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It all started when…
in 1984 after the appearance of a series of iconic billboards in and around Los Angeles, California which read only "Angelyne" and pictured a women posing suggestively. These caught the attention of local media outlets, and soon she received a number of offers for film roles, magazine interviews, and television show appearances. The main trademark of her celebrity persona is a pink Corvette. Her billboards have been featured in a number of movies and television series, including the opening credits of Moonlighting, and spoofed in shows such as The Simpsons, Futurama, and BoJack Horseman.
In 1978, she joined her then-boyfriend's punk rock band Baby Blue which performed in clubs around Los Angeles but never became financially successful. In 1982 she released her self-titled debut album and her first posters began appearing as a part of the album's promotion. After the launch of a massive billboard campaign in February 1984, she began working on her second album. Driven to Fantasy was released in 1986. Angelyne then appeared in small parts in films such as Earth Girls Are Easy (1988), Dangerous Love (1988) and Homer and Eddie (1989).
In 2003 Angelyne became a candidate in the California governor recall election, finishing 28th in a field of 135 candidates (garnering 2,536 votes). Her slogan during the campaign was "We've had Gray, we've had Brown, now it's time for some blond and pink." Angelyne is also an artist. She began painting in 1998 and has had several art shows in Los Angeles.
Angelyne was also noted for concealing her true name, age and identity, which did not come to public knowledge until 2017.
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