12 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Adopted


2. Deborah Harry

This ’80s punk diva and lead singer of the band Blondie was born in 1945 in Miami, but was adopted at 3 months old by Richard and Catherine Harry, gift shop owners in Hawthorne, New Jersey. She has stayed relatively mum on her family history, but has said that she was originally named Angela Trimble and that she has never met her birth parents. She was also quoted in 2003 in the German newspaper Die Zeit: “For a long time I thought I was Marilyn Monroe’s daughter. My parents had adopted me, I knew that. …In my imagination I built a relationship to her, made her my unknown, biological mother.”

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