Belinda Jo Carlisle

Inside Biography

Born and Birth

Belinda Jo Carlisle (born August 17, 1958) is an American singer who gained worldwide fame as the lead vocalist of the Go-Go's, one of the most successful all-female bands of all time. Carlisle was born in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, to Harold, a travelling vacuum cleaner salesman, and his wife, Joanne, who raised the children at home. The first of seven siblings, with three brothers and three sisters, she was five years old when her father abandoned the family and upon her mother's second marriage, did not have a close relationship with her stepfather, Duke Kurczeski.

Childhood and Family

Growing up in Ventura County's Thousand Oaks (near the Greater Los Angeles Area), she was a cheerleader at Newbury Park High School and, at the age of 19, left home.


No information about her schooling or college life is known.


Pop icon Belinda Carlisle experienced full-blown American success twice in the 1980s, first with the all-female rock band The Go-Go’s and then, on an international level (which she always wanted), as a solo artist. The Go-Go’s first album, 1981's "Beauty and the Beat", spent six weeks at number 1 and they are still the only all-female band ever to have a number 1 album. (Band meaning where all the members play their own instruments). In 1982, the group released the album "Vacation" and set out on a major sell out tour of the states. The album debuted in the top 10 (one of the first albums to ever do so) peaking at number 8. It would eventually go on to sell over 1 million copies though their record company only had it certified as gold. Problems were rising in the band as tensions grew between member Jane Wiedlin and Belinda as Jane felt too much focus was placed on Belinda as the star. Members Gina Schock and Charlotte Caffey both experienced health problems and all of the members were experiencing drug addiction. The group also consistently had problems with their record label as they were not paid royalties when they should have been. 1984 saw the group releasing "Talk Show" and despite having one of the biggest tours of the summer of 1984, the album was considered a commercial disappointment. The band broke up in spring 1985. 1986 saw Belinda releasing her first solo album called, aptly, "Belinda". Drug free, married, happy, and healthy, she continued to experience major solo success through 1989 with the releases of her albums "Heaven On Earth" (1987) and "Runaway Horses" (1989). She considers herself a part-timer in these fields as she prefers her home life as opposed to the nail-biting entertainment industry. She appeared in the 1984 Goldie Hawn vehicle Swing Shift (1984) and, in 2001, she showed that a 43-year-old with no plastic surgery and who isn't a size 0 can still be sexually viable when she posed nude for Playboy.

Marriage, Affairs and Divorce

In 1986, Carlisle married Morgan Mason. Mason made appearances in Carlisle's music videos "Mad About You" and "Heaven Is a Place on Earth". They have a son, James Duke Mason, born in 1992. After the 1994 Northridge earthquake, Carlisle and her family moved to Europe. Carlisle and her husband now live in both France and Los Angeles.

Height, Weight and Age

In 2013 she weighed 56 kg while her height was 5 feet and 7 inches. She is currently 55 years old.

Nationality and Ethnicity

She is an American and of white ethnicity.

Net worth and Salary

Her net market worth is 15 million USD.

by arogya, 20 Sep, 2014

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