Stefani Germanotta (born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) was born on March 28, 1986 at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, New York. She is the eldest child of Joseph “Joe” and Cynthia (née Bissett) Germanotta. She is mostly of Italian heritage with some French ancestry on her mother’s side. She has a younger sister of six years, Natali. She is better known as her stage name, Lady Gaga which she started using in 2007. She usually prefer to be called Gaga instead of simply just Lady or the full nickname.
1986–03: Early life
Gaga was raised Roman Catholic. From age eleven she attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart, a private all-girls Roman Catholic school on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. She described her academic life in high school as “very dedicated, very studious, very disciplined” but also “a bit insecure”: “I used to get made fun of for being either too provocative or too eccentric, so I started to tone it down. I didn’t fit in, and I felt like a freak.
Gaga began playing the piano at the age of four, wrote her first piano ballad at thirteen, and started to perform at open mike nights by the age
Lady Gaga is 5′ 1″ (1.55 m), have naturally brown hair and eyes. She have worn many wigs and a weft (only in 2008) from Blonde to Teal across the years.
Lady Gaga has thirteen tattoos located on various part on the left side of her body. During the Musicians@Google Presents: Google Goes Gaga, Gaga revealed that she only has tattoos on the left side of her body because her dad asked her to keep one side of her body ‘slightly normal’. She referred to her left side of her body like her ‘Iggy Pop side’ and her right side (without tattoos) her ‘Marylin Monroe side’.
During the second leg of The Monster Ball Tour in Japan, she got a temporary tattoo while on her way to Japan, saying, “リトルモンスター”, which means “Little Monster”.
Fashion is a major key point in the life of Lady Gaga. She has stated that she is “very into fashion” and that it is “everything” to her. Her love of fashion came from her mother, who she stated was “always very well kept and beautiful.”
Outfits worn by Lady Gaga are a mix of high couture designers, young designers from across the world and her own team, the Haus of Gaga. Some of her favorite designers include Chanel, Armani, Gucci.
Haus of Gaga
In 2008, Gaga created the Haus of Gaga, her behind the scenes team that create everything from outfits to art direct the films and various projects. They usually either make the outfits themselves or ask a designers to create the outfits for them.