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International Women's Day: Taylor Momsen/The Pretty Reckless

Originally Aired: March 8, 2019

International Women’s Day: Taylor Momsen/The Pretty Reckless

One of the more interesting beginnings of a rock star, Taylor Momsen first became known to audiences as Cindy Lou Who in the live action version of “The Grinch”. Speaking about her early life, Momsen says she worked constantly from the age of 2, lacking what she described as a “real” life. Music gave her an escape to be herself, with dark, hard hitting lyrics. She sites influences like Shirley Manson of Garbage, Marilyn Manson, and Led Zeppelin. Momsen formed The Pretty Reckless in 2009, making her a perfect example of the fact female rock stars are here to stay.