Cindy Lauper, perseverance, success and overnight fame
Cindy Lauper – Her father threatened to rape her. Poverty, drugs, and finally expulsion. Cindy Loper was expelled from the strict Catholic school where she studied, when she asked a nun if she had menstruation. All the adolescent stages of an anti-conformist and self-destructive behavior followed: she wrote texts in her notebooks, dropped out of school, dyed her hair in the colors of the rainbow, and started using drugs. Of course, this troubled teen life had a bad family life. In her autobiography, Loper revealed that her father had sexually harassed her and threatened to rape her and her younger sister. Lauper left home at the age of 17 when she caught her father watching her bathe. She had no money, and to survive, she did whatever she could find, from the waitress to the exotic dancer, where they called her “Carrot” because she had red hair.