Born of Yugoslavian father and British mother, she spent much of her childhood in Detroit, MI. At age 13, she moved to Hull, England, with her mother. She ran away to London shortly thereafter, where she worked several odd jobs ranging from bingo caller to go-go dancer to street busker. Around this time, she developed an interest in art and theater, enrolling at the Central School of Art.
In 1978, Stiff Records signed her after hearing her first recording, a remake of I Think We're Alone Now. The B-side of I Think We're Alone Now was the fabulous song called Lucky Number which Stiff soon released again, this time as an A-side. This was Lene's first hit, followed by Say When and New Toy. After a solo career Lene recorded several songs with Nina Hagen and worked as an actress.
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