Please, no songs written for wives here. That thread would be both endless and boring. Looking for famous women who inspired a famous song. Patti Harrison inspiring Clapton's "Layla" does not count, because, other than being George Harrison's wife, she was not well known. Nor do not give examples like the girl who inspired The Knack's "My Sharona." Once again, she was not a well known woman. Once again, famous women who inspired famous songs. Two examples: Judy Collins inspired "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" by Crosby, Stills & Nash Clare Grogan lead singer for the band Altered Images (you know, "Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday...") was the inspiration for the Spandau Ballet song "True." Others? And no wives.