Fiona Eileen Flanagan (born September 13, 1961), known by the stage name Fiona, is an American rock music singer-songwriter and actress best known as the love interest in the 1987 Bob Dylan vehicle, Hearts of Fire.
|Birth name||Fiona Eileen Flanagan|
|Born||September 13, 1961|
Phillipsburg, New Jersey, U.S.
|Genres||Glam metal, hard rock|
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, record producer, actress|
|Labels||Atlantic, Geffen, Wounded Bird, Life On The Moon Records|
|Associated acts||Warrant, Winger, Kip Winger, Reb Beach, Rod Morgenstein, Beau Hill|
At the age of 18, she moved to New York City where she began her career as a singer in several bands. In the mid-1980s, she was signed to Atlantic Records. Her self titled debut album was released in 1985. The album peaked at #71 on that year's Billboard 200 chart and remained charted for a week. The album's sole single, "Talk to Me", reached #12 and #64 on Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks and Hot 100 charts respectively. That same year, she also guested on Aldo Nova's Twitch. Around this time, Fiona made her acting debut in the Jan 31, 1986 Miami Vice second season episode "Little Miss Dangerous".
Her second album, Beyond the Pale, was released in 1986. That album spawned two singles: "Hopelessly Love You" and "Living In a Boy's World". In 1987, Fiona starred opposite Bob Dylan in the musical drama Hearts of Fire. Fiona sings the film's title track which appears on the film's soundtrack, along with four previously unreleased songs by Fiona. Her third album, Heart Like a Gun, was released in 1989. That album also yielded two singles, "Where the Cowboys Go" and "Everything You Do (You're Sexing Me)", a duet with Kip Winger. She has since released two additional albums, 1992's Squeeze and 2011's Unbroken.
Fiona was once married to producer Beau Hill, who produced, played some instruments on and sang backing vocals on some of her albums. She was also in a relationship with guitarist Reb Beach of Winger who likewise performed on her album Beyond the Pale.
Since taking a break from music, Fiona has married for a second time and graduated from UCLA. She briefly worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers but resigned to have children, of which she has two, her daughter Owen and son Aidan.
- Greatest Hits (2009)
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Album|
|1984||"Love Makes You Blind"||—||—||No Small Affair soundtrack|
|1985||"Talk to Me"||64||12||Fiona|
|1986||"Living in a Boy's World"||—||—||Beyond the Pale|
|"Hopelessly Love You"||—||—|
|1989||"Everything You Do (You're Sexing Me)"||52||22||Heart Like a Gun|
|1990||"Where the Cowboys Go"||—||—|
|"Little Jeannie (Got the Look of Love)"||—||—|
|1992||"Ain't That Just Like Love"||—||—||Squeeze|
|"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.|
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