Bebe Buell

Singer and Model
Born Jul 14, 1953

Beverle Lorence "Bebe" Buell is an American fashion model and singer, and Playboy magazine's November 1974 Playmate of the Month. She is also known for dating rock musicians, and her social relationships with musical and cultural icons across four decades. She is actress Liv Tyler's mother from a brief relationship with Aerosmith vocalist Steven Tyler. In 2001, she wrote an autobiography titled Rebel Heart: An American Rock and Roll Journey.… Read More

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1953 Birth Born on July 14, 1953.


1971 17 Years Old Buell moved to New York in 1971 after signing a modeling contract with Eileen Ford, and garnered public notoriety after her publicized relationship with musician Todd Rundgren from 1972 until 1979, as well as with several rock musicians over the following four decades. … Read More
1972 18 Years Old From 1972 to 1979, Bebe Buell had a longterm, on and off, relationship with Todd Rundgren.


1974 20 Years Old She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the November 1974 issue; her centerfold was photographed by Richard Fegley. … Read More
1976 22 Years Old In 1976, Buell became unexpectedly pregnant from her brief relationship with Steven Tyler.
1977 23 Years Old On July 1, 1977, Buell gave birth to future actress/model Liv Tyler, but Buell initially named the daughter Liv Rundgren and claimed that Todd Rundgren was the biological father to protect the child from Tyler's drug addiction. … Read More
1981 27 Years Old In 1981, Buell recorded a four song EP on Rhino Records, produced by Rick Derringer and Ric Ocasek, with the Cars serving as her band on two tracks.


1984 30 Years Old The rock band the Power Station began in 1984 when her then-boyfriend John Taylor (of Duran Duran fame) pulled some famous friends together to provide backing for another of Buell's musical efforts. … Read More
1985 31 Years Old She founded another band called the Gargoyles in 1985, and released a couple of singles.
1991 37 Years Old A few large record companies were showing interest, but they disbanded when the paternity of her daughter Liv became publicly known in 1991. … Read More
1992 38 Years Old In 1992, Buell married for the first time. She wed sometime-musician and actor Coyote Shivers. They divorced in 1999 after a year-long separation.


1997 43 Years Old After Buell's daughter left home in 1997, Buell returned to music to record a solo effort with producer Don Fleming, released in 2000. … Read More
2002 49 Years Old In 2002, she married musician Jim Wallerstein (aka Jim Walters) of Das Damen and Vacationland fame. … Read More


2009 56 Years Old She released her first recording in ten years with a single "Air Kisses for the Masses" in May 2009 and completed recording of a full-length 12-song album, set for late Fall 2009. … Read More
2011 58 Years Old In September 2011, Buell released Hard Love, an aggressive rock album influenced by grunge and glam rock. … Read More


2014 61 Years Old Buell lived in New York and New Jersey before relocating to Nashville, Tennessee in 2014. … Read More
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