Los Angeles – and especially Hollywood – has long proven to be an extraordinary city, where many fight to find fame and riches.
Some make it, others don’t. Of course, there are many ways to reach stardom, and many more examples of people who have made themselves into legends.
One such individual is Angelyne, also known as the “Billboard Queen.”
The mysterious woman appeared on Billboards around the Los Angeles area in the 1980s, and quickly became a Los Angeles icon. That said, Angelyne’s life and career remain something of a mystery. For decades, a hunt for her real persona – and name, for that matter – was on.
Now, it seems like it’s finally come to an end.
This is all you need to know about the legendary “Billboard Queen,” Angelyne.
Many people dream of becoming celebrities. Aspiring singers, actors, dancers and performers all like to see bright lights in their future. The most likely place to achieve that vision? Hollywood.
Los Angeles is notorious for being the place where dreams come true. Conversely, “The City of Angels” can also be the site where dreams are abruptly smashed to pieces. The entertainment business is a tough one to navigate.
If you want to make it to the absolute top, extreme sacrifice is required, as well as blood, sweat, and tears. In short, one has to be prepared to do anything to give themselves the best possible chance. That said, a certain few have been able to attain fame through less conventional means …
In the 1980s, one woman found themselves on billboards all over the Los Angeles area. She was called the “bombshell billboard princess”, was often seen scantily clad, and always wore pink.
If you ever visited Los Angeles between the 1980s and the 2000s, chances are you’ve seen her face. Angelyne became a Los Angeles legend – though still to this day, very few know who she really is.
Her legends are many, including everything from dating Madonna to speaking with Marilyn Monroe through a medium.
So who is Angelyne really? And what does she look like today? Here’s all you need to know about the original “Billboard Queen” – who only marketed one thing: Herself.
In February 1984, a billboard in Los Angeles would change lives forever. On it was an attractive blonde woman, wearing pink and pouting while staring out across Sunset Boulevard.
Nothing more was needed for the woman in the picture, known as Angelyne, to cause a stir. It was an overnight explosion. But where did she even come from?