Who is Bebe Buell?
Beverle Lorence Buell is an American former fashion model and singer. She was popular in the 1970s because she dated rock musicians and was a Playboy magazine Playmate of the Month. She is also the mother of the famous American actress and model Liv Tyler, whose father is rock star Steven Tyler, the frontman of the famous band Aerosmith.
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Bebe Buell Biography
Beverle Lorence “Bebe” Buell was born on July 14, 1953 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA, of partial German descent. Her father, Harold Lloyd Buell, was a World War II veteran and an American naval officer. Her mother, Dorothea Brown Johnson, was a founding member of the Protocol School of Washington. At the time she was born, her father was absent and her mother did not know what to call her. In the maternity ward, all the nurses called her Baby, so her nickname remained “Bebe.”
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Bebe Buell Career Begins
At the age of 17, after her admission to high school, Bebe was noticed by Eileen Ford, the director of a modeling agency, and she moved to New York City at the age of 18 for more modeling opportunities. For the November 1974 issue, Bebe was Playboy Magazine’s Playmate of the Month. Richard Fegley was her photographer for the centerfold. She continued her modeling career in Europe at the prestigious Wilhelmina Agency, appearing on the pages of British, French and Italian Vogue, Harper’s Queen and Cosmopolitan. She was hanging out with the jet set at the time and with people like Jack Nicholson and Andy Warhol. Mick Jagger once said that he would always take her as an escort to a high society dinner or a ball. Because of her incredible beauty, she was nicknamed ‘Friend To The Stars’.
Although she was very successful in the modeling world because of her beauty, Bebe always wanted to be a musician and singer. In the high school choir she sang unique ‘alto’. Her music career started in the early 80’s when she formed a band, the B-Sides. Bebe recorded a four track EP, “Cover Girl”, on Rhino Records in 1981 with the band The Cars on two tracks; the producers were Rick Derringer and Ric Ocasek.
When she dated John Taylor (Duran Duran), he gathered a number of other rock musicians and formed the band Power Station in 1984. Bebe formed another band, the Gargoyles, and released a few singles, in 1985. This band caught the attention and interest of some renowned record labels, but Bebe left them in the early 1990s, wanting to devote more time to her daughter’s career. . She was the manager of her daughter, actress and model Liv Tyler and actress Charis Michelsen’s career.
In the late 1990s, she quit that job and returned to a sols music career. In 2000, she recorded a solo effort with producer Don Fleming and performed in New York with her Bebe Buell Band, made up of ex-members of the group The Rudds and the drummer of the Neighborhoods, Johnny Lynch, plus her husband, James Wallerstein. After a 10-year hiatus, she released a single “Air Kisses for the Masses” in May 2009, followed by a 12-track album that can be downloaded from iTunes or Amazon MP3. Two years later, in 2011, Bebe released “Hard Love”, produced by Wallerstein and Stephen DeAcutis, a rock album influenced by glam rock and grunge.
Bebe’s personal life
Bebe was only 15 when she first got together with a famous boyfriend, Paul Cowsill of the Cowsills.
She has also dated Mick Jagger, Elvis Costello, David Bowie, Jimmy Page, Iggy Pop, Todd Rundgren, and Steven Tyler, but she had never embraced the “groupie” label.
In the 1970s, she had a love affair with Todd Rundgren, who was the guitarist for the band Utopia. Completely unplanned, Bebe became pregnant in 1976 by singer and frontman of the band Aerosmith, Steven Taylor. Still, she remained in a relationship with Todd, hiding the biological father’s name from her daughter until the curious Liv discovered it herself at age 10. Bebe did it because of Steven’s lifestyle and drug use issues, but once he was clean, Liv took his last name.
Bebe first married musician and actor Coyote Shivers in 1992, but they divorced after six years.
Bebe has been married to musician Jim Wallerstein since 2002. Cameron Crowe’s film ‘Almost Famous’ was based on some aspects of Bebe’s life. In 2008 she bought a house in New York, but in 2013 she moved to Nashville, Tennessee.
Bebe Buell Net Worth
The consensus of several sources that Bebe’s net worth is over $1 million, but they all admit that this is a general estimate and it could be much higher. Modeling (centerfold in Playboy magazine) and her inconsistent career as a solo artist and with several bands, including successful performances in the US, plus her published autobiography, the New York Times Bestseller “Rebel Heart; An American Rock And Roll Journey” (St, Martin’s Press) with Victor Bockris in 2001, contributed to her wealth.
Bebe’s daughter Liv Tyler
Liv Tyler (born Rundgren) is an American actress, former model, producer and singer. She is best known for the role in the Peter Jackson award-winning epic trilogy ‘Lord of the Rings’, in which she played the character Arwen Undómiel.
Liv Tyler Early Life
Liv Tyler was born on July 1, 1977 at Mount Sinai Hospital in East Harlem, New York City, USA – she was named after Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann. Liv has three half-siblings: Mia Tyler (born 1978), Taj Monroe Tallarico (1991), and Chelsea Anna Tallarico born in 1989. Although her mother was not married to Todd Rundgren, he signed the birth certificate and paid for her education. . When Liv was 10, she met Steven Taylor, and she immediately suspected that he was her biological father.
Her mother explained to her why she hid it from her and how she wanted to protect her, but Liv took the surname Tyler, while keeping her middle name, Rundgren. Liv attended Congressional Schools of Virginia, Waynflete School in Portland, Maine, and Breakwater School. She then attended the Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences in Santa Monica, California.
Liv Tyler Career
She landed her first modeling job at the age of 14 in Interview magazine and appeared in TV commercials. Bored of these jobs, she took private acting lessons and appeared in Aerosmith’s 1993 video for the song “Crazy.” In 1994 she filmed her debut in “Silent Fall”, but her breakthrough was in the movie “Staling Beauty”. ”, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, in 1996. She later appeared in the movie “That Thing You Do!” written by Tom Hanks, which grossed over $25 million worldwide.
Her mainstream exposure was in the film “Armageddon” (1998), starring Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck, a box office success that earned more than $550 million. In 1999, she was cast in the lead role in the drama “Onegin”, along with Ralph Fiennes. She also collaborated with director Robert Altman in two films and received critical acclaim. She also collaborated with Steve Buscemi in the film “Lonesome Jim”, along with Casey Affleck, in 2005, which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2008, she appeared in the films “The Incredible Hulk” and “The Strangers”, both of which made huge amounts of money, but their critics were not sympathetic.
Liv also became the spokesperson for French luxury clothing and accessories company ‘Givenchy’ in 2003.
Liv’s persona life and net worth
Liv dated fellow actor Joaquin Phoenix from 1995 to 1998 – while dating him, she was vegan, but when they broke up, this belief also stopped. After dating musician Royston Langdon for three years, they became engaged in 2001 and married in Barbados in 2003. She gave birth to their son in 2004, but the couple split in 2008. Liv met David Gardner, a sports and entertainment company administrator, in 2014; they have a daughter and son who were born in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Liv is an active supporter of UNICEF, a Goodwill Ambassador to the US, and a fundraiser for, as well as a donation to, the Women’s Cancer Research Fund.
Liv has been in the film industry for over 25 years and her net worth is estimated at over $20 million, as of early 2020.
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