Lady Starlight

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Lady Starlight
Lady Starlight Dirty Showbiz.jpg
Lady Starlight performing as an opening act of the Dirty Showbiz Tour in 2010.
Background information
Birth name Colleen Martin
Born (1975-12-23) December 23, 1975 (age 39)
New York, U.S.
Genres Rock, metal, dance, Techno
Occupation(s) Musical performer
Years active 2007–present
Associated acts Lady Gaga

Colleen Martin (born December 23, 1975), professionally known as Lady Starlight, is an American musical performer. She has toured three times and is best known for her numerous collaborations with Lady Gaga.


Starlight was born on December 23, 1975 and was raised in upstate New York.[1] She moved to New York City in 2001, at the age of 26.[2]

Relationship with Lady Gaga[edit]

Lady Gaga (right) performing with Lady Starlight (left) at Lollapalooza 2007

Lady Starlight is best known in relation to Lady Gaga, having met the performer during a Manhattan party.[3] The two became good friends and Starlight helped Gaga in making the "elaborate onstage costumes" for which she is now known.[2] The two hosted a weekly party entitled New York Street Revival and Trash Dance, in which they performed songs from the 1970s and 1980s. Their "outrageous performances" included lighting hairspray cans on fire and go-go dancing.[4] The two then performed in 2007 as Lady Gaga and the Starlight Revue, "a surprise hit", where Starlight played 70s glam and metal records between Gaga's pop songs.[2][5] The pair performed at the 2007 Lollapalooza music festival.[6] Starlight has influenced Lady Gaga's career[7] and her on-stage persona.[8]


Opening act


  1. ^ Phoenix, Helia (April 8, 2010), Lady Gaga: Just Dance: The Biography, Orion, pp. 58–, ISBN 978-1-4091-1570-0, retrieved July 7, 2012 
  2. ^ a b c "Starlight shines on Gaga - The West Australian". June 29, 2012. Retrieved July 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ Wednesday, November 25, 2009, 11:50 GMT (November 25, 2009). "DJ: 'I was Lady GaGa's mentor' - Music News". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on January 28, 2010. Retrieved July 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ Hobart, Erika (November 18, 2008). "Lady GaGa: Some Like it Pop". Seattle Weekly (Village Voice Media). Retrieved January 10, 2009. 
  5. ^ Classic Rock (online), April 16, 2012.
  6. ^ D'Souza, Nandini (October 18, 2007). "Going Ga-Ga for Lady Gaga". W Magazine (Condé Nast Publications). Retrieved January 3, 2009. 
  7. ^, August 31, 2010
  8. ^ Cassis, Christine (February 22, 2010). "Meet the woman who inspired Lady Gaga". Thaindian News. Retrieved February 3, 2010. 

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