Raised in Hawthorne, New Jersey, Debbie Harry is actually a Miami native. July 1 is her 67th year on this planet and she shows no signs of slowing down. Her career began in New York City in the late 1960s with the folk group the Wind in the Willows. Harry went on to achieve international fame and success with punk, new wave icons Blondie, a band whose name she has become synonymous with because of her trademark platinum hair.
As a celebrated solo artist, Harry released five albums adding to the nine she made with Blondie, spanning four decades. She's worked in front of the camera as an actress as well. Debbie Harry is a busy woman, and having had the pleasure of seeing her perform at the Seminole Hard Rock earlier this year, one who has a lot of fuel left in her yet.
Debbie Harry -- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006 inductee, 1999's VH1's 12th Greatest Woman of Rock and Roll, as well as their 2002's 18th Sexiest Artist of All Time -- continues to stand for one thing and one thing only: An icon of classy sensuality. From an era that begat the, at times, inaccessible Madonna, that is no small feat. Personally, you can keep Madonna, we'll take Debbie Harry any day of the week!
Check out a couple of our favorite moments in Harry's career in celebration of her birth after the jump.