Chrissie Hynde is thankful punk rock came along when she was 24 years old
But the 65-year-old says when she started out she didn’t believe a woman could make it in the maledominated industry: “I didn’t know I’d get into a band. I wanted to but I was a girl and it didn’t look like that was going to happen.
By the time I was 24 I thought I was too old.” Thankfully, “Punk came along and I snuck in there.
You didn’t have to play well basically. I saw I had my chance.”
The Pretenders went on to record classic hits Brass In Pocket, Don’t Get Me Wrong and I’ll Stand By You.
They were inducted into the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall Of Fame in 2005. The American-born star has made London her home since 1973 and has had some high profile relationships.
She has a daughter Natalie, 34, with The Kinks’ front man Ray Davies and another daughter, Yasmin, 31, from her short-lived marriage to Simple Minds’ Jim Kerr.
Chrissie is still making music and released her 2nd solo album Alone last year. And in 2017 she’s set to be just as busy with a newly announced UK tour this September with Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks and a forthcoming documentary – Arena: Alone with Chrissie Hynde – to be aired on BBC4 this coming Friday.
Penelope Cruz will play her husband's mistress in Pablo Escobar biopic
SPANISH star PENELOPE CRUZ brought some old-fashioned Hollywood glamour to her native country’s capital Madrid this weekend.
The Iberian beauty arrived for the 31st Goya Film Awards in a dramatic asymmetrical Atelier Versace gown.
She had been nominated for Best Lead Actress for her work in the aptly-titled The Queen Of Spain.
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Penelope Cruz dazzles on the red carpet for 'The Counselor'
Penelope, 42 – who won an Oscar in 2009 for her supporting role in WOODY ALLEN’s Vicky Christina Barcelona – left empty-handed this time but she didn’t seem to mind as she had top Spanish director PEDRO ALMODOVAR, 67, to keep her company.
Missing from the ceremony was husband – and fellow Oscar-winner – JAVIER BARDEM, 47, with whom she has two children. But they will be sharing the screen for the 10th time soon in a biopic on PABLO ESCOBAR, with Bardem playing the notorious Colombian drug lord and Penelope as his mistress.
IN WHAT could be described as the role of a lifetime, David Hasselhoff has revealed he will not be reprising his original Baywatch character in the new fi lm version. Instead, he will play… himself.
When asked about his part in the remake he said: “I’m playing Hasselhoff!” The 64-year-old actor, nicknamed “The Hoff”, was head lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (left) in the 1990s TV show set on a Californian beach opposite Pamela Anderson, 49, who will also make an appearance in the movie.
David Hasselhoff will play himself in the forthcoming Baywatch film
Speaking at the Directors Guild Awards in Los Angeles this weekend, David gave words of warning to fans: “Expect the unexpected. It’s not going to be the Baywatch of old, nor should it be.
We can’t recreate that.” The star has previously played himself in semiimprovised sitcom Hoff The Record which saw him as a jaded has-been trying to rebuild his career.
Baywatch hits UK cinemas in June.
DURING his time on the BBC hit show Ground Force Alan Titchmarsh got his hands mucky in many a backyard but there was one that stood out above all the rest.
“We did Nelson Mandela’s garden, which was so special. He had the most powerful, calming grace in anyone I’ve ever met.
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Alan Titchmarsh claimed the late Nelson Mandela was very charismatic in a quiet, understanding way
He was very charismatic in a quiet, understated way,” says Alan, 67, of the former imprisoned revolutionary turned South African president who died aged 95 in 2013.
“I interviewed him for half an hour and he was wonderful company. I asked why he wasn’t bitter and he just said there was no time.”
The gardening makeover show ran from 1997 to 2005. At its peak 12 million viewers tuned in. Alan is returning to our screens with new series Secrets Of The National Trust, tomorrow on Channel 5.