How Lady Gaga pushed the boundaries in Hollywood
Lady Gaga, better known as Mother Monster to her legions of devoted fans (AKA, Little Monsters), was born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta in New York City on March 28, 1986. Following the release of her debut album, The Fame, which dropped August 19, 2008, it quickly became clear that Gaga — with her catchy songs, undeniable talent, and outlandish fashion sense — was going to be a huge star.
It's been nearly a decade since The Fame, and Gaga has since released five more records, successfully crossed genres, transitioned into acting, won a Golden Globe, been nominated for an Oscar and has even been involved in some of the biggest advancements in the tech and perfume industries.
One thing is for certain: Gaga is no ordinary pop star. The passionate performer who stands just five-foot-one pushes boundaries every single day, like it's her job. Here are 15 history-making moments that prove it.