Whoa. My friend went all ballistic texting me that if I was going to post a blonde rocker girl on The Daily Blonde, I should have posted the blonde rocker girl, make that the most famous blonde rocker girl of all time, Debbie Harry of Blondie. Some fans of the band have always felt that Debbie Harry was Blondie, even though the group stated that the name didn’t represent Debbie Harry or her signature blonde hair, but instead was a marketing ploy to put Blondie’s records right after the Beatles alphabetically in the record stores. So to keep my friend from texting repeatedly me till I right my wrong, today’s Daily Blonde is Deborah Harry of Blondie.

Debbie Harry Blondie

Debbie Harry started out in the New York City punk music scene in her teens, but to pay the bills, she took a job as a Playboy Bunny at the New York City Playboy Club and worked there from 1968 – 1973. The television show Playboy Club recently debuted to snarling criticism over its inaccurate portrayals of the Playboy Bunny cocktail waitresses working in the Playboy Club back in the gentleman’s club heyday. Perhaps the producers of Playboy Club should have consulted with Debbie Harry before launching the show. Debbie Harry hadn’t gone blonde yet while working as a Playboy Bunny. Here, Debbie Harry shows off her natural brunette locks in her Playboy Bunny portrait. Debbie Harry also posed nude with a tan and a huge dark bush for Playboy magazine during her Playboy Bunny days.

Debbie Harry Playboy Bunny
Debbie Harry was also an inspiration to Andy Warhol who frequently photographed her. He also painted several stylized portraits of her (see featured image for one of those depictions.) Warhol was inspired by blonde icons Marilyn Monroe, Debbie Harry, Nico (from Velvet Underground) and his muse Edie Sedgwick.