Courtney Love, our inspiration, went from a highly publicized and tragic marriage to multiple court appearances and rehab attempts. This bad girl claims to have mended her ways.
Courtney Love performing in 1990, two years before the breakup of her band, Hole.
Wild child Lady GaGa suspended and dripping blood — which we hope is fake — at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
Our favorite “hot mess,” Amy Winehouse, performing pre-rehab at her club in Camden (London, England).
Britney Spears at her high point in 2001, before a parasitic husband, bad hair decisions and psychiatric help.
Our second Disney alum, Christina Aguilera proved just how “Dirty” she was.
Before she was a jailbird, Kim Jones, a.k.a. Lil’ Kim had pasties on lockdown at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards.
Sinéad O’Connor’s enchanting voice became a secondary topic after she tore up a photo of Pope John Paul II while performing on Saturday Night Live.
Not quite “Like A Virgin” Madonna writhed on the stage in full wedding regalia at the inaugural MTV Video Music Awards in 1984.
As she stated in her tell-all “Lips Unsealed,” The Go-Gos’ front woman Belinda Carlisle “used, boozed, and abused for thirty years” until 2005.
The Runaways’ image was pure bad girl; Joan Jett’s image was only skin deep, but Cherie Currie’s drug addiction was a reality.
Being the first woman to show her bellybutton was just the beginning for Cher, who continues to prove she’s never afraid to show a little, or a lot, of skin.
Once caught in a drug bust wearing only a fur rug, British songstress Marianne Faithful wanted to catch a Rolling Stone. “I slept with three and decided the lead singer was the best bet,” she quipped.