10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Gwen Stefani

Rock Queen and Fashion Icon Gwen Stefani has lived a life that has pretty much played out worldwide through gossip, paparazzi, and magazines, but there may be a few things you still don’t know about her!

(Well, everyone except Bree…)   

Here are 10 things that you probably didn’t know about Gwen Stefani:

1. Gwen is good friends with fellow female rocker Shirley Manson.

2. Gwen Stefani auditioned for the role of Kay Lake in The Black Dahlia, but lost out to actress Scarlett Johansson.

3. Gwen was raised and remains Catholic

4. Before joining No Doubt, Gwen worked at Dairy Queen.

5. Gwen is dyslexic.

6. Her mother named her after Gwen Meighen, a character from the 1968 Arthur Hailey novel Airport.

7. Gwen Stefani voiced the X-Box/Playstation 2 game title character Malice.

8. Gwen is a distant cousin of Madonna, on her father’s side.

9. Gwen shares her birthday with Ashlee Simpson and Tommy Lee.

10. Gwen was considered for the role of Jane Smith in Mr. & Mrs. Smith after Nicole Kidman dropped the part and (obvs) before Angelina Jolie picked it up.