Pat Benatar

Pat Benatar


1/10/1953, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY

Birth Name

Patricia Mae Andrzejewski



Also Known As

Female Rock Legend of the Eighties
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American rock/hard rock singer Patricia Mae Andrzejewski was born on January 10th, 1953, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn NY. Young Patricia grew up in Lindenhurst, Long Island, NY, following in her mother's footsteps and studying opera. In 1971, at the age of 19, she married highschool sweetheart Dennis T. Benatar,…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Pat Benatar released in 2007 a new song, called Passion.

    • Pat is now a commercial spokeswoman for the Energizer company, and she also is featured in a commercial for Candies Vintage shoes for Kohl's department store.

    • Her song, We Belong, was inclued on the soundtrack of the movie The Ballad of Ricky Bobby in 2006.

    • Currently, Pat Benatar lives with her family on the island of Maui in a isolated and small community, where they are doing organic farming. The singer still tours.

    • In 2007, she will be introduced into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame.

    • Pat Benatar is also the winner of three American Music Awards for the categories like : Favorite Female Pop/Rock Vocalist in the years 1981 and 1983, and Favorite Female Pop/Rock Video Artist in 1985 and she also was Rolling Stone magazine's Favorite Female Vocalist two times.

    • Her first Grammy award was in the 1980, winning at the "Best Female Rock Vocal Performance" category.

    • Pat Benatar is #74 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artist of Hard Rock.

    • The song 'Love is a Battlefield' is featured in the film The Legend of Billie Jean.

    • Pat supports the nutrition supplement company started by her husband Nick and his close friend.

    • The character Pat Bernardo in the film Fast Times at Ridgemont High is based on Pat Benatar.

    • Carrie Underwood, winner of the fourth American Idol in 2005, performed a cover of Pat's song 'Love is a Battlefield'.

    • 'I Want My MTV' advertising campaign debuted in 1982, featuring Pat Benatar, alongside others such as Adam Ant, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Stevie Nicks, Pete Townshend, and the Police.

    • Pat covered Kate Bush' 'Wuthering Heights', after hearing it in 1980 in a Paris restaurant.

    • Pat covered Fontella Bass' 'Rescue Me' for the movie soundtrack for Speed.

    • Pat Benatar performed in an original Harry Chapin musical named The Zinger.

    • Pat Benatar covered BB King's 'Paying the Cost to be the Boss' on the 1991 album "True Love".

    • Pat Benatar's song 'We Belong' was used in a twenty million dollar ad campaign for Sheraton hotels.

    • In the summer of 2005, Pat's daughter Haley Giraldo took part in E!'s Reality TV series Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive. In the show, Haley and several other offspring of celebrities are put to work on a cattle ranch, similiar to Paris Hilton's The Simple Life.

    • Pat Benatar is a commercial spokeswoman for the Energizer battery company.

    • The songs 'Hell is for Children' and 'Suffer the Little Children' deal with child abuse. Pat feels very strongly against children being abused.

    • Pat's birthname: Patricia Mae Andrzejewski. She changed her name to make it easier for fans to pronounce.

    • Pat did a cover of the Beatles song 'Helter Skelter', on her album "Precious Time".

    • The music video for "Love Is A Battlefield" was the first music video to also incorporate dialogue. The video features a runaway (Pat Benatar), who leads a group of prostitutes into a defiant dance directed at a brothel owner.

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