CYNDI Lauper is a 1980s musical icon thanks to such hits as Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.
The pop star has had a storied career over the course of the last four decades.
Cyndi Lauper is an iconic American singerCredit: Rex Features
Who is Cyndi Lauper?
Cyndi, 67, was born June 22, 1953, and is an American singer and songwriter.
Her career has spanned four decades, with her debut solo album She’s So Unusual (1983) launching her to fame.
So far she has released 11 studio albums.
Cyndi is known for her distinctive style – from her variety of hair colors to her eccentric clothing.
She is also known for her powerful and distinctive four-octave range and raspy voice.
She shot to fame in the 80sCredit: Rex Features
Is Cyndi Lauper married?
Cyndi Lauper has been married to David Thornton since 1991.
Thornton is an actor who has appeared in dozens of films and television shows, including the movies John Q and My Sister’s Keeper.
Cyndi Lauper and husband actor David Thornton attend Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein being honored with a Double Star ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 11, 2016 in HollywoodCredit: Getty Images – Getty
They were wed on November 24, 1991.
Thornton and Lauper have a 23-year-old son, Declyn Wallace Thornton Lauper.
Their son is also a singer and goes by the name Dex Lauper.
Cyndi Lauper performs at the America Salutes You Concert Honoring Military, Veterans, And Their Families at Rosemont Theatre on November 12, 2016 in ChicagoCredit: Getty Images – Getty
What are Cyndi Lauper’s hit songs?
The singer scored numerous hits in the 80s:
- Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (1983)
- Time After Time (1983)
- All Through The Night (1983)
- She’s Bop (1983)
- Money Changes Everything (1983)
- The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough (1985)
- True Colors (1986)
- I Drove All Night (1989)
Cyndi composed the hit musical Kinky BootsCredit: Getty – Contributor
Did Cyndi Lauper write the songs for the musical Kinky Boots?
Cyndi composed the music and lyrics for the Broadway musical Kinky Boots.
The musical was based on the 2006 film of the same name.
It opened in Chicago in October 2012 and on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in April 2013.
The musical led the 2013 Tony Awards, with 13 nominations and six wins including Best Musical and Best Actor – Cyndi won the award for Best Original Score.
It has since become a big hit in London’s West End.
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