Muses

Debbie Harry (1945)

An adopted American girl, Debbie Harry began her singing career at the end of the 1960s when she settled in New York and became a back-singer for the group The Wind in the Willows after having been a secretary at BBC Radio or a Playboy Bunny. She then joined the Stilettos and created her own band with Chris Stein, Blondie. With the help of its charismatic bleached-blond sexy yet cool singer and its joyful punk tunes, the group soon earned major recognition throughout the world. Making good use of early musical videos and fashion, Debbie Harry, shaped by Stephen Sprouse, diffused her sensual aura, making punk sexy with her dramatic red glossy lips, leopard prints and her hot-pants that were often seen dancing at the Studio 54.

Blondie by Lynn Goldsmith, 1978
Blondie by Lynn Goldsmith, 1978
Debbie Harry by Lynn Goldsmith, 1977
Debbie Harry by Lynn Goldsmith, 1977
Debbie Harry and Chris Stein by Lynn Goldsmith, 1978
Debbie Harry and Chris Stein by Lynn Goldsmith, 1978
Debbie Harry by Lynn Goldsmith, 1977
Debbie Harry by Lynn Goldsmith, 1977
Debbie Harry on stage by Lynn Goldsmith, 1977
Debbie Harry on stage by Lynn Goldsmith, 1977
Debbie Harry by Lynn Goldsmith, 1977
Debbie Harry by Lynn Goldsmith, 1977
Debbie Harry by Lynn Goldsmith, 1977
Debbie Harry by Lynn Goldsmith, 1977
Debbie Harry by Lynn Goldsmith, 1978
Debbie Harry by Lynn Goldsmith, 1978
Debbie Harry by Lynn Goldsmith, 1979
Debbie Harry by Lynn Goldsmith, 1979
Debbie Harry by Lynn Goldsmith, 1977
Debbie Harry by Lynn Goldsmith, 1977
Debbie Harry by Lynn Goldsmith, Central Park, 1977
Debbie Harry by Lynn Goldsmith, Central Park, 1977
Debbie Harry and Chris Stein, 1980s
Debbie Harry and Chris Stein, 1980s
Debbie Harry, late 1970s
Debbie Harry, late 1970s
Debbie Harry, 1985
Debbie Harry, 1985
Portrait of Debbie Harry, 1980s
Portrait of Debbie Harry, 1980s
Portrait of Debbie Harry, 1980s
Portrait of Debbie Harry, 1980s
Debbie Harry, late 1970s
Debbie Harry, late 1970s
Debbie Harry and Andy Warhol, 1979
Debbie Harry and Andy Warhol, 1979
Debbie Harry on stage, 1980s
Debbie Harry on stage, 1980s
Debbie Harry, 1979
Debbie Harry, 1979
Debbie Harry backstage, 1980s
Debbie Harry backstage, 1980s
Debbie Harry, 1980s
Debbie Harry, 1980s
Debbie Harry by Mick Rock, 1978
Debbie Harry by Mick Rock, 1978
Debbie Harry on stage, 1980s
Debbie Harry on stage, 1980s
Portrait of Debbie Harry, 1980s.  Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Portrait of Debbie Harry, 1980s. Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Debbie Harry, 1977
Debbie Harry, 1977
Debbie Harry, 1977
Debbie Harry, 1977
Debbie Harry & Michael Sticca, 1978
Debbie Harry & Michael Sticca, 1978
Debbie Harry backstage at The Whiskey a Go-Go club, 1978
Debbie Harry backstage at The Whiskey a Go-Go club, 1978
Debbie Harry, 1980s
Debbie Harry, 1980s
Debbie Harry, 1980s
Debbie Harry, 1980s
Debbie Harry by Leee Black Chikders, 1970s
Debbie Harry by Leee Black Chikders, 1970s
Debbie Harry by Janette Beckman, London, 1981
Debbie Harry by Janette Beckman, London, 1981
Debbie Harry by Andy Warhol, 1980s
Debbie Harry by Andy Warhol, 1980s
Blondie, 1980s
Blondie, 1980s
Debbie Harry, 1980s
Debbie Harry, 1980s
Debbie Harry, 1977
Debbie Harry, 1977
Debbie Harry, 1980s
Debbie Harry, 1980s
Portrait of Debbie Harry by David Coland, 2002
Portrait of Debbie Harry by David Coland, 2002
Debbie Harry by Shelia Rock, 1977
Debbie Harry by Shelia Rock, 1977
Debbie Harry and Chris Stein by Martyn Goddard, 1978
Debbie Harry and Chris Stein by Martyn Goddard, 1978
Debbie Harry by Martyn Goddard, 1978
Debbie Harry by Martyn Goddard, 1978
Joan Jett and Debbie Harry of Blondie backstage at the Tower Theatre in Philadelphia, 1978. Photo by Scott Weiner
Joan Jett and Debbie Harry of Blondie backstage at the Tower Theatre in Philadelphia, 1978. Photo by Scott Weiner
Debbie Harry, 1978
Debbie Harry, 1978
Debbie Harry by David Michael Kennedy, 1985
Debbie Harry by David Michael Kennedy, 1985
Debbie Harry by Brad Elterman, 1970s
Debbie Harry by Brad Elterman, 1970s
Debbie Harry, 1980s
Debbie Harry, 1980s
Debbie Harry, 1980s
Debbie Harry, 1980s
Debbie Harry, 1980s
Debbie Harry, 1980s
Debbie Harry, 1980s
Debbie Harry, 1980s
Debbie Harry and Blondie by Anne Leibovitz for Rolling Stone Magazine, June 1979
Debbie Harry and Blondie by Anne Leibovitz for Rolling Stone Magazine, June 1979
Portrait of Debbie Harry, 1980s
Portrait of Debbie Harry, 1980s
Debbie Harry by Bobby Grossman, c. 1977
Debbie Harry by Bobby Grossman, c. 1977
Debbie Harry by Bobby Grossman, c. 1977
Debbie Harry by Bobby Grossman, c. 1977
Debbie Harry by Andy Warhol, 1980s
Debbie Harry by Andy Warhol, 1980s
Fab 5 Freddy, Debbie Harry & Lee Quinones, Handball Court at Pike & Cherry by Bobby Grossman, c. 1980
Fab 5 Freddy, Debbie Harry & Lee Quinones, Handball Court at Pike & Cherry by Bobby Grossman, c. 1980
Debbie Harry by Bobby Grossman, c. 1977
Debbie Harry by Bobby Grossman, c. 1977
Debbie Harry, 1980s
Debbie Harry, 1980s
Debbie Harry, 1980s
Debbie Harry, 1980s
Debbie Harry by Richard Creamer, Los Angeles, 1977
Debbie Harry by Richard Creamer, Los Angeles, 1977
Alison Goldfrapp and Debbie Harry by Francesco Carrozzini for Spin Magazine, 2010
Alison Goldfrapp and Debbie Harry by Francesco Carrozzini for Spin Magazine, 2010
Andy Warhol, Chris Stein and Debbie Harry, 1980s
Andy Warhol, Chris Stein and Debbie Harry, 1980s
Andy Warhol, Jerry Hall and Debbie Harry at Studio 54, c. 1977
Andy Warhol, Jerry Hall and Debbie Harry at Studio 54, c. 1977
Debbie Harry on stage, 1980s
Debbie Harry on stage, 1980s
Blondie and Iggy Pop by Lynn Goldsmith, 1980
Blondie and Iggy Pop by Lynn Goldsmith, 1980
Blondie at the Bel Air Sands Hotel by Michael Ochs, 1977
Blondie at the Bel Air Sands Hotel by Michael Ochs, 1977
Blondie by Martyn Goddard, 1979
Blondie by Martyn Goddard, 1979
Blondie: Clem Burke, Jimmy Destri, Chris Stein, Debbie Harry, Gary Valentine by Michael Ochs, 1977
Blondie: Clem Burke, Jimmy Destri, Chris Stein, Debbie Harry, Gary Valentine by Michael Ochs, 1977
Blondie on stage at My Fathers Place, New York City, 1978. Photo by Ebet Roberts
Blondie on stage at My Fathers Place, New York City, 1978. Photo by Ebet Roberts
Blondie on stage at My Fathers Place, New York City, 1978. Photo by Ebet Roberts
Blondie on stage at My Fathers Place, New York City, 1978. Photo by Ebet Roberts
Debbie Harry, 1970s
Debbie Harry, 1970s
Bryan Ferry and Deborah Harry with partner Chris Stein at Regine's for a Rio Carnival party by Dustin Pittman, 1980s
Bryan Ferry and Deborah Harry with partner Chris Stein at Regine's for a Rio Carnival party by Dustin Pittman, 1980s
Debbie Harry by Michael Ochs, 1980s
Debbie Harry by Michael Ochs, 1980s
Debbie Harry and Chris Stein by Mick Rock, 1979
Debbie Harry and Chris Stein by Mick Rock, 1979
Debbie Harry by Mick Rock, 1978
Debbie Harry by Mick Rock, 1978
Debbie Harry by Robert Mapplethorpe, 1978
Debbie Harry by Robert Mapplethorpe, 1978
Debbie Harry by Robert Mapplethorpe, 1978
Debbie Harry by Robert Mapplethorpe, 1978
Debbie Harry by Sheri Lynn Behr, 1970s
Debbie Harry by Sheri Lynn Behr, 1970s
Andy Warhol, Debbie Harry, 1980
Andy Warhol, Debbie Harry, 1980
Debbie Harry by Brian Arris, c. 1977
Debbie Harry by Brian Arris, c. 1977
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