Long before the world met Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian, Angelyne grabbed the fame market for fame.
Now the “Queen of commercials “ Los Angeles is on the ballot in the elections that will take place on Tuesday in California to recall the governor.
His candidacy, which includes the proposal for an annual bubble bath day, a masked dance and rehabilitation for politicians, it could only happen in Hollywood, but it’s not – probably – quite serious.
“I am already queen of the universe. Governing California would be a step back“observes the woman who, in her bright pink Corvette, is part of the city’s landscape.
For decades she has been seen suggestively hanging in commercials featuring only “Angelyne” written in cursive letters.
Her intense makeup, platinum blonde hair, and low-cut top ensure she will be seen by passersby.
But what does it announce?
“Everybody says ‘Oh, you are so beautiful. You are so beautiful. Someone will do something with you.’ No one did … so i decided to do it myself“He told AFP.
“As a teenager I participated in beauty pageants … Then I was in a rock band. And I started putting up commercials. Then i got famous internationally”.
The entertainment bible IMDb reviews dozens of Angelyne’s screen appearances, as an actress, or most of the time simply as “herself.” in traditionally reserved cameos to renowned athletes or musicians.
Angelyne insists that her professional celebrity status is grounded, unlike her younger successors.
Paris Hilton “does nothing. The Kardashians do nothing”, dice.
“I do something. I paint, I dance, I produce. I contribute to the culture in the world. What do they do? It’s not to denigrate them. I started this.”
Their origins are not clear
Some versions describe her as one of the thousands of applicants who come to Los Angeles from small towns in the United States to succeed in Hollywood.
She claims to be from California, without specifying from which part.
“I have a doctorate in chemistry and I wanted to be a chemistry, but somehow … they pushed me into show business, “he adds, without giving more details.
A 2017 profile in the Hollywood Reporter says his first name is Ronia GoldbergBorn in Poland in 1950, the daughter of Jews who survived concentration camps and immigrated to Israel to live as ultra-Orthodox, before moving to the United States in 1959.
Already known as Renee, she was briefly married to businessman Michael Strauss. Years after the breakup, he returned to Los Angeles and found a completely transformed ex-wife.
“I ran into Renee again and it was Angelyne”he pointed out to the Hollywood Reporter. “Suddenly she had big breasts, blonde hair and that voice, which used to drive me crazy. It didn’t match who she used to be.”
Angelyne is one of dozens of candidates seeking to unseat California Governor Gavin Newsom.
The vote that is divided into two parts ask first if the politician should be removed. If the affirmative answers exceed 50%, the question of their replacement arises. In that case, whoever gets the most votes would be in command of the fifth largest economy in the world.
The peculiar voting system has attracted candidates of all kinds, including reality TV celebrity Caitlyn Jenner.
Polls say that neither has a chance of winning.
But California remembers that actor Arnold Schwarzenegger he took advantage of a revocation in 2003 to become governor.
Angelyne, who also competed last time, has done little campaigning in 2021.
“What if I think I’m going to win? I do not know. I’m already winning. I don’t want an office job, “Angelyne says.
While attracting media interest, Angelyne draws a following to her website or the trunk of her car, where she sells T-shirts with the slogan “Angelyne governor” for $ 100.
AFP declined to offer gifts such as perfumes, champagne or “pink panties and leopards,” which it requests in exchange for interviews.
If the Hollywood Reporter profile is correct, Angelyne He will turn 71 shortly after the vote.