Back in the ’80s, when MTV actually played music videos and wasn’t flooded with heavily-scripted reality TV shows, Pat Benatar ruled the network. She made waves with the her vocal range, skintight leggings and electric eye makeup in "You Better Run" — the second video to play on MTV. But for someone who had the rockstar image down pat from the start, including sporting the no-pants look decades beforeLady Gaga and Nicki Minaj, it all came together by coincidence.
The "Love is a Battlefield" singer continued to rock out shows in her famous leotardsuntil her on-stage look took a drastic turn in the 1990s towards loose-fitting, all black outfits. She’s also experimented with more free-flowing hairstyles since then, however, Benatar can’t seem to put down that tube of dark lipstick.
In celebration of Benatar‘s 60th birthday on Thursday (Jan. 10), we’re taking a look back at the music icon’s style over the years. Vote for your favorite look in the slideshow below.
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