Lana Del Rey has been on the A-list for a while now, but she's still something of an enigma. Here are some facts to help you untangle the mystery of LDR.
She Loves Her Cigs
Lana is a self-described "chain-smoker." Let's hope her pack-a-day doesn't damage her amazing voice.
She's a Recovering Alcoholic
Lana quit drinking after developing a serious dependency while still in her teens. She's described her battle with the bottle as, "The worst thing that's ever happened to me."
She Likes Older Men
Many of the men Lana has dated have been considerably older than her. She's said that she "has nothing in common" with men in their 20s.
She's 29, Not 28
For some reason, the media has shaved a year off of Lana's age. She denies responsibility for the false reporting.
Her Vagina Tastes Like "Pepsi Cola"
At least according to her lyrics. Lana says the line in "Cola" was inspired by a remark from her ex-boyfriend, James-Barrie O'Neill.
She Used to Perform as "Sparkle Jump Rope Queen"
She also used several other stage names early in her career including Phenomena, and her birth name, Lizzie Grant.
She Takes a George Costanza-Style Approach to Life
Remember that episode of Seinfeld where George does everything the opposite of how he normally would in hopes of changing his life? Lana says she's trying that now.
Her Family is Wealthy, But She Once Lived on the Streets
Her father is a successful advertising executive. However, Lana lost touch with him for several years and says she spent some of that time without a roof over her head.
She Dated an Older Record Exec For Seven Years
Lana recently joked that she tried to sleep her way into the music busines. That may or may not be true, but she did have a seven year on-again, off-again affair with a unidentified record exacutive.
She Wants Kanye West to Perform at Her Wedding
Makes sense. She did perform at his for free.