Currie was born and raised in Encino, CA which is in the San Francisco Valley.She has an older sister Sondra and a twin sister Marie Currie. After seeing a concert of David Bowie she becam a fan of him, and later cut her long hair into a short look, inspired by the Aladdin Sane album cover.
She begun to hang outside a club and she met teenager Joan Jett and music producer Kim Fowley. Cherie auditoned to be the lead singer of an all girls group.Cherie would always put on a curtain outfit on whenever she performed their hit single Cherry Bomb. Later on, Cherry Bomb became a hit single in Japan. Cherie sung lead for 3 albums,after she left the band to pursue her own solo career. Wanting to continue her music career, Currie formed a band with former Runaway Vicky Blue called Currie-Blue Band. Later on Currie devolped a serious drug addiction. Cherie wrote a book that was later transformed into a movie (The Runaways (film).Dakota Fanning played the part of Cherie Currie.Cherie suffered abuse from former record producer Kim Fowely. About 30 years later they decided to bury the hatchet between each other.
- Cherie is now a chainsaw artist.
- She is portrayed by Dakota Fanning in the movie The Runaways.
- She has a twin sister.
- She was only sixteen when she auditioned for The Runaways.