The Go-Go's - The Go-Go's came out of the punk/new wave explosion of the late 70's/early 80's, and gave us such classics as We Got The Beat, Vacation, and Head Over Heels. Lead Singer Belinda Carlisle went on to have a very successful career. The Go-Go's reunited in the 90's and released God Bless The Go-Go's in 2001 featuring the hit Unforgiven.
The Runaways - The Runaways could be seen as a launching post for several well-known female musicians. Joan Jett, Lita Ford and Michael Steele, (of The Bangles) were all members. While they only had one hit, Cherry Bomb, their straight-ahead rock was a refreshing change in the "soft rock" 70's.
The Donnas - Described as "The Ramones meets The Runaways", The Donnas were more of a punk band. They even took identical first names as a tribute to The Ramones. Plugging away for several years, they finally had a hit album with 2002's Spend The Night.
Vixen - Vixen paid their dues in the L.A./Hollywood club scene for several years before getting signed by EMI in 1987. Their self-titled 1988 debut album sold millions, thanks to the catchy track, Edge Of A Broken Heart. While not critical darlings, Vixen proved that they could rock just as hard as any of the male metal artists.