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Shirley Manson

Biography

Shirley Manson has earned the majority of her popularity when you are the business lead singer for the choice pop/rock music group Garbage. She do work in several additional bands 1st, like Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie and Angelfish. She also got a music video on MTV before becoming a member of Garbage. Actually, that’s the way the additional people (Bryan “Butch” Vig, Doug “Duke” Erikson, and Steve Marker) discovered her. Manson was created in 1966 and elevated in Edinburgh, Scotland. She most likely inherited her musical presents from her dad, a one-time jazz vocalist. Adolescent Shirley Manson didn’t possess an easy years as a child. School was a specific issue, since she was cruelly teased by additional children about from her locks to her eye — I assume they didn’t know very well what a beauty she’d grow as much as become. When she couldn’t consider the insults any longer, and her personal violent anger was obtaining the better of her, Manson quit school and quickly fell right into a harmful life of medicines, sex, and self-hate. A very important factor saved her, which was her like for music — her imagine reaching some type of achievement with it. In her teenagers she began playing keyboards and performing backup for regional rock bands, after that went on to be always a business lead singer. She believed Angelfish will be her big break, however the group didn’t attain any real strikes. It did obtain her observed though, and in 1994 got her the lead vocalist spot in a fresh music group, Garbage. That same yr the group started documenting a self-titled debut recording. Partly due to Manson’s sexy appears, Garbage surely got to perform the opening monitor to get a 1999 James Relationship film. The music was “THE ENTIRE WORLD ISN’T Enough.” By 2001, Manson got the achievement of two albums behind her, was in the center of a blissful relationship, and seemed content and assured in her move of prosperous feminine rock star.

Quick Facts


Full Name Shirley Manson
Height 1.7 m
Profession Actor, Model, Singer, Songwriter, Lyricist
Education City of Edinburgh Music School
Nationality Scottish
Spouse Billy Bush, Eddie Farrell
Parents John Mitchell, Muriel Flora Manson
Siblings Lindy-Jane Manson, Sarah Manson
Music Groups Garbage, Angelfish, Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie
Music Songs I Think I'm Paranoid, Stupid Girl, Only Happy When It Rains, #1 Crush, Cherry Lips, Push It, Not Your Kind of People, Because the Night, When I Grow Up, Why Do You Love Me, Special, You Look So Fine, Milk, The World is Not Enough, Androgyny, Queer, Sex Is Not the Enemy, Run Baby Run, The Trick Is to Keep Breathing, Blood for Poppies, Girls Talk, Bleed Like Me, Vow, Temptation Waits, Supervixen, Breaking Up the Girl, Tell Me Where It Hurts, Automatic Systematic Habit, Magnetized, Battle In Me, Big Bright World, The Chemicals
Albums Strange Little Birds, The Absolute Collection, Not Your Kind of People, Absolute Garbage, Bleed Like Me, Beautiful Garbage, Version 2.0, Garbage, Angelfish, Suffocate Me, Good Deeds and Dirty Rags, Fish Heads and Tails
Movies Knife Fight, Garbage: Absolute Garbage
TV Shows Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles


  • Facts
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  • Awards
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  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
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#Fact
1 To date (2009), Sheena Easton, Lulu and Manson (singing with Garbage) are the only Scottish artists to have sung 007 title songs, respectively: For Your Eyes Only (1981), The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) and The World Is Not Enough (1999). Ironically, neither movie featured fellow-Scot Sean Connery as James Bond.
2 In the music video of "The World is Not Enough". Shirley Manson played a robot replica of Shirley Manson who kills the real Shirley Manson and takes hr place. In "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles", Shirley Manson played Catherine Weaver, A T-1000 liquid metal Terminator.
3 Her favourite movie is Oldeuboi (2003).
4 Promoting her new album "Bleed like me" (Available in music stores since April 11, 2005) all around Europe. [April 2005]
5 Joined the cast of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008), as a regular cast member. [2008]
6 Recording solo works with producer David Arnold, while on a break from Garbage. [April 2006]
7 Was supposed to have a solo musical career but cancelled it when her record label dismissed her work as "too noir". She reunited her alternative rock band Garbage, for a new album called "Not Your Kind of People". Garbage self-released the album on their new independent label, Stun Volume Records.
8 Her band Garbage has preformed with american ska rock band No Doubt and Shirley has preformed with Gwen Stefani on her tour.
9 Has reported that she used to cut herself as a teenager, even keeping a Swiss Army Knife in her boots, and has since used her celebrity status to bring awareness to the dangers of self-mutilation.
10 Her band, Garbage, went on an extended hiatus in late 2005, although the have worked together, infrequently, since.
11 In 2005, she revealed that she has the condition body dysmorphia, which may be the root of the depression which she has mentioned previously.
12 Her divorce from sculptor husband Eddie Farrell became final in 2005. They had been separated since 2003.
13 She had a cyst removed from her vocal chords during the Beautiful Garbage period.
14 Ranked #47 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).
15 Was a model for Calvin Klein.
16 She was in the theater group when she was in high school
17 Butch Vig, Duke Erikson and Steve Marker wore kilts to her wedding.
18 She had piano lessons as a child.
19 She has an orange Fender Stratocaster which she named "Rita".
20 Her favorite singer is Frank Sinatra
21 She quit smoking after her husband's nephew died of cancer at age seven
22 Lead singer, lyricist, guitarist, and co-producer on Garbage's five albums - the 1995 debut release "Garbage", 1998's follow-up "Version 2.0", 2001's "beautiful garbage", 2005's "Bleed Like Me, and 2012's "Not Your Kind of People". These albums have sold over 17 million copies to date.
23 Her former husband is a sculptor.
24 She is the author of the handwriting in Garbage's debut album.
25 She was the lead singer of Angelfish by the time she was discovered by Butch Vig and Steve Marker.
26 She dropped out of high school at 16. Since then, she has been in bands such as 'Autumn 1904', Wild Indians, Goodbye Mr Mckenzie and Angelfish.
27 Has an older sister, Lindy, and a younger sister, Sarah.
28 Her father was a biology teacher, her mother a singer.
29 Is asthmatic.
30 Singer for the band Garbage


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Knife Fight 2012 Nicole (uncredited)
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 2008-2009 TV Series Catherine Weaver
Söndagsöppet 2001 TV Series Garbage

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vampire Academy 2014 writer: "Red Lips'
The Following 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Moth Diaries 2011 writer: "Why Do You Love Me" - as Manson
Love & Other Drugs 2010 writer: "Sleep Together" - as Shirley Ann Manson
Remember Me 2010 writer: "Tornado"
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Caught Out 2006 Short writer: "Special"
In Her Shoes 2005 writer: "Stupid Girl" 1995
D.E.B.S. 2004 writer: "Parade"
Amplitude 2003 Video Game lyrics: "Cherry Lips Go Baby Go!" - as Shirley Ann Manson / music: "Cherry Lips Go Baby Go!" - as Shirley Ann Manson
Hope Springs 2003 writer: "Till The Day I Die"
Soldier's Girl 2003 TV Movie writer: "#1 Crush"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Garbage 1996 Video short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Smart Studios Story 2016 Documentary Herself
The Glamour & the Squalor 2015 Documentary Herself
Lennon or McCartney 2014 Documentary short Herself
Watch What Happens: Live 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Garbage Live 2012 TV Special
Chelsea Lately 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
MSN Exclusives 2012 TV Series Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2008-2011 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself / Herself - Singer, Garbage
Artworks Scotland 2010 TV Series documentary Herself
Conceptualization 2009 Video short Herself
Designing Destruction 2009 Video short Herself
Setting the Tempo 2009 Video short Herself
War Stories 2009 Video short Herself
Queens of British Pop 2009 TV Series Herself
Talkshow with Spike Feresten 2009 TV Series Herself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2008 TV Series Herself
Absolute Garbage 2007 Video Herself / Various
Decades Rock Live 2006 TV Series Herself
Blondie: One Way or Another 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2006 TV Movie Herself
Girls and Boys: Sex and British Pop 2005 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself - Garbage / Herself
The Work of Director Stéphane Sednaoui 2005 Video documentary Herself (segment "Queer") (as Garbage)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2005 TV Series Herself
Popworld 2005 TV Series Herself
20h10 pétantes 2005 TV Series Herself
Brit Awards 2005 2005 TV Special Herself - Presenter 'Best British Live Act'
The 5th Annual Women Rock 2004 TV Movie Herself
MTV Europe Music Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Herself (as Garbage)
Best Ever Bond 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself
RI:SE 2002 TV Series Herself
The Kerrang Awards 2002 TV Special Herself
Behind the Music 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
Later... With Jools Holland 1999-2001 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest / Herself
The Bond Cocktail 1999 TV Movie documentary Herself
Making the Video 1999 TV Series documentary Herself
Top of the Pops 1995-1999 TV Series Herself
The 41st Annual Grammy Awards 1999 TV Special Herself
Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1998 TV Series Herself
Politically Incorrect 1998 TV Series Herself
TFI Friday 1998 TV Series Herself
Jo Whiley 1998 TV Series Herself - Special Guest
Rage 1996 TV Series Herself
Garbage 1996 Video short Herself / Various
Lola da musica 1996 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Nation's Favourite Bond Song 2015 TV Movie documentary Herself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009 Scream Award Scream Awards Best Supporting Actress Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008)


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#Quote
1 Failure is a part of life, and without it you'll never succeed. You build your arsenal by experience, by standing back up to take another hit. I wish I had known that more in my own life. Instead, I just sat there looking at everybody else-she's this, she's that, she comes from money, she's beautiful, she's a great athlete. Eventually I did make whatever small gifts I have work for me, but I think most women feel that they are not good enough, and my point is you are.
2 When you're signed to a record label, you have to run all your music through them, and they decide whether they will release it or not. After a while, you just want to scream, and hand them some really obscure, weird, obtuse, unmarketable music, but then of course they'd never release it. I think taking a hiatus was our reaction against that. We wanted to free ourselves of that straitjacket. Then, of course, years passed, and you start to feel creative again, and get excited about the notion of getting into a room with people you love, and making music. That's basically what happened.
3 We found ourselves in a fractious relationship with our record label. They had an idea of how they saw our career which wasn't in line with how we saw it ourselves. They felt a band was worthless unless they were the biggest band in the world but being the biggest band in the world wasn't an ambition we had for ourselves.
4 Selling millions of albums is a sign you've infiltrated the culture.
5 I'm looking at what's happened with Lana Del Rey, and I feel sympathy for her. That kind of venom is what I attracted when we first came out. Everyone called me a fake even though I'd been in bands for a decade - everybody was really on our back. We weren't "real," whatever that fucking meant.
6 I couldn't feel good about myself hanging out in Armani clothes when my girlfriend can't even pay her heating bill. I'd feel foul and I'd be embarrassed.
7 I am not a sexy woman, I'm not beautiful, I'm not a sex kitten, I don't flirt with people, yet I've been tagged more of sex symbol than women who truly are and I that's solely because I don't reveal too much: people are curious.
8 A lot of people these days are not music lovers - they just want to be famous which is a very different thing to what I grew up believing in.
9 A lot of celebrities just want money, fame, power, fancy cars, houses all over the world and have people bow down to them. To me, that's frightful behaviour.
10 I look at today's charts, at the women who are selling the most records, getting the most column inches, and I'm terrified by how they are all controlled by a male corporate idea of what women and rebels should be. When Christina Aguilera is taken seriously as a rebellious figure, we have a huge problem.
11 "Until, I think, everyone in that school thought I was less than human. I felt ugly, weak, overwhelmed - I couldn't imagine being capable of doing anything. I certainly never thought I could be in a band. This was a dream it didn't even occur to me to dream about." (1998, Select Magazine)
12 I'm afraid of happy people. They're chemically unbalanced.
13 "Here am I. I'm 38. My career's probably never been better. And I've made a decision which may or may not impact on it - I refuse to hide my experience and my age, as if it's something I should be ashamed of. I'm alive. I know lots of people who've never been lucky enough to get to this stage in their life. And I'm not gonna hide it for anybody." (about being almost 40)
14 "Speech is my absolute lifeline and I felt like I'd lost my personality, been stripped completely of me; I felt invisible." (About having a cyst removed from her vocal chords)
15 "Young girls now correlate the word 'sexy' with nakedness. It's practically, 'Show us your labia'. If you play that game of allowing yourself to be judged by your physicality, it will not sustain you through a long career. There's always going to be someone younger, more beautiful, more desirable. It's a temple of dust." (About the music industry)
16 'The truth is, I've always been wracked with self-loathing and terrible, paralysing depression" (Talking about her childhood years and the terrible self-image she had as a child)
17 I love looking at naked bodies, male or female, whenever possible. I think nudity is always tasteful.

#Trademark
1 Her amazing legs
2 Dark red hair
3 Her contralto singing voice

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