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Overview (4)

Born in London, England, UK
Birth NameLita Rossana Ford
Nickname The Queen of Heavy Metal
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Lita Ford was born on September 19, 1958 in London, England as Lita Rossana Ford. She has been married to Jim Gillette since May 13, 1994. They have two children. She was previously married to Chris Holmes.

Spouse (2)

Jim Gillette (13 May 1994 - present) ( separated) ( 2 children)
Chris Holmes (26 June 1990 - 1992) ( divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

Mezzo-soprano vocals

Trivia (16)

She and Joan Jett were members of the all-female rock group The Runaways.
Once dated Nikki Sixx of the heavy metal group Mötley Crüe in the mid-1980s.
Taking up the guitar at age 11, she joined the all-girl rock band The Runaways. Her fourth solo album "Lita" (1988) went platinum, and Guitar magazine voted her Best Female Guitarist (1989).
Was a Grammy Award nominee in 1984 for Best Female Rock Performance, alongside Wendy O. Williams and Pia Zadora.
Her hit singles as a solo artist include: "Kiss Me Deadly" and "Close My Eyes Forever".
Lita made a rare guest appearance on the LOU album "The Other Side". The song "I Want to Be Loved" featured Lita on guitar and vocals (2005).
Ranked #95 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
Is portrayed by Scout Taylor-Compton in The Runaways (2010).
Was engaged briefly to Black Sabbath leader/guitarist Tony Iommi during 1985. He appears momentarily at the beginning of the video of her song "Dressed to Kill".
Separated from her second husband of 16 years, Jim Gillette. [February 2011]
Has two sons: James Leonard Gillette, Jr. (born May 13, 1997); Rocco Gillette (born June 2001). The boys' father is her now-estranged second husband, Jim Gillette.
Autobiography, "Living Like a Runaway", released in print on March 1, 2016 (CD version to be released later). The introduction was written by her good friend Dee Snider, with whom she has frequently shared a concert-stage; for this reason, and to Lita's delight, fans have affectionately nicknamed her "Twisted Sister's Twisted Sister".
Currently resides in Florida. Though past attempts at reuniting The Runaways have failed, a future reunion is still a strong possibility (2002).
At the 2013 Malibu Music Awards, she presented the Rock Legend Award to Cherie Currie and they reunited onstage after 35 years. [October 2013]
She has English and Italian ancestry.
Is three days older than Runaways band mate Joan Jett.

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