Patricia Mae Giraldo (born January 10, 1953), known professionally as Pat Benatar, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and four-time Grammy Award winner. She has two RIAA-certified multi-platinum albums, five platinum albums, three gold albums, and 15 Billboard Top 40 singles, including the Top 10 hits “Hit Me with Your Best Shot”, “Love Is a Battlefield”, “We Belong”, and “Invincible”. Benatar has been nominated for 2020 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Pat Benatar married her high school sweetheart Dennis Benatar at the age of 19 in 1972. The couple divorced in 1979. She has been married to her second husband, guitarist Neil Giraldo, since 1982. They have two daughters and live in Los Angeles, California. Benatar is a Roman Catholic.
Benatar recorded 12 studio albums, nine live albums, 27 compilation albums, 39 singles, and 34 music videos. She has sold more than 30 million records worldwide.