Shirley Ann Manson is a Scottish singer, songwriter, musician and actress, best known internationally as the lead singer of the alternative rock band Garbage.
Manson’s musical career began in her teens when she was approached to perform backing vocals and keyboards for Scottish band Goodbye Mr Mackenzie. Quickly she developed into a prominent member of the group and developed a formidable stage presence. Manson was approached by her band’s record label with the idea of launching her as a solo artist, and recorded an album with her band under the Angelfish name.
After seeing Manson in an Angelfish video broadcast only once on MTV’s 120 Minutes, Garbage invited Manson to audition and record vocals on a couple of unfinished songs; she eventually co-wrote and co-produced an entire album with the band. The resulting self-titled debut, Garbage, was a critically acclaimed, worldwide hit, and was followed by four studio albums, including the multiple Grammy Award-nominated Version 2.0, and a greatest hits album. Garbage toured worldwide and sold 12 million records over ten years.
Shirley Manson Height and Weight, Bra Size, Body Measurements
Shirley Manson Weight: 125 lbs (57 kg)
Shirley Manson Height: 5′ 7″ (1.70 m)
Shirley Manson Measurements: 34B-25-34
Shirley Manson Bra Size/Breast Size: 34B
Shirley Manson Bra Cup Size: B
Shirley Manson Shoe Size/Feet Size: 9 (US)
Shirley Manson Dress Size: 4 (US)
Shirley Manson Hair Color: Red
Shirley Manson Eye Color: Green
Shirley Manson Star Sign: Virgo
Shirley Manson Net Worth: Unknown
Date Of Birth: 26 August 1966
Birth Place: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Birth Name: Shirley Ann Manson
Nicknames: Shirl, Queen Helen
Spouse: Billy Bush (m. 2010), Eddie Farrell (m. 1996-2003)
Parents: John Mitchell, Muriel Flora Manson
Siblings: Lindy-Jane Manson (older sister), Sarah Manson (younger sister)
Education: City of Edinburgh Music School
Music groups: Garbage (Since 1994), Angelfish (1993 – 1994), Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie (1985 – 1992)
Movies: Knife Fight, Garbage: Absolute Garbage
TV shows: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Shirley Manson Facts:
Manson’s father was a biology teacher, her mother a singer.
Manson has an older sister, Lindy, and a younger sister, Sarah.
Singer for the band Garbage
Manson is asthmatic.
Manson droppeid out of high school at 16. Since then, she has been in bands such as ‘Autumn 1904’, Wild Indians, Goodbye Mr Mckenzie and Angelfish.
Manson was the lead singer of Angelfish by the time she was discovered by Butch Vig and Steve Marker.
Manson is the author of the handwriting in Garbage’s debut album.
Manson’s former husband is a sculptor.
Manson quit smoking after her husband’s nephew died of cancer at age seven
Manson’s favorite singer is Frank Sinatra
Manson’s favourite movie is Oldboy (2003).
Manson has an orange Fender Stratocaster which she named “Rita”.
Manson had piano lessons as a child.
Butch Vig, Duke Erikson and Steve Marker wore kilts to her wedding.
Manson was in the theater group when she was in high school
Manson was a model for Calvin Klein.
Ranked #47 in Stuff magazine’s “102 Sexiest Women in the World” (2002).
Manson had a cyst removed from her vocal chords during the Beautiful Garbage period.
Her divorce from sculptor husband Eddie Farrell became final in 2005. They had been separated since 2003.
In 2005, she revealed that she has the condition body dysmorphia, which may be the root of the depression which she has mentioned previously.