Pictured here with Rod Stewart in 1977, Bebe Buell was the inspiration behind the Kate Hudson character of "Penny Lane" in Cameron Crowe's "Almost Famous" (check her out here). She dated some of rock's most famous icons, including Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, with whom she had a daughter, Liv.
Her autobiography, "Rebel Heart: An American Rock and Roll Journey," was a New York Times bestseller.
Boyd not only got famous rockers to sleep with her, she got them to fall madly in love as well. Dating both Eric Clapton and George Harrison at the same time, she's responsible for inspiring three of the greatest rock ballads in history — "Layla" and "Wonderful Tonight" by Clapton and "Something" by The Beatles.
Boyd has recently turned her experiences into two books: her autobiography, "Wonderful Tonight," and "Through the Eye of a Muse," a book of photographs of Harrison and Clapton.
Seemingly overnight, he went from being "Mr. Britney Spears" to "K-Fed" — a made-for-the-tabloids sycophantic force. The aspiring dancer, rapper and model parlayed his fame (despite being the butt of many late-night jokes) into a record deal (the flop, “Playing with Fire”), a few modeling gigs, several recurring guest spots on random TV shows and, most recently, a spot on an Australian weight-loss show called “Excess Baggage,” where he recently had to cut filming short after he experienced chest pains.
During an insane 18-month period away from Yoko Ono, John Lennon partied it up during what he famously called his "lost weekend." He chose fan May Pang for his Yoko stand-in, and the former Beatle gal pal cashed in on their crazy, but brief, relationship with two books: the 1983 memoir "Loving John" and a recent book of photographs entitled "Instamatic Karma."
Liberace's companion and driver never got the film career he wanted, but he did make a pretty penny off his 1988 tell-all, "Behind the Candelabra: My Life with Liberace." This year's HBO adaptation of the book starred Matt Damon as Thorson.
The former burlesque dancer is best known for teaching a young Elvis Presley a thing or two about the physical act of romance. Considered one of the first groupies in rock, Satana ended up starring in several films, the most famous being cult classic "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!"
Arnold was viciously mocked over suspicion he was just using Roseanne for her money and fame, but the actor had the last laugh. Starring in numerous films, such as the hit "True Lies," Arnold ultimately did OK without his better half.
The Arkansas native had personal relations with so many rock stars that Grand Funk Railroad immortalized her in their tune, "We're an American Band" ("Sweet, sweet Connie, doin' her act/ She had the whole show and that's a natural fact").
She gained even more notoriety after claiming that Bill Clinton propositioned her when he was governor, and was able to cash in on all of this attention through an appearance on Howard Stern, a featured spot on "Insomniac with Dave Attell" and with her 1995 memoir, "Rock Groupie: The Intimate Adventures of 'Sweet Connie' from Little Rock."
Tim "Ripper" Owens
It's one of the greatest true rock tales of all time: After the lead singer of heavy metal band Judas Priest retired, the band led a nationwide search for his replacement. The winner? Superfan Tim "Ripper" Owens, who had, up until that point, been the lead singer of his own Judas Priest tribute band.
Seen here with Tommy Lee, this "superfan" has claimed relations with such stars as Tommy Lee, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kevin Costner, Slash, Dave Navarro and many more. First seen in Warrant's infamous Cherry Pie video, she recently parlayed her crazy antics into a bestselling book, "Sex, Drugs, and Cherry Pie."
After appearing in a few music videos for the rock band Whitesnake, Kitaen ended up briefly marrying David Coverdale, the lead singer. From there, she went on to star in several TV shows, including "America's Funniest People." She was also married to the baseball player Chuck Finley from 1997–2002, and later parlayed her 2006 drug possession arrest into a stint on "The Surreal Life" and an appearance on "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew."
Pamela Des Barres
Known as "Miss Pamela," the famous groupie (pictured here with Alice Cooper in 1974), has bragged about dalliances with such icons as Jimmy Page, Gram Parsons, Mick Jagger and Keith Moon. After tiring of the party scene, Barres settled down, got married, had a child and wrote three successful tell-alls. The most famous, "I'm with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie," was highly acclaimed and became a best seller.
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