Lady Gaga’s Italian descent makes her a perfect fit for the hit TV show “The Sopranos,” revolving around an Italian-American mobster, but we’re sure it’s far from being the only reason she was cast to play a small one-time role on the show when she was 15 years old.
Little did they know, teenage Stefani would become international pop superstar Lady Gaga only a few years later!
If you were wondering how the iconic stage name "Lady Gaga" came to be, let us tell you: it was inspired by Queen. By the legendary band's duet with David Bowie, "Radio Ga Ga," to be precise.
We're having a hard time deciding which of those incredible music icons we love more, but thankfully, no one actually asked us to choose. Phew.
The Queen of DIY
Did you know that in some cultures, the terms "Lady Gaga" and "eccentric outfits" are interchangeable? As it turns out, the lady's affection for weird costumes goes all the way back to the first grade, when she acted in a play and made her costume all by herself, using hangers and tinfoil.
Just picture tiny Stefani making that wonderfully-weird costume and rocking it on stage for everyone to see. Btw, if you're calling us right now and we're not picking up, it's because we're channeling all our energy into not blurting out an embarrassing "aww."
A Natural Brunette
Many people don't know this, since Gaga is most recognized with her signature platinum blonde shade, but the woman is actually a natural-born brunette! If you've seen her hair in "A Star is Born" – that's more or less her real color. But check out the (alleged) reason why she started dying her hair, to begin with.
Gaga told People magazine people used to confuse her for Amy Winehouse, and she wanted to create a clear distinction. We can actually see the resemblance, now that she mentions it! Anyways, dyed or natural – there aren't many people as distinct as Lady Gaga.
It's really hard to picture Lady Gaga as anything other than a solo artist, possessing such hypnotizing stage presence and such bold charisma. But in her earlier and more anonymous singing days, Gaga was a part of a musical duo called "Lady Gaga and the Starlight Revue," performing 70s and 80s songs.
Among other things, their show would include go-go dancing and burning hairspray cans. Sounds cool, but we prefer her as a solo act, hands down.