Lita Ford

Born Name:

Carmelita Rossana Ford

Stage Name:

Lita Ford

Date Of Birth

September 19, 1958

Current Age


Hair Color

Dark Blonde (formerly); Blonde (currently)

Eye Color


Years Active

1976-1995; 2008-present


Guitar, vocals, bass



Lita Ford is a British-born, American rock musician and singer who was the lead guitarist for The Runaways and achieved popularity for her solo career between the 1980s and late 2000s.

Lita Ford was born to a British father and an Italian mother in London, England. She moved with her family to the United States at the age of 4 and began playing the guitar at the age of 11. Her vocal range is mezzo-soprano.

In 1975 at the age of 16 she joined the all-female rock band The Runaways, for whom she played lead guitar. They would score a record deal and have their first album released in 1976.In 1979, disagreements were erupting within the band, who had since parted ways with both producer Kim Fowley and lead singer Cherie Currie. Rhythm guitarist Joan Jett and bassist Vicki Blue wanted the band to shift more towards Ramones-influenced punk music while Ford and drummer Sandy West wanted to continue playing hard rock oriented songs.With neither side being able to compromise, the band finally broke up that year.After the group split in 1979, Ford began a solo career.

Lita didn't really want part of the movie The Runaways.But she was still in it,she was potrayed by Scout-Taylor Compton.
1734 13745620154-1-