> She was a founding member of the Runaways in 1975. Svengali Kim Fowley marketed them as jailbait puppets, but the aggro girl power—and creativity—couldn’t be constrained.
> Sex Pistols Paul Cook and Steve Jones joined her in 1979 to record a version of the Arrows’ “I Love Rock and Roll.” In 1982, Jett’s reworking with the Blackhearts sat atop the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks.
> Not content with just being a rock star, she is a champion for animal rights and vegan living.
> She became Gibson’s first female artist honored with a signature guitar—the Joan Jett Melody Maker—in 2008.
> The scrappy and gritty guitarist made the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.