Debbie Gibson is an American singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. Gibson released her debut album Out of the Blue in 1987, which spawned several international hits, later being certified triple Platinum by the RIAA. One of those singles, “Foolish Beat”, made Gibson the youngest female artist to write, produce and perform a Billboard Hot 100 number-one single. Her double-platinum second album Electric Youth, gave Gibson another U.S. number-one hit with “Lost in Your Eyes”.

Birth Name

Deborah Ann Gibson


Ann, Debbie


Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Actress


Pop, Pop Rock, Dance Pop


Vocals, Piano



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Debbie Gibson was born on the 31st of August 1970, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States.


She is currently 53 years old.

Sun Sign




She describes herself as of “Italian/Sicilian and part German and possibly some Russian” descent.


Roman Catholic



Gibson went to Sanford H. Calhoun High School in Merrick, New York and got graduated with honors in 1988.

Family Details

  • Father – Joseph Gibson
  • Mother – Diane Gibson (née Pustizzi)
  • Siblings – Three siblings

Marital Status


Girlfriend / Spouse

Debbie Gibson has dated –

She was once engaged to Jonathan Kanterman. In 2008, she began a relationship with Rutledge Taylor.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 6 inches
  • In centimeters – 168 cm
  • In meters – 1.68 m


  • In Kilograms – 59 kg
  • In Pounds – 130 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-24-36
  • Bust – 36 inches
  • Waist – 24 inches
  • Hip – 36 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build


Eye Color

Light Brown

Hair Color


Shoe Size

She wears a size 8 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).



Professional Statistics

Theatre Debut

Gibson took a hiatus from pop music that proved her as a music prodigy, and set her sights on the theatre to reinvent herself. She made her Broadway debut as Eponine in the 1992 production of Les Miserables. She wowed audience and critics playing Belle in Beauty and the Beast (1997) and Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy (1998). Debbie went on world tours and amazed her fans with her mind-boggling performance.

Film Debut

After conquering the pop world, she forayed into movies to dazzle with entertainment magic, making her debut in the 1984 American supernatural comedy film, Ghostbusters in a uncredited role. Her lead role for a film came in 1998 with the American screwball comedy film, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend where she played the role of Melissa Stevens. In 2011, Gibson starred with Tiffany in the SyFy hit “Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid.

Television Debut

Debbie first appeared in the American teen drama television series entitled Beverly Hills, 90210. The series originally aired from October 1990 to May 2000. She was featured in an episode, “East Side Story” as guest. Gibson starred as a celebrity judge on “Sing Your Face Off,” a music competition show that aired on ABC in the summer of 2014.

Brand Endorsements

Gibson created a celebrity perfume line, Electric Youth for woman in 1989 and marketed it through Revlon. She was often seen with hats, usually Black Bowlers. She also graced the covers of number of teen magazines like Tiger Beat amongst others.

Debbie Gibson Net worth

Debbie Gibson has an estimated net worth of $6 million dollars as of 2023.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Debbie Gibson

  • At the age of 5, she wrote her first song and became a teen pop star in the late ’80s with hits like “Only in my Dreams,” “Shake Your Love” and “Foolish Beat” before even graduating from high school.
  • Debbie wrote her first song, Make Sure You Know Your Classroom, at age 6, and in fifth grade she composed an opera.
  • Gibson released her first album, “Out of the Blue” in 1987. Out of 5 singles, 4 singles reached to top 5 in Billboard’s Hot 100 list and the album itself rocketed to number 7 spot. The third single, “Foolish Beat” reached no. 1 spot, making her the youngest artist in history to write, perform and produce a No. 1 single and entered Guinness Book of world Records a record she still holds today.
  • Gibson has sold more than 16 million albums worldwide, performed for British Royalty and hosted “The American Music Awards,” produced by friend and legend Dick Clark.
  • While she was a teen, she recorded her early hits in Producer Fred Zarr’s basement laundry room.
  • She used to wear a same outfit every night as a signature style when she was on tours. Her trademark is her hat, which she threw into the audience at the end of every show.
  • Gibson has starred in 17 musicals throughout her stint in theatre in 17 years.
  • In 2008, she founded Deborah Gibson’s Electric Youth, a youth camp for arts education. A year later she founded the Gibson Girl Foundation to provide scholarships for underprivileged youngsters to study the arts.
  • Gibson singed a lucrative deal with in 2012 as their brand ambassador.
  • Many of her singles managed to reach the top 5 position in the US Billboard Top Charts.
  • In 2017, Debbie was one of the celebrities competing on the 25th season of Dancing with the Stars.
  • In September 2018, Gibson starred in the Hallmark Channel film Wedding of Dreams, a sequel to 2016’s Summer of Dreams.
  • In 2019 and 2020, she was a judge on Nickelodeon’s America’s Most Musical Family.
  • In 2023, Gibson competed in season nine of The Masked Singer as “Night Owl”. She was eliminated on “ABBA Night” alongside Howie Mandel as “Rock Lobster”.


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