Lady Gaga got emotional on Sunday as she won a Golden Globe for her role in "American Horror Story: Hotel," saying she wanted to be an actress before becoming a singer.
Lady Gaga who wore an elegant black evening gown by Versace and a Marilyn Monroe-esque hairdo -- said that she felt like Cher's joyful character in the 1987 film "Moonstruck."
She said tearfully, "I wanted to be an actress before I wanted to be a singer, but music worked out first."
She thanked her family, fellow cast and "American Horror Story" co-creator Ryan Murphy, saying, "You are just a wonderful human being and you have believed in me so much and been such a good friend to me."
In "American Horror Story: Hotel," the fifth chapter of the fright fest anthology, Lady Gaga plays role of a centenarian vampire who lives in a haunted Los Angeles hotel.
She took home the Golden Globe for best actress in a made-for-television limited series or movie.
Born as Stefani Germanotta, Lady Gaga had her share of struggle in New York's art scene before becoming an international sensation with her 2008 debut album "The Fame," full of synthpop anthems and raw sexuality.
But Lady Gaga has toned down her public image and has concentrated on pop and jazz standards in a recording and touring duet with 89-year-old singing marvel Tony Bennett.