- Real Name:
- Katheryn Hudson
- Date of Birth:
- October 25, 1984
- Santa Barbara, Calif.
- Resides in:
- Los Angeles, Calif.
Katy Perry’s road to fame was bumpy. Before becoming a chart topper with infectious hits like “ Firework,” “Hot N Cold” and “The One That Got Away,” the daughter of devout ministers tried to make it on the gospel circuit, released a failed Christian pop album at 16, was dropped from several labels despite working with respected production team The Matrix and was broke by 22. But what didn’t kill her apparently made her stronger. With the 2008 release of One Of The Boys and the decidedly anti-spiritual single “I Kissed a Girl,” she, her pin-up and looks and retro girlie aesthetic became a global phenomenon complete with Grammy nominations, wacky world tours, even wackier outfits (Remember the sparkler bra?) and too many awards show performances to count. Her sophomore album, Teenage Dream, was an even bigger success, containing collaborations with Kanye West (“E.T.”) and Snoop Dogg (“California Gurls”) and spawning enough No. 1 singles to tie Michael Jackson’s record. Unfortunately, her love life has not been as golden. After exchanging promise rings in 2008, things fizzled with Gym Class Hero Travis McCoy. Comedian Russell Brand proposed while vacationing in India in 2009 after only four months of dating. The twosome held a days-long ceremony there less than a year later. But as documented in her concert film Katy Perry: Part Of Me, the union disintegrated quickly and he filed for divorce a mere 16 months later. She has since moved on with Florence + the Machine guitarist Robert Ackroyd and John Mayer, who she dated sporadically from 2012-13. At least she has cat Kitty Purry to keep her company!
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Hit or Miss: Stars in Catsuits | Gallery | WonderwallLet us introduce Katy Perry's latest protégé: Lady Godiva, who uses her sweet tunes and strategically placed...Wonderwall
Perry: 'High school is not the real world' | Gallery ...By Molly McGonigle. Katy Perry has made a name for herself by standing out from the crowd. But like most kids, the...Wonderwall
Katy Perry's Smurfiest looks | Gallery | WonderwallKaty teamed with "Smurfs" cast members Hank Azaria and Neil Patrick Harris to promote "Smurfs 2" in Cancun, Mexico,...Wonderwall
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Katy Perry's Highs and Lows | Gallery | WonderwallRebound romance Katy rebounded in early 2012 with Florence + the Machine guitarist Robert Ackroyd. In April, the duo...Wonderwall
Katy Perry's hairdos and don'ts | Gallery | WonderwallUnless you're wondering what would happen if "Mad Men" matriarch Betty Draper ate too many pink highlighters, DON'T try...Wonderwall
Worst Beach Fashion | Video | Wonderwall - MSN EntertainmentFrom Katy Perry's ill-fitting bikini to Jennifer Garner's grandma suit, check out the worst celeb beach fashion.Wonderwall
The Shortlist for Feb. 14 | Gallery | WonderwallDid Rihanna's Breezy Reunion Ruin Her Friendship With Katy Perry? Longtime pals Rihanna and Katy Perry are no longer as...Wonderwall
Style Profile: Katy Perry | Gallery | WonderwallFor sure, Katy Perry can act cartoonishly, but she can't go wrong if the cartoon she's imitating is Jessica Rabbit....Wonderwall
Katy Perry's Smurfiest looks | Gallery | WonderwallKaty posed for a "Smurfs 2" photocall in Cancun earlier this year looking classy and ladylike. Smurfette would be proud.Wonderwall
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