Stevie Nicks defines sexy, and it’s not showing skin


People magazine named Stevie Nicks one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in 1998. A few years later, she offered up some advice for today’s singers in an interview with Rolling Stone:

“I think they all went too far,” she says. “Their jeans got too low, their tops got too see-through. Personally, I think that sexy is keeping yourself mysterious. I’m really an old-fashioned girl, and I think I’m totally sexy.”

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Nicks was not immune to the rockstar life. She fought an addiction to cocaine and the tranquilizer Klonopin. She also smoked three packs of cigarettes a day. She weighed 175 pounds when she wrapped up her solo tour in 1994.

“When I walked off the stage after the last show, I told my assistant that I’d never sing in front of people looking like that again,” she told People. She went on to lose 30 pounds on the low-carb Atkins diet.

“Sure, I’d like to be 20 pounds thinner,” admits Nicks, who quit a three-pack-a-day cigarette habit last year and treadmills daily at her homes in Phoenix and L.A. “But I think I’ve accepted the fact that I’m not going to be picture-perfect. I just want to be strong.”

Rolling Stone asked her what she’d say to Britney Spears if she had the chance?

“You know what? If you want to be around in twenty years, you’d better get your act together. And get back to your music.” What Britney should do is go back into the studio and get some great songs, and make a great record. And change her fashion style a little bit. Bring back her mysterious persona again. Otherwise it’s like, if you see somebody running down the street naked every single day, you stop looking up.

Stevie Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac with her beau Lindsey Buckingham in 1975. The group released Rumours two years later — an album that’s gone on to become the fifth-highest-selling studio album of all time.

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