on an international level (which
she always wanted) as a solo artist. The Go-Go's first album, 1981's Beauty And
The Beat, spent six weeks at number 1 and they are still the only all female
band ever to have a number 1 album. (Band meaning where all the members play
their own instruments). In 1982 the group released the album Vacation and set
out on a major sell out tour of the states. The album debuted in the top 10 (one
of the first albums to ever do so) peaking at number 8. It would eventually go
on to sell over 1 million copies though their record company only had it
certified as gold. Problems were rising in the band as tensions grew between
member Jane Wiedlin and Belinda as Jane felt too much focus was placed on
Belinda as the star. Members Gina Schock and Charlotte Caffey both experienced
health problems and all of the members were experiencing drug addiction. The
group also consistently had problems with their record label as they were not
paid royalties when they should have been. 1984 saw the group releasing Talk
Show and despite having one of the biggest tours of the summer of 1984, the
album was considered a commercial disappointment. The band broke up in spring
1985. 1986 saw Belinda releasing her first solo album called, aptly, Belinda.
Drug free, married, happy, and healthy she continued to experience major solo
success through 1989 with the releases of her albums Heaven On Earth (1987) and
Runaway Horses (1989). With the onslaught of grunge moving in during the early
1990s Belinda's 1991 effort Live Your Life Be Free barely made a dent on the
charts and its first single peaked at #83 on the Billboard Hot 100. By 1993 her
solo album Real also tanked and her American record company MCA Records dropped
her a year later. MCA technically should be to blame as they hardly promoted her
work and most of it sold on its own. They did the same to Olivia Newton-John
some 10 years earlier. But just because a pop star isn't experiencing American
success does not mean they are not experiencing it elsewhere. Belinda proves to
be a huge commodity in Europe, almost as big as Madonna and sells out stadiums
in the United kingdom where they truly seem to appreciate her. Today, Belinda
only occasionally records both as a solo artist and as a member of The Go-Go's.
She considers herself a part-timer in these fields as she prefers her home life
as opposed to the nail biting entertainment industry. She appeared in the 1984
Goldie Hawn vehicle Swing Shift and in 2001 she showed that a 43 year old with
no plastic surgery and who isn't a size 0 can still be sexually viable when she
posed nude for Playboy.
Morgan Mason (12 April 1986 - present) 1 child
Singer, of The Go-Gos
Lives in Cap d' Antibes, France (South) 
Her husband, Morgan Mason, is the son of James Mason.
Was a cheerleader at Newbury Park High School in Thousand Oaks, California.
Original member of legendary punk band the Germs.
Ranked #76 on VH1's Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
Has a son, James Duke Mason (born April 27, 1992).
One of her favorite films is, Dolce vita, La (1960).
Named after her mother's favourite film Johnny Belinda (1948)
Became known as "Belinda Jo Kurcezski" after her mother remarried.
In a 1986 interview in "Star Hits" magazine Belinda stated that she auditioned for a role in the film Howard the Duck (1986) Resides in France but visits the US quite often.
Now on Dancing with the Stars!
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