Several decades after serving as the bassist in the 1970s teen band The Runaways, she directed and produced a 2004 documentary film, Edgeplay, about her time in the all-female music group.
Performing under the stage name of Vicki Blue, she joined The Runaways in 1977 and contributed to the band's album Waitin' for the Night.
She served as a backing vocalist on the 1983 Girlschool album Play Dirty.
She spent her early years in Newport Beach, California. Her The Runaways band "family" included Cherrie Currie, Lita Ford.
An actress as well as a musician and film director, she played the role of Cindy in the 1984 Rob Reiner-directed rock mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap.