by Alexandra Pollard Contributor | Photos by Screenshot

One of the cast of Orange Is The New Black was an '80s pop star

Watch her incredible 'Hang Up The Phone' video


One of the cast of Orange Is The New Black was an '80s pop star Photo: Screenshot

If you're reading this on a break from binge-watching Orange Is The New Black, then we've got a visual and musical treat for you. The silent but musically gifted kitchen worker inmate Norma? She was an '80s pop star. Watch her strut her stuff below.

Assuming you've reached the end of season one, you'll already be aware that Norma, played by Annie Golden, has the voice of an angel. But you probably weren't aware of Golden's past career as a full-blown 80s pop sensation. Ok, sensation is putting it a bit strong.

In a shameless attempt to recreate the magic of Blondie's 'Hanging On The Telephone' Golden released 'Hang Up The Phone' as part of the Sixteen Candles soundtrack in 1984, and the accompanying video is as golden as her name.

Watch the video for 'Hang Up The Phone' below

If you're of a certain age, there's a chance you've seen this before, but you'd be forgiven for not realising that it was the shy, self-contained Norma you were looking at. In fact, Golden's music career began in the late '70s, as a member of power pop band The Shirts.

If you haven't already watched Orange Is The New Black, both seasons are currently on Netflix. We highly recommend it.

Alexandra Pollard


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