- Once asked by a reporter what she had done to help advance her vegetarian views, she joked that she had blown up a McDonald's restaurant. When a misguided fan later did blow up a McDonald's in her honor, she apologize for her accidental role in the tragedy.
- Lead singer of the band, "The Pretenders."
- She has a daughter by Ray Davies of The Kinks.
- Active member of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).
- Helped set up PETA headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia.
- Lead singer, guitarist and song writer of the Pretenders.
- Gave the famed lock necklace to Sid Vicious as a gift.
- Attended Kent State University but dropped out to play in the band Jack Rabbit before moving to London where she formed The Pretenders in 1978.
- Daughter, Natalie Rae Hynde, was born in January 1983.
- In 1980, was cited in divorce of Ray Davies & his wife. Her daughter by Ray Davies, Natalie, is now (2003) studying English Literature at University of London.
- Daughter, Yasmin Kerr, with husband Jim Kerr, is an actress.
- Performed (as The Pretenders) at the BBC's annual Children in Need charity event. [21 November 2003]
- Ranked #7 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
- Is an active, outspoken, passionate vegetarian.
- Her closest friend is singer Annie Lennox
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