It's time for this week's installment of Bella Donna, in which I profile beauty icons throughout the ages. This week's woman is a change from the beauties we've highlighted before. Though Joan Jett is an attractive woman, she isn't what you'd call a classic beauty—she's just got too much attitude for that.
Joan burst onto the music scene as a teenager as part of the all-girl punk band the Runaways. Their snarly hit, "Cherry Bomb," nudged Joan toward stardom, but it was with her later band, the Blackhearts, that she became a superstar. "I Love Rock and Roll" was one of Joan's nine Top 40 hit singles, and with the growth of MTV, it wasn't long before teenagers were mimicking the hot tough-girl style shown in the video.
To find out how to get the quintessential Joan Jett look, and to see her iconic video,
If you want to look like Joan, your best bet is as follows: Try a tousled shoulder-length shag with bangs, heavy black eyeliner paired with a smoky eye (here's a how-to if you need it) and an understated, matte lip. As far as the skin-tight leather pants are concerned, you're on your own—and considering the fact that Joan is now a vegan, you might want to skip them anyway!