Anyone who lived during the 1970’s knows who Farrah was. (We didn’t need to add Fawcett or Fawcett-Majors to her name.) Like Cher, Farrah’s first name proved to be as iconic as the lady herself.
Although Michael Jackson’s death on the same day overshadowed hers, I felt her loss more. You see, I kinda grew up with Farrah Fawcett.
It all started in 1976 with a TV series. Maybe you’ve heard of it: Charlie’s Angels. Farrah played one of the three lead characters.
Yes, it was Farrah Fawcett who first made it popular. That layered rock/metal hair style we came to know, love, and own back in the 80’s. (THANK YOU, Ms. Fawcett!!!)
And let’s not forget that famous 1976 poster of Farrah in a red bathing suit – which sold a record-breaking 20 million copies – and remains the best-selling poster in history!
The poster even made an appearance in The Dirt. (Mötley Crüe biopic based on their biographic memoir of the same name.)
(Hey, I wonder if Tommy Lee actually had it hanging in his bedroom…)
In addition to being a famous actress and talented artist, Farrah was (and will remain) a style icon. (I have a 1977 issue of Vogue with a photo spread of her modeling designer digs.)