Perri Lister
Perri Lister
Perri Lister, is an English actress, dancer, and singer. She featured in her first film in 1980, and has since appeared in films and television series. She was a dancer with the British dance troupe Hot Gossip who appeared regularly on the Kenny Everett Video Show, which was televised by ITV Lister has sung backing vocals for Visage, and performed in music videos for Duran Duran and Billy Idol, the latter with whom she had a nine-year relationship.
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Culture flash: heatwaves - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
The video's finale (not a climax) is the aimless hoisting of Idol's then girlfriend Perri Lister on to a crucifix. Is there nothing people will not stoop to in their search for a good payoff? Leo Benedictus
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Marilyn stalked the dancefloor while faces such as Princess Julia, Chris Sullivan, Perri Lister attracted gaping looks from passers by. Outside, the curious and the dedicated queued to gain entry. According to mythology, Mick Jagger was knocked back by
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Seriously Wired
NYTimes - over 23 years
Billy Idol is playing with his new best friend, technology. Bounding across the living room of his home in the Hollywood Hills with the manic energy of a truant 10-year-old, the platinum-blond, spiky-haired singer is fixating on one of his favorite toys, a palm-sized camcorder. The device is sitting atop his enormo-screen television set, pointed
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NYTimes - over 34 years
What began as a small, somewhat exclusive Broome Street show of fashions from young English designers the other afternoon became, as things occasionally do down in SoHo, a rush-hour street happening. It jelled nicely when guests invited to Burghard's at 495 Broome Street began crowding into the long, narrow shop just off West Broadway to look at
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Perri Lister
  • 1988
    Age 28
    Lister and Billy Idol together have a son, Willem Wolf Broad, who was born in Los Angeles, California on 15 June 1988. When an American model held a press conference claiming to be Idol's girlfriend, Lister responded by holding one of her own, maintaining that she was "and always had been Idol's girlfriend". The couple broke up in 1989.
    More Details Hide Details To date, Lister resides in Los Angeles. Her son Willem is a member of a rock band, FIM.
  • 1983
    Age 23
    She danced topless in the 1983 Duran Duran black-and-white video, "The Chauffeur", and sang backing vocals for Steve Strange's group Visage.
    More Details Hide Details Lister performed on Italian television alongside Strange and another Visage backing singer, Lorraine Whitmarsh in a mimed rendition of Fade To Grey, and on German television with the song Mind of a Toy. Lister was a member of the short-lived girl group Boomerang which also consisted of two former members of Kid Creole and The Coconuts, Adriana Kaegi and Cheryl Poirier. The group released an album "Boomerang" on the Atlantic label in 1986. They had one single, a remake of the Nancy Sinatra hit, "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'".
  • 1980
    Age 20
    Lister began a relationship with punk singer Billy Idol in 1980, over whom she allegedly exerted a big influence.
    More Details Hide Details Lister sang the French background chorus, Les yeux sans visage for his 1984 hit single "Eyes Without a Face", and she also performed in several of his music videos, including "White Wedding", in which she played the bride; "To Be a Lover" and she was the girl nailed to the cross in the video, "Hot in the City" which was banned by MTV. Mademoiselle magazine described Lister's sexy performance in the latter video as "sizzling".
    Lister made her acting debut as a dancer in the 1980 film Can't Stop The Music.
    More Details Hide Details She would continue to feature in films and television series in the 1980s and 1990s.
  • 1978
    Age 18
    In 1978, she became one of the dancers of the dance troupe Hot Gossip who appeared on ITV's The Kenny Everett Video Show.
    More Details Hide Details They were noted for their sexually-suggestive costumes and risquè dance routines, which attracted much criticism. Lister, who has red hair and green eyes, was one of the original Blitz Kids, a group of young, flamboyantly-dressed people who patronised the elitist Covent Garden nightclub "the Blitz" in the early 1980s, among whom were Boy George, Steve Strange, Spandau Ballet, and singer Marilyn.
  • 1959
    Perri Lister was born in London, England on 10 April 1959.
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