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From An Iconic Popstar To Becoming Hollywood’s Leading Lady

Ra Ra Ra-ah ah,

Rome Ro-ma-ma,

Gaga – oh la la

Want your bad romance!

If you sang the above lines without even realizing it then you can yourself a true blue little monster. Only hardcore fans can remember the time when the mother monster aka Lady Gaga was in her true quirky element and everything she did made headlines.

There was a time when nobody knew what she looked like. Gaga hid behind her eccentric wigs and flamboyant outfits to maintain a sense of secrecy.

Back in 2015, she opened up about the complexity behind her wild fashion when she admitted that her loud outfits normally signify loneliness or depression, “there’s always a dichotomy within me. If you see me dressing really out there, I tend to be self- deprecating inside. When I dress like a lady, I tend to be feeling very wild and confident”, she said in an interview with Billboard.


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She then elaborated in her documentary Gaga: Five Feet Two that her wacky fashion choices stemmed from her desire for control in an industry that loves to take control away from its artists. She said, “What I’ve done is that when they wanted me to be sexy or they wanted me to be pop, I always f*cking put some absurd spin on it that made me feel like I’m still in control.”

Lada Gaga, originally known as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta made her music debut with the album The Fame in 2007. Interestingly, it was relaunched once again in 2009 under the name The Fame Monster with its two singles Just Dance and Poker Face reaching the number one spot in US and Canada chart-busters.

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It received Best Dance/Electronica Album and Best Dance Recording at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. This was just the beginning of his career. Little did people know that her journey from her till here was anything but smooth.

Recalling the years of her youth spent at a private Catholic school, she revealed, “I was bullied and made fun of for having big dreams.” It obviously took a toll on her mental health due to which she underwent a rebel phase. “I was a such a bad kid… af—ing nightmare,” she explained.

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In 2005, she dropped out of New York University after making a deal with her dad that if things didn’t work out for her music career, she’d go back. Luckily for her de ella, she landed a record deal — only to lose it within a year.

Things went downhill from there, at the age of 19, she was sexually harassed, and this incident left a lifelong scar. She had to undergo numerous mental and physical therapies to fight PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder).

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Despite such tragic circumstances, she strived and remained persistent towards her passion. She believed in herself even when people questioned her talent and capabilities.

Once her music career took off, there was no stopping the House Of Gucci actress. Albums like Born This Way, Artpop, Joanne and Chromatica etched her name de ella in the music industry and she was soon counted in the big league artists. Soon people accepted her quirks from her and sang praises of her music from her. So much so that she bagged hundreds of awards.

Just when everyone thought that she had achieved it all, she surprised her fans. Unknown to many, Lady Gaga always dreamt of becoming an actress. After doing tit bit roles in Machete Kills, The Sopranos, Sun City: A Dame To Kill For and show American Horror Story, she landed herself a role of a lifetime.

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In an adaptation of the cult film A Star Is Born, she got to play the lead role of Ally, a budding singer who finds her way in the glamor world with the help of a musician played by Bradley Cooper. Not only was she highly lauded for her acting de ella, she earned praises for the soundtrack album which she worked on as well. The film debuted at number 2 on the Box Office with an income of 41.3 million US dollars. The Soundtrack topped the Billboard 200 chart. The songs including ‘Shallow’ topped worldwide charts and became super hits.

Her fans also got to know her from up, close and personal when her documentary film Five Feet Two was released on Netflix. Her struggles behind the successful exterior went on to show that her self-confidence is commendable. She showed that when one keeps working hard, he/she is bound to become successful one day. It’s only a matter of time. Perseverance is thekey.

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Her next big film House Of Gucci released in 2021 and people couldn’t stop raving about her performance. To portray the role of Patrizia Reggiani, she practiced speaking with an Italian accent for over 9 months.

For the unversed, House of Gucci is based on the biographical novel The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed written by Sara Gay Forden and revolves around the death of Maurizio Gucci, the former head of the luxury fashionhouse.

Gaga portrayed the role of Patrizia Reggiani, the wife of Maurizio. She was involved in a highly publicized trial of hiring a hitman to kill her ex-husband Maurizio Gucci and was sentenced to 29 years in prison. She got to act in this film alongside Al Pacino, Adam Driver, Jared Leto and Salman Hayek.

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At present, Lady Gaga has made headlines once again for her recently released song Hold My Hand that will feature in the highly-awaited Tom Cruise film Top Gun: Maverick.

Gaga is only going to dream as there’s no stopping this powerhouse of talent!

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