Queen of Metal “Lita Ford”
Lita Ford was born on September 19, 1958 in London, England, and grew up in Los Angeles.
In 1975, at the age of 16, Ford was recruited by recording impresario Kim Fowley to join the all-female rock band he was assembling called The Runaways. The band soon secured a recording contract and released their first album in 1976.
The ballad “Close My Eyes Forever”, a duet with Ozzy Osbourne, remains her most successful song, reaching No. 8 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Ford had a small role in the 1992 horror/comedy film Highway to Hell playing a character called “The Hitchhiker”.
In the mid-1980s, Ford was briefly engaged to guitarist Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath.