1980s pop star, 71, shocks with seriously youthful appearance 41 years after breakout hit

Pat Benatar still looks every bit as radiant as she did 40 years ago (Picture: Raoul/IMAGES/Getty Images)

Eighties pop legend Pat Benatar could actually be a vampire as she has seemingly barely aged in a recent Instagram snap.

The Hit Me with Your Best Shot hitmaker, 71, rose to fame in the late seventies and early eighties following the release of her debut album In the Heat of the Night, featuring singles Heartbreaker and We Live for Love.

She has since won four Grammy Awards, had two multi-platinum albums and five platinum albums, 15 Billboard top 40 singles, and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The singer can also apparently defy time as she appeared surprisingly youthful in a photo posted to Instagram while enjoying quality time with her daughter.

Pat looked incredible as she wrapped her arm around daughter Haley Giraldo, who she shares with husband Neil Giraldo.

She looked ageless with her silver hair cropped in a sleek shoulder-length bob as she donned a casual white blouse.

Pat posed alongside her daughter Haley Giraldo (Picture: Instagram/Haley Giraldo)

Her daughters share regular pics alongside their famous mum and dad (Picture: Instagram/Haley Giraldo)

Pat rose to fame in the seventies and eighties amassing millions of record sales and numerous awards (Picture: Michael Putland/Getty Images)

Benatar’s daughters have enjoyed successful careers in their own right, with mum-of-three Haley enjoying her own music and TV career while sister Hana amassing millions of followers on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube for her beauty and lifestyle content.

Hana previously revealed what it was like to have two music legends as parents, telling Hollywood Life: ‘You know, I never really felt like I was “Pat Benatar’s daughter” because my mother and father are so humble. If you met them, you would be like “that cannot be Pat Benatar”.’

She said that for her parents, raising Hana and Haley as normal children was ‘a very big deal’, adding: ‘My mother was always like, “Listen, I wasn’t handed everything on a silver spoon you have to work for it.”

Pat shares her daughters with husband Neil Giraldo (Picture: Christopher Polk/Variety via Getty Images)

‘I started working on tour and learning how to do things on my own, which I am very grateful for. I was so independent. I was ready to go. The tough skin I have now is from being her daughter.’

She described her mother as her ‘biggest role model’, sharing that she ‘speaks to her all the time.’

Pat previously told People about the pressures from music executives to hide her pregnancies at the height of her career: ‘They wanted me to be the single vixen, and having a baby was as unvixenlike as you could be.’

However, she never thought twice about prioritising Hana and Haley, branding her focus on motherhood ‘the right thing to do.’

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