Catching up with Los Angeles singer, model, and '80s pop culture icon Angelyne

'I'm really not a mystery because a mystery is like a murder. Once we solve the murder there's no more mystery. But I've got mystique...'
Angelyne billboard, 1999, Studio City, Los Angeles, CA
Angelyne billboard, 1999, Studio City, Los Angeles, CA Photo credit Paul Harris/Getty Images
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For anyone who had ever taken a stroll down Los Angeles' Sunset Strip at any point throughout the 80s and 90s, they were sure to come into contact with Angelyne and her signature suggestive poses plastered across colorful billboards bearing simply her name, and a means of contact.

LISTEN NOW: Angelyne with KROQ's Klein & Ally

Her story is now being told in ANGELYNE, Peacock’s limited series starring Emmy Rossum, tackling the salacious topics of "fame, identity, survival, billboards, corvettes, lingerie, men, women, women teasing men, men obsessed with women, West Hollywood, crystals, UFOs, and most importantly of all, the self-proclaimed Rorschach test in pink, glow-in-the-dark queen of the universe," Angelyne.

Angelyne -  July 1987 in Los Angeles, CA
Angelyne - July 1987 in Los Angeles, CA Photo credit John Barr/Liaison/Getty ImGES

Now 71-years-old and as iconic as ever, Angelyne (born Ronia Tamar Goldberg) joined KROQ's Klein & Ally in Los Angeles this week to get her legions of fans all caught up and maybe even get one of her '80s singles back on the radio, a la Kate Bush's recent Stranger Things resurgence.

Regarding the new Peacock series streaming now, Angelyne admits plainly that the show has gotten "absolutely everything" wrong about her story, but chooses not to denigrate it, diplomatically saying that Rossum "did her best," and that she views the series as "the most awesome parody I've ever seen."

Angelyne confirmed that she did receive a hefty check for her story, and was promised that she would be consulted throughout, but admits, "well, they didn't, so there you go. Had I known I probably wouldn't have signed and let them do that, because I have so many copyrights and trademarks that they couldn't get around." Too painful to watch, Angelyne has not seen any part of the series and contends, "it hurts to watch to be honest with you... to watch somebody ruining something I've worked for all my life. But again, as a parody, it's sensational, and I am thankful because here you guys are talking about me. So, gotta take it in a good way."

Providing another point of clarification, Angelyne tells us that there is "absolutely NOTHING" on the internet about her that is true. "It's all a bunch of fake stories, and that's kind of cool," she says, "because it perpetuates a mystery. But I have to say, I'm really not a mystery because a mystery is like a murder. Once we solve the murder there's no more mystery. But I've got mystique; I was born with mystique... you know the difference, right?"

Listen to the full chat with billboard queen Angelyne above and stay tuned for even more conversations with your favorite celebs and artists right here on Audacy.

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