Lady Gaga fans discover her pre-fame 'Sopranos' cameo

lady-gaga-sopranosMeadow had better watch out! Lest you think the Internet ever forgets, check out this clip Little Monsters discovered over the weekend of a 15-year-old Lady Gaga on The Sopranos. Gaga, then merely Stefani Germanotta, high school student at New York City’s Convent of the Sacred Heart, had a blink-and-miss-it part in the episode “The Telltale Moozadell” from the third season of HBO’s hit series in 2001. She’s one of a pack of giggly schoolgirls smoking and throwing back sodas while watching Tony Soprano’s son, A.J., swim laps at the school pool.

For Gagaphiles, the clip is of interest for two all-important reasons. One: we see her real hair! And we all know her natural locks haven’t seen the light of day since at least 2007. And two: she’s wearing jeans! Clearly, Gaga had not yet issued her fatwa on pants.

This isn’t the first pop-culture breadcrumb to Gaga’s pre-fame past. In 2005, she also appeared on Boiling Points, MTV’s let’s-make-life-more-miserable series where undercover actors try to annoy the hell out of unsuspecting passerby. Gaga, then a student at NYU, exploded at her “waitress” for serving a salad covered in tin-foil and other garbage.

For a performer who never wants her fans to see her “as human” onstage, Gaga would probably cringe at these clips. What do you think, PopWatchers? Do you prefer your Gaga in spandex and sequins? Or does seeing her like this help you appreciate the person behind the icon?

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  • CHris

    Either way you have it She sucks at everything she does.

    • ashley

      if you don’t like her why did you a) click on the story and
      b) watch the clip?

      whatever, she looks cute. Nice to see old Gaga. :)

    • Well…

      And she sucked her way to 65 million last year.

      What did you do?

      • Otter

        @Well – Bad choice of words there…

      • James Freud

        I don’t doubt that’s the way she got to where she is.

  • Tian

    i love her either way!

  • Me Me and ME

    “Normal” Gaga is quite the cutie in that NYC italian/jewish upper middle class girl kind of way. She makes me homesick.

    Watching that clip I kept thinking those boys were gonna cut their feet on the glass. I’m old.

  • Madd

    You’d think some one as Sopranos-obsessed as me would’ve caught this before…

    • O-My

      Why would you (Or anyone else) remember a 20 second appearance on a show from almost 10 years ago??? And it’s not like she did anything 20 million other high school girls couldn’t do. Drink soda and laugh at a bunch of boys being a-holes.

  • chickenrex

    Answer: WHAT person behind the icon? You’re missing the point, dude. There is no such ‘person’, and there won’t be…until the exact nanosecond her album sales drop, and suddenly it’s time for the funky, real-me ‘new Gaga’ to emerge.

  • Trent

    Icon is right. Amazing that just 2 years ago the world had not heard of Lady Gaga. And now…


    • u

      Icons prove themselves worthy of the title for a timespan far longer than 2 years. Wait to see if she’ll still be relevant a decade from now, and then we may consider calling her an icon. Until then, slow your horses.

  • Jami Harmon

    She might not have been as popular , but she ws definately prettier

  • b

    Are you sure that’s her natural hair color? Her hair was way darker on her Boiling Point appearance in 2005, and her sister’s hair is much darker as well.

    • Noemi

      There is such a thing as hair dye, you know…

  • Alexx’

    lady gaga is a icon how?… fashion icon..maybe. music icon? NEVER!! she has no depth I mean yeah she’s sold 60million and yada yada yada but all her music is mainstream pop its bound to sell, she doesnt take risks with her music cuz shes focused on her ‘fashion”, which I believe is what got her to where she is today.. I mean freaking rihanna with her big head ass made a dark ass album with music far better then anything gaga has ever created and im not even a rihanna fan i actually prefer gaga but yall monsters make me not like her by giving her titles she dont deserve

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