Cherie Currie (born November 30, 1959) is a rock and roll singer and actress. She was the lead vocalist of The Runaways, an all-female hard rock, proto-punk band from Los Angeles in the mid-to-late 1970s.
Described as "the lost daughter of Iggy Pop and Brigitte Bardot" by Bomp! magazine, she seemed likely to achieve greater fame. Currie, not-yet sixteen, joined The Runaways in 1975, choosing for her audition song, the Peggy Lee classic, "Fever". She left the group two years later, in 1977 to pursue an acting career, and appeared in a number of films, but heavy problems with drug addiction caused her career to be interrupted in the mid-1980s.
Just after she and twin sister Marie appeared in the B-movie Rosebud Beach Hotel, Currie was approached by a producer interested in casting her for a cameo movie role. She would need a band to get it, and Los Angeles all-female band Radio Active was tapped. Though the movie never materialized and she stayed with them a little less than a year, the group's insistence upon sobriety provided enough incentive for her to enter rehab. She later left the band, citing creative differences, but has remained drug-free.
She has since resumed performing and moved also into new areas of creative work, such as record production and chainsaw carving. She has written an autobiography, Neon Angel: The Cherie Currie Story.