Chrissie Hynde

One of the most acclaimed female artists in rock-n-roll, Chrissie Hynde was the sultry singer and chief songwriter for the Pretenders, who generated hits through the 1980s and 1990s with spiky, soulful tunes like "Brass ... Read more »
Born: 09/07/1951 in Akron, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Music (27)

Conan 2014 (Tv Show)

Performer

Love Bites 2011 (Tv Show)

Theme Song

Going the Distance 2010 (Movie)

("Don't Get Me Wrong") (Song)

17 Again 2009 (Movie)

("Kid") (Song)

In Bruges 2008 (Movie)

("2000 Miles") (Song)

The Groomsmen 2006 (Movie)

("Mystery Achievement") (Song)

Just Like Heaven 2005 (Movie)

("Brass in Pocket") (Song)

New York Doll 2005 (Movie)

Herself (Music)

Torque 2004 (Movie)

("Fire And Flame") (Song Performer)

American Splendor 2003 (Movie)

("My City Was Gone") (Song)

Lost In Translation 2003 (Movie)

("Brass In Pocket") (Song)

Rugrats Go Wild 2003 (Movie)

("Big Bad Cat") (Song Performer)

Kevin and Perry Go Large 2000 (Movie)

("Kid" (featuring Hybrid)) (Song Performer)

Kevin and Perry Go Large 2000 (Movie)

("Kid") (Song)

Food of Love 1997 (Movie)

("Night in My Veins") (Song)

G.I. Jane 1997 (Movie)

("The Homecoming") (Song)

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion 1997 (Movie)

("Don't Get Me Wrong") (Song)

Single White Female 1992 (Movie)

("State of Independence") (Song Performer)

True Colors 1991 (Movie)

("Middle of the Road") (Song)

Immediate Family 1989 (Movie)

("My City Was Gone") (Song)

Pathos 1988 (Movie)

("Private Life") (Song)

The Living Daylights 1987 (Movie)

songs("Where Has Every Body Gone?" "If There Was a Man") (Song)

Gung Ho 1986 (Movie)

("Don't Get Me Wrong") (Song)

Breathless 1983 (Movie)

("Message of Love") (Song)

The King of Comedy 1983 (Movie)

("Back on the Chain Gang") (Song)

Times Square 1980 (Movie)

("Talk of the Town") (Song)

Riding High 1979 (Movie)

("Brass in Pocket") (Song)
Actor (20)

The Road 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

All We Are Saying 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Happy Feet 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Michelle (Actor)

Rugrats Go Wild 2003 (Movie)

Voice of Siri (Actor)

The Sandra Bernhard Experience 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Lilith on Top 2000 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

One Love: The Bob Marley All-Star Tribute 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Bacharach: One Amazing Night 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Righteous Babes 1998 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Celebration 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 3rd Annual International Rock Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2nd International Rock Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

A Reggae Session 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Long Way Home 1988 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Biography

One of the most acclaimed female artists in rock-n-roll, Chrissie Hynde was the sultry singer and chief songwriter for the Pretenders, who generated hits through the 1980s and 1990s with spiky, soulful tunes like "Brass in Pocket," "Middle of the Road," "Back on the Chain Gang" and "I'll Stand By You. " Hynde escaped the drudgery of her Midwestern upbringing by escaping to London at the dawn of the punk movement. There, she formed the Pretenders, a quartet whose sound owed as much to American garage rock and Motown as it did to The Clash. An immediate success with the release of their self-titled debut in 1980, the Pretenders would undergo numerous lineup changes over the next two decades which would at one point leave Hynde the only original member. For many fans, Hynde was the heart of the Pretenders, delivering songs and performances that were alternately tough and tender, heartfelt and defiant - in short, the work of a true romantic. The induction of Hynde and the Pretenders into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005 underscored her numerous contributions to popular music over the course of a three-decade career, as well as her pioneering status as a female rocker with no apologies for her gender.

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