Bebe Buell was born Beverle Lorence Buell on the 14th of July, 1953, in Portsmouth, Virginia. She is of German and English descent. She is a former model and singer, who is primarily known for dating and marrying rock musicians. She is also a bestselling author – she wrote an autobiography in 2001 which hit the NY Times Bestseller list. The character of Penny Lane in Almost Famous was based on Bebe and Pennie Trumble. At the age of seventeen, Bebe’s mother sent pictures of Bebe to Ford Modelling Agency. She was called up three days later and was in New York City two years later in 1972. In November 1974, she was named Playboy’s Playmate of the Month. She lost her contract with Ford because of it. In 1972 she dated rock star Todd Rundgren. She was then linked to Mick Jagger, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Jimmy Page, and Steve Tyler. She had a baby, Liv Tyler, with Steve in 1977. Bebe was then linked with Rod Stewart in 1978, and then Elvis Costello until 1984. In 1992, she married Coyote Shivers, but divorced in 1999. Coyote later went on to co-star with her daughter Liv Tyler in Empire Records. In 2002 she married Jim Wallerstein. She recorded her own EP in 1981. In the 1990s, Bebe managed daughter Liv’s career. In 2000 Bebe produced another record. Another is in the works for 2008.