Idaho, United States
|Occupation||Billboard model, singer, actress|
Angelyne (born 1958) is an American singer, actress and model who is known for purchasing billboards advertising herself. The main trademark of her celebrity persona is a pink Corvette.
As a significant part of her "mystique" consists of her refusal to answer questions (or giving contradictory information), much of Angelyne's actual biographical information is unknown or doubtful.
Angelyne drives a pink Chevrolet Corvette with the vanity plate "ANGELNN" (formerly "ANGLYNE", originall "LEANLUV"). She has a pink Maltese named Buddha. She began to gain local attention in the early 1980s when a series of handbills, and later billboards, popped up around Los Angeles featuring her in various poses. Around this time, she made her first appearance on national television as a guest on the late night talk show Thicke of the Night hosted by Alan Thicke, and featuring a young Arsenio Hall. She made a few cameo appearances in movies as well. She was parodied as a robot (named "Angelyne" but pronounced "angle-een") in the Futurama episode "Bendless Love".
Although it has been claimed that billboard companies or a wealthy husband pays for her billboards, Angelyne, who is single, credits "investors" for financing the outdoor advertising. Angelyne compares herself to Barbie, stating that "Kids think I'm a Barbie doll," and in one billboard, "Barbie wishes she were me."
Angelyne was one of the candidates in the 2003 California recall election, finishing 28th in a field of 135 candidates (garnering 2,533 votes). Her slogan during the campaign was "We’ve had Gray, we’ve had Brown, now it’s time for some blond and pink." She was also a candidate a year earlier for the Hollywood City Council (if Measure H, which would have allowed that part of Los Angeles to secede and become a separate city, had passed), finishing seventh in a field of 24 candidates.
Recently Angelyne decided to recreate herself as an artist. She began painting in 1998 and has produced over 100 pieces since then. She has had several successful art shows in Los Angeles in 2012 and 2013. Angelyne keeps an art studio in Hollywood. 
Her billboards have gained more fame than she has, and have appeared in several television shows and movies, including the opening titles of the 1980s television series Moonlighting, in the movie Get Shorty, Another You (1991), the 1997 film Volcano, and a quick parody during the credits of Futurama. She has also been featured in the songs "Culver Moon" on Jackson Browne's 1996 album Looking East and "Angelyne" on Psykick Girl's 2007 album We Are Electro. As of 2011 most of her billboards have disappeared from Los Angeles.
In May 2011, a replica of her first and most famous billboard was placed over a re-creation of the Hollywood Sunset Strip in the north part of Downtown Miami on N.W. 14th Street built for the 2012 Tom Cruise film Rock of Ages.
- Angelyne (1982)
- Driven to Fantasy (1986)
- Beauty & the Pink (2000)
- Rock n' Roll Rebel / Fantasy Man (1978)
- Too Much to Touch / Mystified (1979)
- Too Much to Touch / Emotional (1981)
- My List / Skin Tight (1983)
- Flirt / Dreamin' About You (1986)
- Animal Attraction (1988)
- I'm So Lucky (2003)
- Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
- The Wild Party (1975)
- Can I Do It... 'Til I Need Glasses? (1977)
- The Frisco Kid (1979)
- Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)
- Dangerous Love (1988)
- Hardcase and Fist (1989)
- Homer and Eddie (1989)
- The Malibu Beach Vampires (1991)
- The Angelyne Dream Experience (1998)
- The Underground Comedy Movie (1999)
- Flies on Cupid (2000)
- King of Hollywood (2008)
- Place Like Home (2012)
- Running Wild (2013)
TV and documentaries
- Thicke of the Night (1983)
- The Tube (1985)
- Truth or Consequences (1987)
- Tommy's Hollywood Report (1987)
- Hot Seat (October 10, 1987)
- The Evening Magazine (July 1988)
- Up All Night (1991)
- Hollywood Women (1994)
- Angelyne (1995)
- Boulevard of Dreams (1996)
- Nina Hagen = Punk + Glory (1999)
- The Roseanne Show (March 22, 2000)
- Cleavage (2002)
- Alaska y Mario (2012)
- I Can Take Care of Myself - Billy Vera (1981)
- Jimmy Mack - Sheena Easton (1985)
- Right on Track - The Breakfast Club (1987)
- This Note's for You - Neil Young (1989)
- Without You - Mötley Crüe (1990) [Close-up of Angelyne's eye used in the video.]
- The I.N.C. Ride - Masta Ace Incorporated (1995)
- We Are All Made of Stars - Moby (2002)
- Moonlighting (1986)
- Another You (1991)
- Where the Day Takes You (1992)
- Jimmy Hollywood (1994)
- Get Shorty (1995)
- The Fan (1996)
- Volcano (1997)
- The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
- Notorious (2009)
- Rock of Ages (2012)
- Behind the Candelabra (2013)
- The New York Times
- Ryan Jiminez, "Mysterious Angelyne", The Daily Trojan, February 17, 1999, pp. 7, 14.
- Bob Pool, Angelyne seeks enhanced deal, Los Angeles Times, June 20, 2007
- Todd David Schwartz, "Angelyne And The Temple Of Hope", Los Angeles Times, September 13, 1987.
- Scaffolding Goes Up Around Angelyne, TMZ.com, June 20, 2007.
- League of Women Voters' archived results of November 14, 2002 Los Angeles General Election
- The New York Times
- Kreuzer, Nikki, "Offbeat L.A.: Angelyne- Pretty in Pink","The Los Angeles Beat", April 9, 2013.